Ourika valley to Toubkal Massif 6 days

Ourika valley to Toubkal Massif is a Popular trek includes Mount Toubkal ascent  4167M and walks past several ancient  Berber villages with a more detailed view on one village chosen according to personal preference.

Besides wonderful views from the Toubkal Mountain, the green Ourika valley (Setti Fadma village) with a river cutting it in half is another hidden gem of this walk. The trek continues up to Tacheddirt pass (3200 m) offering a view over the majority of the Atlas summits.

Itinerary Day per Day:

Day 1: Ourika valley – Setti Fadma (1600 m)– Timichi (2000 m)

Things to see: Berber villages, Atlas Mountains, Berber Culture, Easy Walk.

Positive Climb: 400 m

Negative Climb: 0 m

Accommodation: Berber House

Day 2: Timichi (2000 m) – Iaabassene (2030m) – Tizi n’Tachdirte (3100m) – Tacheddirt (2400 m)

Things to see: Berber villages, Atlas Mountains, Tachdirte pass 3100m, Hard Walk.

Positive Climb: 1100 m

Negative Climb: 700 m

Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 3: Tacheddirt (2400 m) – Imnane valley (1800m)  – Agersioual pass (2100 m) – Imlil (1740 m).

Things to see: Berber villages, Atlas Mountains, Nice View from the Mountain Pass, Imlil Valley

Level: Medium Walk.

Negative Climb: 660 m

Accommodation: Guest House or Riad

Positive Climb: 300 m

Day 4: Imlil (1740 m) – Tizi Mzik (2480 m) – Azib n’Tamsoult (2500m)

Things to see: Berber villages, Atlas Mountains, Nice View from the Mountain Pass, Azzaden Valley, Tamsoult sheep fields

Level: Medium Walk.

Positive Climb: 760 m

Negative Climb: 100 m

Accommodation: Refuge

Day 5: Azib n’Tamsoult – Aguelzim pass (3650 m)– Toubkal refuge (3207 m)

Things to see: Views for the high Atlas Mountains, Nice View from the Mountain Pass over Azzaden Valley,

Level: Medium Walk.

Positive Climb: 1150 m

Negative Climb: 443  m

Accommodation: Refuge

Day 6: Toubkal refuge – Toubkal summit (4167 m) – Armed (2000 m) – Imlil (1740 m)

Things to see: Views for the high Atlas Mountains, Nice View from the Mountain Pass over Azzaden Valley,

Level: Medium Walk.

Positive Climb: 960 m

Negative Climb: 2427 m

Accommodation: Refuge

Price: from 120 € / person.

Services Included:

  • English speaking guide.
  • All meals.
  • Berber House.
  • Mule to carry your staff.
  • Transfer from & to Marrakech.

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Own Expenses

Before To Go!

  • To do this trek, you should be in good physical conditions, but efforts will be rewarded.
  • Good walking shoes are mandatory, Sleeping bag.
  • To confirm this Trek you need a deposit of 15% before you start and 85% at the start time.
  • Payment: Cash

Duration: 2 days of walking.
Period: from March to November
Level: easy
Travel: on foot.
Accommodation: Berber House.
Meals: typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, …). Fresh products and complementary preserves, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads at noon, hot and cooked meal in the evening.
Climate: dry and hot in spring, cold at night in winter. Thunderstorm possible
Supervision: Berber guide speaking French and English, cook, mule drivers.
Portage: mules.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Portage: For walkers a small backpack for the day’s belongings. Mules are available for carrying luggage.
  • Supervision: By a French speaking Moroccan mountain guide assisted by a cook and muleteers.
  • Accommodation: Riad Atlas Imlil, Bivouac in a 2-person tent with mattresses, lodgings during the hike.
  • Meals: typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, …). Fresh products and complementary preserves, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads at noon, hot and cooked meal in the evening.
  • Climate: dry and hot in spring, cold at night in winter. Thunderstorm possible
  • Supervision: Berber guide speaking French and English, cook, mule drivers.

List of equipment to bring back: The weight of your luggage must be limited and contain all of your belongings. A flexible travel bag with side openings or a rucksack without frame, do not bring back rigid bags and suitcases.

  • The list:
  •  A sleeping bag (warm for winter)
  •  A small backpack for the day.
  •  A pair of light walking shoes that hold the ankle well.
  •  A spare pair of shoes and a pair of sandals.
  •  Loose pants for walking
  •  A sweater or fleece (from October to March) and a lighter one to wear underneath.
  •  A mountain jacket & waterproof jacket & pant
  •  A change of clothes.
  •  A flashlight + spare battery.
  •  A gourd.
  •  Sunglasses …