Berber villages and Toubkal ascent 6 days

berber villages toubkal ascent 6 days

Berber villages Toubkal ascent: This is the trek you need to explore the Atlas mountains Berber villages and ascent Mount Toubkal from Marrakech. The tour allows you to enjoy the spectacular views of different peaks and suitable high passes. You will spend time with natives of Berber villages while exploring their culture, history and way of living.


Total Duration: 6 days
Period: It can occur at any time of the year
Trek Grade: medium to hard
Max Elevation: 4167 meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse and Neltner hut or tents.

 Trek Highlights:

– The breathtaking views of the plains and High Atlas mountains

– Amazing views of the valleys and Berber villages.

– Toubkal Ascent, North Africa’s highest peak.


Itinerary of Berber Villages Toubkal ascent

 Day 1: Marrakech – Imi Oughlad (1400m) – Tiz n’ Techt (2100m) – The Oussem (1750m)

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech in our own private transport to Imi Oughlad, a small Berber village where we meet our cook, muleteers and mules. They will accompany us on our adventure from here, the gateway to the High Atlas Mountains and surrounding valleys. We trek over first mountain pass, Tizi n’Techt into the adjoining Eastern Valley. After a couple of hours steady ascent, we summit the pass, and enjoy first Moroccan trek lunch. We continue south, passing through 3 villages and exploring this fantastic, less visited valley. We rest overnight in our first traditional gite at Tizi Oussem . 5 hours trek

Day2: Tizi Oussem village – M’zik Pass (2500m) – Imlil Village (1800m):

We head up the valley to enjoy spectacular views of remote shepherd homesteads. We arrive at the top of the valley and enjoy the views of the Cascades d’lrhoulidene. After we head part way down to the valley and ascend steadily to another mountain pass, Tizih’Mzik which is 2,489 meters high. From there we enjoy superb views. We then descend towards another village called lmlil, with views across to mount Jebel Oukiemaden and surrounding peaks. We reach Imlil and spend the night at the village. The duration of the trek is 5 hours.

Day 3: Imlil – Sidi Chamharouch Shrine – Toubkal Refuge (3200m)

We start the day by trekking from Imlil and crossing the valley floor, then ascend the valley side. We arrive at Sidi Chamharouch for the 11’s traditional Berber Whiskey, then walk up along a hanging valley. After some hours we catch a glimpse of our target, which is the Neltner mountain Refuge. This will be our base camp for the night.  5 1/2 hours trekking.

Day 4: Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal summit (4167m) – Armed (1800m)

Early morning we set off to climb Toubkal, starting with a gentle walk up to the valley head to Toubkal pass. At the summit we will enjoy fine view of the Toubkal Massif, before head back to the base camp. From the Refuge trek back down through Sidi Chamharouch to Around. Overnight in local guest house. 8 hours trek.

Day 5:  Armed – Tamatert pass (2280m) – Tinerhourhine (1600m)

Leaving Armed village after breakfast, and walk down to Imlil. We then trek along the valley through junipper trees to get over Tizi n tamatart pass. After enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks, we descend to Imnane valley. Overnight in Gite at Tinerhourhine village. 5 hours trekking.

Day 6: Tinerhpurhine – Tizi n’lbour (1500m) – Mizane Valley– Marrakech

After breakfast, we follow Imnane valley path down, and passing through several villages, Ikkis, Amssakrou and Imsker. We then trek over a small pass Tizi n’lbour to Imi Oughlad. After a delicious lunch we go back to Marrakech. A good night rest in the Hotel. 6 hours trek.



Group 2 people 3 people 4 or more persons
Price per person 300 € 250 € 230 €


Price Details:

Price includes the following Price excludes the following
– English speaking guide
– Transfers from and to your hotel
– Accommodation for trekking duration
– Mules for luggage carrying during trek
– Kitchen equipment
– All meals during your
–Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
– Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips


berber villages toubkal ascent


Materials Needed For the Trek

– Big bag for clothing
– Backpack for each daily supplies
– Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
– 3-4 season sleeping bag
– Warm and light clothes
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
– Personal First aid kit
– Sunglasses
– Sun-cream
– Head torch
– Camera
– Hat
– Toilet tissues
– Water bottle
– Water purifier

Most of those equipment can easily rent for a reasonable price in Imlil before your trek.


 Additional Details

– This trek is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.

– Extra 10€/person extra from November to April to cover porters & extra for mountain refuge winter rates.

– We can organize airport transfers and accomodation in Marrakech on your behalf.

– Further discounts are available for group sizes over 8 people.

– You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.


Visit Berber villages & Toubkal ascent on this 6 day trek in the high Atlas mountains.