At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The trek to the top is verychallenging, but requires no mountaineering skills and the panoramic views from the peak makes 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 see 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: from June till October Length: 9 Days|
Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – Tassa Ouirgane – Tiziane. Journey to Tassa Ouirgane (1,500m) in the Ouirgane Valley, where we begin our trek to Tiziane (1,800m). Our route takes us through the juniper and redwood forests of the Tassa National Park and along the beautiful red-soiled Azzadene Valley. As we pass out from the forests there are stunning views of the surrounding mountains and we encounter small isolated hamlets and villages.
Day 3: Tiziane – Tizgui – Azib Asoul. Our path takes us out of the Azzadene Valley and up to the pass of Tizi ‘n Touati, from where there is a majestic panorama of the High Atlas range. We then descend through a forest of oaks and past villages with stonewalled sheep pens. Overnight camping near Tizgui at Azib Assoul (2,300m).
Day 4: Azib Asoul – Tizi Oussem. We cross the Tizi ‘n Tagoudalte pass (2,700m) from where we have views of the western High Atlas mountain range. We then have a long descent through alpine areas overgrown with wildflowers and herbs, and follow a river past terraced fields and groves of walnut trees, to the village of Tizi Oussem (1,900m). Free afternoon to relax or explore the village. Overnight in a gite.
Day 5: Tizi Oussem – Tizi Mzik – Imlil. Trek to a small waterfall at Azib Tamsoulte and return to cross the Tizi ‘n Mzik pass (2,500m). We join the main Toubkal valley at Imlil (1,740m), where we spend the night in a village guesthouse.
Day 6: Imlil – Toubkal Refuge. Today we gradually ascend the Toubkal valley, via the pilgrimage hamlet of Sidi Chamarouch, to the Toubkal Refuge (3,200m). We camp at the foot of Mt Toubkal.
Day 7: Refuge – Summit – Refuge. An early start for the challenging trek to the summit of Mt Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa at 4,167m. We return to our base camp near the refuge for the night.
Day 8: Refuge – Imlil – Marrakech. Our trek ends with an easy descent through the village of Sidi Chamarouch to Imlil. We bid our guide and muleteers a fond farewell and drive to Marrakech, where the remainder of the day is free.
Day 9: Transfer to the Airport.
2/3 pax: 600 – 4/7 pax: 560 – 8/12 pax: 500
* English speaking guide
* Muleteers and mules for luggages
* Accommodation at Berber houses & refuges or tents.
* Full board on trek
* Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel )
* Travel insurance.
* Soft/alcoholic drinks
* Tips and personal expanses