1 – Pick up at airport Marrakech, welcome by Atlas Hospitality guide and transfer to the hotel dinner & overnight.
2 – MARRAKECH–IMILCHIL – AMERDOUL AOURAGH 2100m
After breakfast drive with 4 wheel drive via Beni Mellal to Ksiba
Picnic lunch or in typical restaurant en route.
Continue to Isly Pass and down to Assif N’IIkassen river. Arrive to Tislit lake 2250 m and then to Amerdoul Aouragh, meet our staff and set up camp.
3 – Merdoul aouragh – timicha springs 1900 m
Start trekking on the old track way. We pass many Berber villages along the Assif Melloul valley. Lunch somewhere in the gorges and continue about 32 hours along the Assif Melloul river till Timicha springs.
Camp next to the river 1900 m 6:30 hours walk.
Possible to walk through the water, better to take the water shoes with.
4 – TIMICHA SPRINGS – BATLI 1600 m
It’s a hard day. We stay always in the gorges, with crossing the river from time to time. If there’s lots of water we will take another way on the right side by walking above the cliffs of Assif Melloul river. By Tiourzatin village we come back to the river again till Batli 1600 m ( camp ) 6:30 hours walk.
5 – BALTI – AIT BOULMANE 1520 m
We leave the Assif Melloul river to go up to Tizi n Dari, by crossing a Pine trees forest and then down to Ait Boulmane village. Drink a tea at a Berber family in the same village and continue to our camp in the gorges of Melloul river. 4hours. The rest of the day is free or wlak through the gorges.
6 – AIT BOULMANE – AZROU N IGUIDER PASS – 2250 m – ANOU N OUHANAD 2520 m
We start early because of the heat. We go up through a Juniper forest to Igueder Cliffs by a mule path. After a rest, we start to cross the big Kousser plateau, where we meet in summer the nomads of Ait Atta tribe. Our camp will be near the last springs of Kousser plateau at Anou n Ouhanad . 6 hours.
7 – ANOU N OUHANAD–TISALMIT–ZAOUIAT AHANSAL 1595 m
We start our walk along the Kousser plateau to ridge of Jebel Issif and down into Tissalmit valley. After lunch go up to Fzat pass 2187 m and down through a forest of Geniprus till Zaouiat Ahansal village . 5h30 camp near river or overnight in Berber house.
8 – ZAOUIAT AHANSAL – ASSEM SOUK 2348 m
We walk through Illissi gorges to Tizi-n-llissi pass ( 2.600m). on the old track way, we continue our stage to the nomad market of Assemsouk near Rnes to camp 2348m 5:30 hours
9 – ASSEM SOUK–TIZI YLLAZ 2905 m–ZAOUIAT OULMZI 2150m
We follow the river bed of Wawighit to Tizi Yllaz pass. We must take enough drink water. No springs on the way, no shops to buy it. After the pass we cross the large dried Izoughar lake ( full of water in winter),place for nomads of Ait Bougamez and Zaouiat Ahansal with their animals. Camp near the Ait Hkem village in Ait Bougamez valley. 5 hours
10 – ZAOUIAT OULMZI – TIMIT 1800 m
Follow the valley of Ait Bougamez. Many villages on the way, possibility to visit a family for a tea. Lunch will be at the Berber house in Timit, where we stay for the night. Rest of day is free 4 hours.
11 – TIMIT 1800m – AIT IMI SPRINGS 2100m
It’s a day without trekking. But we will change our Camp . leisure time for the rest of the day. Guide shall buy the food for the rest of trekking. We can go for a wlak in the vallez to visit the Sidi Moussa fort, the Dinosauria traces in Rbat and Aguerd N Ouazrou. Our lunch will be in camp in Ait Imi ( 40 m from Timit )
12 – AIT IMI – TIZI N AIT IMI 2900 – AFLAFAL SPRINGS 2300m
We start early because of the heat. Cross a Geniprus forest till the pass of Ait imi. Have a rest ( view to the Mgoun chain ) and walk down to Amougrsaln river. Lunch and continue through the Oulilimt river to Aflafal, 6hours.
13 – AFLAFAL SPRINGS – OULILIMT SPRINGS 2900m
Hike through vallez of Oulimt ( enroute nomads of Saghro massif ) we are already at the foot of Mgoun ridge, where our camp will be . 6 hours.
14 – OULILIMT –MGOUN Top 4068 m – TARKADYT PLATEAU 2900 m
Early morning climb up to Mgoun ridge and peak ( 4.068 m,5-6h up )
Afternoon descent to the high plateau of Tarkeddit ( 2.970 m,ca.3h) near the spring of Oued Tessaout to camp
( clients who do not want to climb can go with the crew directly via Tizi-n-Oumssoud ( 2.970 m) to our highest camp.
15 – TARKADYT PLATEAU – TIZI N OUSADREM 3200 m – IDOUGHMAMEN 2500 m
Cross the rest of Tarkeddit plateau till entrance of Tassaout gorges and then to the right side. We go up on a wild landscape till Asdrem pass 3200 m. ( nice view in the valley of Tassaoute ). After a rest we start going down by a long way to the entrance of Oulilimt gorges. Nice camp next to the river, 4:30 hours.
The rest of the day if the group is interested, we can have a walk in the famous gorges of Tassaout. Nice area !
16 – IDOUGHMAMEN – AIT ALI ITTO 1825 m
Follow Tassaoute valley and cross many villages . camp in Ait Ali Itto 1825 m.
17 – AIT ALI N ITTO – MAGDAZ – 1900m- TAGOUKHT PASS 2450 m
We start early to Magdaz village, old fortress than to Tagoukht pass 2450 m. continue down to Tagoukht village. Lunch and continue to camp near Tifardzine hut a 2500 m.6:30 hours.
18 – TIFARDZINE HUTS – TAMDA PASS 3000m – TAMDA 2660m
Walk to Fedghat pass than to last Tamda 300m and down to Tamda-n-Ounghmar. Our camp will be next to the lake. Possibility to swim.5 hours.
19 – TAMDA – TIGHZA – ANMITER 1800m
Our path goes slowly down to the Ounila valley. Arriving in Tighza village. Our trek ends in Tighza, approx, 4 hours.
20 – TIGHZA – ANMITER – MARRAKECH
After breakfast pick up by 4WD jeeps and drive via Anmiter to Telouet with visit the Kasbah of Glaoui, than picnic lunch on the way ( for example in Taddert ).
Afternoon, drive to Marrakech to the hotel
21 – After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Marrakech with an English speaking guide, stop at Koutoubia and Bab Agnaou ( at least 3 mo,uments with entrance fees included – Tombs Saadiens, Palais Bahia, Medersa Ben Youssef ) lunch in traditional restaurant in medina ( Palais Chahramane ). Afternoon free for optional visits and walk through, place Djemaa EL Fna, souks and taxi back.
22 – After breakfast, transfer back to airport for flight back.
Included in the package :
All transfers by minibus or 4WD jeeps from Marrakech via Kasbah – Tadla to Imilchil and back from Tighza / Anmiter by 4WD jeeps or minibus via Telouet to Marrakech
Full board meals from 1st dinner on day 1 until breakfast on day 22, hotels, tents and gites / auberges accommodation according to the itinerary
Experienced local Atlas Hospitality trekking guide, local city guide for ½ day in Marrakech,
Cook , mulemen and enough mules for this long trekking,
Entrance fees of all mentioned sites ( inc. at least 3 monuments in Marrakech ),
Service charges and tax .