5 days trek to summit Toubkal this summer

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A 5-day treks through hidden paths exploring Berber culture by getting onto their villages to summit Toubkal, spend the night in their guesthouses (Berber tea house), tents and experience their culture. You will also have the opportunity to acclimatize the high passes of the High Atlas Mountainss and summit Toubkal (4167m).

Day 1: Marrakech –Imi Oughlad –Tizi N’Tachte –Tiziane:

At around 8:30 you will be picked-up from your accommodation in Marrakech city for a pleasant drive heading south, through the gorges of Tahaoute and Mouly Brahim, passing by the Berber village of Asni and arriving at Imi Oughlad1450m. Meet up with the local Berber team guide and muleteer crew and set off for a 3-hour acclimatization hike along mule tracks, surrounded by cornfields and Juniper trees. Once on Tizi N’Tachete through a beautiful forest of juniper. Here, you will have two fabulous views of Imlil and Azzaden valleys. After that, you will hike down for a half an hour for your picnic under juniper trees. After lunch, you will carry on to the village of Tiziane at 1750 m where you will have overnight.

Day 2: Tizziane – Tizi N’Taghrhourte – D’knt:

we leave the village of Tiziane in a southerly direction through terraces of large walnut trees. We will stop at Tizi Taghrghourt to get great views back down to the North along the Azzaden Valley. It is a long steady climb up to today’s highest point of the pass (called by local people as the head of the valley). The terrain here is arider than in the valley bottom.We will see reds, yellows, and greys in the exposed rocks and soils. Dropping down to the other side, we wind our way down into the D’kent Valley and around the large village of Tizgi , a unique village with its watermills and beautiful architecture. Here, we will spend the night in a Berber house that is owned and run by a local family. 6 hours walk.

Day 3: D’knt – Tizi n’tagdalte – Azib Tamsoult:

Today involves a hearty climb out of the Azzaden Valley to Toubkal refuge by zigzagging the mule tracks up to Tizi N’Aguelzim (3650m). A delicious picnic lunch will be taken here with spectacular views over the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We then continue down southwest to Toubkal Refuge at 3207m where we will spend the night. Approx 6hours.

Day 4: AZIB TAMSOULT -TIZI AGUELZIM – TOUBKAL REFUGE:

Today involves a hearty climb out of the Azzaden Valley to Toubkal refuge by zigzagging the mule tracks up to Tizi N’Aguelzim (3650m). A delicious picnic lunch will be taken here with spectacular views over the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We then continue down southwest to Toubkal Refuge at 3207m where we will spend the night. Approx 6hours.

Day 5: TOUBKAL REFUGE – SUMMIT JBEL TOUBKAL- SIDI CHAMHAROUCH – IMLIL – MARRAKECH:

Today starts with an early wake up for breakfast around 4:30 am. The ascent will begin at 5:00 am in order to escape from the heat and being on the top at the best time. Through our hiking uphill, 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. Here, you will have the chance also to look at other valleys and Sahara direction. After that, we will descend down the same way to the Refuge after your admiration and meditation over the Atlas Mountains. After lunch, we will go back down to Imlil then transfer back to Marrakech.

270€ per person
Participants Duration Price
2 5 days 270€
3 to 6 5 days 255€
7 to 13 5 days 240€
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