6 days Atlas mountains and Sahara desert to fes.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Transfert from Marrakech to Imlil Acclimatisation day around the Imlil Valley.
One option is to trek to a col Tizi M’zzik at 2660m. / 8727ft. in the nearby Mezzik Valley. ( neight in Berber  village )
Day 2 :  Imlil (1740m) – Tizi n’Tamatert (2270 m) – Imenane Valley – Tacheddirt (2400 m)
You will meet your guide and mule team in Imlil in the morning. After a welcome mint tea, gear will be stowed on the mules and you will start the trek. The first objective is the pass you see up to your left if you are facing up the valley. The route passes the villages of Ait Souka and Tamatert and enters the forested trails up to the pass at Tizi n´Tamatert at 2270 m. The views back and forward are just outstanding! Rest here a while and enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice form the small kiosk and soak up the views. From here, the route will drop down to the valley floor where you can have a lunch break. After lunch you will trek up the valley to Tacheddirt where the night will be spent in a local gite.
Day 3 :  Imenane Valley – Tizi n’Aguersioual (2100 m) – Aguersioual Village (1650 m)
The second day starts with a heart local breakfast, mules are packed and the trek starts. You will follow the valley passing through several Berber villages; this gives you an opportunity to see up close the buildings, people and lifestyle as they go about their farming and daily routines, feeding animals and tending crops. The route then winds its way uphill to Tizi n´Aguersioual, here the views are also exceptional as you straddle the two valleys form this high point. The trek then descends, passing villages perched on the mountainside, to the roadside village of Aguersioual where your transport will be waiting. Lunch will be in the valley by the river. You can return to Marrakech or opt to stay nearby in one of the guesthouses in Tamatert we visit my family to have mint tea we us.
Day 4 : imlil  – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades valley.
Star for sahara tour desert trip from Marrakech to Fez ‘ starts. (around 08:00am) from imlil to Dades valley and gorges. Across the Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass.with far-reaching views across the mountains,. to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages.., We continue to AitBenhaddou Kasbah to visit .the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou by walking inside its mud houses,. a spectacular fortified village (Ksour). You can have your lunch at Ait ben haddou or Ouarzazate and .continue to Dades valley, we will spend the night in a riad  in Dades valley with spectacular view of the valley.
Day 5 : Dades valley – Todra gorges – Merzouga (Camel ride – Night in Desert)
After breakfast,. we departure from Dades Valley to the Sahara. desert of Merzouga erg chebbi. Berber villages are awesome along the way,. We will pass through Tinjdad and Erfoud. cityin which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan atmosphere and views. We continue to Merzouga erg chebbi desert sand dunes. .After relaxing few minutes in Merzouga, we go to the camels whom are waiting. to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes of erg chebbi. It will take around an hour and some minutes with stop for sunset in top of dune and walk in soft dunes. We will spend the night in desert camp with drums. music and fire in the middle of the Sahara, this is a great opportunity. totake lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise, we will spend the night in private desert tents in erg chebbi.
Day 6 : Merzouga – Ziz valley – Midelt – Cedar forest – Ifarne – Fes
Wake up early morning .to enjoy the sunrise on the top of the dune. in the Sahara Desert . After these beautiful moments by camels., you will have your breakfast and take shower. We will depart to Errachidia city via Erfoud,. Aoufous and Ziz valley,. then stop for a panoramic view of the oasis of Aoufous. in the Tafilalte region. Continuation to Midelt across .the pass of TiziN’talghamt and have lunch break in midalet. After lunch we will be driven to Fes. (the medieval city) via the Cedar forest near Azrou and the mountain. of the middle Atlas with the possibility to see the Barbary apes (monkeys). You may have a stop in Ifrane (the Switzerland of Morocco).before arriving to Fes. Drop you off in your Riad/Hotel in Fes.

What to Bring

For Tizi Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Tizi trekking are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Tizi trekking:

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants