Join tour in Marrakech. Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day.
- Day 2: Marrakech – Ait Bouguemmez (1800m) - Ikiss n Arouss (2500m).
After an early breakfast in Marrakech, pick up and drive to Ait Bouguemmez valley through Demnate and Imi n’iIfri, where we will visit and explore the natural bridge. Then we continue driving to Ait Bouguemmez via the sheep valley of Ait boulli. Here we pick up our muleteers and the start of our trekking trail, taking us through poppy fields and lush farmland to reach our first camp close to the Azibs n'Ikkis at 2500m.
4 hrs drive / 3 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 3: Ikiss n Arouss (2500m) - Tarkeddit plateau (2900m)
The morning starts in a wild landscape with a steadily rising traverse towards the Tizi-n-Omskik (2910m) than up to the Aghouri pass (3450m) enjoying fantastic views. We then descend on trails leading towards our camp beside a mountain hut at 2900m surrounded by spectacular scenery in the stunningly beautiful Tarkeddit Plateau.
6 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 4: Tarkeddit (2900m) - Mgoun summit (4071m) - Oulilimt (2600m)
A pre-dawn start is necessary today as we head towards the lower slopes of Mgoun. The climb follows a long ridge, all at or above 4000m. Finally reaching the cairned peak of Mgoun - 4071m, where we are rewarded with stupendous views of the High Atlas and towards the Sahara Desert to the south. After enjoying the summit we descend to our camp at Oulilimt (2600m).
8 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 5: Oulilimt (2600m) - Aflafal springs (2400m)
Descent along the Oullilymt river in a beautiful gorges, and very present pastoral life with a Possibility of sharing tea with the local nomad shepherds, unforgettable and human contact. Arrival at the camp located along the Mgoun river at 2400m
4 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 6: Aflafal (2400m) - Tizi n Ait Imi (2900m) - bouguemmez valley (1800m)
The hike starts today with a Gradual climb to win the Tizi n'Ait Imi (2905m), which is a historic passage for the Ait Atta and Aït H'med nomads to reach the mountain pastures. Panoramic view of the famous bouguemmez valley. Then a Beautiful descent by a zigzag path to reach the sacred sources of Aït Imi and the seven mills, night in a Gite with hot shower in the happy valley.
6 hrs walk / Gite (guesthouse) / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 7: Free day to explore the beautiful happy valley
Bouguemmez is known locally as 'Happy Valley' because of the demeanour and friendliness of its inhabitants. So today you are free to discover the local lifestyle, vibrant green fields and walnut groves, Berber villages, fortified granaries, the market town of Tabant., Optional group walk to one of valley’s highlight, small climb allows to visit the fortified collective attic of Sidi Moussa (fortified grain store), located on a hill overlooking the valley, panoramic views.
Free walk / Gite (guesthouse) / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 8 : bouguemmez - Ouzoud waterfalls - Imlil village
This morning we leave the happy valley and drive towards the Ouzoud waterfalls, passing traditional farms and villages. After lunch we stretch our legs to explore the highest waterfalls in Morocco. Then we continue driving to reach Imlil at the foot of Toubkal Mountain. We stay overnight in a comfortable gite (1750m).
5 hrs drive / 1 hrs walk / Gite (guesthouse) / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 9 : Imlil (1750m) - Mzikk pass (2490m) - Tamssoult (2300m)
Meeting the local team then start the trek along the valley, before beginning a steady ascent up towards the Tizi Mzikk pass. The extensive views from the top are stunning with extensive views across to Imlil and Jebel Oukaimedem. We then begin our descent towards our bivouac in Tamssoult (2300m) which is a grazing village where the families spend the hot summer months in a higher location with their goats and sheep
6 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 10 : Tamssoult (2300m) - Aguilzim pass (3500m) - Neltner refuge (3207m)
This morning we climb to the high pass of Tizi n Aguelzim following a mule track zig-zagging its way up to an initial pass with stunning views to Tizi Oussem, Asni and the plain of Haouz. From the highest point of today's trek we see Toubkal itself in all its majestic glory before descending to our base camp for our attempt on Toubkal at our bivouac beside Neltner refuge (3200m).
7 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 11 : Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m) - return to Neltner (3207m)
Early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountain's numerous scree fields. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa and from our vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing our steps we return down the mountain to our camp at Neltner.
5 hrs walk / camp / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 12 : Neltner refuge (3207m) - Aroumd (1900m)
Our walk this morning takes us down to the small village of Aroumd (1950m) Crossing the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, set beside a small waterfall and a jumbled cluster of village houses clinging to the rock face. Relaxing afternoon
5 hrs walk / Gite (guesthouse) / Meals: B, L, D
- Day 13 : Walk to Imlil - drive to Marrakech - free afternoon
Few minutes walk down to Imlil, we then drive back to Marrakesh where on arrival, we have some free time to explore the city’s colorful souks and perhaps take a stroll around its celebrated Djemma El Fna Square. A feast for the senses, the square is a wonderful confusion of noise and color, where you will find the streets alive with storytellers, musicians, jugglers and water-sellers: the perfect place to haggle for some last minute presents, or just sit at a cafe and watch the spectacle unfold before you
1 hrs walk / 1 hrs 30 min drive / Meals: B,
- Day 14 : The end of the Atlas adventure
Transfer to the Marrakech airport. Flight back home.