The Atlas Mountains are one of the most exotic areas to go ski touring. To go on a skiing holiday to a country more famous for its deserts and beaches is an original experience that will certainly leave an impression.
Toubkal, with an elevation of 4167 m is the highest mountain in Northern Africa. It is surrounded by high mountains that together form a massive mountain range about 64 km south of Marrakech. The mountains position, altitude and valley surroundings mean that it snows here throughout the winter.
This ski trip will take us each day to a new valley with magnificent landscape. We will live in mountain huts and gîtes (simple hotels) and we will be accompanied by a local group: a guide, a cook, carriers and donkeys that will carry our equipment when we go down the valley.
Day 1: arrival in marrakech
welcome by our staff & then transfer to the Riad or hotel at the heart of the medina. Free time to visit the famous beautiful and charming & dynastic city of Marrakech & its highlights; lane, souks, tomb, museums, coranic schools/mederssa, rampart, mosques, minarets, palaces & gardens,
Day2 : transfert Marrakech – to oukaimden – Tachediret
Marrakech (450m) – Oukaimden (2600m)- Summit ( 3268m)– Tachdirte (2400m) :After breakfast, transfer on a minibus towards Oukaimeden, the 1st & highest ski resort in Africa, drive up the Ourika valley & cross many berber villages, arrival to Oukaimeden, set your equipments and then climb Oukaimeden summit (3200m) ski down to Tizi n’Addi (2960m)
Day 3 : tachediret – bouiganouine – back to tachediret
Bouignaouane summit (3800m) Ascent:*After breakfast, climb 5hrs to reach the 2nd summit *Bouignouane *3800m, superb sight on Tachdirte valley & the surrounding peaks like Angour 3600m, Likkemt 3600m, Aksoual 3920m etc…have your pack lunch & then ski down to Tachdirte which take 1.30hrs, find a hot lunch prepared by the team at the Auberge. Shower & relaxe the rest of the day or have a mint tea with a Berber family.Duration: *(6.00hrs uphill walking – Downhill 1.30hrs skiing)Altitude level: Positive: 1400m – Negative: 1400m
Day 4 : tachediret( tizi n likemt – tamatert – imlil
departure from Guset house in tachadiret to likkemt pass Ascent at (3560m)Ascent – Imlil (1760m):*Early the morning towards the pass Tizi n’Likkemt 3600m, panoramic views over Imnane valleys & Adrar N’derne as well as Assif n’Ourai, ski down via a spacy couloir,depending on snow level, you can cross straight to Tizi n’Tamaterte or just stop on the road & walk towards Imlil through Tizi n-Tamaterte pass (2279m), nice view above Imlil valley. Overnight at the Berber house in Tamatert www.atlasguest.com. Duration: 5.00hrs uphill walking – Downhill 1.30hrs skiing) Altitude level: Positive: 1200m – Negative: 1321m
Departure from guset house in tachadiret to Likkemt pass Ascent at (3560m) Ascent
Day 5 : Tamatert – aremd – sidi chamharouch – toubkal refuge ( CAF)
Imlil Valley (1740m) –Toubkal Hut (3207m):*After breakfast, head up to Toubkal Hut, that are often used as base camp at 3,207 m (10,522 ft), the normal route starts with an easy walk to the village of Aroumd, the last village of the valley, pass through a floodplain and the mules path follows the left slope of the valley southwards. The valley bends to the east to the tiny settlement of the Marabout Sidi Chamharouch, which has grown around a Muslim shrine. At Sidi Chamharouch, the path leads over the stream and runs steeply uphill to the right side of the Issougouane valley, which leads to Toubkal Hut, keep walking up until we reach the base camp, there are two stone-built refuges (old Neltner Refuge of CAF ).*Duration*: *(6.00hrs uphill walking)**Altitude level*: Positive: 1467m night in the refuge CAF
Day 6 : hut of toubkal – ascent of toubkal – back to the hut
Toubkal Hut (3207m) – Mt Toubkal Summit (4167m):*Set up your skis & climb Toubkal summit 4167m on the south-west of the hut, the highest summit in North Africa & 2nd one in Africa after Kilimanjaro/Tanzani, arrival to the peak after 3h30 walking, admire stunning views above the Atlas Mountains & valleys, enjoy the ski down to the Hut via Ikhibi circle southern side of the summit, a tasty mint tea & hot meal willbe waiting for us. Overnight at the Hut.*Duration*: *(3.30hrs uphill walking – Downhill 1.30hrs skiing)**Altitude level*: Positive: 960m – Negative: 960m retourn to our refuge CAF
Day 7 : toubkal refuge – ouankrim – back to imlil – marrakech
Toubkal Hut (3207m) – Rass Ouankrim Summit (3800m):*This in another amazing ski adventure, climb the summit Rass Ouankrim 4088m on south-east of Toubkal Hut to enjoy view towards Azzaden & Agoundiss valleys, the ski down to the base camp the nice couloirs.Alternative: depending on the tour duration, there are more summits to climb & ski down to the base camp (Akioud 4030m, les clochetons 3980m, Tadat 3750m).After lunch at the Hut, walk down back to Imlil and then transfer back to Marrakech. Overnight at the Riad.*Duration*: *(4hrs uphill walking – Downhill 1.30hrs skiing)**Altitude level*: Positive: 881m – Negative: 2348m
Day 8 : Marrakech – airport in Marrakech
Transfer to the airport & flight back home.
The price par person its
4 to 8 peoples 760 euros each person
9 to 12 peoples 695 euros each person
- 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 Touring sky (refuges & Guest House and hotels ).
- Portages (Cook and Mules and Porters).
- Hôtels or riads with breakfast
- Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…)
- Personal travel insurance.
- Personal equipments (Sleeping bags,walking shoes ,ski ,…)
- 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