Ideal for a glimpse of the Moroccan mountains: alpine relief, stone villages and terraces clinging to the flanks of narrow valleys, traditional way of life. With the aim of climbing the Toubkal.
Destination: Morocco Mountain
Duration: 4 days
Possible since: 01/05/2018
Day 1 : Marrakech – lodging Aït Souka
Departure from your hotel to reach Imlil, a mountain village at the foot of Toubkal.
Installation at the cottage; tea and traditional lunch are served on the terrace.
Hike with the guide to climb to tizi n’Tamatert (2272 m), and possibly on a small summit above. At the same time for the acclimatization, for the beauty of the landscape, and also for the discovery of the way of life of the Berbers of the mountain.
Overnight at Aït Souka.
Quality cottage, with a superb view, held by Ahmed, Berber Adventure guide. Possibility of traditional beldi hammam to the lodging (price: 50 Dhs, indicative).
3 hours of walking – M = D: 500 m
Day 2 : climb to the Toubkal refuge
After a good breakfast on the terrace of the cottage, luggage is loaded on the mules, and go for the climb to the refuge. Aremd, small village and marabout Sidi Chamarouch, and by large curves the trail climbs towards the refuge. Lunch picnic en route, prepared by the local team.
Overnight at the Toubkal hut (Neltner hut, 3210 m).
5:30 walk – M = 1,200 m.
Day 3 : summit of Toubkal (4167m) – back down into the valley
The ascent of the summit, on a good trail and good tracks, presents no difficulty, except altitude. The trail goes up a small valley and leads to the wide ridge that leads to the summit. From here, you dominate a large part of the Atlas, the plains of Haouz to the north, the Ifni lake to the south, and an endless horizon towards Ouarzazate and the desert.
The descent is made by the same route and, from the refuge, after lunch, return to the valley.
Night in a cottage at Aït Souka.
9 hours of walking – M = 1050 m – D = 2270 m.
Day 4 : Aït Souka – Marrakech
Short descent on Imlil. The driver is waiting in the village to take you back to Marrakech where you arrive at the end of the morning.
Relatively demanding “mountain” trekking
2 nights lodging – 1 night refuge
- The ascent of the highest peak in North Africa (4167 m).
- The comfort and the welcome of the lodging in Aït Souka (two nights)
The price includes
– Transfer Marrakech – Imlil A / R, private vehicle.
– Accommodation described, tent (2 nights), lodging (1 night).
– Full board during the tour.
– The collective and individual kitchen equipment.
– Supervision by a guide Berber, Moroccan French and English .
– The assistance of a local team (drivers, muleteers, cook).
– A group first aid kit.
The price does not include
– Assistance repatriation.
– The drinks.
– All that is not indicated in “The price includes”.