A low level hike offering a good challenge year round. Mostly off the beaten track, encounter the local Berbers & some terrific scenery.
START / FINISH - Marrakech.
Activity code: ITCTTM07m
Difficulty: GRADE TWO - between moderate to strenuous, good boots essential. You need to be reasonably confident of your fitness and endurance levels, preferably having had previous experience of trekking at altitude and in variations of climate. Full support team.
Duration: 5 days Hike ONLY / 8 Days Holiday version
This trek offers a superb variation of landscape in the High Atlas without the high altitude or steep gradients. Your guide will introduce you to many Berber villages in the valleys to the east of Imlil and in the shadow of Mount Toubkal. In brief, the route is a circular one from Imlil, initially hiking north and east up to the Oukaimeden plateau and then down into the beautiful Ourika Valley before the final section returns to Imlil via more secluded valleys and Berber villages.
You will love this off the beaten track itinerary as you encounter the Berber way of life.
A full Holiday version also includes:
- Round trip airport transfers (Marrakech)
- 2 nights on B&B at one of our fabulous riads in Marrakech
- 1 night on Half Board at the Douar Samra in the hamlet of Tamatert (near Imlil)
- Private guided city tour of Marrakech (half day)
PRICES - all our holidays are tailor-made so the ultimate cost of each trek is based upon:
- The number of people in your group
- Where you are starting from and to where you wish to travel at the end of the hike;
- Whether you are including any accommodation (e.g. in Imlil or Marrakech)
- Extras such as WC tent, etc.
All our "from" prices are for a private group of 4 persons; if you are a larger group then the price will be discounted but if there were just 2 persons the cost would be slightly higher. The prices are inclusive for land arrangements only (starting and finishing in Marrakech), please contact us to arrange accommodation in Marrakech or Imlil as well as flights from your preferred airport.
MEALS - examples of food & drink during trekking:
- Breakfast - tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, cheese plus porridge in the winter and cereal in summer.
- Picnic lunch - fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, slicing sausage, tinned tuna fish and sardines, bread, fruit, mint tea.
- Dinner - Tajine (chicken or mutton with vegetables), spaghetti, cous cous (main courses rotate depending on duration of trek), bread, coffee, tea, cake, fruit.
It is recommended that you bring (depending upon season): good walking boots; sleeping bag (3 seasons); waterproofs and fleece/duvet jackets, hats, balaclavas or ear muffs; gloves; rambler or ski pole; personal toiletries; small First Aid kit, thermal underwear (Dec-May); day pack; filled water bottles; torch and batteries (LED head torches are excellent), penknife (remember not to pack in hand baggage for flight); towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, hygienic wipes, nibbles and/or dried fruit. Drinking chocolate if preferred to tea and coffee, camping mug (otherwise it is small Moroccan tea glasses for everything), energy sweets and toilet rolls could come in handy!