7 days trek in toubkal

7 day trek in Toubkal

This accent of Toubkal trek is not for the faint of heart, but well worth the effort to experience the majesty of this jewel of Morocco. If you have a little more time to enjoy this spectacular region, this program is for you!

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Toubkal Trek 7 Days

7 Days Toubkal Trek  : The High Atlas Mountains near Marrakech offer some of the finest trekking in the world. This stunning eight day trek in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, will take you through a range of landscapes. From the lush valleys to barren rock this trek promises to delights at every turn. The route takes us through colorful Berber villages, over panoramic mountain passes, and slowly ascending to our highest point of 4,167m at the top of Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest mountain.
The trek will be supported by your Berber crew; mountain guide, cook, muleteers, and mules to make the journey a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Itinerary:

1

Marrakech – Imi Oughlad – Tizi N’Tachte – Tiziane

Approximately 4-5 hours walking, 2 hours driving

Elevation: 2000m

Departure early from Marrakech, we board onto the air conditioned coach bus, for a pleasant drive south. Winding our way up through the Moulay Brahim Gorge and upper valleys we arrive at the higher foothills of the western High Atlas Mountains. Our trail starts here at Imi Oughlad. Directly ahead of us looms Jbel Toubkal, at 4167m it is the highest peak in North Africa. Aglzim and Aksoual Toubkal’s smaller rivals are visible from here also. Here we leave the comfort of the vehicle and rondevu with our Berber muleteer crew. We set off upward, in a north-westerly direction for a 2 hour acclimatisation hike. Our path will take us up switchback mule tracks, passing by cornfields, forests of pine and junipers, to the Tiz N’Tachete. Here we will break to look down on the Imlil and Ait Oussaden valleys before carrying on for another half hour to Imi N’Ifri and our picnic style lunch. After lunch a relaxed hike to the southwest down along a dirt track to Assif N’Ait Oussaden and the red clay terraced village of Tziane.

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2

Tiziane – Tizi N’Taghrhourte – D’Kent

Approximately 6 hours walking

Elevation: 1995m

After breakfast we will set off up along the Assif N’Ait Oussaden valley. Passing through walnut groves, up to Tizi N’Taghrhourte, and through to a rare level plateau to arrive at Assaka spring, where we will stop for our picnic lunch amidst an awesome silence. The afternoon’s hike takes us down along the edges of the forest until we reach the Berber village of D’Knt (or Agouns N’Assoul). Here we will have our dinner and spend the in a camp or guest house.

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3

D’Knt – Tizi N’Tagdalte – Azib N’Tamsoult

Approximately 6 hours walking

Elevation: 1850m

We set off for our morning 3 hours hike up through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley to greet the many sheep, Goatherders, local women and children. We traverse the Tizi N’Tagdalte and then descend amongst the juniper trees until we come to a small spring set amongst the trees. Surrounded by the sound of bubbling water we will stop for our picnic lunch. Once refreshed, we are off down the winding tracks to come to a small river at the beginning of the valley of Assif N’Ait Oussaden. From here we enter the village of Tizi Oussem then up to the summer village Of Tamsoult for our camp or guest house.

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4

Azib Tamsoult – Tizi Agelzim – Toubkal Refuge

Approximately 6 hours walking

Elevation: 3550m

After breakfast, we now set out eastwards on a moderately difficult hike up the winding mule tracks to the Tizi Aguelzim. From this point we trek a further 3 hours south-east to the Toubkal Refuge, which marks the spring snowline. At the refuge we will have our dinner, and the evening will be yours to simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views, or explore.

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5

Toubkal Refuge – Jbel Toubkal – Sidi Chamharouch - Aremd

Approximately 9 hours walking

Elevation: 4167m

A very early breakfast this morning, as we will begin walking 6am, to ensure ascent of our goal, Jbel Toubkal. Toubkal is the highest peak in the Maghreb (4167m) and the highest peak in North Africa! The panorama from here is simply stunning. Whenever you are ready, we shall take the Ikkhibi Sud or South Cirque for a straightforward (with your guide) 2 to 3 hour descent back to the Refuge for a picnic lunch. After lunch we shall now head off towards the north along a steeply descending, zigzagging trail. Our path will take us towards the Shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Set beside a waterfall, there is a pilgrimage ‘marabout’ shrine, probably the remnant of a pre-Islamic culture, but forbidden to non-Muslims. Another 2 hour decent will allow us to reach the village of Aremd, where we will overnight in traditional Berber guesthouse.

6

Aremd – Imlil - Tachedirrt

Approximately 5 hours walking

Elevation: 2291m

After a leisurely breakfast we start walking downhill to Imlil. Commonly refereed to the little Chamonix of Morocco, Imlil lays at 1740m. From Imlil we continue on a 2 hour uphill hike to the Tamerte Pass. Along the way we will see typical flat-roofed Berber villages surrounded by small terraced plots of land. A gentle climb until we reach the large village of Tacheddirt is where we will stop for the night either in a village guesthouse or in tents outside the village. The evening is your to relax or explore Tacheddirt.

7

Tachedirrt - Oukaimeden – Marrakech

Approximately 5 hours walking, 2 hours driving

Elevation: 2920m

Today our route will take us to the ski station of Oukaimeden. Along with the breathtaking views you will be able to see a Moroccan ski resort, slopes and ski lifts included. After breakfast we set out on our morning trek, climbing up to the N’Eddi Pass before our gradual descent to the ski station. Relax and enjoy the views before we say goodbye to our Multeer team, and board the air conditioned coach transfer back to Marrakech. Enjoy your evening exploring the mysterious Red City of Marrakech.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONMarrakech, Morocco
DEPARTURE TIME9:00am
INCLUDED
Muleteer team & CookAccommodations
Local transportationProfessional guide
Meals

 

NOT INCLUDED
AirfareTravel Insurance
Guide Gratuity & other gratuity Soft Drinks or Alcoholic Beverages

 

Additional information

Location

Toubkal, Morocco

Destination

Imlil, Morocco, Toubkal

Duration

7 days

Physicality

7/10

Age

10+

Dates

Year-round

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
May 1, 2017

“Sehr empfehlenswerter Guide”
Wir waren auf einem 6 Tägigen Trekking im Toubkalgebiet mit Mohamed Jellah als Guide. Er macht seine Arbeit hervorragend. Ist sehr zuvorkommend, geduldig, und wir haben viel gelacht mit ihm. Zudem hat er ein grosses Wissen über die Pflanzen, Tiere und ganz Marokko. Absolut super, wir würden ihn sofort wieder buchen!!!

Visited October 2016

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