Morocco offers good opportunities for trekking, including the Atlas mountains Jebel Toubkal , Jabel M’goun, Jebel siroua and the Jbel Saghro. Depending on your fitness level, and season, you can trek, walk or ramble in different regions of Morocco, with or without mules to carry the kit, with a guide. Trekking in the Atlas Mountains makes for an incredible holiday. The tiny villages perched on the sides of the mountains, the warmth and hospitality of the Berber people and the spectacular views all add up to an amazing Atlas Mountains holiday.
8 oclock the pick up from your riad
departure with the aid of vehicle from marrakech round 8h within the morning for 1h20 force south up the moulay brahim gorges, asni weekly market every saturday, then to agersioual (1,600m), set inside the top degree foothills of the western excessive atlas mountains, right here you’ll depart the car and meet your neighborhood guide prior to starting off for a few 12km excursion. toward the east to the berber village of aikkiss (1,700m), over tizi n agersioual bypass (2200m). lunch taken internal a berber domestic (or by using the river) then keep on strolling up the imnane valley then over tizi n tamter pass (2779m) , from right here it is easy to view the two valleys, down into the imlil valley and backtrack to the imnane valley. any other 1h30 trek down from here will take you to the village of imlil in which you may experience an night meal in the fascinating dar adrar guesthouse. 1h20 force and 6hours walking.
after breakfast we begin our trek, heading alongside the mizane valley, first closer to the village of aremd after which onto the shrine of sidi chamarouch. constructed on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, aremd is the most important village in the valley and presents an interesting blend of conventional terraced farming, gites and streets that appear to be completely gridlocked by using goats and livestock. for generations the nearby berber villagers have worked those lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the tough landscape. continuing east and crossing the flood plain our direction takes us alongside mule tracks and up into the excessive rocky cliffs above the valley. crossing the river we in the end come to the pastoral shrine of sidi chamarouch, which attracts travelers and pilgrims alike (despite the fact that handiest muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to go to the marabout shrine itself). the village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of homes that appear to melt collectively into an anarchic mass. from here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way as much as the
snowline and the toukbal shelter (3206m), our forestall for the night. approx 5hrs taking walks.
early this morning we make our try on the summit of jebel toukbal, the very best peak in northern africa. our direction takes us up the south cirque, crossing the circulation above the safe haven after which heading throughout one of the
mountains severa scree fields, wherein we can ought to negotiable a reputedly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. the walking is enormously sincere, however the scree and the altitude will make the going pretty hard in elements, but, the perspectives along the way make the adventure extra than profitable. cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves at the plateau, from where it’s miles a quick walk to the summit and the vistas out throughout the surrounding landscape are pretty breathtaking. from here there are unrestricted perspectives in every path, from the marrakesh simple to the excessive atlas inside the north and as some distance south because the anti-atlas and the sahara. pliny, the amazing roman pupil, once described the high atlas mountains as “the most splendid mountains in all of africa” and from our vantage factor high above the valley it is easy to understand why. retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back in the direction of imlil previous to force again to marrakech.