Mt Toubkal stands 4167m above sea level and commands superb views of the High Atlas Mountains. Our trek passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths and is, surprisingly, not too strenuous. As we climb higher, the paths do become steeper but the gain in altitude awards dramatic views towards Marrakech and the spectacular Anti-Atlas mountains. Passing through remote villages and terraced fields we gain an insight into the life of the friendly Berber people and finish with free time in the colourful imperial city of Marrakech.
Day 1: Marrakech
Depending on your arrival time, there may be some time to explore this wonderfully colourful city. Comfortable Hotel or riad
Day 2: Marrakech – imi ouglad- azzaden valley
After breakfast we transfer by minibus to Imi Oughlad at (1375 m), a journey that takes us from the plains around Marrakech into the heart of the High Atlas range. After meeting our mules and muleteers we start a 5 hour walk, climbing up to the Tacht Pass (2100m) before descending into the Azaden Valley, famous for its beautiful juniper forests, for the night. 5 hours walking, 11KM, Alt. gain 643m, Alt. loss 300m *Full-service Camping*
Day 3: Azzaden valley – water full – tizi izgaren (campsite )
A full day walking through the villages on the northern slope of Mt Toubkal. This famous mountain can be seen from Marrakech thanks to its unique shape. We travel through Azib Tamsoult and the Irhouliden cascade before arriving at our camp for the night, which sits at an impressive 3030m. There is an optional ascent in the afternoon for those who want to try a more demanding 3-hour trek to the summit of Hadjj (3200m), for excellent views of Mt Toubkal. 6 hours walking, 8KM, Alt. gain 1230m, Alt. loss 130m *Full-service Camping*
Day4: Tizi izgaren – via aglezim (3600m) – base camp toubkal
Today we cross the Aguelzim pass (3550m) where we can enjoy panoramic views of the Toubkal Massif. We then descend to Toubkal Base Camp and either enjoy a 2 hour optional climb to the summit of Ouanoums (3650m) or simply relax at our base for the night. The busy Neltner refuge, which sits at an altitude of 3207m, was constructed by Club Alpin Française in 2000. We camp outside the refuge so we can benefit from the atmosphere and views of surrounding 4000m peaks. 5 hours walking, 6KM, Alt. gain 550m, Alt. loss 300m *Full-service Camping*
Day 5: base camp toubkal – mount toubkal
We make an early start for the ascent of Toubkal, climbing steeply through scree before traversing the southern ridge to reach the summit at 4167m. After enjoying the magnificent panoramic views, we descend back to Base Camp. 6 Hours walking, 6KM, Alt. gain 960m, Alt. loss 960m *Full-service Camping*
Day 6: toubkal base camp — imlil – tamatert guest house
We have an exciting opportunity this morning to ascend another of Morocco’s 4000m peaks – Mt Ouanakrim. Depending on weather and the group’s ability, our leader will decide if this walk is achievable. We then leave base camp to walk to the village of Tamatert (1850m). If there is time, we will spend the afternoon exploring the village and spend the night at a local gite. 4 hours walking, 9KM, Alt. gain 0m, Alt. loss 1500m (this does not include the optional climb of Mt Ouanakrim). *Basic guest house *
Day 7: Atlas mountain transfert to Marrakech
The transfert from imlil is followed by the drive back towards Marrakech, where we have a guided tour. Taking in the main sites of this wonderful city ,we learn about the history, culture and architecture. We then have free time to explore the Djemaa el Fna, and the Souq, a must for some serious bargaining for souvenirs. *Comfortable Hotel*
Day 8: Marrakech to airport
Our tour ends after breakfast
What’s Included :
All food on trek, including plates, cups, utensils.
All ground transport required to and from the trek.
Services of an English speaking, qualified Local Guide.
All Accommodation during the Trek (Berber House & Guest House and Refuge & Berber).
Portages (Cook and Mules and Porters).
Hotels or riads with breakfast
Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…)
Personal travel insurance
Personal equipments (Sleeping bags,walking shoes ,…)
Tip for the guide and cook and driver and Muleteers
Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated). Additional hotel or riad nights after trek from 25 EUR p.p. twin/35 EUR single trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).
Note about payment:
Payment: can be done in € / $ / £ or MAD
2 —— 4 380 Euros each person
5——- 16 355 Euros each person