Nomadic Berber Migration 11 days.


Day 1: Marrakech

 Welcome to Morocco! You arrive in Marrakech and, after a short transfer from the airport, spend the first night in a hotel in the centre of town and meet your fellow travellers at a pre-departure meeting at 6:00pm.

INCLUDED MEALS: DINNER.

Day 2: Cascades D’Ouzoud-ait bougmaz valley

Your trekking holiday begins gently as we travel by minivan/4x4 to see the magnificent Cascades D’Ouzoud. The three tiered waterfall drops an impressive 110 metres into the river below. There is a small foot bridge at its base and there are many trails along the river for you to follow or you can paddle in the small pools. After lunch in Azilal we continue on to the nomad’s camp in IKIS, to meet the Berber family with their sheep, goats and mules that we will be travelling with for the next 7 days of their bi-annual migration from the High Atlas to the lower Dades Valley.

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST,LUNCH,DINNER

Day 3: IKIS – Izourar plateau 2525m

In the morning of day 3 we begin our Berber migration! Leaving IKIS we trek for 5 hours to get to the plateau of Izourar which is a large flat area get full by water in spring time after the snow milt. We are going to cross the plateau and continue our trek with the nomads to get to our evening camp in the other side of izourar plateau.

Uphill:     550m

Downhill:     50m

Trekking hours: 5h

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

DAY 4: Izourar–Tizi –n- Igourane 3200m-Tzi tamgmart:

After breakfast we will continue our nomadic migration and we will trek over Tizi-n-Igourarne 3200m, which will give us a great opportunity to admire breathtaking sceneries of Mgoun valley in the high Atlas Mountains our camp tonight will be down the Tizi-n- tamgmart.  

Uphill:     650m

Downhill:     500m

Trekking hours: 7 h

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

 

Day 5: Tizi-n- Tamgmart (2976m)- akka- n- majdag. 

Today our trek will be flat on the river of majdag. If you ever dreamed of living the experience of being a shepherd, today is your day as you can go after sheep and goats over the mountains for the whole day.  Today as well we will pass by many nomad families belonging to different tribes in the high Atlas Mountains, some of them live in their caves; some others use their Berber tents made from goat’s wool. Once we get to our camp we will have a chance to see our Berber family preparing their traditional bread on the heated stones as well as dinner over the fire.

Uphill:     50m

Downhill:     300m

Trekking hours: 5h to 6h

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

 

Day 6:  akka-N- Imejdag 2380m-Tizi-N- Toudadt.

Enjoy spectacular views of the high Atlas where you can notice what water and erosion created in the mountains over millions of years. We will trek down to Tizi-N- Toudadt where we will camp for the night with our berber family.

 

Uphill:     550m

Downhill:     550m

Trekking hours: 4h

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

 

Day7: Tizi-n-Toudate 2800m- imjgarne 1800m

Today is short day trekking but we are going to live an amazing experience with our nomad family by helping them to bring water from the wells on the back of the donkeys and mules.

Uphill:     50m

Downhill:     350m

Trekking hours: 3h

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST,LUNCH,DINNER

 

Day 8:  Imejgarne - Tizi-n-Mademt – Aït Youl Dadès 1600m.

Today we will continue our gradual daily descent towards the Dades Valley, until we reach Ait Youl in the beautiful Gorges Du Dades, where we’ll camp for the final night. This signals the end of our incredible trek and the Berber family will settle in the lower valleys for the winter, where they are not exposed to the freezing temperatures of the High Atlas.

Uphill:     200m

Downhill:     400m

Trekking hours: 4 h

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER

 

Day 9: Ait Benhaddou - MARRAKECH

Bidding farewell to the Berber family and this unique trekking experience, we head back to Marrakech today stopping en route at Ouarzazate, which African traders once used as a resting point, on their journey up to Europe. Ouarzazate has been used as a setting for several films including, Alexander the Great, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Living Daylights. Our second stop is at the remarkable Aït Benhaddou, a ‘fortified city’, situated along the former caravan route, between the Sahara and Marrakech. Aït Benhaddou is one of the best preserved ancient Kasbahs in the Atlas region. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, some Kasbahs date back to the 16th Century and the site has also been the setting for many famous films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Enjoy the comfort of a bed tonight as we return to the hotel in Marrakech for some well earned rest and relaxation!

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH


DAY 10: MARRAKECH

Enjoy a free day exploring incredible Marrakech. Set within the rose-coloured walls of the medina is a reality that is not that far removed from an exotic film set – a tangle of winding streets that open onto verdant gardens and dark alleyways that lead to bustling souks. The focal point is the central square, the Djemâa-el- Fna, an extraordinary gathering and market place. Full of colours, spicy aromas and traders, it is best seen in the evening, when overflowing with food stalls, dancers, acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and henna artists. Towering above the bustling square is the beautiful Koutoubia Mosque.

INCLUDED MEALS: BREAKFAST.

DAY 11: Marrakech

This Morocco trekking holiday ends on day 11 after breakfast.

INCLUDED MEALS:  BREAKFAST.

Mon 18 May 2020 - Thu 28 May 2020 Code NBM11 Adult£1300.00 Available Book
Sat 18 May 2019 - Tue 28 May 2019 Code NBM11 Adult£1300.00 Available Book
Sun 22 Sep 2019 - Wed 02 Oct 2019 Code NBM11 Adult£1300.00 Available Book

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