Cultural Excursion

3 Days Trekking from Imi Ourlad to Tizi Oussem

High Atlas, Morocco

Prices From: $389 per person

Enjoy one of Morocco’s most beautiful gems, Tizi Oussem, which is a nice walk from Imi Ourlad. This three day trek will allow you to venture through Berber villages, enjoy a picnic at a serene waterfall, gaze over superb vistas, and enjoy the inner secrets of the High Atlas. This is a great trek that will take you out of the city and into the natural beauties of the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Marrakesh - Imi Ourlad Tizi Ntacht - Tizian

Leave the imperial city of Marrakesh behind, and set your sights south toward the towering peaks of the High Atlas. Your trek will begin in Imi Ourlad Tizi Ntacht at 2200m which lies in the Toubkal National Park just south of Marrakesh in the High Atlas. You will travel to the enchanting natural bridge of Imi Nifri before continuing to Tizian where you will enjoy lunch and settle into your guest house for the evening.

Overnight: Tizian Guest House (Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 2 - Tizian - Tizi Oussem

Today you will head from Tizian Id Aissa through the enchanting Berber villages of Tahliwin and Tadart before arriving at Tizi Oussem (1950m). Upon arrival you will stop by your guest house to drop off your bags before heading to a nearby waterfall for a picturesque picnic lunch. Afterwards you will head back to Tizi Oussem to enjoy the relaxing waters of a hamman, local spa. Relax and wash off the day’s trek at the spa before you enjoy a delicious dinner.

Overnight: Tizi Oussem Guest House (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 3 - Tizi Oussem - Imlil - Marrakesh

Today you will trek from Tizi Oussem to Tizi Mzik (2400m) before heading downhill Azib Berdoun (2000m) for lunch. After lunch you will continue trekking to Imlil where you will be picked up and transferred to Marrakesh.

(Breakfast, Lunch included)

Accommodation Information

Tizian Guest House

Tizian is a quaint Berber guesthouse located in the High Atlas Mountains. This rustic accommodation offers 4 rooms, a standard kitchen and two Turkish style bathrooms. Comfy sleeping mats will be provided for bedding (no standard beds).

Tizi Oussem Guest House

Up in the High Atlas Mountains lies Tizi Oussem Guest House. This basic accommodation offers six bedrooms, three Turkish bathrooms, and three kitchens on site. After a long day of trekking you may want to utilize the property's on-site hamman (Berber sauna).


Region: Africa - North, West and Central

High Atlas


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General Information

Price Includes:

  • All accommodation in local guest houses
  • All meals for duration of trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • High-quality equipment rentals as needed
  • Baggage carry and handling (mules & muleteers)
  • Village visits and meals with local Berber families
  • Certified & trained English-speaking mountain guide
  • Safety covered with first-aid experience & satellite phone
  • Transport to and from Marrakesh
  • Full support before, during & after your trip
  • Departure dates in 2012: August 27th, October 8th

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Accommodation before/after trek
  • Taxes and fees
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Entrance visas when applicable
  • Other services not mentioned
  • Tips and gratuities to guides, drivers
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature

Optional Add-ons

Global Basecamps specializes in building complete, multi-day eco tours all around the world. The 3 Day Trek from Imi Ourland to Tizi Oussem is a great building block for a trip to Morocco, and following are a number of optional add-ons that complement the cruise well, but are not included in the price of the trek.

Two Nights at Atlas Kasbah Eco Lodge

Atlas Kasbah Eco Lodge, just east of Agadir on the sunny west coast of Morocco, is a unique lodging experience. A two night stay here includes eco friendly cooking classes, village walk throughs, and stargazing, along with possible day trips along Morocco’s beautiful beach-lined coast.

Sahara Desert Excursion

One of the most famous deserts in the world is also one of the most beautiful, and an excursion would have you exploring it via 4x4 vehicle, camel and on foot for 2-3 days. Included is a night under the stars camping in a bedouin-style tent, away from cities and civilization.

Imperial Cities Tour

Morocco’s cultural heritage is not to be missed. Its imperial cities, (Marrakesh, Fez, Meknes, Casablanca, etc.) are the keepers of that heritage, and a week or more exploring their various medinas, gardens and mosques of Morocco’s greatest cities is an eye opening experience.

Southern Morocco Tour

If activities like hiking, surfing and camel riding call to you, the south of Morocco is your destination. Away from the cultural centers of the northern imperial cities, the south features ample opportunity for play on the beach and exploration along the edges of the Sahara Desert.