BERBER TRAILS OF CENTRAL HIGH ATLAS
Trek to encountering Berber nomads
Location: Central High Atlas
Feasible from June to October - Possible custom dates
Groups: 4 people min / max 15
Walking level 2: 5 H / day with average elevation changes
Accompaniment: A Certified Guide, a cook and mule drivers
Accommodation: Ecolodge and comfort camp / Marrakech Hotel *** or (riad option)
Conditions: Accessible to all
DAY 1 - MARRAKECH
Airport reception and installation at your hotel. Meals of your choice. Night in hotel ***
Accommodation: Hotel ***
DAY 2: THE HIGH VALLEY OF ZAOUIAT AHANSAL
-Departure to the central High Atlas via Azilal to arrive in the upper valley of Zaouiat Ahansal and its marabou village leaning on a barrier of ocher cliffs overlooking the tumultuous waters of the wadi (river) Ahansal descending from the High Atlas.(This village is also known for bringing together each year the Berber tribes of the region, who come to venerate the holy marabou buried in the green roofed Qoubba.)
-A night in a lodge in the village of Agoudim at an altitude of 1600m near the Taghia gorges, a huge high steep rock hill for climbing in Morocco.
350kms / 6H of road - lodging
DAY 3: THE SHEEPFOLD OF BOUMARDOUL HEIGHTS
We leave our village located at the bottom of the gorges to climb through evergreen oak forests towards the sheepfold of Boumardoul Heights. Installation of our bivouac at the bottom of Maskou mountain at 2200m height
5 / 6H walking - Dénivelés: positive 800m / negative 600m - Bivouac
DAY 4: THE ROCKY BARRIER OF TIGRINT
We cross the Tigrint rocky barrier (3100m) to the large natural cistern of Ahanade, a large reservoir of natural water where the Ait Abdi pastors take their flocks to drink at the end of the day. Picnic break
We leave this beautiful pastoral atmosphere, to cross the highlands and arrive at Imider, a village with troglodyte houses. Bivouac.
5 / 6H walk - Elevation gain: + 1000m / -300m - Bivouac
DAY 5: THE HIGH PLATEAUS OF KOUSSER
Crossing the high plateaus of Kousser which have one of the most beautiful thuriferous juniper forests in the Atlas. We descend along the gorges of the River Tafraout. Picnic before taking a winding path that will take us to the village of Zerkan. Bivouac near the village
5 / 6H walk - Elevation gain: -600m / + 400m - Bivouac
DAY 6: THE CIRCUS OF ANERGUI
Early in the morning we descend by the green Wandilli gorges and the tiny village of Batli. Lunch with the locals before continuing our descent to the Anergui valley, surrounded by the Morik mountain.
Beautiful view of the grandiose circus of Anergui, before arriving at the village of Ait Boulmane at an altitude of 1500m. A night at Tighremt Assif Melloul, an Ecolodge located at the entrance of the gorges, opposite the Anergui circus. Dinner and night.
5 / 6H walk - Elevation gain: -900m / + 300m - Accommodation: Ecolodge
DAY 7: RETURN TO MARRAKECH
We leave the Anergui valley through a road which crosses the high plateau of Tagleft, going by the lake of Bin El Ouidane and Azilal.
Arrival in Marrakech at the end of the afternoon. Installation at your hotel and dinner of your choice. Night in hotel ***
320kms / 6H of road - hotel ***
DAY 8 - MARRAKECH - RETURN
Depending on your flight schedule, airport transfer and departure