Day 1 Marrakech Arrive at any time.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Marrakech/Tizi Oussem (1B, 1L, 1D) Leave the plains around Marrakech, wind your way through the Moulay Brahim Gorge and the foothills of the western High Atlas Mountains. Pass the village of Asni to Imi Oughlad, where we meet our mules and muleteers to begin the trekking adventure.
Our trekking mules will carry your larger bags as well as tents and equipment. Luggage is limited to 12kg (26 lbs) per person for the trek and bags must be soft duffle bags or frameless backpacks.
You will carry only your own daypack when trekking (for water, camera, jacket, sunscreen, etc.). Sometimes the mules take a slightly different track at some points, or go faster than we walk. As you may not see them for long stretches, you should be prepared to carry the things you need with you while walking between stops.
Gîtes are accommodation in family houses, or mountain huts, usually in mountain villages and are very, very simple. If you have this expectation in mind we are sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Sleeping arrangements are multi-share. Matresses are provided. You will need to have your own sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, and bath towel. Bathroom facilities are basic and shared, and hot water is not always available.
High Atlas Trek: Tizi ‘n Tacht
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 3 Tizi Oussem/Aroumd (1B, 1L, 1D) We stay in another village gite for the night.
Mount Toubkal Trek
Day 4 Aroumd/Jebel Toubkal (1B, 1L, 1D) Time permitting, enjoy either a 2-hour optional climb to the summit of Ouanoums (3,650m/11,975 ft) or simply relax at base camp for the night.
Tonight camp in two-person tents near the busy Mt Toubkal refuges, which sit at an altitude of 3,207m/10,522 ft.
Foam mattresses are provided for you to sleep on during our camping. If you would like more comfort, please bring a light weight self-inflating mattress such as a thermarest. Pillows are not provided so you may also wish to bring an inflatable pillow. You will need to bring a sleeping bag and we recommend a lightweight sleeping sheet as well (for extra warmth or for when hot).
Bathroom facilities are "au naturelle", we hide our "hole in the ground" toilet with a tent, and ask that all toilet paper is burnt. You can also make use of the toilets and showers at the base camp refuge, but you will be asked to pay and the camp may be some distance from the refuge.
Mizane Valley Trek
Day 5 Jebel Toubkal/Aroumd (1B, 1L, 1D) Savour the satisfaction of the ascent and the spectacular views across the valleys below when summitting the 4,167m (13,671 ft) Mt Toubkal today.
Mt Toubkal Summit
Day 6 Aroumd/Marrakech (1B) Take advantage of a few hours in the early evening to explore this wonderful city - perhaps for some serious bargaining for souvenirs.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 7 Marrakech (1B) Depart at any time.
Please note that hotel check-out time is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage is available (possible extra charge to be paid locally).