Atlas Mountains Trek Imlil To Ourika 3Days

Description of the Trek: 
An amazing 3 Days Atlas Mountains Trek ( imlil to ourika valley) across the two Berber valleys of the High Atlas Mountains leads from Imlil to Setti Fadma via Tizi n'Tacheddirt (3600m) and Ourika valley.   The altitude allows for great panoramic views over the Toubkal National Park. The second part of the trek will be marked with a color change. Walking along the ancient houses made of mud and stones catching the glimpse of moments from the lives of locals will be altered with crossing the juniper field-like plains. The valleys are linked by gorges and constant proves of human presence shaping the environment – terraced fields with vegetable, walnut trees and apple orchards belonging to every village. With a bit of luck, in the Setti Fadma region you can come across monkeys, which are currently on the verge of extinction

Day1: Imlil – Tizi'n'Tamaterte – Wanskra – Tachdirth
Our trek starts from Imlil with about 1h and 45 min. hike upwards in eastern direction towards Tizi’n’Tamaterte (2279m). Our path will lead through barley fields and orchards of cherry, walnut and apple trees to Tamaterte village. After passing the village, we will follow the pathway leading us up through the forest of pine and juniper trees. In Tizi we will have a short stop to enjoy the beautiful Imlil and Imnane Valleys with Berber villages stretching around us us, precariously tucked onto the slopes. Thenwe continue for another hour until we reach Wanskra. In the afternoon we will spent some 2 h to hike up through the valley to an ancient Berber village. We will spend our night in a gite d’etape in Tachdirth (2291m).
Day 2: Tachdirth – Iaabbassen – Timichi
We start with an early breakfast to gain strength for the following 6 h hike in the south-east direction to Timichi village (1850m). For the next 2,5 hours the trek will continue slowly up to Tizi’n’Tachdirth (3200m). Here we will be awarded with an astonishing panoramic view of Bouignouane (3882m) . Here we can also enjoy the beautiful nature of VerdantValley stretching out below us. For the next 2 h we will follow a rocky pass in the northeast direction until we reach Iaabbassen village . Here, next to the spring just outside the village, we will enjoy your field picnic. In the afternoon we will have a 2 h hike in the northeast direction down the valley to the Timichi village - an ancient multi-layered terraced village surrounded by old nut trees.  We will spend a night in a traditional Berber family house.
Day 3:Timichi – Tiwerdiwe – Tadrarte – Agadir N’Ait Boulmane – SettiFadma
In the morning we will have a breakfast and then start our 4-5 h hike through beautiful corn fields and walnut groves down the valley in eastward direction. We will pass through Tadrart and Anfli villages and arrive to the picturesque Ourika Valley. We will have our picnic close to the famous Setti Fadma village. After another half an hour hike we will reach our vehicle that will bring us back.

Prices :

  • Group 1 person         :  On request
  • Group 2 - 3 people   : 157€/person
  • Group 4 - 7 people   : 125€/person
  • Group 8 - 12 people : 105€/person

Included :

  • English speaking guide, and cook
  •  Muleteers and mules for luggages
  •  Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Accommodation in a berber villages (Gites)
  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel - trek - hotel 
  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option )

Not included :

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses

Extra Notes:

  • Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated). Additional hotel or riad nights after trek from 25 EUR p.p. twin/35 EUR single.
  • Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).
  • Payment : can be done in € / $ / £  or MAD

Grade : 1 - 2 - 3   
Availability & Confirmed Dates: 

This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch!!

Accommodation during the Trek:
The Accommodation will be in Berber homes which are simple gites inside berber villages. camping will be an option during the summer months if prefered.

NB : If accommodation is required in the Atlas Mountains either before or after the trek, we can always book you at our place in Imlil
Essential Equipment & Clothing:

  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
  • Personnel First aid Kit
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Head torch / headlamp
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop in Imlil