Trekking tour to the Berber villages of Oukaimeden in Djebel Toubkal
Period : April to the end of October
Duration : 6 days (Return trip to Marrakech)
Maximum altitude difference : Positive 2900 m and Negative 3200 m
Level : Medium
Trekking High Atlas: we leave for a Trek starting from Oukaimeden (the ski resort in Morocco) for crossing many valleys and villages before climbing Toubkal, the highest peak in northern Africa.
The High Atlas Mountains is the largest mountain range in North Africa. These mountains offer extremely impressive scenery, hiking trails and treks to the High Atlas. The mountains of Toubkal in high western atlas are the highest mountains, with the summit of Toubkal at 4165 meters above sea level.
The villages in the High Atlas are small, but prosperous and shelter the Berbers who are hospitable and very friendly people. The villages offer elegant Moroccan accommodation in the local houses. We offer in this program a trek to the high atlas which allows you to discover the traditional life of the inhabitants and to climb the Toubkal
Moroccan Atlas trekking trip – Oukaimeden trekking tour in Toubkal
Transfer from Marrakech by the Ourika road. Landscapes made of beautiful color. Then we go back to the ski resort of Oukaimeden 60 km from Marrakech; starting point of our hike to reach the Tizi N’Addi pass (2900m). Nice view of the Imenane valley. Then a tongue down to the village Tachdirt at 2300 meters above sea level. Night in a cottage. 2H drive. 4h30 walk.
The descent of this beautiful valley with its many villages clinging to mountain sides; Tamgutte, Tinghrine, Ikkiss. The arrival at the Col d’Aguersioual pass (2000 m) then the descent by a stony path to the village Aguersioual. Lunch prepared by our cook under the big walnut trees. In the afternoon, we go back to the village of Matate, where it is our cottage. Night in lodging with the inhabitant. 5h 30m walk.
A climb to the Tizi Oudid pass at 2000m. Beautiful view of the Azzaden valley with a great diversity of landscapes and terraced crops. Crossing the villages of Aïd Aissa, Tizi Oussem. Panoramic view of the valley of Azzaden, then we cross a forest of juniper and oaks before arriving at Azib N’Tamsoulte (Azib = bergerie in Berber). Night in Gite. 5 hours of walking.
We leave our house to take a well-traveled path that climbs to the Col d’Aguelzim (3450m), from the pass a panoramic view of the whole massif (Toubkal summit 4 167 m, Ouanekrim 4 080 m, Oukeimden 3 700 m …). Then the descent towards refuge Toubkal (3200m). 6h 30 walk.
Departure at 5am in the morning (to avoid bad weather) for the ascent of Toubkal; the roof of North Africa. From the top, the view is panoramic on the volcanic massif of Toubkal and the surrounding mountains. Back to the refuge. Lunch. After we continue the descent to Armed. Night in lodging with the inhabitant. 8H walk.
After the quiet breakfast. About an hour of descent to Imlil. We join our vehicle for transfer to Marrakech. In the afternoon, you will have time to visit the monuments and souks in Marrakech.
2 persons : 320 € / person
3 persons : 280 € / person
4 persons or more : 260 € / person