TIZI MZIK TREK
A 5 to 6 hour guided moderate day trek from Dar Assarou in Imlil to the Tizi n'Mzik pass and back to Imlil. Wonderful views of the Imlil and Azzaden Valleys are guaranteed!
A moderate day trek
Ascend to Tizi Mzik
Imlil Valley scenery
Meet the Berbers
High Atlas views
The Tizi n'Mzik Pass has been a favourite day walk for Dar Assarou guests for many years. At an altitude of 2,489m it offers wonderful views of both the Imlil and Azzaden Valleys. We grade it as a 'moderate' day trek with over 600m of ascent and descent and approx. 5 hours walking.
From Dar Assarou we cross the Imlil Valley and head up to the main trail that leads from Imlil to Kasbah du Toubkal. From here we walk up to the Aremd road then follow a trail through the Toubkal National Park that leads to the Tizi n'Mzik Pass. There's time for photos en route as we slowly trek up to the pass. At the pass there is a stone shelter with refreshments on sale (seasonal). After time to marvel at the views we begin our descent back to Imlil taking the trail on the opposite side of the valley to our ascent. This leads to the Berber villages of Mzik and Arhrene which we pass through before arriving back at Dar Assarou. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch break on our way back.
0900 Depart Dar Assarou (1,761m); cross the Imlil Valley.
0930 Reach main trail near Kasbah du Toubkal (1,796m).
1030 Reach small plateau (1,985m); views of Imlil Valley.
1115 Reach Toubkal National Park sign (2,064m).
1230 Arrive Tizi n'Mzik pass (2,489m); take a break.
1245 Begin descent, follow trail on opposite side of valley.
1330 Picnic lunch in shady area in the valley.
1400 Follow trail to Mzik (1,800) and Arhrene villages.
1500 Continue through Berber villages of Mzik and Arhrene.
1530 Arrive Dar Assarou.
Timings indicated should be used as a rough guide and may vary depending on season, weather, photo stops, individual fitness levels and pace of walking.
DEPARTS ON REQUEST
This guided trek operates daily throughout the year on a private departure basis.
Mountain weather can change quickly so be prepared. See our walking and trekking equipment list for advice and recommendations.
PRICES PER PERSON
English-speaking local mountain guide; picnic lunch en route.
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.