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Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks

Strongly recommended year round, these Atlas Valleys and Villages trekking routes are perfect for those looking to enjoy the best of the Mountains whilst avoiding the more basic village gites and camping options used on our traditional Atlas Valleys and Villages treks. The routes offer excellent mountain scenery and traditional Berber villages within the Imlil and Toubkal National Park area. And because they stay below the snowline, they are accessible in the winter to all regardless of experience.

Private Trek Adventure 2 - 4 days

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $250 per person economy class from London

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Itinerary

Overview

The area of the Atlas Mountains close to Marrakech offers some of the best trekking in the world. It offers stunning mountain scenery, snow-capped mountains topping over 4,000m, traditional earth built Berber Villages and a great trekking infrastructure. Although many people want to climb Mount Toubkal (Morocco’s highest peak), the direct route from the main trailhead at Imlil doesn’t give a lot of exposure to the diversity of mountain scenery and Berber Villages that the Atlas Mountains can offer. In that regard these treks more than surpass the main Toubkal route. All the routes offered pass through the beautiful Azzadene Valley (at the head of which sits snow-capped Toubkal and its sister mountains) and offer an opportunity to walk through some characterful Berber Villages.

These treks vary in length from 2-4 days using only comfortable overnight accommodation with private ensuite rooms guaranteed. They are an upgrade option from our more traditional Atlas Valleys and Villages treks which use basic village gites and camping.

This trek is available to be booked independently (including transfers from Marrakech) or we can put together a full itinerary and quote to combine your trek with any of Marrakech, Essaouira, The Atlantic Coast and Sahara Desert.

Day-by-day

Two Day Valleys and Villages trek with comfortable accommodation traversing from the Ouirgane Valley to the Imlil Valley via the picturesque Azzaden Valley.
Day 1: Transfer to Atlas Mountains and trek from Ouirgane to Ait Aissa in the Azzaden Valley
Day 2: Trek from Ait Aissa to Imlil via Tizi Oudite Pass and then transfer back to Marrakech

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Three Day Valleys and Villages trek with comfortable accommodation following a circular route from Imlil, including the picturesque Azzadene Valley and Ouirgane National Park
Day 1: Trek Imlil to Ait Aissa via Tizi n Mzik Pass
Day 2: Trek Ait Aissa to Marigha in the Ouirgane Valley
Day 3: Trek Ouirgane to Imi Oughlad in the Imlil Valley

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4 Day Valleys & Villages trek staying in comfortable accommodation traversing from the Ouirgane Valley to the Imlil Valley via the Azzaden and Imnane Valleys.
Day 1: Transfer to Ouirgane Valley and trek to Ait Aissa in the Azzaden Valley
Day 2: Trek from Ait Aissa to Imlil via the Tizi n Mzik Pass
Day 3: Trek from Imlil to Tacheddirt via the Tizi n Tamatert Pass
Day 4: Trek from Tachedirt to Agersioual in the Imlil Valley and transfer back to Marrakech.

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Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Azzaden Trekking Lodge

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Comfortable mountain lodge
- Excellent alternative to basic gites/camping
- Remote village location

Dar Adrar

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Homely Berber guesthouse
- Fantastic views from terrace
- Great food
- Comfortable and clean

Tigmi Trekking Lodge

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

6/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Trekking Lodge
- Comfortable Accommodation
- Excellent Views

Ouirgane Ecolodge

Atlas Mountains

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Traditionally run Berber guest house
- Lovely mountain views
- Swimming Pool
- Walking or Mountain Biking

Details

Getting there

Flying from the UK... Marrakech has an international airport (RAK) which is serviced by several airlines flying direct from the UK. The flight time is around 3.5hours. On average it takes around an hour to clear airport security and then around 15 – 20 minutes to drive to the Medina or 1 – 1.5 hours to reach the Atlas Mountains.

From the South East:
Gatwick: Easy Jet, British Airways, Royal Air Maroc &Thomson
Luton: Ryanair
Stansted: Ryanair & Easy Jet

From the South West:
Bristol: Easy Jet

From the Midlands:
Birmingham: Thomson

From the North:
Manchester: Easy Jet and Thomson

From Ireland:
Dublin: Ryanair

Price includes

Quoted price is per person for a group of 2 people and includes:
- Private transfers to and from Marrakech
- English speaking mountain guide
- Cook, all meals on trek and bottled water
- Mules to carry your kit bags
- All accommodation

Is it for me?

This trek is suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness levels. It is a particularly good choice for those interested in trekking in Morocco from the months of November through to April when high altitude snows make crampons and ice axes necessary on Toubkal.

Tourdust trek grading: Moderate

Tourdust trek grading: 4 Day Trek - Challenging

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 605 reviews

(4.93/5)

  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

  • We had the most fabulous trip, thank you. Everything you arranged went to plan perfectly and all your Moroccan contacts were efficient and pleasant to deal with. Our guide, Rashid, was super - we got along well with him and found it so interesting talking to him about his family, life at home and his hopes and expectations - and he had a great sense of humour which is always a bonus. How Hamed, our cook/muleteer managed to produce the meals he did, I have no idea - tasty, healthy, beautifully presented and more than plentiful. The last couple of days in Marrakech were, of course, a complete contrast to the trek but great fun too. So all in all, a great break and we've had no hesitation in recommending Tourdust already to our friends.

    MissingSTEPHEN PEARCE reviewing Classic Berber Villages & Toubkal Ascent on 29 October 2015

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Two Day Valleys and Villages trek with comfortable accommodation traversing from the Ouirgane Valley to the Imlil Valley via the picturesque Azzaden Valley.
Day 1: Transfer to Atlas Mountains and trek from Ouirgane to Ait Aissa in the Azzaden Valley
Day 2: Trek from Ait Aissa to Imlil via Tizi Oudite Pass and then transfer back to Marrakech

Three Day Valleys and Villages trek with comfortable accommodation following a circular route from Imlil, including the picturesque Azzadene Valley and Ouirgane National Park
Day 1: Trek Imlil to Ait Aissa via Tizi n Mzik Pass
Day 2: Trek Ait Aissa to Marigha in the Ouirgane Valley
Day 3: Trek Ouirgane to Imi Oughlad in the Imlil Valley

4 Day Valleys & Villages trek staying in comfortable accommodation traversing from the Ouirgane Valley to the Imlil Valley via the Azzaden and Imnane Valleys.
Day 1: Transfer to Ouirgane Valley and trek to Ait Aissa in the Azzaden Valley
Day 2: Trek from Ait Aissa to Imlil via the Tizi n Mzik Pass
Day 3: Trek from Imlil to Tacheddirt via the Tizi n Tamatert Pass
Day 4: Trek from Tachedirt to Agersioual in the Imlil Valley and transfer back to Marrakech.

Alternative Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Make a week of it with a fantastic four day Atlas Valleys and Villages trek combined with three nights in a beautiful riad in Marrakech's atmospheric medina.

Tailor-made Adventure 1 week

Adults from $677 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $126 per person economy class from London

Two or three day Mount Toubkal trek either direct to the summit in 2 days or a better 3 day route via the stunning remote Azzaden Valley and Aguelzim Pass. Possible from May to October.

Private Trek Adventure 2 - 3 days

Adults from $254 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Our most popular Multi Day trek through stunning High Atlas scenery, traditional Berber Villages and some moderately challenging high passes. Overnight in basic village accommodation or camping.

Private Trek Adventure 2 - 4 days

Adults from $254 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

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