Azzaden Valley is an amazing Valley with many tradition Berber Villages located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.. Berbers are the indigenous North Africans, having inhabited the north coast of Africa ranging from present day Morocco to Egypt, for at least 5,000 years. The Arab invasion of North Africa in the 7th century forced Berbers to assimilate, or take refuge in the Atlas mountains.
Overnight at the berber village guest house. Day 2: Sightseeing tour of azzaden valley, imlil valley, High Atlas Waterfall and High Atlas Peaks...
Beginning altitude: 1,740 m / 5708,661 ft
Maximum altitude: 2479 m/ 8133,202 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Medium
Period: All year round
Experience the local lifestyle of the crossed villages, also visit local people and the valley, a large and most important crossed Berber village, and finally reach Marrakech.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imi Oughlad Village 1450m – Tizi Ntacht pass 2000m – Tizi Oussem Village 1750m
Start from marrakech at 8h30 for a pleasante drive south winding our way up through the Moulay Brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas mountains and our trailhead of imi oughlad (1450m) with the jbel toubkal , at 4167m the highest peak in north africa , aglzim 3650m and aksoual 38847m ,looming before us . here we alight from our vehicle and meet up with berber muleteer crew . We set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatisation hike up switchback mule tracks , passing by cornfields woods pine and juniper to the tiz n’tachete (2000m), where we shall stop to look back down on the imlil and ait oussaden valleys before carrying on for another half hour to imi n’ifri and our field picnic. thence a slow hike for about 2 and half hours south-west down along a dirt track to assif n’ ait oussaden and the red clay Terraced village of Tizi Oussem ( 1750 m ) for our accommodation in our gite
Day 2: Tizi Oussem Village 1750m – Tizi Mzik pass 2479m – Imlil Valley 1740m
Start your day Trek from Tizi Oussem, we go up a forest of juniper to arrive M'zik pass, on the pass we will savor a beautiful panorama of the Imlil area, we descend to lunch spot under the old walnut trees. After lunch we proceed to the village of Imlil, and Drive back to Marrakech, 5 hours walking
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