3 Valleys Hike (3 days)

A perfect 3 day trek in the Atlas Mountains to explore the valleys and Berber culture.

Spend 3 days exploring the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains on foot. A hike amidst cool vegetation of juniper and pine trees is a perfect way to rejuvenate your mind and body. Walk across deep gorges, gushing river streams and groves of cherry and walnut trees, as your guide takes you on a great trek up and down the beautiful hills. 

The valleys are home to tiny hamlets and villages of the ethnic Berbers, a herding and farming community. Visit their homes and interact with them to know more about their traditions and customs. See their terraced fields of corn and barley and get a glimpse of their day to day living.

Grade: Moderate
Length: 3 days
Price: from €140

This trek is available throughout the year. You can start on any date you wish.

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Itinerary

1
Day

After a short transfer to the village of Imlil, we start our trek. We walk from Imlil (1740 meters) towards Tinerhourhine, hereby passing by Tamatert. We will have lunch on the col of Tizi 'n Tamatert (2279 meters). After lunch we will continue to Ouanesekra-Tamguist. Later we will arrive at Tinerhourhine (1600 meters) where we will spend the night in a local gite. 

This day will involve approx. 4 hours of walking.

2
Day

We depart from Tinerhourhine along the Imnane Valley, hereby we pass the Berber village Ikkiss (1700 meters). We then continue to Tizi n’Aguersioual (2000 meters) and will have our lunch at Matate (2000 meters). We will spend the night in a local gite in Aït Aïssa (1800 meters).

This day will involve approx. 6 to 7 hours of walking.

3
Day

For the last day we will depart from Aït Aïssa and walk towards Tizi Oussem (1900 meters). We will pass by Tizi Mzik (2400 meters), and the village of Mzik before arriving back in Imlil and the transfer back to Marrakech. 

This day will ivnolve approx. 4 hours of walking.

What's included

  • Fully Escorted: fully escorted by local mountain guide, muleteers and cook
  • Accommodation: 2 nights camping or village houses in the High Atlas
  • All Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included during trek
  • Transport: minibus or 4x4 for transfers to / from High Atlas

What's not included

  • International Flights
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Entrance Fees
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

Prices

Group Size
2-3
€180
4
€160
5-12
€140

Why book this trek?

  • Trek the magnificent High Atlas Mountains
  • Stay in small Berber villages

What to Bring

For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Equipment

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Other

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Trek Grades

Grade 1 walks (Easy)

Tend to be short day walks and rambles at low altitudes. Grade 1 walks can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life and no special preparation is required.

Grade 2 walks (Moderate)

Will usually involve some longer walks (4-6 hours/day) at low altitudes (below 3000m). Some previous hill walking experience would be beneficial but these walks should be within the capabilities of those who lead a normal active life. Grade 2 walking tours may contain some optional strenuous days, and in order to get the best out of the trip we would advise that you tone up your fitness before you join.

Grade 3 walks (Strenuous)

Are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. Walking days are normally 6-8 hours and may involve up to 900m or more of ascent and descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days walking, often at higher altitudes, so stamina is important.

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