Period: from October to May
Duration: 8 days
Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech, immediate transfer to Tamlakout, in the heart of the Anti-Atlas Range, where the night is spent with a local family.
Day 2: We meet up with the mules and leave in the direction of Aït Tigga crossing through a rocky lunar landscape. We set up camp just before Aït Tigga (2000 m). 5 hours walking.
Day 3: We cross Aït Tigga, Idoughagh and Aït Ighmour (2100 m), overshadowed by the Agadirs. We go up the pass (2700 m) and then down to the Assif Mdist. 6 hours 30 mins walking.
Day 4: We are now in the heart of the Siroua mountain system, where streams have cut through rocks, gouging out canyons. The peaks seem to stretch away forever. We set up camp at the foot of Siroua. 6 hours walking.
Day 5: Ascent of Jbel Siroua (3305 m) giving a superb view out over all the Atlas Range. We set up camp here. 6 hours walking.
Day 6: Ascent of Tizi Isdrim (2700 m) and Tizi N’Talat up to Aziouane. We set up camp by huge granite blocks in the middle of the pastures.
6 hours 30 mins walking.
Day 7: We cross the Amassines to get back to the vehicles and return to the hotel in Marrakech.
3 hours Driving.
Day 8: Transfer and departure.
Please do not hesitate to contact Tizi Trekking if you require any further information.
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: