The High Atlas Adventure (15 days)

A 2 week unique trek in the High Atlas Mountains including Mount Toubkal

This is a unique trek together with mules and muleteers where you get to see most of the Atlas Mountains! 

You will visit Tizi 'n Tichka (2260 meters), Afra (2000 meters), Azgour (1800 meters), Yagour Plateau (2500 meters), Ourika Valley (1800 meters), Assaka Amenzal (2200 meters), Assif 'n Tinzar, Oumchichkapas (2000 meters), Amsouzert (1700 meters), Ourrai-pas (3100 meters), Lac d'Infi (2300 meters), Nelther Refuge (3200 meters) and then Mount Toubkal (4167 meters), Imlil (1740 meters), Sidi Chamharouch (2300 meters).

With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you will explore most of the Atlas Mountains and still have time to explore Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech.

Grade: Moderate
Length: 15 days
Price: from €600

This trek is available throughout the year. You can start on any date you wish.

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Itinerary

1
Day

When you arrive we will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in Marrakech.

2
Day

Today we drive to Tizi 'n Tichka (2260 meters). Here we will be greeted the mules and the muleteers. You will walk for about about 1 hour to Afra (2000 meters). We spend the night in tents.

3
Day

During the third day we will walk from Afra to Azgour (1800 meters). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

4
Day

This day we will trek from Azgour to the Yagour Plateau (2500 meters). We will spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

5
Day

Today it is time to walk from the Yagour Plateau to the beautiful Ourika Valley (1800 meters). We are going to spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

6
Day

After breakfast we will trek from Ourika Valley to Assaka Amenzal (2200 meters). We spend another night in tents.
Approx. 8 hours walking.

7
Day

Today we walk from Assaka Amenzal to Assif 'n Tinzar (via Oumchichkapas (2000 meters)). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 7 hours walking.

8
Day

After we wake up we walk from Tinzar to Amsouzert (1700 meters) (via Ourrai-pas (3100 meters)). We spend the night in a local gite.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

9
Day

Today we enjoy a well-earned free day in Amsouzert to just relax. You will be able to walk around a Berber village and really get to know how the Berber people live in the Atlas Mountains. We spend the night in a local gite.

10
Day

After our day off it is time to trek from Amsouzert to Lac d'Infi (2300 meters). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 4 hours walking.

11
Day

Today we walk from Lac d'Infi to Nelther Refuge (3200 meters). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

12
Day

Today we ascent Mount Toubkal (4167 meters), the highest mountain in North Africa and after enjoying the most stunning views of the Atlas Mountains we walk back down to the Refuge. We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 5 hours walking.

13
Day

After breakfast we walk from down from Mount Toubkal down to Imlil (1740 meters) (via Sidi Chamharouch (2300 meters)). From here we will drive you back to Marrakech. A drive that will take us only around 1,5 hours. 
Approx. 4 hours walking.

14
Day

You have earned a free day in Marrakech. Explore the souks! Visit a couple of the museums! Pop into the magnificent palaces! Or relax at your hotel. 

15
Day

This is the last day in Morocco. We will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your departure. 

What's included

  • Fully Escorted: fully escorted by local mountain guide, muleteers and cook
  • All Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included (except meals in Marrakech)
  • Accommodation: 3 nights simple hotel/riad in Marrakech, 2 nights in local gites, 9 nights camping in the High Atlas
  • Transport: minibus or 4x4 for transfers to / from High Atlas and airport transfer

What's not included

  • International Flights
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Entrance Fees
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

Prices

Group Size
2-3
€800
4
€700
5-12
€600

Why book this trek?

  • Trek the magnificent High Atlas Mountains
  • Attempt the summit of Mt Toubkal, highest mountain in North Africa
  • Stay in small Berber villages

What to Bring

For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Equipment

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Other

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Trek Grades

Grade 1 walks (Easy)

Tend to be short day walks and rambles at low altitudes. Grade 1 walks can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life and no special preparation is required.

Grade 2 walks (Moderate)

Will usually involve some longer walks (4-6 hours/day) at low altitudes (below 3000m). Some previous hill walking experience would be beneficial but these walks should be within the capabilities of those who lead a normal active life. Grade 2 walking tours may contain some optional strenuous days, and in order to get the best out of the trip we would advise that you tone up your fitness before you join.

Grade 3 walks (Strenuous)

Are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. Walking days are normally 6-8 hours and may involve up to 900m or more of ascent and descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days walking, often at higher altitudes, so stamina is important.

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