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In the higher elevations you’ll find mostly evergreen alpines with some occasional undergrowth, while the lower elevations have diverse valleys of walnut, apple, cherry and other fruit trees as well as mountain orchids, poppies and irises.
Your hotel in Marrakech center
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:
Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech and transfer by private vehicle to Oukaimeden in the Atlas Mountains which will be the start point of your trek.
Ascend along a piste track towards Angour before running parallel to this most impressive mountain, to rise at a steady gradient towards the first and highest pass you will cross on this holiday, the Tizi ‘n Addi. Enjoy views of the Atlas Mountains and across the valley below. Continue up on a Berber trail to Tacheddirt, the highest permanently occupied Berber village in the whole of North Africa.
Descend down valley on a piste track passing tiny villages along the way to Tinerhourhine. You will then ascend up a zig-zagging mule trail to reach the Tizi ‘n Tamatert where there are stunning views. Descend to Tamatert village where you will have lunch with beautiful views over the Ait Mizane Valley. Transfer back to Marrakech.