Three-Day High Atlas Traverse

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This trek crosses the roof of the High Atlas, from the valley of Imlil to the ski resort of Oukaimden; there are some high passes to cross and remote valleys to explore, without ever reaching the very tops of the mountains. Your trek begins a few miles short of Imlil where you meet your guides, porters and mules, then head off up your first pass, the Aguer Sioual pass. Descending on the other side, you stop for a picnic lunch beside a stream, before following the stream for the afternoon to your campsite in Tigouna at 2,500m.

Your second day begins with a climb to the highest point of the trek, the Tacheddirt pass at 3,200m. At the col you’ll enjoy some spectacular views over the mountains before descending through woodlands to Ibassene village for some lunch. The afternoon is spent climbing to the remote village of Agouns, where the locals will greet you with mint tea before you settle into your camp for the night at 2,600m.

Your final day also begins with a steep, switch-backing climb to the Ouattar Pass at 3,100m. It’s literally downhill all the way from here, breaking the journey beside a natural spring for lunch before continuing to the ski resort of Oukaimden where you’ll meet up with your vehicle again. Total 16hrs walk over the three days at a demanding level (ideally requiring some mountain experience).

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