Atlas Mountain Retreat

High Atlas Trek (5 days)

High Atlas – 5 day trek

This five day High Atlas trekking holiday takes you off the beaten track, into the High Atlas mountains with breathtaking scenery and long reaching views in all directions. You will explore Berber villages and experience local life including visiting a pottery. You will walk for a duration of  5-6 hours each day. There is plenty of chance to explore the different villages where you sleep each night, in local style accommodation, and to experience Berber mountain lifestyle. 

 

Route:
  • Tassaouirgane
  • Kik
  • Tagadert
  • Aghbalou
  • Ait Zitoun
  • Amergass
  • Tazatourt
  • Ouchfilen
  • Agni
  • Anraz
  • Torord
Itinerary

Day 1 – Tassaouirgane to KiK
Your High Atlas trekking starts by walking up to the Kik Plateau. You will pass many of Berber villages along this route. You will see the diversity of the landscape and amazing views of the Atlas Mountains. You will spend the night in a Berber house.

Day 2 – Kik to Tagadert
On the second day you head towards Amizimz enjoying the beautiful scenery on the way to a large reservoir. You will pass many cultivated terraces before arriving at the village of Tagaderte. Here you will meet some of the people who work at the pottery supplying the pots for the weekly market. You will spend the night just an hour’s further walk from there.

Day 3 – Tagadert to Amegrass
Today you head to the beautiful village of Amegrass. You pass through interesting Berber villages including Labouar and the pottery village of Tagadert. You stop for lunch stop at Aghbalou village before heading to Amegrass village via Ait Zitoun. You will be welcomed by a fresh mint tea on arrival. Leave luggage here, the spend a further hour  exploring the area. Returning to spend our night at Amegrass.

Day 4 – Amegrass to Ouchfilen
Start with a 3 hour walk to the village of Tazatourt where you rest and have lunch. After lunch go onwards past a few Berber villages, arriving at the remote village of Ouchfilen. Enjoy the fantastic and dramatic landscape.

Day 5 – Ouchfilen to Tassaouirgane
The last day is a walk over the Nfiss Gorge towards the village of Ouirgane. Then follow the track toward the pine wood forest where you will have lunch. Hike trough villages of Agni, Anraz (old Jewish village) , Torord. Your High Atlas trek finishes late afternoon in Tassa Ouirgane village.

 

Essentials
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Duration / Grade 5 days – 5-6 hours walking per day – Moderate
Accommodation 4 nights in Berber houses
Included Meals 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport None included
Local Support Crew Specialist Morocco local trek leader/mountain guide
Is This Trek For You?  

This High Atlas trek is suitable for those of good fitness. You must be comfortable walking for 5 continuous days and enjoy getting off the beaten track, staying in local style accommodation.

Equipment needed Good trainers or walking boots, rambler pole (optional), hat, sunscreen, nibbles, hygienic wipes, fleece & sleeping bag

 

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