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.After the transfer from Marrakech to Imlil we start the trek. We walk from Imlil 1740m to Tachedirt 2300m via Tizi n Tamatert mountain pass 2279m , 4 hours walking. Night in local guesthouse.
Tachedirt to Imsker 1300m down the Imnane valley crossing a lot of villages ; Ounskra, Tamguiste , Ikkis, Amssakrou and Arg , 5 hours walk. Night in local guesthouse.
Imsker 1300m to Tizi oussem 1900m via Tizi n Lbour mountain pass 1500m, Imlil valley, Tizi n tacht mountain pass 2000m, Ait Aissa village (Azzaden valley). 6 hours walk. Night in local guesthouse.
Tizi oussem 1900m to Imlil 1740m via Ighouliden waterfalls and Tizi M’zzik mountain pass 2450m. 5 hours walk.