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Atlas Three Valley Trek - 3 Days

Atlas Valley Trek

Spend 3 days exploring the Berber Valley of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. A hike amidst cool vegetation of juniper and pine trees is a perfect way to rejuvenate your mind and body. Go across deep gorges, gushing river streams and groves of cherry and walnut trees, as your guide takes you on a great walk up and down the beautiful hills.

 

The Berber valleys are home to tiny hamlets and villages of the ethnic Berbers, a herding and farming community. Visit their homes and interact with them to know more about their traditions and customs. See their terraced fields of corn and barley and get a glimpse of their day to day living.


 
Three Valley Trek

Trip Facts

Total Days : 3
Trek Days : 3
Trip Nature : Trekking & walking
Lodging : Guest house - Gite
Min. Altitude - ( 1740 m )
Max. Altitude - ( 2279 m )
Overal walking - 5 / 6 hrs P/D    
Difficulty : Easy
Group Size : +1 person    
Best Time :This trek is available throughout the year. You can start the trek on any date you wish
 

Intinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Imlil - Tizi Tamatert - Tingherine
Day 02: Tingherine - Aguersioual - Mattat - Ait Aissa
Day 03:  Ait Aissa - Tizi Oussem - Tizi Mzik -Imlil - Marrakech

Services

What's Included
  • Private Transport to and from Marrakech
  • Qualified English speaking guide
  • Mules to carry the baggage and food
  • Accommodation in Guest house, Gite
  • All food during the trek
  • Cook to prepare all meals

What's Not Included
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Trekking equipment such as ( sleeping bags, crampons, ice axe .....)
Day 01: Marrakech - Imlil - Tingherine
After a transfer to the village of Imlil, we start our trek. We walk from Imlil (1740m) towards Tinerhourhine, hereby passing by Tamatert. We will have lunch on the col of Tizi 'n Tamatert (2279m). After lunch continue to Ouanesekra - Tamguist. Later we arrive at Tinerhourhine (1600m) where we will spend the night in a local gite. Approx. 4 hours walking.

Day 02: Tingherine - Aguersioual - Mattat - Ait Aissa
We depart from Tinerhourhine along the Imnane Valley, hereby we pass the Berber village Ikkiss (1700m). We then continue to Tizi n’Aguersioual (2000m) and will have our lunch at Matate (2000m). We will spend the night in a local gite in Aït Aïssa (1800m). Approx. 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 03:  Ait Aissa - Tizi Oussem - Imlil - Marrakech
We depart from Aït Aïssa and walk towards Tizi Oussem (1900m). We pass by Tizi Mzik (2400m), and the village of Mzik before arriving back in Imlil. Approx. 4 hours walking time. 


For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing Equipment
Good walking boots and socks 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse Walking stick
Trekking pants Day sack/backpack
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants Headtorch / headlamp
Underwear Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Long johns Ice axe and crampons (winter)
T-shirts Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper Penknife (useful)
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket  
Hat  
Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)  
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves  
   
Other  
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
 

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