6-day High Atlas trekking

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High Atlas trekking: A challenging 6-day hiking Tour to explore the Atlas mountain and ascent Mount Toubkal from Marrakech. The high Atlas trekking 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: All your round
Trek Grade: medium to hard
Max Elevation: 4167 Meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse and Neltner hut or tents.

High Atlas trekking allows you to:

– Enjoy the breathtaking views of the plains and Atlas mountains.

– Experience breathtaking views of the high Atlas and valleys.

– Trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa.

Itinerary of High Atlas trekking

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

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech on our private transport to Imi Oughlad, a small Berber village where we meet our cook, muleteers, and mules. They will accompany us on our high Atlas trekking adventure from here, the gateway to the High Atlas Mountains and surrounding valleys. We trek over the first mountain pass, Tizi n’Techt into the adjoining Eastern Valley. After a couple of hours steady ascent, we get to 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

Day 2: 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 partway 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 Imlil, with views across to Mount Jebel Oukiemaden and surrounding peaks. We reach Imlil and spend the night in the town. 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. Overnight in the mountain hut.  5 1/2 hours of 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 an exceptional 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 a local guesthouse. 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 juniper 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 of 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. End of high Atlas trekking.


Group 2 people 3 people 4 or more persons
Price per person 350 € 310 € 270 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following Does not include the following
– English speaking guide
– Transfers from and to your hotel
– Accommodation for trekking duration
– Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
– Kitchen equipment
– All meals during your
–Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
– Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

Materials Needed For High Atlas Trekking

– Big bag of 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 that equipment can easily rent for a reasonable price in Imlil before your trek.

 Additional Details

– This high Atlas trekking is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.

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

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

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

High Atlas trekking allows you to visit Berber villages and attempt on the summit of Mount Toubkal.

Photos – High Atlas trekking

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