Overnight stay in a Berber village
You will spend two days exploring the villages and valleys of the Atlas Mountains in the Toubkal National Park, trekking past juniper trees and pine forests. You'll visit the picturesque waterfalls of the Tamsoult in the verdant Azzaden Valley. The mountains serve as a weather system barrier that leaves the park isolated from the vicissitudes of the Sahara and the more Mediterranean feel of Marrakech and the north.
During your stay with the Berber people, you will have the opportunity to see how they live, cook and spend their leisure time. They are fond of singing, cooking hearty mountain meals of bread, soup and other dishes and have hand-built houses made from pise (a mixture of mud and stone). They are very friendly and welcoming and will be more than pleased to show around their homes.
It is not unheard of for Berber's live into their 90's and it is common for Berber people to have extended families in their abodes.
This trek is highly recommended for families.
Should you wish to make any alterations to your adventure then do not hesitate to contact Brahim and Mohamed to discuss your options.
All treks are led and supervised by qualified and experienced guides and mule handlers, drawn from the local populace.
What to expect?
Day One: Aguersiwal – Matat – Tizzi Oussem
You will meet with your team in Aguersiwal at an altitude of 1650m and trek past Matat villages and the plateau, over the Oudite pass and eventually to the Azzaden Valley where you can stay in a local house in Tizzi Oussem.
Day Two: Tizzi Oussem – Tizi Mzzik - Marrakech
During the second day, you will visit the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal National Park, before trekking to the Ait Mizan valley, via Tizi Mzzik (2550m) which affords a wonderful view of the Atlas Mountains and Imlil, and then on to meet Brahim and Mohammed’s driver to take you back to Marrakech.
Further discounts are available for group sizes over 10 people.
You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.
This trek runs all year round.
This trek has no confirmed dates. Please make an enquiry to arrange a booking.
- Transport to and from Marrakech
- Qualified English speaking guide
- Mules to carry the baggage and food
- Accommodation in local houses, tent or refuge
- All food during the trek
- Cook to prepare all meals
- Personal insurance