3 Day Atlas Mountain Trek

(1025 Reviews)

Discover the Wonders of the High Atlas Mountains in 3 Days

Embark on an unforgettable hiking journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, a perfect getaway for adventurers of all ages. This three-day trek through the Ouirgane National Park promises a balance of adventure and culture. Experience the local Berber lifestyle in the Imlil Valley and Azzaden, accessible to families, seniors, and everyone in between. Choose your adventure style – hike or mule ride – on routes designed for comfort and stunning scenery. This trek is an ideal blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and flexible adventure options.

3-Day Atlas Mountain Trek Highlights

  • Explore the Atlas Valleys in three days across Ouirgane National Park.
  • This trek is great for all ages, combining culture and scenic views.
  • Hike or ride mules through charming villages and stunning mountains.
  • Extend your trek for more exploration and exciting challenges.
  • Experience nature and Berber traditions on this immersive 3-Day trek

3-Days Atlas Mountains Hiking Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Marrakech to Tinzert via Imi Oughlad

    Start your 3 Day High Atlas Mountain Trek at 09h00 AM from Marrakech, traveling to Imi Oughlad (1400m). Here, meet your expert local guide and friendly mule handlers. The first day is a gentle introduction to the splendor of Ouirgane National Park, featuring lush landscapes and majestic juniper trees. After about 4 hours of exploration, unwind in the picturesque village of Tinzert.

  • Day 2 : Tinzert to Ait Aissa in Azzaden Valley

    After a refreshing breakfast, your path leads to the stunning Azzaden Valley. Marvel at the sight of walnut groves set against the majestic Toubkal peak. Your day ends at a cozy gite in Ait Aissa Village, marking roughly 6 hours of enriching trekking.

  • Day 3 : Ait Aissa to Imlil via Tizi-n-Mzik

    The final day starts with an exhilarating climb from Azzaden Valley. Ascend to the Tizi-n-Mzik pass (2489m) and then descend into Imlil. Relish a well-deserved lunch before returning to Marrakech, with the evening free to explore the city after around 5 hours of walking.

3-Day High Atlas Mountain Trek Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 470€ 300€ 280€ 230€ 220€ 210€ 205€ 200€ 195€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 470€
2 300€
3 280€
4 230€
5 220€
6 210€
7-9 205€
10-13 200€
14-17 195€

What’s Included in Your Trek

  • Round-trip transfers between Marrakech and Imlil in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Services of a local, licensed guide fluent in English and French.
  • Mule support for carrying luggage and meals.
  • Two nights' stay in traditional Berber village huts.
  • Full board including meals and mineral water.

Not included

  • Hiking equipment (available for rent in Ouirgane Village with our guides’ assistance).
  • Personal expenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to hike in the Atlas Mountains?

The best time to hike in the Atlas Mountains is either in the spring (April to May) or autumn (September to October). During these periods, the weather is generally mild, and the landscapes are at their most beautiful.

Do I need a guide for hiking in the Atlas Mountains?

While it’s possible to hike independently, hiring a local guide is highly recommended, especially for less experienced hikers. Guides not only ensure your safety but also offer valuable insights into the local culture and environment.

How hard is it to climb Mount Toubkal?

Most people who are in good shape can climb Mount Toubkal easily. However, the snowy winter season requires a minimum of hiking skills.

What should I pack for a hiking trip in the Atlas Mountains?

Essential items for hiking in the Atlas Mountains include sturdy hiking boots, a comfortable backpack, layers of clothing to accommodate changing temperatures, sun protection (hat, sunscreen), plenty of water, and snacks. Also, consider bringing a camera for the stunning scenery and a map or GPS device.

Are there any cultural considerations I should be aware of when hiking in the Atlas Mountains?

Yes, the Atlas Mountains are home to the Berber people, who have their own unique culture and traditions. It’s important to show respect by dressing modestly, asking permission before taking photos of locals, and being sensitive to local customs and traditions.

Can beginners hike in the Atlas Mountains, or is it only for experienced hikers?

The Atlas Mountains offer trails for all skill levels, from beginner to experienced. However, beginners should consider choosing less challenging routes and possibly hiking with a guide to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Alaric Novak

Family Traveller

My sister and I had an amazing experience during our valley trek. We both felt that we should have reserved more time for this adventure. Initially, I had my heart set on the M’goun Trek, but due to time constraints, we opted for a shorter tour based on Nidal’s recommendation. The diversity of landscapes we encountered in the mountains and valleys was truly breathtaking. As we continued on our trek, Mohamed, our guide, proposed a slight adjustment to our plan considering our fitness levels and sightseeing preferences. This turned out to be a great decision and I’m immensely thankful to Mohamed for his guidance. Both Mohamed, our guide, and Ali, our muleteer, were highly professional, friendly, and dedicated. I only regret not leaving some of our luggage in Marrakech to ease the load on the mule. I consider myself fortunate to have had them both as part of our trekking experience. I wholeheartedly recommend choosing Marrakech Desert Trips for your tour, and I’m eagerly anticipating my return to Morocco.

August 30, 2023

Isolde Richter

Couple Traveller

We embarked on a guided trek of the Atlas Mountains Valleys, and everything went seamlessly. The guide was incredibly friendly and introduced us to all the breathtaking sights. The organization was spot-on, and our stay was thoroughly enjoyable.

August 29, 2023

Elin Andersson

Couple Traveller

The stunning Tacheddirt Mountain pass at 3172m, the charming Berber villages lining the trail, and the delicious tagines prepared by our cook made for an amazing hiking experience. A big thank you goes to our hiking guide Mohamed, the fantastic cook, and the muleteer who contributed to this wonderful adventure.

August 25, 2023

Thaddeus Mercer

Family Traveller

Our guide, Lahcen was fantastic. He tailored the hiking experience to match our preferences and capabilities. He skillfully handled accommodations and meals, surprising us with full tagine meals when we expected only a light trail lunch. It was truly remarkable. Throughout the journey, it felt like we were immersing ourselves in the culture alongside a close friend. We had the pleasure of meeting his family. Lahcen was consistently courteous, supportive, and joyful.

August 24, 2023

Seraphina Cortez

Family Traveller

We embarked on an amazing adventure with Mohamed as our guide. His extensive knowledge of Berber villages, language, culture, and the mountains enhanced our experience. The food was absolutely delicious as well. During the trek, our two daughters (ages 10 and 12) joined us, and Mohamed arranged for an extra mule so they could alternate between walking and riding. Mohamed’s interactions with the children were exceptional – he remained patient and engaging. He assisted them on and off the mule, ensuring they were happy by telling stories, singing, and sharing jokes. The trek itself was breathtaking. Covering four mountain passes in just three days granted us stunning vistas of mountains, valleys, and villages. We even had the privilege of meeting Mohamed’s family over tea. This unforgettable journey became the highlight of our two weeks in Morocco.

August 22, 2023
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