Atlas Mountain Retreat

Berber Hamlets Hike (1 day)

Berber Hamlets – One Day Hike

This is an easy/moderate one day Atlas Mountain Trek. The walking on this trek is mostly on paths at lower levels, the route is sometimes rocky, and seldom flat. You will walk for a duration of about 6 hours. Get that “away from it all” feeling as you pass through remote Berber hamlets and soak up the breathtaking mountain scenery and simple country lifestyle.

 

Route
  • Tassaouirgane
  • Marigha Izdern
  • Imareghan Noufla
  • Adrar Takherkhourte
  • Tinzert
  • Tizi n’Tarabza 

 

Itinerary

The Berber Hamlets, one day Atlas Mountain trek begins as you head south along mule tracks near a saline stream towards the village of Marigha Izdern (1,205 m). You walk onwards to Imareghan Noufla (1,224 m) where the intensely flavoured olive oil that is so distinctive to this area is produced using old stone equipment driven by mules and donkeys. Then with the peak of Adrar Takherkhourte (2,660m) to your right, you trek through countryside with a beautiful mix of field crops, wild flowers and olive groves via Berber hamlets to the little village of Tinzert. Salt is mined in Tinzert from huge wells and then the brine is left for the water to evaporate on salt pans. The return leg of your trek is via a pass, the Tizi n’Tarabza (1,706m), from where you can be see superb views of the Tarabaza, Kik and Moulay Brahim plateaus with the Tizi n’Test Pass and Jbel Oumeden beyond.

 

Essentials
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Duration / Grade 1 day (6 hours walking) – Easy to Moderate
Accommodation None included. Departs from Dar Tassa Atlas Mountain Trek Retreat.
Included Meals Picnic lunch
Transport none included
Local Support Crew Specialist Morocco local trek leader/mountain guide.
Is This Trek For You?  

This trek is suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness. There are no major ascents but expect up hill climbs, steep descents and rugged paths. You pass through hamlets and experience the simple local mountain life here.

Equipment needed Good trainers or walking boots, rambler pole (optional), hat, sunscreen, nibbles, hygienic wipes, filled water bottle

 

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