TIZI OUSSEM TREK
A 5 to 6 hour guided moderate day trek from Dar Assarou in Imlil to Tizi Oussem village with a transfer back to Imlil. Also, the first day of a 2 day 'Azzaden Valley Trek'.
A moderate day trek
Ascend to Tizi Mzik pass
Descend to Tizi Oussem
Views of Imlil Valley
Azzaden Valley scenery
Meet the Berbers
High Atlas views
A great day trek from Imlil is over the Tizi n'Mzik pass to Tizi Oussem village at the top of the Azzaden Valley. The walk offers wonderful views of both the Imlil and Azzaden Valleys. We transfer back to Imlil by taxi at the end of the walk. This is a 'moderate' day trek with over 700m of ascent and 600m of descent and approx. 5 to 6 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 through Toubkal National Park to Tizi Oussem village and the top of the Azzaden Valley. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch break on our way down.
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 Start gradual descent to Tizi Oussem village.
1330 Picnic lunch with views of Azzaden Valley.
1400 Continue trail through Toubkal National Park.
1500 Arrive Tizi Oussem (1,822m); mint tea in a Berber gite.
1530 Meet taxi for 46 km drive back to Imlil.
1630 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; taxi transfer back to Dar Assarou from Tizi Oussem village.
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.