Three Day Trek: Ourika Valley
Trek Length:
3 days
Trek Cost:
from €150
Trek Grading:
hard
When To Go?:
Mar - Dec
Hassan Amzil runs Trek in Atlas. Hassan and his team will be in charge of your adventure. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Hassan via email here.

Overview
Your trek will take 3 days to complete, hiking amidst cool vegetation with juniper and pine trees for perfect shade breaks, your trek will take you across deep gorges, gushing river streams and groves of cherry and walnut trees. You will be in the capable hands of your allocated guide who will be willing to explain the culture and history behind areas you find yourself upon.

Day 1

Marrakech Cities – Imlil Villages – Tachdirt Valley

We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil (1740m) via the bustling market town of Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for trekkers in the Toubkal Region. This is where we meet our mule team. Once all our gear is loaded we begin walking through a side valley that heads eastwards towards Tacheddirt some 8 km away.

At first the trail rises as we climb up to the pass of Tizi n’Tamatert (2279m) after which we descend on the far side to the pretty village of Ouaneskra (2200m) in the Imenane Valley. We then continue gently upriver for a further half-hour or so to Tacheddirt (2300m), where we set up camp near the riverside.1.5 hours transfer and 5 hours walking, approximately.

Day 2

Tachdirt – Timichi Berber Village

We climb steeply out of Tacheddirt up to Tizi n’Tacheddirt (3172m) gaining lovely views back to the Imenane Valley. From the pass we descend through the village of Iabbassene to reach Timichchi (2000m) near the head of the Ourika Valley. Here we spend the night in a Berber gîte. 7 hours walking, approximately.

Day 3

Timichi – To Setti Fatma – Ourika Valley – Marrakech

Today we enjoy a gentle walk from Timichchi to Setti Fadma (1700m). Along the way we pass through a string of Berber villages that line the banks of the Ourika Valley: first Tiourdiou, then Anfli and afterwards Tadrart. After lunch we continue via Agadir n’Aït Boulmane and on to the centre of Setti Fadma. If there is enough time we will visit a charming waterfall above Setti Fadma before returning to Marrakech. 4 to 5 hours walking and 1.5 hours transfer, approximately.

Included

Transport to and from Marrakech, mountain guide, accommodation, all meals, mules for carrying luggage and equipment, muleteers, private cook.

NOT Included

Flights, beverages, tickets, tips and personal expenses, walking equipment (available to hire upon request).

Notes

The price will vary according to whether it is high season or low season, the number of participants, the age of participants, special offers, changes to the length of the trek and changes to the length of transportation.

Please contact us for further information on up and coming departures.