Pass through Berber hamlets, walnut and apple trees and plots of barley and corn and Berber towns ! If you are in good physical condition and you want to reach a 4167 meters high peak, challenge yourself to rise the highest peak in Morocco ! Spend seven days exploring the valleys of the Atlas Mountains. Many of the treasures of this region are tucked away atop remote mountains or at the bottom of deep valleys; this means that trekking is the ideal way to explore the area. This seven days trekking tour in Morocco is challenging yet a rewarding experience. These off beaten tracks most tourists never see. Also, we will trek with a Berber English speaking guide, a Berber cook, muleteers and mules to carry our luggage. It’s a challenging walk rather than a climb. Make sure you bring your camera for the views from the summit are simply breathtaking !
Mount Toubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 meters (13,671 feet), 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 Marrakech and is a popular destination for climbers.Day 1: Marrakech (Airport) - Riad/HotelOur local guide will welcome and meet you at the airport and transfer to the riad / hotel. Spend the night in the red city.Day 2: Marrakech - Imi n’Oughlad - L’Azib n’Tamsoult (1 hour 30 minutes drive / 6 hours trekking)Arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas mountains and our trail head of Imi Oughlad (1450 meters), here we alight from our vehicle and meet up with Berber muleteer team. Set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2 hours acclimatization hike up to the Tizi n’ Tachete (2000 meters). Then a slow hike down winding tracks of upper slopes for about 3 hours.Day 3: L’Azib n’Tamsoult - Refuge (6 hours 30 minutes trekking)After breakfast, we start our day with the wonderful waterfall headed in the heart of Ighoulidin gorges. We now set out eastwards on a moderately difficult hike up winding mule tracks to the Tizi Aguelzim (3550 meters) from here we will have a nice view of Toubkal summit. We will enjoy our picnic there and then hike further 3 hours south-east to the Toubkal Refuge which marks the spring snowline at 3207 meters high. There we shall have our dinner in a bivouac around the Refuge. Overnight in tent, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 4: Hut- Summit - Tahedrit (7 hours trekking)A very early breakfast to set out around 6am, after a three hour steep climb, we reach the highest peak in the North-Africa (4167 meters).We take the route down Sud Cirque for a straightforward 2 to 3 hours descent back to the Hutfor a picnic. After lunch we shall now set off towards the north along steeply descending and zigzagging trails of the higher slopes of the Valley of the Assif n' Isouhouanem n' Ouagounss to our bivouac. Overnight in tent, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 5: Tahedrit - Armed (4 hours trekking)After breakfast we start our short day trek, towards the Shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Set beside a waterfall, there is a pilgrimage marabout'shrine here, probably the remnant of a pre-Islamic culture, but forbidden to non Muslims. Hike another 2 hours downhill to get to the village of Armed. Day 6: Armed – Marrakech (1 hour drive)After breakfast it’s time to drive back to Marrakech to discover the red city. Overnight in riad/hotel, including breakfast.Day 7: Marrakech - (Airport)Depending on your departure flight schedules, transfer to the airport.