Peaks & Valleys

Peaks & Valleys




Max. Altitude

Over a week is spent walking the valleys and peaks whilst acclimatising you to the altitude all the while. Starting at Imlil, we climb up to Tacheddirt village at 2314m and then to the highest pass in the national park at 3555m – this is the spot from which Joseph Thomson noted Toubkal as the highest Atlas peak in 1888. We pass through Kissaria Gorges and Ourika Valley (1500m), then up again towards Amsouzart (3207m) and finally ending at the peak of Toubkal (4167m).

(code: PAV)

Key information:

Min age: 16 years

Maximum (possible) altitude: 4167m (check itinerary)

What to wear: Bring clothing for both warm and cold/wet weather*

Tipping: if you choose to tip the team, then please present the guide with your contribution at the end of the trip – we thank you!


Fly to Marrakech – depending on your arrival time, there may be some time to explore this wonderfully colourful city before our group meeting in the early evening.

Location: Marrakech

Accommodation: 1 night at hotel

Included: n/a

We leave at around 0830 after breakfast at the hotel. travelling by minibus to Imlil taking approx. 1.5 hours. we then walk to Tizi n’ Tamatert (2279m), where we have lunch. then we walk to Tacheddirt village (2314m).

Location:  Tacheddirt (2314m)

Accommodation: 1 night at camp

Included: breakfast at hotel + lunch & dinner

After breakfast, we leave at 6 am and walk to Tizi n’likmet 4-5 hours  (highest pass in the national park (3555m), the spot from which joseph Thomson noted Toubkal as the highest atlas peak in 1888 (first climbed in 1923). from here there’s a reasonably clear path down across some of the worst scree of the region. the right side-east of Tizi Likmet is wild in the extreme. there is a magnificent if very demanding route over to the Ourika valley by the splendid Tizi n’tachddirt. after a spot of lunch at the peak, then there’s another two hours up to Azib n’ Likemt (2250m), where we stop for the day and have lunch. you can then enjoy the rest of the day freely and there is a river where you can enjoy a swim.

Location:  Azib n’likemt (2250m)

Accommodation: 1 night at a camp

Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We start the day at 7 am and walk-in total of 5-6 hours passing Assif n’ourai river, followed by a descent passing Tagounite (1998m) village and ending in Amsouzart (1740m) where we have lunch. you will have a free afternoon there (we will have snack on the way). free afternoon.

Location: Amsouzart (1740m)

Accommodation: 1 night at a Gîte

Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

We walk approx. 5 hours down to Aroumd village passing the holy shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2350m). Sidi Chamharouch: the shrine is probably a survival of a very ancient nature cult. on the approach to the village, you may notice a tree, sacred to local tradition, where the Berbers hang strips of cloth and make piles of stones. Aroumd village where we stay the night is the largest village of the Mizane valley, an extraordinary looking place, built on a huge moraine spur above the valley at 1840m. steep tiered fields of potatoes, onions, barley and various kinds of fruit line the valley sides, their terraces edged with purple iris. while at the village, you can take up the opportunity of a hammam and massage for a mere 10mad per person.

Location:  Aroumd (1840m)

Accommodation: 1 night at a gîte

Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Today we enjoy a light walk in the village where you can experience the local culture, see the waterfall and do some shopping, the town boasts a lovely local carpet and jewellery shop. after lunch we get back onto the minibus and drive back to Marrakech. that evening (around 5), we will gather for a last night team dinner.

Location:  Marrakech

Accommodation: 1 night at a hotel

Included: Breakfast & lunch only (everyone to pay for team dinner)

Extras: you can pre-select an activity for the afternoon from the brochure provided at the start of your trip.

Today we take you by minibus back to the airport to catch your flight home. you can of course decide to stay on to explore more of Marrakech but we only provide transport back on the final morning of the trip.

Location:  Marrakech

Included: breakfast at hotel

What’s Included:

Pickup & drop-off from/to airport

Travel required for Trip will be via Minibus

All accommodation including all tents

Meals as described in the itinerary

Crampons if required

What you need to do:

Arrange travel insurance

Check and arrange any Visa/vaccination requirements yourself

Where camping is outlined in the itinerary, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag

What to pack:

Clothing for both warm and cold/wet weather as well as gloves & hat (summits are very different environments).

You should always carry rain clothing in your day pack as you never know…

Water bottle including water purification tablets

Appropriate season sleeping bag & travel pillow

Day bag to allow you to carry spare clothing, food and water whilst hiking

Strong walking boots with good ankle support and tread

Travel towel, soap, toilet paper for use whilst camping and at refuges

Torch (flashlight) & adaptors

Walking poles if needed

* Please note that along the way, you will passing very traditional villages, so it would be good to keep shoulders and knees covered.

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