TOUBKAL TREK 3 - IMLIL TO SETTI FADMA - 3 to 5 DAYS

Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3
Troubkal Trek 3

Enjoy the laidback atmosphere of the Ourika Valley and the vibrancy of Setti Fadma. The beautiful Ourika Valley, typical of many in the High Atlas, is renowned for its greenery throughout the year.

This trek leads you through a string of enchanting villages and below some of the highest peaks of the Atlas Mountains that tower over the valley.

 

Brief Itinerary

Trek plus High Atlas transfers

Day 1 Transfer from Marrakech to Imlil. Walk from Imlil to Tacheddirt*
Day 2 Walk from Tacheddirt to Timichchi
Day 3 Walk from Timichchi to Setti Fadma. Transfer back to Marrakech*

*This trek can also be offered without High Atlas Transfers


Trek plus all the trimmings

Day 1 Arrive in Marrakech
Day 2 Transfer from Marrakech to Imlil. Walk from Imlil to Tacheddirt
Day 3 Walk from Tacheddirt to Timichchi
Day 4 Walk from Timichchi to Setti Fadma. Transfer back to Marrakech
Day 5 Depart from Marrakech

Why book this trek?

· Trek through the magnificent High Atlas Mountains
· Visit the beautiful waterfalls of Setti Fadma.

Detailed Itinerary

Trek plus High Atlas transfers

Day 1: 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 and, 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: 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: 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.


Trek plus all the trimmings

Day 1: After arrival in Marrakech, you will be transferred to your riad within the ancient medina of Marrakech, close to Djemaa el-Fna, the cultural and spiritual heart of this magical city.

Day 2: 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 and, 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 3: 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 4: 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.

Day 5: After breakfast, your driver returns to collect you from your riad and transfers you back to the airport in good time for your departure from Marrakech.

Itinerary notes:

On occasion local weather conditions may require the trekking route to be altered in the interests of your safety.

If this itinerary is not exactly what you had in mind, please do contact us for a discussion as all itineraries can be adapted according to your wishes.