Mount Toubkal (4167m) 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 the summit makes the hard work worthwhile.
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Day 1: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains (Imlil)
Pick up from your accommodation or from the airport in Marrakech and transfer straight to Imlil (1740m), where you will spend the night, you will explore some of the Berber valley at the foothils of Mount Toubkal, Trek past the villages of Imlil, Arghene and Mâ€™zik. Visit waterfalls in the river of AÃ¯t Maizane Valley, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of fruit trees and vegetables.
Day 2: Imlil â€“ Toubkal Base Camp
After breakfast, you will start your trek. Heading along the Maizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. You then continue east and by crossing the flood plains your route takes you along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river you 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 refuge (3206m). Here you will spend the night in the refuge.
Walking time: 5 hours
Day 3: Toubkal Summit â€“ Return back to Marrakech
Early in the morning, you make your attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Your route takes you 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 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. You will retrace your steps when you return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech.
Walking time: 7 to 8 hours
Day 4: Marrakech - Airport
After breakfast, transfers back to the airport or onwards to the next adventure in Morocco.
|Private Airport Transfers|
|1night in Marrakech (Hotel/riad: B & B)|
|Private Transport to and from Marrakech ( A/C Transport)|
|1 Night in Imlil|
|1 Night in Toubkal Refuge|
|Qualified English speaking guide|
|Mules to carry the luggage and food during the trek|
|Full board on trek + coffee and tea|
|Drinks (water, soda, wine, beer, etcâ€¦) and items of a personal nature|
|Meals in Marrakech ( dinner & lunch)|
|Extra night in Marrakech|