2 Days Imlil To Wirgan
Travel from Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains to the village of Imlil, famous for being the starting point of many treks across the High Atlas Mountains.
Once in Imlil you will meet your Berber team of a guide, cook and muleteers then start your 2-day trek.
You’ll head to the Tizi Mzzik pass then down into the Azzaden Valley to overnight in a simple Berber village, prior to a next-day descent down the valley to Ouirgane which is your final destination.
2 day treks are a great option which allow you to discover the scenic beauty of the High Atlas Mountains and discover the daily life of traditional Berber people.
Day 1: Imlil – Tizi M’zzik – Tizi Oussem
You’ll trek from Imlil to Tizi Oussem on a 5-hour walk which takes you over Tizi M’zzik Mountain pass (2540m) and down into the spectacular valley of Azzaden. You’ll spend the night at a gite relaxing and resting in village of Tizi Oussem.
A side trip to the Ighouliden Waterfalls is available after lunch upon request.
Day 2: Tizi Oussem – Tiziane – Azerfsane – Tassa Ouirgane – Ouirgane Centre.
After breakfast we now set off on our hike along the Assif N’Ait Oussaden Valley, passing through walnut groves, up to Tizi N’Taghrhourte (1995m) and through to a rare, almost flat stretch to arrive at Assaka Spring, where we will stop for our field picnic amidst an awesome silence after some 2.5 hours of relatively easy walking.
Our post lunch hike takes us down along the edges of the forest until we reach the Berber village of D’Knt (1870m) or Agouns N’Assoul where we will have our dinner and spend the night in a bivouac/gite.
A downhill walk leads you through the nature reserve designed for protecting the famous Barbary Sheep of this region.
Lunch will be served at a stop en route to Tassa Ouirgane.
An hour and half of walking through olive groves and many Berber villages will bring you to your final destination in the center of Ouirgane.
2 days/1 night
Essential Equipment & Clothing:
- Good hiking boots or trainers and socks
- Personal First Aid Kit
- 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
- Day sack/backpack
- Ice axe and crampons (winter)
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
- Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
- Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude treks)
- Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated)
- Payment: can be made in € / $ / £ or MAD