Trekking Berber villages: This special program for discovering the Berber culture and splendid nature of Toubkal massif without climbing the summit of Toubkal. A mountain massif rich in discovery, meeting friendly villages on cliffs. Here is the well detailed program of Trekking Berber villages
Period : All year
Duration : 6 days of walking.
The total duration : About 35 hours of walking.
Level : Medium
Climate : Sunny day, cool night see cold
To see another program with the summit of Toubkal:
After a short transfer of 1h30, we reach the village Imi Ooughlad, mountain village and real gateway to the Toubkal massif. This is where we meet the muleteer who brings our luggage. We start our hike by discovering the ingenuity of the Berber mountaineers, then by an easy path we climb slowly towards the Tacht Pass (2000m); a superb view of the village. Then an hour down, we reach the village of Ait Aissa, in a valley with multiple colors of earth, night homestay. 1h30 drive. 4h30 walk.
After the breakfast, we follow our way to the village of Tizi Oussem, continuing ever higher to the sheepfolds and waterfalls of Tamsoulte (2400m), lunch (Berber salad with sardines or tuna or mackerel in box, orange, always followed by mint tea), have a nap in the sun under the spray of the waterfall, then the descent by the same path, back to Tizi Oussem. Night at the homestay. 5 hours walk.
We leave this beautiful valley to gain altitude, we follow a beautiful path at the foot of Toubkal mountain with several views of the valley of Azzaden. After 2h30 hours of walking, we will reach the Mzik pass at 2450m altitude. We descend towards the beautiful valley of Imlil and its landscape of green valley in the terraced orchards continuation to the village Aremd. Afternoon, we can go up to the marabout Chamharouch on the way to Toubkal, back to our cottage in Aremd.5h walk.
Through a wide path, sometimes in the shade of walnut trees and Aleppo pines, we reach the Tizi n’Tamatert at 2200m with a superb view of the Imnane valley. Once the pass is crossed, the villages of Tachdirte, Ouenskra and Tamguist with their houses of stone and earth nested in each other, like castles of cards, will not fail to charm us. 5H walk. Night at Homestay.
We follow the path that leads us to the Col de Addi (2900m), where a splendid panoramic view is offered on the villages and the passes crossed the previous days. Lunch near a spring, then opportunity to visit the Okaimden rock carvings. Descent along a path lined with thurifary junipers to the Ossertek valley. Night homestay 5:30 walk.
Morning descent by the Imsker village on the Imenane valley, the El Bour pass which leads us by a good mule track, in a forest of juniper and oaks to the village Imi N’Oughlad (1400m). Lunch by the river and end of the hike. Back to Marrakech. 4h30h walk. 1h30 drive.
Equipment to provide for the Trekking Berber villages
Sleeping bag, a large bag for clothes, a small backpack for the day, walking shoes, sneakers, sandals for the evening, fleece, personal medication, water purification tablets, sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses, cap, camera, torch (front), spare batteries, toiletry bag.
2 persons : 280 € / person
3 persons : 250 € / person
4 persons or more : 220 € / person