Explore the Atlas: 3-Day Trek from Imlil to Setti Fatma


Embark on a transformative 3-day journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Atlas Mountains with our Imlil in Atlas to Setti Fatma Treks. Day one begins with a picturesque hike to Tizi n. Tamaterte, traversing fields of barley and orchards. As we ascend, we're rewarded with panoramic views of the Imlil and Imnane valleys, dotted with Berber villages. After a scenic picnic in Ouanskra, we continue to the ancient Berber village of Tachdirth, nestled among terraced plots. Day two leads us to Timichi, where we traverse Tizi and Techdirt, offering stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks. Our journey concludes on day three with a leisurely hike through the Ourika Valley to Setti Fatma, known for its ancient nut trees and waterfalls. With each step, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Berber culture and the majestic beauty of the Atlas Mountains.

Itinirary (3 Days)

We organize 3 days of Imlil in Atlas to Setti Fatma Treks, departing from your hotel in Imlil. We set out on a piste for about a 2-hour hike towards Tizi n Tamaterte (at 2279 meters) and on through fields of barley and orchards of walnuts, apples, and cherry trees until we reach the village of Tamaterte. Once through the village, we shall take a path that leads us up through pine and juniper woods, and we will stop at the tizi to admire the Imlil and Imnane valleys. The latter has many Berber villages tucked precariously onto the slopes stretching around us. We carry on along the upper valley slopes for another hour or so to the villages of Ouanskra and then Amagdoul, set amidst terraced plots of land carved from the hard slopes, where we shall stop for our field picnic on the plateau, which is used in summer as a favored bivouac site. Our afternoon will be spent hiking for some 2 hours up through the valley along the mule trails until we reach the pretty and oldest Berber in the Toubkal massif (Tachdirth 2291m). This is set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes, where we will overnight in Gite dï d'Etape.

After an early breakfast, we start our 6-hour hike south-eastwards to the terraced village of Timichi (1850m), at the western offshoot head of Ourika Valley. For 2 and a half hours, we hike slowly up to the Tizi n Techdirt (3200m), which affords us a stunning panoramic view of Jbel Aksoual (3842m) and Bouignouane (3882m) on one side and Angour on the other, with the beginning of the luscious nature of the beautiful Verdant valley stretching out way below us. We shall traverse the pass and continue on down through the rocks north-eastwards for a further 2 hours until we reach the Berber village of Iaabbassen (2030m), where we will stop for our welcome field picnic next to a spring just outside of the village. In the afternoon, we take a 2-hour hike up further to the northeast, down the valley, to the old village of Timichi, a charming terraced conglomeration of homes set amongst ancient nut trees, where we will have our dinner and overnight in a Berber family home.

After breakfast, we set out for a 4 to 5 hour hike eastwards down along the valley full of cornfields and walnut groves, with many streams flowing down from the upper slopes. We pass through the villages of Anfli and Tadrart to arrive at the end of the beautiful Ourika Valley proper and the renowned Berber village of Setti Fatma, with its ancient nut trees and waterfalls. We shall stop for our picnic just outside of the village before hiking for another half hour to get to the vehicle. Thank you for taking a guided Atlas Mountains 3-day trek with an experienced travel company. At the end of the trek, we transfer you to your hotel in Imlil, Marrakech, or to the airport, and our 3-day Imlil-to-Setti Fatma Trek finishes.

Included & Excluded

    Marrakech hotel pick up / drop off

    Optional transfers from Marrakech - Imlil and back on request (excluded in price)

    Local English speaking guide

    Cook to prepare the meals

    Muleteers and mules for luggage

    Meals on the trek ( 2 lunches + 1 dinner + 1 breakfast )

    Bottled mineral water during the trek

    Accommodation in a Berber village


    Personal Expenses