ITINERARY & TREK DETAILS:
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi M,zik – azib Tamsoult – Tizi oussem
Transfer from Marrakech to Imlil 1740 m, then Trek up to the top of Tizi Mzik (2489m). Descend to azib Tamsoulte summer houses via the Ighouliden waterfalls then go down to Azzaden valley, Tizi oussem village overnight at Berber guest house. 6h30 walking
Day 2: Tizi oussem – Azzaden valley – Tizi Oudid – Agrsiwal – Imlil
After Breakfast descend to a Berber village of Ait Aissa and return via Tizi Oudite 2200m mountain pass then down to the village of Malat and Agersioual 1600m for lunch, then continue to imlil village where you will spend a night in guest house. 5 to 6h walking.
Day 3: imlil-ouarzazate-dades gorge
We Depart from imlil village at 08h in a modern, air conditioned transportation. We travel over the Atlas mountains, enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside below and we visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This journey takes approx 3h. From there, after our break, we continue to Ouarzazate (approx 1 hour or so) for lunch break & Sightseeing. Lunch is available in the local cafe’s. After lunch, we continue along the route of The Dades Valley to reach our guesthouse where we will stay for the night. The guesthouse offers Private ensuite rooms and an evening meal and breakfast are included.
Day 4: dades gorge-todra gorge-merzouga Erg chabi.
The next morning we continue along the Dades valley, visiting Dades Gorge, Todra, Todra Gorge and other interesting sites, making our way to Merzouga. At Merzouga we explore the village and meet our Camels who will take us for 1 and a half hours into the Dunes to reach our desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Each person rides their own Camel . The Camel trek is usually just prior to sunset, so that you may enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the Dunes. Once we arrive at the Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot minty tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes and beside the warmth of the fireside. We enjoy a locally cooked meal of Tagine or couscous (vegetarians are catered for with vegetable tagine), a drum party and story swapping. The camp has toilet facilities. Those that wish to can sleep directly under the stars, but there are Bivouacs for everyone. The stars in the desert are a great opportunity to see as their are no artificial lights around and you can fully appreciate the glory of the skies above.
Day 5: merzouga Erg chabi Back To Marrakech.
Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.
Trek grade: Moderate & eazy
Group size: Min 2 and Max 15
Starts/Finish: marrakech city
Availability: all year round
Group 2-4: 380 € Per person
Group 5-7: 360 € Per person
Group 8-15: 320 € Per person
One person: On request
•Private Transport to and from marrakech & throughout during your trip to the desert
•Hotel pick up and drop off
•Accomodation on the mountains
•All meals during your trek on the mountains
•Accomodation in the hotel & in desert tents with half board
•Experienced & speak English Mountain guide
•Speak English desert driver guide
•Mules to carry your bags during the trek on the mountains
•Camel ride on the desert
what’s not included
•Lunches during the desert trek
•Soft Drinks & water
About the Price/Payment:
The price quoted is per person and we quote in Euros (€), but you can pay in Sterling (£)/ US Dollars ($)/ Moroccan Dirham.