Walking time: 3-5 hours.
Total climbing: 2970 m/9744 ft.
Max. climb in one day: 940 m/3084 ft.
Max. altitude: 2000 m/6562 ft.
Accommodations: Budget (Hotel, B and B and local inns).
Day 1: Trip to Marrakech (Morocco). Arrival to Marrakech. Dinner: free in Marrakech. Lodging: Hotel in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech - Sidi Bedhaj. Van Transfer from Marrakesh to Sidi Bedhaj (1 hour), south of Lala Takarkoust Dam. The starting point of our trekking route is 3 km/2 miles from Amzmiz village, in the Wirgane road, through a nice little shade valley, not far from Sidi Bedhaj village (1000 m/3281 ft). After meeting our muleteers the group will head to Ait Zitoune (1200 m/937 ft), in a 3 hour hike. Hiking time: approximate 3 hours. Total distance: 6.1 km/4 miles. Total climbing: + 180 m/+591 ft. Total descents: - 180 m/-591 ft. Maximum altitude: 1000 m/3281 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Ait Zitoune local inn.
Day 3: Ait Zitoune - Ait Hmad. Our second stage will link Ait Zidoune and Ait Hmad villages by a trail that contours the mountain slope and allows a wonderful panoramic view over the Haouz plateau and Marrakesh. We continue heading Ait Hmad, passing through Anmanar village where we can find the sepulchre of Saint Sidi Hssaine. Soon we will arrive our destination, Ait Hmad (1300 m/4265 ft). Hiking time: approximate 4-5 hours. Total distance: 15.7 km/10 miles. Total climbing: + 840 m/ 2756 ft Total descents: - 440 m/1444 ft. Maximum altitude: 1440 m/4724 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Ait Hmad local inn.
Day 4: Ait Hmad - Imi n Tala. From Ait Hmad, our hiking pass through Imazay, Toug al khir and Anougal valley. Next we walk through villages Imi n Tala and Adouz (1600 m/5249 ft), where we will be staying overnight. Hiking time: approx. 4-5 hours. Total distance: 16.1 km/10 miles. Total climbing: + 410 m/+1345 ft. Total descents: - 260 m/- 853 ft. Maximum altitude: 1560 m/ 5118 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Adouz local inn.
Day 5: Imi n Tala - Azgour - Tizqui. We start the day by gently climbing with some gorgeous views overlooking Anougal valley. The path follows by the meadows shade in the mountain contour. Leaving a trail bend we will unveil the view of villages build on the top of the rocky ridge, emerging from a green landscape. In very end we will go down to Tizqui, our destination (1300 m/4265 ft). Hiking time: approximate 4-5 hours. Total distance: 11.5 km/7miles. Total climbing: + 570 m/+1870 ft. Total descents: - 550 m/-1804 ft. Maximum altitude: 2010 m/ 6594 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Azgour local inn.
Day 6: Tizqui - Wadaker. From Tizqui village we descend gently by a narrow valley. Vegetation gradually changes, increasing the number of Alep pines, but we look for a shade under the walnut trees to have our picnic. New Year’s eve celebration in a secret spot! Hiking time: approximate 3 hours. Total distance: 12.1 km/8 miles. Total climbing: + 390 m/+1280 ft. Total descents: - 810 m/ -2657 ft. Maximum altitude: 1530 m/5020 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Tilila local inn.
Day 7: Marrakech. Van transfer to Marrakech. Free time to visit Marrakech. Dinner: Restaurant in Marrakech. Lodging: hotel in Marrakech.
Day 8: Return trip. Return trip to your country.
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