Activities

Served by frequent buses and grands taxis, Setti Fatma is the most accessible High Atlas trekking base, although trailheads for many of the more impressive hikes lie on the other side of Tizi n'Tacheddirt pass (3230m) in Imlil. One popular hike has been to traverse the pass via the villages of Tadrart, Timichi, Tacheddirt and Ouaneskra, but now a paved road covers two-thirds of the route forcing trekkers to make a steeper two-day ascent to avoid walking along the road.

Other possible treks from Setti Fatma head east to Tourcht, north to Imi-n-Taddert, to Anammer and Tiz n’Oucheg in the Aït Oucheg Valley, and from the Yaggour Plateau into the Zat Valley, the latter being the most impressive trek on offer.

Waterfall hikes range from 30-minute walks to arduous stream hikes; ignore the faux guides and follow the paths, or find a licensed guide to lead the way on foot or mule.

The bureau des guides can hook you up with guides.