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Trek from Imlil Valley to Ourika Valley - 3 days

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Mountain Toubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft), it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa. It is an ultra prominent peak located 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh, and is a popular destination for climbers.

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: Marrakech - Imlil Valley 1740m - Chamharouch Marabote - Toubkal Refuge 3207m

After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Maizane Valley, we first pass the village of Armed and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley.

Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toubkal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.


Day 02: Refuge Toubkal 3207m - Toubkal Summit 4167m - Imlil 1740m - Marrakech

Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the screwy and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile.

When you reach the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara.


What is Included and What is not Included ? :

Included :

Private Transport
Qualified English speaking guide
Mules to carry the baggage and food
Food during your Trek
Cook to prepare all meals

Not included :

Travel insurance.
Soft/alcoholic drinks
Tips and personal expanses


3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Walking stick
Day sack/backpack
Head torch / headlamp
Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Ice axe and crampons (winter)
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Penknife (useful)

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
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap

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