Cultural & walking tours in the High Atlas and beyond

Imlil to Setti Fatma Traverse

3 Days/ 2 Nights

This three day trek from Imlil to Setti Fadma leads over two impressive passes, Tizi N'Tmatert(2279m) and Tizi N'Tacheddirt (3172m), and throught a saccesion of valleys lined by traditional villages before decending to Setti Fadma, nestling in the celebrated green Ourika Valley.

Trek Duration: 3 days

Starting time 8/10 AM

Walking grade:

Moderate


Itinerary

DAY 1: Imlil - Tacheddirt

Depart from Imlil and head towards the beautiful valley of Tacheddirt passing by Tizi n’Tamatert (2,279m) to arrive at the village of Ouanesekra in the valley of Tacheddirt. This is where we will spend the night in a traditional Berber gîte or bivouac (About 5 hours' walk).

DAY 2: Tacheddirt - Timichchi

Another exciting day is ahead of us! We depart from Tachdirth towards Timichi passing by the Tizi n' Ibbasen (3,172m). Afterwards we descent and pass the villages of Ibbasen and Timichchi. We spend the night in a bivouac or a traditional Berber gîte (About 6 to 7 hours' walk).

DAY 3: Timichchi - Setti Fatma

Today we depart from Timichchi and head towards Setti Fatma. Throughout the journey will will pass through numerous Berber villages including Tiourdou, Anfli, Tadrart and Chiker. After lunch we continue via Agadir n’Aït Boulmane and on to the centre of Setti Fatma. Afterwards we return to Marrakech or, for more adventurous ones, we visit the waterfall at Setti Fatma (About 4 to 5 hours' walk).


Tour Details

Availability

This trek is available from October to May
If you are travelling alone please contact us as there is often the opportunity to join a group.

Included meals

Breakfast: 2
Lunch: 3
Dinner: 2

Accommodation

Traditional Berber village houses

Tour staff

Local Guide
Cook
Muleteer/mules/porter to carry your kit bags
Driver


Frequently Asked Questions

During this treks we will be staying in a traditional Berber village houses. Depend on location, some of the properties might have simple or some outdated furniture.

Meals will be largely Moroccan based but are likely to be infused with a little European influence.
Example:

  • Breakfast: Bread with jam, butter, boiled eggs and processed cheese, with the option of olive oil, served with mint tea, coffee and milk. And also juice, fruit and yoghurt.
  • Lunch: salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, kefta (meatball tagine). fish (sardines, tuna), seasonal fruit
  • Dinner: Soup, classic Morooccan tajine, couscous, olives, nuts, seasonal fruit

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Crampons and ice axes are usually required throughout the tour (depending on weather),

Read more aboud meals during the trek here

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