Mt Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco and also of Northern Africa. Its 4167m summit is a great challenge objective for those looking to test themselves closer to home and take only a week off from work. There are few places in the world that offer a mix of pure ‘exotica’ with the sophistication and style of European cafe life like Morocco. This exciting journey begins in the oasis city of Marrakech. We follow trails from a Berber village to alpine pastures set beneath the impressive backdrop of the High Atlas. At the foot of this mountain chain you will find beautiful Berber villages and narrow, but green valleys. Enjoy also the hospitality of the Berber people and your local team. The ascent of Mount Toubkal is the key objective of the challenge and you will be accompanied by an expert bilingual guide with an unrelenting passion and knowledge of his country, the experience promises to be one of discovery, learning and fun. The climb of Mt Toubkal itself is non-technical but requires excellent fitness.
A superb introduction to the mountains and traditions of Morocco, this trip combines a trek in the High Atlas Mountains with visits to the medinas and palaces of Marrakesh. Explore the narrow alleyways of the souqs and admire exquisite architecture in one of the country’s most impressive imperial cities. Outside the bustle of Marrakesh we walk through traditional Berber villages, following trails to alpine pastures set beneath the impressive backdrop of the peaks of the High Atlas mountain range. We learn to respect the simplicity of life in these mountain villages and are awed by spectacular scenery. An ascent of Jebal Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in Morocco, is something to aim for on our trek. Not to be under-estimated, reaching the summit is a great achievement and a fitting highlight to round out this adventurebine
Day 1: Marrakech — Imlil — Azib n Tamsoult
Transfer from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains: 1:15 minute drive to Imlil (1740m), famous starting point formountaineering trips. Discover the area and hike up to Tizi-n-Mezzik mountain pass (2489m). Enjoy the magic view of Imlil area and Azzaden valley. Field lunch prepared by our cook in the middle of a jeneper forest. After lunch, walk down the valley of Azzaden to the summer village of Tamssoult (2350m). Overnight in the guest house or camp. 5h walking.
Day 2: Azib n Tamsoult – Agelzim Mountain pass – Toubkal Base camp
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge via Ighouliden waterfalls and over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut or Mouflon ) where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning. 7hours walk
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 10-11 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil! You will normally be dropped off at around 5.00pm in Marrakech
The price par person:
2———— 4 peoples 210 Euros each person
5———— 15 peoples 180 Euros each person
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).
Hôtels 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