Toubkal & the High Atlas

A remote trek in the beautiful High Atlas mountains of Morocco, including an ascent of Mt Toubkal

At 4,167m, 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 he summit makes the hard work worthwhile.
With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within a week 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

Transfer from airport to your hotel in Marrakech.

2
Day

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

3
Day

Today we walk from Afra to Azgour (1800m). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

4
Day

Today we walk from Azgour to the Yagour Plateau (2500m). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

5
Day

Today we walk from the Yagour Plateau to Ourika Valley (1800m). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 6 hours walking.

6
Day

Today we walk from Ourika Valley to Assaka Amenzal (2200m). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 8 hours walking.

7
Day

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

8
Day

Today we walk from Tinzar to Amsouzert (1700M) (via Ourrai-pas (3100m)). 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

Today we walk from Amsouzert to Lac d'Infi (2300m). We spend the night in tents.
Approx. 4 hours walking.

11
Day

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

12
Day

Today we ascent Toubkal (4167m) 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

Today we walk from down from Toubkal down to Imlil (1740m) (via Sidi Chamharouch (2300m)).  Transfer back to Marrakech. The drive will take us around 1,5 hours. 
Approx. 4 hours walking.

14
Day

Free day in Marrakech.

15
Day

Departure from Marrakech.

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

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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