At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The walk to the peak is very challenging, but requires no mountaineering skills and the panoramic views from the top make the tough work worthwhile. With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within 2 days and still have plenty of time to visit Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech.Toubkal has become a magnet for trekkers heading to the Atlas Mountains. The Jebel Toubkal trek is typically done in two days. The first day begins with the relatively easy walk from Imlil along the Mizane Valley towards Aremd Village and the Muslim shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, followed by the tougher push up to the Toubkal Refuge, making around five hours walking in all. Most trekkers then aim to start early the following morning for the 3 hour scramble up to the summit (the trail at this point is a rocky scree covered path). At the summit, the views are incredible taking in most of the Atlas Mountains and on a clear day, the Sahara. The descent back down to Imlil takes around five hours.
|Level: Type : Period: All Year round Length: 4 Days|
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil. After arrival in Marrakech, you wil be transferred to the little village of Imlil. Here you will be able to explore the area and you will spend the night in a guesthouse.
Day 2: Imlil – Toubkal Refuge. Today we begin our trek. Heading along the Ait Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. 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 Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.
Day 3: Toubkal Refuge – Summit – Refuge – Imlil – Marrakech. Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, 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 scree 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 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. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech. Approx. 9hrs walking.
Day 4:Transfer to the Airport. Spending the last few hours in Marrakech, before departure back home.
2/3 pax: 300 – 4/7 pax: 280 – 8/12 pax: 260
* English speaking guide
* Muleteers and mules for luggages
* Accommodation at Berber houses & refuges.
* Full board on trek
* Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel )
* Travel insurance.
* Soft/alcoholic drinks
* Tips and personal expanses