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ATLAS MOUNTAINS CROSSING FOR 22 DAYS

Holidays Morocco

DAY 1 : Arrive in Marrakech, where you will spend your first night in a hotel. That evening you will have a full briefing about the 22 day Atlas Crossing Trek from one of the Berber Guides who will be with you for all of this adventure.

DAY 2 : Departure by Land Rover for Aït Bougmez village, arriving in the afternoon in time to meet the mule team and the muleteers, with whose help we will spend the evening preparing for the trek. Dinner and overnight accommodation with a local family in a beautiful Berber adobe house in Aït Imi.

Day 3 - 20

Holidays Morocco Get trekking. We pass through numerous villages as we cross the breathtaking Aït Bougmez valley. After Aït Imi Oulelimt, we enter the Arous valley where we begin the ascent of Mgoun (4068m).

After this long day's hike, we take a well- earned rest and spend the night situated on the Tarkedit (2900m) the heart of a magnificent plateau. Crossing the plateau to the foot of the pass we arrive at the source of the Tassaout river and our camping place for the night.

We pass through the villages of Imarehnes, Amzri and Ichbakene. Travelling in a southerly direction, we camp at Megdaz, Agdaz, Tamzrit, Tamda, Irissi, Tizi Noubadou and Tazlida.

We continue to the North of Tizi N'Tichka to get to the village of Fra. The hills before us begin to get steeper as we go deeper into the mountain chain. We cross the Yagour plateau where we camp beside the ancient cave engravings.

Then on to Sitti Fattma and along the Ourika valley to Tacheddirt (2000m). Continuing on towards Tamsoult, we arrive at the Neltner mountain refuge. After a night at the refuge, we begin the ascent of Mount Toubkal (4164m).

Then we make our way down to Imlil passing through Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd. There you will find a Berber spread of roast meat (or Berber tagines) and mint tea, accompanied by singing and dancing from the villagers of Imlil.

After spending a peaceful night in Imlil and chilling out the next morning, we attack a substantial lunch passing the village of Asni before setting off for Marrakech , where we spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 21: A free day to do what you like (guided or unguided), but we advise you not to miss the legendary Jamâa El Fna square.

DAY 22 : Transfer and departure.

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