SKI TOURS IN THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS 8 DAYS MOROCCO
A beautiful journey to discover the heart of Atlas mountains in winter ascending high peaks, enjoying some steep ski descents and experiencing remote Berber Villages with their renowned hospitality.
During the trip, you will come in contact with the local population of the Atlas Mountains, the Berber people, and become acquainted with their culture. If you enjoy sweet tea, you will appreciate a cup of “Berber whiskey“ after a day on the mountain. During the trip, you will also have a powerful encounter with the mythical city of Marrakech.
Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech.
We will meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel or Riad just a few minutes away from el Fna Square. Here, you will explore the old city of Marrakech such as the souk and Medina and some historical monuments palaces. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech – Oukaimeden.
Today, you will be transported at around 7:30 am from your hotel/riad, southward to the Atlas mountains particularly Oukaimeden after passing by a number of Berber villages. The highest ski resort in North Africa.
Once we get to Oukaimeden, we will start our trek up Tizi N’Eddi from where you will see Imnane valley and surrending peaks of Atlas. Then, carry on down to till we come to the highest village in the valley called tacheddirt (2250m), where we will spend the night. We will stay in a Berber guesthouse, will be simple and basic but has beds with foam mattresses. The food will be cooked by the Mount Toubkal Expedition cook who is traveling with.
Day 3: Techdirt – Tizi N’Likemt 3615m.
Today’s involves a challenging ascent to the pass of Tizi N’Likemt (3615m) but the rewarding will be unimaginable. Once we reach the top, you will enjoy fantastic views in every direction before we ski down to the village again. Here, we stop for lunch, then, continue to Imlil over the pass of Tizi n’Tamatert (2279m) for the night. Stay Overnight in Imlil Refuge. 6 to 7 hours.
Day 4: Imlil Refuge– Toubkal Refuge
At around 8:00, you will start your journey heading up along the valley to the shrine of Chamharouch (2300m), a holy place for pilgrims and tourists, through Armed village and juniper forest. Here, you will have a break to enjoy your lunch. We then continue our journey eastward zigzagging till we arrive finally to Toubkal Refuge where we will spend the night. 6 or 7 hours walking.
Day 5: Toubkal Refuge to the Highest Peak in North Africa
Today starts with an early wake up for breakfast around 5:30am. We climb Jebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak 4167m. The ascent will begin at 6:00am; we’ll leave the Mountain hut and join a steep trail. The route initially zigzags eastwards directly above the Refuge and crosses snow-covered scree slopes, before passing between tow rocky guardian peaks. We will stop a few times for a short break to have some water, orange, and Moroccan nuts. Within 3-4 hours, you will be able to enjoy the magic views of Toubkal Summit and peaks over 4000m before skiing down back to the refuge, a descent of 1000m. 4-5hours.
Day 6: Toubkal Refuge – an ascent of Tizi N’Tadat 3600m.
Today, we change the direction and this time westward to Tizi N’tadat 3600m, after a challenging ascent up.On the col, you enjoy more stunning views over another valley like Ouirgan park. Then, another good descent down to Tazagharet Refuge 3300m. overnight in the Refuge for 6 to 7 hours.
Day 7: refuge Lepiney - an ascent of Tazagharet 3980m.
We start today for the ascent of Tazagharet 3980m, after enjoying the views over the valley of Azzaden and other valleys. We head down to the Refuge and the ski down to Azzaden valley and ascent up the way the goes over the pass of Tizi Mezik for lunch. Then, continue down to Imlil where you the transport is waiting for you to take you back to Marrakech. Celebrate a great trip with dinner on the terrace enjoying superb views across the city. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8 : Breakfast in the hotel. Return to the airport for the flight home.
After breakfast in the hotel, the transport will transfer you to the airport, carrying with you a fantastic memory you will tell your families and friends. We say goodbye and wishing you a good flight back home and a good life as well.
|680€ per person|
|3 to 6||8 days||650€|
|7 to 13||8 days||600€|