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5-day Zat Valley Hike at the base of Toubkal, Morocco

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Join an amazing 5-day trekking adventure in the remote Zat Valley, at the base of Toubkal, near Marrakesh in Morocco! Explore gorgeous landscapes and discover the Berber culture and villages in the region.

Private

Atlas

5 Days

Mar - May, Sep, Oct

High

Beginner


Highlights

* Explore a remote area at the base of Toubkal, near Marrakesh.

* Enjoy unforgettable views and discover the local berber culture.

* Part of the proceeds of this tour go to the local people.

Description

The Zat Valley is a secret valley located at the foot of Jebel Toubkal, between the gardens of Ourika and the splendors of Marrakech. It is a gorgeous, remote spot known to few lucky hikers. On this 5-day hiking adventure, we will take you to discover it!

On this hike, you will go through secret trails surrounded by lush greenery, and reach local villages where you will meet a welcoming population that has preserved its amazing culture and pastoral traditions. From the month of June, the Berber shepherds of the Zat Valley go up on the highlands of Yagour with their herds to take advantage of the rich meadows.

Additionally, on the road to the High Atlas, an essential stopover, the village of Tighdouine provides access to the 7 natural water sources, including one for its healing properties. Finally, at the end of the hike, the potters’ village of Talataste is also worth a stop. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

In terms of fitness, keep in mind that you will hike for around 5 hours per day. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you.

So, are you ready for an exciting Zat Valley Hike at the foot of the Toubkal? Then contact us today and let’s start planning an unforgettable adventure!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

Services included: - airport transfers Marrakech airport hotel, departure / arrival points of the hike - guide from the first to the last day of your hike - full board during the hike (excluding drinks / except tea and water to be purified) from lunch D2 to lunch J4.

Half board in Marrakech at the hotel the first and last night - mule drivers and mules to carry your luggage and logistics - 2 nights in bivouac (mess tent, kitchen tent & kitchen equipment, igloo tent for two people, mattresses) or at the 'inhabitant.

Services not included in this price: - drinks throughout the stay (except tea and water to be purified) - tips for staff - cancellation insurance, medical assistance and repatriation.

Options & supplements: - sleeping bag rental supplement: 22.00 Euro / bag / stay

- Saddle mule: 90,00 Euro / mule / stay


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Marrakesh
airport. Transfer to 3 * Majorel hotel or similar. Dinner included.

Day 2: Marrakesh - High Atlas

Meet with your guide at 9am and depart to the High Atlas to the Aït Ourir then the Arba Tighedouine (1050 m), where the mule drivers will be waiting.
After loading the mules, we will set off to Aït Atmane, Aït Ouiksene (1360 m) and Tifarent. Picnic.

After lunch, we will hike through terraced crops and irrigation canals which will take us to Izrafene at an altitude of 1600 m. Bivouac or overnight at a local hut.
(80kms / 1H30 drive) (3H walk / Elevation: + 550m) (Bivouac)

Day 3: Zat Valley

As we hike from Izrafene to Aït Slimane, we can admire the work of the men who shaped the mountain terraces for crops. We will head down to the Zat torrent (1260m) then via a mule track, we will arrive at the village of Aït Ggoum (1600m) with red sandstone houses.

After lunch, we will hike to Ioussoudene and the Zaouia Sidi Boujma or rest.

Bivouac or overnight at a local hut.
(3 to 4 hours of walking) (Elevation: downhill 340 / uphill 340m)

Day 4: Arba Tighdouine

Across the fields, we set off towards Igoudene (1700m), a village with dry-stone houses built on a rocky promontory. The mule track descends in laces on beautiful slabs to reach the village of Asloun (1450m), clinging to the mountainside with its small thermal spring. We will meet our vehicle at Arba Tighdouine to return to Marrakesh.  Accommodation at your 3 * hotel,  dinner included.

Day 5: Farewell

After breakfast, you will have some free time before being transferred to the airport according to your flight plan.

 

About the guide

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ZTours

Tour Operator

Z’tours has been recognized and certified by the Moroccan Tourism Ministry as a specialized receptive tourism travel agency since 1987.

This accreditation in accord with the law grants us the right to organize events and offer a wide range of services such as lodging, transportation and catering.

The experience we have accumulated over the last 3 decades within this industry combined with our partnerships with some of the best suppliers in the market who are also preferred partners, allow us to deliver premium quality service at the best prices.

We know our land and we make it our priority to be environmentally responsible and respect the local communities to ensure a fair and sustainable tourism experience.

Our mission is to meet your expectations by being reliable, efficient and flexible because we truly believe we have a common goal.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

EEMGA | RMGA | PSIA


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