High Atlas Hiking

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Experience the climb of the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal summit 4167m. Make sure you bring your camera, get a stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, green valleys & Berber villages, meet the Berber guided & muleteers go for the this adventure of your life time. The views from the summit are amazing across the mountains to Marrakech to the north, and the start of the Sahara to the south. All around are the jagged peaks of the High Atlas stretching as far as you can see in every direction.

Challenge yourself to climb the highest peak in North Africa in 2 or 3 days. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, and includes transport to and from Imlil . We will trek with a local English speaking guide , a local cook and mules to carry our luggage.

It’s a challenging walk rather than a climb, and anybody in good physical condition can reach the top. The itinerary has been designed for keen walkers, as the ascent is non-technical, but involves some easy scrambling and snow slopes. Choose your adventure and contact us directly.

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Availability & Confirmed Dates:

This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.

Note: Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local conditions.


Accommodation during the trek:

The accommodation during this trek will be either in camping if prefered (June - Oct.) or in the Mountain huts ( winter treks ).

Included:

  • English speaking guide, and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggages (optional)
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: (hotel - trek - hotel)
  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option)
  • Porters for luggage from snow line to mountain hut (winter treks)


Not included:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Water en drinks
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

Essential Equipment & Clothing:

  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
  • Walking sticks
  • Personnel first aid kit
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Head torch / headlamp
  • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Warm clothes, nearing the summit it get's very cold
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Most of those equipment can be rented locally from equipment shops in Imlil.

4 days: Marrakech - Mt Toubkal

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Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil

We'll pick you up in Marrakech from your accommodation or from the airport. We'll drive to your accommodation in Imlil. Here you can sore any luggage you don't need to take up to the mountain. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Imlil before your 2 day hike in the Hig Atlas.

Day 2: Imlil - Toubkal Refuge (3206 m)

After breakfast you meet your mountain guide and begin your trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx 5hrs walking.

Day 3: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal Summit - Imlil

This morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. Retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil.

Day 4: Imlil - Marrakech

After a good night sleep and breakfast we'll drive back to Marrakech and drop you of at you accommodation or the airport.

5 days: Mt Toubkal round trek via Azzaden Valley

Climbing Mt toubkal in 3 days and 2 nights via the circular route via Azzaden Valley is great way to explore the Toubkal Massif, use Agelzim peak to acclimatize before ascending Mt Toubkal on day 3. Only for advanced trekkers with previous experience.


Choose your adventure and contact us directly.

Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil

We'll pick you up in Marrakech from your accommodation or from the airport. We'll drive to your accommodation in Imlil. Here you can sore any luggage you don't need to take up to the mountain. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Imlil before your 3 day hike in the Hig Atlas.


Day 2: Imlil - Lipeney mountain refuge

After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off an a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).

Day 3: Azzadene Valley - Toubkal Refuge

Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning

Day 4: Mt. Toubkal - Imlil

Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil.


Day 5: Imlil - Marrakech

After a good night sleep and breakfast we'll drive back to Marrakech and drop you of at you accommodation or the airport.

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