5 Days Trek In The Berber Villages

Set out on an exciting tour across the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco’s stunning scenery. Leave Marrakech behind and find yourself in the tranquil splendour of Imi Oughlad and Tinzert, two charming settlements that act as entrances to this intriguing area. As you venture further into the mountains, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking Téouti Pass, which offers stunning views that will leave you amazed.


2 Days Trek In The Berber Villages

Explore the Berber villages on this trekking adventure. Start your journey from Marrakech and pass through numerous small Berber hamlets and villages until you reach the breathtaking mountains of the Western High Atlas.

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3 Days Trek In The Berber Villages

There are some fascinating 3-day hikes available for beginners and intermediate-level hikers. These hikes will take you through the Berber villages and the valleys of Imlil and Azzaden, allowing you to experience the Berber community.



Set out on an exciting tour across the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco’s stunning sceneries. Leave Marrakech behind and find yourself in the tranquil splendour of Imi Oughlad and Tinzert, two charming settlements that act as entrances to this intriguing area.

As you venture further into the mountains, prepare to be captivated by the breathtaking Téouti Pass, which offers stunning views that will leave you amazed. Explore charming villages like Tiziane and Tkent, where you can fully experience the vibrant traditions of the Berber culture and connect with the friendly locals.

Discover the breathtaking valleys of Tkent, surrounded by majestic peaks, and conquer the challenging Tougdalt Pass. Your efforts will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views that truly capture the magnificence of the High Atlas. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Berber traditions of Tizi Oussem village and enjoy authentic experiences. As you continue your journey, marvel at the ever-changing landscapes along the Mzik Pass. Explore the vibrant village of Imlil, a popular destination for rock climbing enthusiasts, before reaching the enchanting village of Aremd, where you can admire the timeless beauty of Berber architecture.

As you return to Marrakech, relive the stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and precious memories that have become part of your High Atlas journey. This thoughtfully planned itinerary guarantees an authentic and engaging experience. Explore the enchanting High Atlas Mountains, immerse yourself in the local culture, and be captivated by the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you.

– Set out on an unforgettable adventure through Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains.

– Explore picturesque villages like Imi Oughlad, Tinzert, Tiziane, and Tkent.

– Ascend to breathtaking mountain passes such as Téouti Pass and Tougdalt Pass.

– Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the Berber culture.

– Witness awe-inspiring panoramic views of the majestic peaks and valleys.

– Trek through stunning landscapes, including the Tkent Valley and Mzik Pass.

– Marvel at the traditional Berber architecture in Aremd village.

– Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Imlil, a hub for mountaineering enthusiasts.

– Reflect on the incredible beauty and cherished memories during your journey back to Marrakech.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of natural wonders, cultural immersion, and unforgettable moments in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

DAYS 1: Marrakech - Imi Oughlad - Tinzert

You will park the vehicle on the road leading to Imlil and make a stop at Imi Oughlad (1450 m). There, you will meet your muleteer and tour guide, who will accompany you throughout the journey. On your first day, you will embark on an easier acclimatization trek in the Azzaden Valley. The terrain in this area is simpler to navigate, with copper-green soil and junipers. You will spend the night in a resort located in Tinzert, a small and charming Berber village. The trek will involve approximately 4 hours of walking.

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Azzaden Valley in the Atlas Mountains - Imlil Treks Toubkal
DAY 2: Tiziane (1950m) - Téouti pass (2400m) - Tkent (2150 m)

We hike through towering walnut trees, leaving Tiziane behind. The sun gradually warms us as we plan our route. It is recommended to purify the water to avoid digestive issues. We pass through a fragrant juniper forest and reach the Teouti bypass at 2400m, where we are treated to stunning views. After descending to Assaka for lunch, we continue our journey to Tizgui, a village adorned with hydraulic mills. The day ends in the peaceful Tkent Valley, where we find serenity in the beauty of nature.

We walk for approximately 6 to 7 hours.

DAYS 3: Tkent Valley (2150m) - Tougdalt Pass (2700m) - Tizi Oussem (1950m)

The departure is scheduled for around 8 a.m. We will be passing through a ravine at the base of a summit that is over 3,600 meters above sea level. It will take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to climb up an easy path. This area is inhabited by shepherds, and we will come across herds and Berber shepherds. Once we reach the Tougdalt Pass, we will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks.

 We will then descend through a juniper forest that emits a pleasant fragrance. For lunch, we will find shade under enormous walnut trees that have been standing for centuries, next to the Azaden River. This valley is considered the most beautiful in Toubkal, and we can admire the scenery while enjoying our meal and regaining our strength after the tiring walk. In the afternoon, we will continue our journey to the village of Tizi Oussem (1950m). We will spend the night in a local home after a total of 5 hours and 30 minutes of walking.

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DAY 4: Tizi Oussem - Mzik Pass (2450m) - Imlil - Aremd

In the morning, climb 600 meters to reach the Mezzik pass (2450 m). Descent then onto Berdoune, then the valley of Mzik (1750 m). We descend to the beautiful valley of Imlil and its landscape of green valleys in the middle of orchards. Lunch is on the terrace under the big walnut trees. Then we continue to the village of Aremd, where we spend our night with the inhabitants.

5h30 of walking.

DAYS 5: Imlil - Armed- Chamharouche - Marrakech

We follow the canals that water the terraced crops between the beautiful villages on the northern slope of the Toubkal massif. Then, we reach the small village and shrine of Sidi Chamarouch at an altitude of 2290 meters via a mule path. On the Toubkal route, we head back to Imlil and stop our hike after lunch. We say goodbye to the muleteers and find our vehicle to return to Marrakech after a 6-hour walk.

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What’s Included:
  • Professional Mountain Guide.
  • Meal.
  • lodging.
  • All meals are included.
  • Guide, mules and staff are included.
  • Transfers from and to Marrakech are included.
Waht’s not included:
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bags
  • Mineral water
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Morocco Berber History

The history of Moroccan Berbers is wealthy and captivating. The Berber humans have a long and storied past that has fashioned the cultural tapestry of Morocco. They are the indigenous inhabitants of North Africa, with roots that trace back lots of years.

Throughout history, the Berbers have verified resilience and a strong sense of identity. They have weathered a range of influences and empires, such as the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, and French. Despite these external influences, the Berber subculture has managed to preserve its unique traditions, language, and way of life.

Berber records is marked by the upward jab and fall of a number Berber dynasties, such as the Almoravids and Almohads, who set up effective empires in the region. These dynasties left lasting architectural marvels, such as the superb Kasbahs and the iconic metropolis of Marrakech.

One of the most huge events in Berber records is the Berber Spring of 1980, where Berbers throughout North Africa united to assert their cultural and linguistic rights. This motion paved the way for the awareness of Tamazight, the Berber language, as an professional language in Morocco.

Today, Berber culture is celebrated and cherished in Morocco. Traditional Berber music, art, and craftsmanship continue to thrive, providing a glimpse into the rich heritage of this outstanding community. The Berber people’s robust connection to the land and their enduring spirit simply make them an fundamental phase of Morocco’s cultural fabric.


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