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Discovered Undiscovered And Difficultly Accessible Berber Villages

This moutains trekking will allow you to go deeper in the real Morocco. You will discover Berber villages you can only reach by mules.

Trekking In Brief

  • TR2-16

    Trekking Code

  • 3 Days

    Duration

  • standard

    Level

  • Marrakech

    Starts From

  • Marrakech

    Ends At

  • Imlil Village

    Trekking Start

  • Imlil Village

    Trekking End

  • 4/5

    Physical Demends

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Day 1 : Marrakech - Imlil Village - Climbing Toubkal Mountain

  • Accommodations : Refuge
  • Meals : Lunch + Diner
  • Departure Time : 9
  • Arrival Time : 4

Day 2 : Climbing To The Top Of Toubkal

  • Accommodations : Refuge
  • Meals : Breakfast + Lunch + Diner
  • Departure Time : 8
  • Arrival Time : 4

Day 3 : Back To Imlil Village - Marrakech

  • Meals : Breakfast
  • Distance : 460 km
  • Departure Time : 9
  • Arrival Time : 6

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Morocco Atlas Mountain Trekking

What's Included?

  • Private Transportation aboard a comfotable and air conditioned 4x4 vehicle
  • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech (or from the airport)
  • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech (or at the airport)
  • English speaking Berber driver
  • Fuel for both transfers
  • All nights accommodations
  • A mule per person
  • Food and water during the mountain trek
  • Berber mountain guide
  • Free stops when you want

What's Not Included?

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Places You Will Visit

Lots of Berber villages

You will pass by a lots of Berber villages during your luxury tour. This will make you discover an other aspect of Morocco.

Tizi n'Tichka Pass

Tizi n'Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, linking the south-east of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas mountains. It lies between the great Marrakech Plains and the gateway of the Sahara Desert. From November - March, snow can often fall on the pass, but it can be warm all year round in the strong sun. It reaches an elevation of 2,260 m above the sea level and is the highest major mountain pass of North Africa. The road was constructed by the French military in 1936, and is now part of National Route 9 in Morocco.

Telouet

Telouet is a Kasbah along the former route of the caravans from the Sahara over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. It lies at an elevation of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) and was the seat of the El Glaoui family's power. The palace can still be visited but it is steadily becoming more damaged and is slowly collapsing. In 2010, work was underway to restore the property.

El Glaoui

Thami El Glaoui or El Haj T'hami el Mezouari el Glaoui (1879 - 23 January 1956), better known in English-speaking countries as T\'hami El Glaoui or Lord of the Atlas, was the Pasha of Marrakech from 1912 to 1956. His family name was El Mezouari, from a title given an ancestor by Sultan Moulay Ismail in 1700, while El Glaoui refers to his chieftainship of the Berber Glaoua (Glawa) tribe of Southern Morocco, based at the Kasbah of Telouet in the High Atlas and at Marrakech. He became head of the Glaoua upon the death of his elder brother, Si el Madani, and as an ally of the French in Morocco conspired with them in the overthrow of Sultan Mohammed V.

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah

Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens living in the area now live in more modern dwellings in a nearby village, although there are 4 families still living in the ancient city. This giant fortification, which is made up of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty ksars which are individual Kasbahs, is a great example of earthen clay architecture. Which is also use in Moroccan architecture.

Aït Benhaddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including:

  • Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
  • Sodom And Gomorrah (1963)
  • Oedipus Rex (1967)
  • The Man Who Would Be King (film) (1975)
  • The Message (1976)
  • Jesus of Nazareth (1977)
  • Time Bandits (1981)
  • Marco Polo (1982)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • The Living Daylights (1987)
  • The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
  • The Sheltering Sky (1990)
  • Kundun (1997)
  • The Mummy (1999)
  • Gladiator (2000)
  • Alexander (2004)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Babel (2006)
  • One Night with the King (2006)
  • Prince of Persia (2010)
  • Son of God (film) (2014)
  • Also used in parts of the TV series Game of Thrones.

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate nicknamed The door of the desert, is a city and capital of Ouarzazate Province in Drâa-Tafilalet region of south-central Morocco. Ouarzazate is at an elevation of 1,160 metres (3,810 ft) in the middle of a bare plateau south of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south of the town is the desert.

The town is chiefly inhabited by Berber-speakers, who constructed many of the prominent kasbahs and buildings for which the area is known. Ouarzazate is an important holiday destination in Morocco, as a base for excursions across the Draa Valley and into the desert. The fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Cinema studios (en demand)

Atlas Studios is one of the largest movie studios in the world, in terms of land area. Several historical movies were shot here, including The Living Daylights, Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, Lawrence of Arabia, The Man Who Would Be King, Kingdom of Heaven and Babel. It was also the location of an episode of the television series The Amazing Race 10 and Game of thrones: Season 3.

Agdz

Agdz is a town in mid-southeastern Morocco, in the Atlas Mountains with a population of about 10,000. Agdz lies at the feet of Djebel Kissane and along the shores of the Draa River.

Draa Palmeraie, Draa Valley and Draa River

The Draa also spelled Dra or Drâa, in older sources mostly Darha or Dara), is Morocco's longest river, 1,100 kilometres (680 mi). It is formed by the confluence of the Dadès River and Imini River. It flows from the High Atlas mountains south-(east)ward to Tagounit and from Tagounit mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan. Most of the year the part of the Draa after Tagounit falls dry.

Zagora

Zagora is a town in the valley of the Draa River in Souss-Massa-Drâa, southeastern Morocco. It is flanked by the mountain Zagora from which the town got its name. Originally it was called 'Tazagourt' the singular of plural 'Tizigirt', Berber for 'twinpeaks', referring to the fortress of the Murabitun, or Almoravid, people. In old European maps the mountain Zagora is already indicated but the town itself was only built in the 20th century. On the top of the Zagora mountain the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen. The exact location of the former Almoravid mosque is still a matter of dispute. Each year the moussem (festival) of the Sufi saint moulay Abdelkader Jilali is celebrated at Zagora. Languages spoken in the city include Moroccan Arabic, Tachelhit and Tamazight. A well known sign at the town border states 'Tombouctou 52 days', the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel.

Tamgroute traditional pottery factories

Tamegroute (Tamgrout) is a village in the south of Morocco, in the valley of the Draa River. It has a history as an important center of learning and religion through its famous Sufi zawiya, historical center of the Nasiriyya Sufi order, one of the most influential - and at one time one of the largest - Sufi orders in the Islamic world. Tamegroute\'s green pottery is also very well known.

The founders of the religious brotherhood Nasiriyya wanted to raise the status of the village of Tamegroute to that of a 'Medina', that is to say to make it a city. They assembled the merchants and craftsmen that they had brought from Fes, a city that enjoyed good relations with Tamegroute at the time. However, today Tamegroute is a little village again, but the pottery has become its main characteristic. Except for a few ochre shades, a green glaze is the dominant colour in pottery from Tamegroute. As with Fes Zelliges, and even more so, the ancient techniques give the glaze infinite variations.

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