Step back in time and visit the traditional Berber villages nestled within the remote valleys of the stunning and rugged High Atlas Mountains. Although only a stone’s throw away from the hustle of Marrakech, here you will experience the true rural hospitality of the Berber people. Let’s conquer the secrets of the mountains together.
Starting in Imlil, we offer you a 3-day trek to Ourika, passing through secret valleys surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Suitable for all levels, this trek is a perfect, easy-to-reach getaway vacation from the hectic cities, through a simple one-hour drive from Marrakech. We will follow a well-established trail connecting off-the-grid villages across the High Atlas Mountains, providing true insight into the beauty and hardships of life in these remote villages. Homestays, traditional food, a gateway to rural, traditional lifestyles, and panoramic views of Toubkal National Parks await you.
This 3-day, 2-night trek into the High Atlas Mountains will awe the senses. You will hike from Imlil to Ourika for 3 days, during which we will conquer the secrets of the mountains and valleys of the High Atlas, admiring the panoramic views of Toubkal National Park. This Ourika Valley trekking to Imlil is a perfect get-away vacation from the hectic lifestyle of Marrakech, as it is only a 1.5-hour drive to from Marrakech Imlil Valley, where every trekking program kicks off. This is a wonderful multi-day trip to experience the wilderness of the High Atlas and the Berber culture.
Difficulty level: We designed our treks to suit those whose primary objective is to soak up the scenery, hence, our itinerary is light (typically 5-6 hours hike per day max). The hike is suitable for all fitness levels. We also avoid tough passes and we usually stay under 3000m. After the Ourika Valley trekking to Imlil, you will feel nature’s peace flowing into your heart and the wilderness will lead you to self-discovery.
- Hike in the stunning Toubkal National Park to the Berber Village of Tacheddirt
- Climb the Tizi Ntachedirt Pass towards Ourika Valley
- Trek along the Ourika Valley enjoying the silence of the nature
- Descend to the Berber village of Setti Fadma
- Visit the village of Tnin Ourika on the way back to Marrakech