4-Day Imlil Atlas Valleys Trek and Camel Trek in the Sahara Tours

Perfect combination of 1 days atlas valleys trek & 3 days desert tour which will take you to the Moroccan Chamonix “Imlil”  from where you will take
day walks and explore the berber villages prior to travel over the Atlas Mountain on the following days to get to Dades gorges for 1st stop, carry on to Merzouga where you will have a camel ride and overnight on the nomadic dunes then driva back through the stony desert “ Tazarine” via  Ourzazate and into Marrakech

DAY 1

Marrakesh – Imlil – Atlas Mountain Day Trek

Departure by car from Marrakech around 8h in the morning for 1h20 drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every saturday, then to Agersioual (1,600m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, Here you will leave the Vehicle and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 12km excursion. towards the East  to the Berber village of AIkkiss   (1,700m), Over Tizi n agersioual pass (2200m). Lunch  taken inside a Berber Home (or by the river) then carry on walking up the Imnane valley then over Tizi n Tamter pass (2779m) , From here one can view the two valleys, down into the Imlil Valley and back down to the Imnane valley.  Another 1h30 trek down from here will take you to the village of Imlil where you will enjoy an evening meal in the charming Guesthouse. 1h20 drive and 4:30hours walking.

DAY 2

Imlil - Ouarzazat - Dades Valley

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios . A side trip is possible to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia...) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide.. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 6hours)

DAY 3

Dades Valley - Todra gorge - Merzouga

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge - a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert camp. (Total driving time 5hours )

DAY 4

Merzouga - Marrakech

Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

NB : If you prefer to break the distance of the last day then we suggest to spend the night in the Kasbah of Ait benhaddou  so take a 5 days Tour

Trek & Tour informations.

Trek & Tour Prices

  • Group 1 person         : 585 £
  • Group 2 - 3 people   : 345£/person
  • Group 4 - 7 people   : 290 £/person
  • Group 8 - 12 people : 200 £/person
 

Include :​​​

  • All transport
  • 1 Overnight in Imlil or similar (Dinner & breakfast)
  • Guided Day Walk
  • Lunch on day 1
  • 4x4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour
  • 1 overnight camping in Erg chebbi  + dinner & breakfast
  • Camel Ride 
  • 1 overnight accommodation in Hotel in  Dades gorges + dinner & breakfast

Not include :

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches during the 3 days Desert part.
  • Entrance fee (Monuments visits)
E Q P M T

Equipment Do You Need For Hiking

  1. Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks
  2. Personnel First aid Kit
  3. 3 to 4 season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)
  4. Crampons, Ice axes and Gaiters for Winter treks ( Nov to April )
  5. Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  6. Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
  7. Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)
  8. Lightweight daypack
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Sunscreen
  11. Torch and batteries
  12. Towel & all personal toiletries

Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop in atlas:

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