DAY 1: PICK UP FROM MARRAKECH AND DRIVE TO IMLIL VALLEY 1740M, HIKE TO IMNANE VALLEY
We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, and a busy market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down from the mountains, and an equal supply of activity from those about to embark on their adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n'Tamaterte (2279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouanskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (3000m), where we generally camp near the river.
DAY 2: TACHEDDIRT - TIZI NLIKEMT PASS 3555 M - AZIB LIKKEMT
Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likkemt (3555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likkemt, where we camp for the night.
DAY 3: AZIB LIKKEMT - TIZI N'OURAI - AMSOUZART
This long, but relatively easy, day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. From Tizi n’Ououraine (3120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3876m). The trail leads on towards Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night – dormitory-style - in a simple village Gite.
DAY 4: AMSOUZART - IFNI LAKE
West of Amsouzert is several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the massif. It is a memorable sight, surrounded by Rocky Mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp tonight in this area.
DAY 5: IFNI LAKE - NELTER HUT
By now we should be both fit and acclimatized, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At length we reach the pass at Tizi n'Ouanoums (3664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside).
DAY 6: MT. TOUBKAL SUMMIT – IMLIL – MARRAKECH
We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit. If conditions are good it should take no more than 2-3 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy expansive views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base, we then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Armed, before following the Maizane River, along a well-forested trail, transfer to Marrakech
IMPORTANT NOTE :
This is only suggested itinerary. If you require modify or create different trek, let us know and we will be happy to design your required Morocco hiking tour.
RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT AND WHAT TO BRING :
For your trekking we recommend sleeping Bag, day-pack , sunglasses , water bottles : most of the time is possible to buy during the trek from villages, towel, ziplock baggies, needle and thread - safety, pins, camera, batteries. Clothing, sarong (can double as a towel, lightweight sheet or scarf), cotton long sleeved shirt (for intense sun), light wind-proof jacket, a hat (sun), lightweight long pants, 2-3 T-shirts, woolen sweater/fleece, cotton, scarf (doubles as a wash cloth), Hiking boots or hiking shoes, disinfectant creme / gel (Polysporin), bandaids, Ibufrofen (Advil or generic – for pain, swelling), Tylenol (colds and fever), cold medication – Echanacia / zinc lozenges, tweezers, Visine, Aloe vera gel (for burns), Anti-hystamine tablets, diahrrea medication (Immodium) * sunblock * sanitary supplies with ziplock baggies to carry out moisturiser / lip balm with sunblock * book small torch / flash-light (small bicycle lights make good travelling torches) nail clippers wet-wipes soap / shampoo / toothpaste / toothbrush etc ..