TAMATERT VALLEY WALK
A 3 hour guided walk from Dar Assarou into the Tamatert Valley to the Berber villages of Ait Souka and Tamatert.
An easy guided walk
Explore Tamatert Valley
Ait Souka village
Imlil Valley scenery
Meet the Berbers
Atlas & Toubkal views
From Dar Assarou we head towards Imlil village and pick up a footpath that leads to two huge and ancient walnut trees, said to be over 1,000 years old. We follow a trail that leads to Ait Souka village, on the lower slopes of Adrar Tamalaroute (2,724m), an imposing mountain that stands over the Imlil Valley. Eventually we reach the small Berber village of Ait Souka which sits on the northern slope of the Tamatert Valley. From the village we follow a trail that leads up a small mountain with mobile network masts atop. From the summit we enjoy wonderful views of the Imlil Valley and Mount Toubkal.
After another half hour or so of walking we reach Tamatert village, a Berber farming community with fields of corn and orchards, and enjoy a glass of mint tea in a local house. Afterwards we'll walk back to Dar Assarou usually following a trail along the bottom of the valley or along the road. If you'd like to walk for longer, let your guide know. The walk can be done at any time of the day, just be mindful of mid-day summer heat.
0900 Depart Dar Assarou; short walk to local trail to walnut forest.
0930 Follow local trail to reach Ait Souka village; hike to radio mast.
1030 Reach Tamatert village; take a break for mint tea.
1100 Return on a different route through the Tamatert Valley.
1200 Arrive Dar Assarou.
Timings indicated should be used as a rough guide and may vary depending on season and photo stops.
DEPARTS ON REQUEST
This guided walk operates daily throughout the year on a private departure basis.
Mountain weather can change quickly so be prepared. Request our walking and trekking equipment list for advice and recommendations.
PRICES PER PERSON
English-speaking local mountain guide; mint tea break en route. Back-up service provided by Dar Assarou who can arrange transport at certain points en route if necessary.
Tips, beverages & meals not specified, optional activities and items of a personal nature.
Children 5 to 11 years old are FREE OF CHARGE (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.