Combined Three Valleys & Sahara Trek
In very short period you are able to visit both Atlas Mountain with its berber villages, valleys and the Sahara desert.
- Visit both Atlas Mountains with its berber villages and valleys
- Explore the Sahara desert
A trek of this sort takes you from the red city of Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountain; discover the berber villages of the three valleys; Ait Mizan with nice view over the Atlas Mountain chain including Toubkal peak, Imnan with its nice terraces, berber villages huddled on the Imnan river and Azzaden with its colourful villages, biggest waterfalls in the Area.
Brahim and Mohamed are experts in combining the two.
What to expect?
Day One: Imlil – Tizi n’Tamaterte – Tachddirt
The first day is 5-6 hours walking and will take you from Imlil (1740m), to Tizi n’ Tamterte (2300m), to Tachdirt. There will be lunch on the pass after Tizi n’ Tamaterte before you head to the last village, Tachdirt or Tinghourine, and spend the night in a guesthouse.
Day Two: Tinghourin/Tachddirt-Ikkis-Aguersiwal-Matat-Ait Aissa
The second day will bring you 6-7 hours of trekking and take you from Tinghourine/Tachdirt to Ikkis, Aguersiwal (2100m) and to Matat to Ait Aissa. The route takes you by other picturesque villages and along the Oudit Pass (2200m). In the evening in the Ait Aissa, there is a gite to stay in and a steam bath (hamam) if you would like to use it.
Day Three: Ait Aissa/Tizi Oussem-Imlil
The third day is 6hours will take us first to visit the beggest waterfalls in the Toubkal National park ,then join the path that goes over Mzik pass 2500m with fantastic view over the Ait Mizan valley, lunch in Mzzik and trek dwon to imlil, night in our Guest house ( private rooms with private facilities),including Dinner and breakfast.
Day Four: Imlil - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorge
On day 4, you and your party will transfer to the World Heritage site at Ait Benhaddou, which has provided the scenery for over 20 films. You will pass lots of spectacular views and beautiful villages before you get to the desert, at which point the scenery will transform into riversides of oases and kasbahs. Upon your arrival at the Valley Of The Roses, a Moroccan dinner will be waiting for you in a beautiful hotel in Dades.
Day Five: Dades Gorge - Merzougua - Erg Chebbi
After your breakfast at the hotel, you and your group will transfer to the Todra Gorge, a gigantic fault line that divides the Atlas Mountains as a narrow valley peppered with Berber villages and rises to 300m. After your lunch, you will head deeper into the desert, to a tiny village called Merzouga, where you will trek overnight with the camels (you will get to sleep, do not worry!) to the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes – the highest dunes in Morocco. You will then ride your camels for an hour and a half at sunset and sleep under the stars at a desert camp after a welcome Berber meal.
Day Six: Erg Chebbi - Marrakech
The final day will present you with wonderful views of sunrise in the desert. You will then Morning journey by camel back to meet the driver in Merzouga and then to Marrakech to arrive in the evening.
Further discounts are available for group sizes over 10 people.
You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.
This trek has no confirmed dates. Please make an enquiry to arrange a booking.
- Transport from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains
- Local Mountain Guide
- Mules to carry the baggage and food
- Accommodation in local houses in the Atlas
- All food during the trek
- Cook to prepare all meals
- Transport during the Desert trip
- Accommodation in riad /hotel 1st night and Tents last night in half board
- Personal insurance
- Lunches during the Desert trip ( Expect 6€ per meal depending on what you order in local restaurant)