Enjoy the laidback feeling of Setti Fadma and the beautiful Ourika Valley.
The valley of Ourika, typical of the High Atlas is particularly green throughout the year. Crossed by the Ourika river, this trek allows you the discover the high peaks of the Atlas mountains that surround the valley.
Length: 3 days
Price: from €150
This trek is available throughout the year. You can start on any date you wish.Book Now
After a transfer to Imlil we start walking towards the valley of Tacheddirt, passing by Tizi 'n Tamatert (2279m) to arrive at the village of Ouanesekra (2200m) in the valley of Tacheddirt. Here we spend the night in a Berber gîte or in tents. Approx. 4 hours walking.
We start walking from Tacheddirt towards Timichi (2000m), passing by the Tizi 'n Tacheddirt (3172m). After the pass we descent past the villages of Ibbasen and Timichi. We spend the night in a Berber gîte.
Approx. 6 to 7 hours walking.
Today we walk from Timichi towards Setti Fatma (1700m). All along the journey there are Berber villages in the valley: Tiourdou, Anfli, Tadrart, Chiker. After lunch we continue via Agadir 'n Aït Boulmane and on to the centre of Setti Fadma. If there is enough time we will visit the waterfall in Setti Fadma before returning to Marrakech.
Approx. 4 to 5 hours walking.
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:
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.
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.
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.