Berber villages 3 days trek from

Special Tour 3 Days & 2 Nights Availability: 10/11/2021
Imlil, Morocco Morocco trekking, Marrakech

Setti Fatma

A little village that’s seen a whole lot of tourist action in the past decade, Setti Fatma is a scenic stop for lunch by the river and for hikes to seven waterfalls. The village is neatly nestled in a canyon beneath the High Atlas mountains at the southern end of the Ourika Valley road, 24km south of the Oukaimeden turn-off at Aghbalou.

Prime times to visit are in early March when the cherry and almond trees are in bloom, or in August for the four-day moussem (festival), with its fair and market at the koubba (shrine) of Setti Fatma.

Berber villages

Morocco’s Atlas Mountains are a remarkable area of stunning scenery, rural Berber villages, ruined Kasbahs and great hiking. Here is our complete guide to visiting the Atlas Mountains.

In the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, life still follows a traditional way of life. Women tend to the fields while shepherds escort their nomadic flocks into some of the most scenic landscapes anywhere in the world.

High mountains covered with caps of snowdrop to rivers that cut an oasis of life through dramatic red rock canyons. It’s a diverse landscape and a beautiful part of Morocco to visit. Far from the craziness of Fez or Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains are a totally different, rural side to this fascinating country.

Take a wonderful day hike through a dramatic valley or challenge yourself with a multi-day trek in towering mountains. Explore unusual red rock canyons, try your best bartering in local markets and visit ruined Kasbahs immortalised on film.



This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.


Contact us for actual price for this tour. We require 20 % deposit payment for private tours in Morocco.


  • Hotel pickup / drop-off
  • Transfer in comfortable vehicle
  • English speaking driver

  • Local guides
  • Meals as per itinerary


  • Tips and personal expenses

Day 1: Imlil, Tizi N Tamatere (2279m), Ouanskra, Tachdirth

We organize 3 days Berber villages trek from Imlil with depart from your hotel in Imlil. We set out a piste for about 2 hours hike towards the Tizi n Tamaterte (at 2279 meters) and on through fields of Barley and orchards of Walnuts, apple and Cherry treees until we reach the village of Tamaterte. Once through the village we shall take a path which leads us up though pine and juniper woods and we stop at the tizi to admire the Imlil and Imnane valleys.

The latter has many Berber villages tucked precariously onto the slopes stretching around us . We carry on along the upper valley slopes for another hour or so to the villages of Ouanskra and then Amagdoul set amidst terraced plots of land carved from the hard slopes where we shall stop for our field picnic on the plateau which is used in summer, as a favoured bivouac site. Our afternoon will be spent hiking for some 2 hours up through the valley along the mule trails untill we reach the pretty and the oldest Berber in the Toubkal massif (Tachdirth 2291m).

This is set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes, where we will overnight in gite dï etape.

Day 2: Tachdirth, Iaabbassen, Timichi

After an early breakfast, we start our 6 hours hike south-eastwards to the terraced village of timichi (1850m), at the western offshoot head of ourika valley . For 2and half hours we hike slowly up to the tizi n tachdirth (3200m), which affords us a stunning panoramic view of jbel Aksoual (3842m) and Bouignouane (3882m) on one side and Angour on the other , with the beginning of the luscious nature of beautiful , Verdant valley streching out way below us.

We shall traverse the pass and continue on down through the rocks northeastwards for a further 2 hours until we reach the Berber village of Iaabbassen (2030m), where we will stop for our welcome field picnic next to a spring just outside of the village. The afternoon we take a 2 hours hike up futher to the northeast down the valley to the old village of timichi, a charming terraced piste conglomeration of homes set amongst ancient nut trees , where we will have our dinner and overnight in a Berber family home.

Day 3: Timichi, Tiwerdiwe, Tadrarte, Agadir Nï, Ait Boulmane, Setti Fatma

After breakfast we set out for a 4 to 5 hours hike eastwards down along the valley full of cornfields and walnuts groves, with many streams flowing down from the upper slopes. We pass through the villages of Anfli and Tadrart to arrive at the end of beautiful Ourika valley proper and the renowned Berber village of Setti Fatma, with its ancient nut trees and waterfalls.

We shall stop for our picnic just outside of the village, before hiking for another half hour to get to the vechicle. At the end of trek we transfer you to your hotel in Imlil, Marrakech or to the airport, and our 3 day Imlil trek to Setti Fatma finishes.

NOTE: This is a Fes to Atlantic coast and nobody else will travel in your private group. If you require any modification for our suggested itinerary please fill up the contact form.

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