Trekking Tour in the High Atlas Mountains with very experienced mountain guides. This Trek includes Mount Toubkal Ascent.
At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from his summit makes the hard work worthwhile.
DAY 01: Arrival to Marrakech - Hotel
Transfer from airport to your Hotel
Day 02: Marrakech - Imlil Valley 1740m - Tizi Ntamatert pass 2379m - Tacheddirt Village :
We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, and a busy market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down from the mountains, and an equal supply of activity from those about to embark on their adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n'Tamatert (2,279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (2,400m), where we generally camp near the river. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
DAY 03: Tachdirt Village - Tizi Likemt pass 3555m - Azib Likemt
Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3,555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt, where we camp for the night.
Day 04: Azib Likemt - Tizi n'Ourai pass 3120m- Amsouzert :
This long, but relatively easy, day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. From Tizi n’Ououraine (3,120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3,876m). The trail leads on towards Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night – dormitory-style - in a simple village Gite.
DAY 05: Amsouzert - Ifni Lake :
West of Amsouzert are several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the massif. It is a memorable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp tonight in this area.
Day 06: Ifni Lake - Nelter Hut 3207m:
By now we should be both fit and acclimatised, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At length we reach the pass at Tizi n'Ouanoums (3,664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside).
DAY 07: Mt. Toubkal Summit - Imlil :
We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit. If conditions are good it should take no more than 3-4 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy expansive views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base, we then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd, before following the Mizane River, along a well-forested trail, to the trailhead at Imlil. nigh in imlil
Day 08: Imlil Valley 1740m - Marrakech :
Possoble to hike for 4 hours into Tizi Mzik pass 2479m to see azzaden valley and then back to imlil and transfer to Marrakech
Private Transport and airport transfers
Qualified English speaking guide
Mules to carry the baggage and food
Food during your Trek
Cook to prepare all meals
Accommodation and one night Hotel in Marrakech
Not included :
Tips and personal expanses
Walking stick if you like
Head torch / headlamp
Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap