Trek through Berber villages and valleys

pathfinders treks - berber villages and valleys

6 Days / 5 Nights

That trek through Berber villages and valleys covers hikes through the Berber villages without a Toubkal ascent. It is a great way to introduce the authenticity of the preserved area of the natural park, meet with the local people, see cave paintings of Oukaimeden and of course enjoy views of the High Atlas range.

Day 1Marrakech - Asni - Imi Oughlad - Ait Aissa Tacht pass (1950m)

We will begin our hike by discovering the ingenuity of Berber mountains. An easy path will take us towards the pass of Techt (1950m). After a short descent, we will reach the village of Ait Aissa in a valley with many earth tones.

Night in a homestay.

Day 2Ait Aissa (1950m) - Tisi Oussem - Cascades Tamssoult - Tizi Oussem

After breakfast, we will follow our way to Tizi Oussem and Tamsoulte (2400m). After lunch and a snooze in the sun under the spray of the waterfall, we will continue to descend the same path back to Tizi Oussem.

Overnight in a local lodge. 5 hours of walking.

Day 3Tizi Oussem - Mzik Pass (2450m) - Aremd (1900m)

We will follow a trail at the foot of the Toubkal Mountain with several views of Azzadene Valley. After 2,5 hours of walking, we will reach the Mzik pass (2450m).

Descend towards the Imlil valley and its green valley landscape of the terraced orchards will take us to the village of Aremd.

Day 4Aremd - Tamatert Pass (2200m) - Tinghrine and Ouenskra (2050m)

Following a paved road alternated by a narrow path (sometimes in the shade of walnut trees and Aleppo pines) we will reach Tizi n’Tamatert (2200m) with superb views of the Imenane Valley.

Once over the pass, Tacheddirt, Ouaneskra and Tamguist villages with their stone houses and land nested within each other will welcome us. 5 hours of walking, night in a local guesthouse.

Day 5Ounssakra (2050m) - Tizi Do Addi (2900m) - Oukaimeden - Oussartek

We will the path that leads to Tizi n’Addi mountain pass (2900m) with a splendid panoramic views on villages and passes we crossed in the previous days. Lunch near a spring, then a chance to visit the rock carvings of Oukaimeden.

Down a path lined with juniper trees towards the valley of Oussertek. 5h30 of walking, overnight in a homestay.

Day 6Oussertek - Imsker - Imi Oughlad - Asni - Marrakech

We descend in the morning passing by the village of Imsker in the Imenane Valley. The pass of el Bour will lead us along a mule trail in a juniper forest to Imi Oughlad (1400m). Lunch by the river. 4h30 hours of walking and 1h30 drive to Marrakech.


6 Days / 5 Nights

  • English speaking guide
  • Cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Mineral water + coffee and tea
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from and to Marrakech​
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
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