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Type of Trip
The Toubkal massif, in Morocco, is the highest point in Northern Africa. This trip is designed as a true challenge. An exotic trip to escape for a long weekend. In fact, the objective of this program is to climb the iconic, easily accessible peak, 4167 m high.
This is a rather short and intense trip. You need to be in very good physical shape, ready to face the altitude and the active ascent right after leaving the plane. Even though the ascent has no particular technical difficulties, the steepness, vertical drop and altitude can be hard to withstand without acclimatization.
From Marrakech, it takes a 1:45 h drive to reach Imlil, the Moroccan Chamonix. Imlil is our starting point, the base camp for all the ascents of the massif.
Are you interested in ascending the Toubkal massif? Then please get in touch with me for more information! I would love to guide you in this intense adventure in Morocco.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Marrakech airport - Imlil - Sidi Chamarouch - Toubkal refuge
Distance: 9km – Altitude change +1460m / -1000m.
After crossing the Haouz plain, the road goes through the Moulay Brahim gorges to Asni, before following the Assif Ait Mizane in Imlil. Imlil (1740m) is the starting point of the Toubkal massif hikes. Here we meet the mule drivers team. We start the ascent in a zigzag path with views over the Aremd village, perched on an ancient glacial moraine. Then we progress along the Ait Mizane valley to the sacred site Sidi Chamharouch, where we have a picnic. The landscape becomes more alpine with high summits dominating the valley. After 5 hours walking, we arrive to the Toubkal refuge (3207m). Overnight in lodge or camp.
Toubkal refuge - Toubkal summit - Imlil - Marrakech
Distance: 17km – Altitude change +960m / -2220m.
Very early breakfast and departure to avoid the crowds and enjoy an unforgettable sunrise from the highest point of Northern Africa! The ascent begins with a steep section in a scree, before reaching the trail that follows the bottom of a ravine to the Toubkal pass (3975m). We can already see the summit. There are no technical difficulties, but the path between blocks and altitude remind us that we are in the high mountains! We continue on a less steep ridge until the summit. There are magnificent 360° views of the Anti Atlas, the whole Toubkal massif as well as the Haouz plain and Marrakech.
After a short pause, we take the same route back until the refuge, where we have a snack. Then we descend to Imlil. After lunch, transfer to Marrakech and checkin at the Foucault hotel. The evening will be an opportunity to enjoy the Medina and the djema el’fnaa square, always spectacular.
Marrakech - Transfer to airport
Breakfast and transfer to the airport depending on your flight time.
Day 1: Camping
Day 2: Hotel Foucault
Group size: 3 to 12 people. If you are more than 6 people in the group, please contact me for pricing information.
About the Guide
I discovered the joy of the mountains at a very young age, and I knew that my place was there, in the Jura, the Alps, or elsewhere, but in a place where raised terrain allows to go high...
My experience in the Mountain Troops and the Gendarmerie, together with a regular practice of different mountain sports, allowed me to gain knowledge and know-how that enriched my mountain leader training.
In 2012 I got certified as State Mountain Leader (AEM), which allowed me to start fully living my passion for the mountain, and sharing it with you.
I propose to share very varied activities: walking ,hiking, trekking, snowshoeing. It allows me to enjoy precious moments in nature with you.
To complement my leader training, I discovered trail running 8 years ago, a more sportif and intense way to discover the mountain, always respecting the environment.
I can also offer you my expertise in Morocco, where I have been going often during these last years. My knowledge of the field and of the local correspondants allows me to propose magnificent journeys to you!
From the Jura to the Alps, not forgetting Pyrenees, Corsica and Morocco, my approach to the mountain has always been guided by the search of pleasure and the comprehension of the environment.
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