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4 Days Mount Toubkal (long weekend)

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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.

  • Toubkal
  • 4 Days
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Type: Adventure
Tour Details

North Africa’s highest mountain is the centerpiece of that incomparable view southwards from Marrakech, often shocking with its unexpected silvering of snow, but it also holds out an easier summer ascent.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech

Meeting Time

30 Minutes Before Tour Time

Price Includes

  • 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 transfe

Price Excludes

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

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:

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

Day 1

Pick up from the airport in Marrakech and transfer straight to Imlil (1740m) where you will spend the night at Imlil Lodge or Kasbah Imlil.. Transfer about 1,5 hour.
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Day 2

After breakfast you will start your trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. You then continue east and by crossing the flood plains your route takes you along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river you eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the refuge (3206m). Here you will spend the night in a tent nearby the refuge. About 5 to 6 hours walking.
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Day 3

Early in the morning you make your attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Your route takes you up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. You will retrace your steps when you return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech. About 9 to 10 hours walking. Night in a riad in Marrakech.
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Day 4

Transfer back to the airport and departure back home.
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