3-Day Trek through Berber Villages in the Atlas Mountains

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Overview of the 3 Days Trek in the High Atlas Mountains Valleys

Explore the beauty of the Atlas Valley on a three-day trek through the Ouirgane National Park. This trek offers an enjoyable and moderately challenging experience that is accessible to a wide range of people. During these three days, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the Berber village and the Imlil valley, and continue your journey to Azzaden.
This trek is designed to accommodate families with children and older individuals, making it a great option for everyone. You can choose to either walk or ride mules along the comfortable route. Along the way, you’ll traverse picturesque mountain passes and charming villages, all while soaking in the breathtaking views of the authentic valley landscape.
For those seeking an extra dose of adventure, there’s an option to extend the trekking days and explore more of the surrounding area. You can cover more ground and even conquer side peaks throughout the journey, adding an extra layer of excitement to your experience.


  • Return transfer from Marrakech to Imlil ( A/C modern vehicle )
  • Local licensed English / French speaking mountain guide.
  • Mules for luggage and meals transportation.
  • 2 x nights accommodations in Berber Villages Huts.
  • Meals and mineral water (full board).

Not included

  • Hiking equipment ( our guides will assist you rent any equipment needed in Imlil Village)
  • Personal expenses.

3-Day Atlas Valleys Trek Highlights

  • Explore the stunning Atlas Valley on a 3-day trek through Ouirgane National Park.
  • Suitable for all ages, enjoy a moderately challenging adventure that immerses you in Berber culture.
  • Walk or ride mules along a comfortable route, passing charming villages and scenic mountain passes.
  • Extend your trek for more excitement, covering additional ground and conquering side peaks.
  • Unforgettable journey into nature and Berber traditions awaits.

Atlas Valleys & Berber Villages 3-Day trek Itinerary

Day 1:Marrakech to Tinzert via Imi Oughlad

Begin your journey by departing from Marrakech and reaching Imi Oughlad (1400m), where you’ll meet your local guide and mule handler. This initial day serves as a gentle acclimatization trek through Ouirgane National Park. The terrain is mild, featuring verdant landscapes and juniper trees. Rest for the night in Tinzert, a quaint Berber village, after approximately 4 hours of walking.

Day 2:Tinzert to Ait Aissa in Azzaden Valley

Enjoy breakfast before embarking on a path that leads out of the valley and into the picturesque Azzaden Valley. Your eyes will be treated to the sight of a mountain stream bordered by lush walnut groves, all set against the backdrop of the towering Toubkal peak. Accommodations for the night will be at a gite in Ait Aissa Village. Anticipate around 6 hours of walking.

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

Day three presents an exhilarating ascent out of Azzaden Valley. Depart from the valley toward Tizi Oussem, then continue upwards to reach the Tizi-n-Mzik pass (2489m) before descending to Imlil. After a satisfying lunch in Imlil, return to Marrakech. With approximately 5 hours of walking, you’ll have ample time to explore the city in the evening.

3-Day Atlas Valleys 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€


Frequently Asked Questions

When to hike in Morocco?

Unlike many trekking destinations globally, you can enjoy hiking in Morocco all year long. However, in the snowy winter season, minimum trekking skills are required.

Can I climb Toubkal without a guide?

Hiring a registered local trekking guide to hike Mount Toubkal is now compulsory. There is a checkpoint in Aroumd Village where everyone climbing Jbel Toubkal needs to be registered, and you will not be allowed to go beyond that checkpoint unless a local guide is leading your way. So do not forget to bring your ID for registration purposes.

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.

How cold is it in the High Atlas Mountains?

The Atlas Mountains temperature in the winter can plummet below freezing falling as low as -20 Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit).

What equipment do I need to hike Toubkal Mount in the winter?

Ice ax
Sports sunglasses (Cat.3 or 4, 100% UVA/UVB. )
Ski goggles
Wool hat
Sun hat
Thick gloves.

Is it safe to trek in Morocco?

In general, it is safe to trek in Morocco. However, hiking alone can be dangerous. You will need local registered guides’ advice to choose the routes and safe camping arrangements.

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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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