Easy to moderate trek in the High Atlas Mountains with stunning mountain scenery without having to climb too much.
SUMMER SEASON: 15 April to 8 October (CODE: 183 A)
3 days and 2 nights in the mountains between Ait Oussertek, Imsourene and Tifert.
Day 1 - 8am. Depart by minibus (2 hrs drive) from Marrakech to Oukaimeden 2670m (one of Morocco's two ski resorts where your walk will begin). Commence a 2 hour trek (with lunch en route) down towards the village of Ait Oussertek towards the camp on the plateau of Tifert where supper is served by your chef. You will sleep in 2 man 'igloo' style tents on proper mattresses with sheets. There are wc facilities at the camp. (3 1/2 hrs walking)
Day 2 - Breakfast then leave for a day's walking through the villages of Imsourene and Tidli at 1900m altitude returning via 2 other villages (lunch en route). Arrive back at camp. Supper at the camp. (4 hrs walking)
Day 3 - Breakfast then another day's walk through or near to the villages of Gliz, Imsourene and Tinoughar and through the Imenane valley near Imeskar (1400m) and the Tizi n'Bour pass then on down to Imi Ourlade where you will be met by your minibus to take you back to Marrakech for around 5.30pm. (5 hrs walking)
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The highlight was the trekking and especially the (Berber) cultural immersion. We would love to go back to another part of the Atlas with Abdul and would recommend him to anyone. He put together an excellent team. They were warm and made us feel welcome. They spared no effort in ensuring we were comfortable camping and walking - Abdul kept a deliberate pace and kept a wary eye on my wife so she felt safe walking in some of the slippy bits.
John S who did this activity in June 2013.
The trek and camping trip in the foothills of the Atlas mountains was really enjoyable and our guide was very good. You told me only to bring trainers and sandals, but actually walking boots would have been a good idea because the ground was quite rocky with loose stones and rocks so toe and ankle protection would have helped.
Marianne P who did this activity in June 2013.
3-day trek in the foothills of mount Toubkal, Marrakech has been rated 2 times, with an overall rating of 4.50 out of 5.
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