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3-day guided climb of Mount Toubkal

Uløya island
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Climbing Mount Toubkal, in the Moroccan Atlas, is an intense and rewarding experience! Join Lucas, UIMLA mountain leader, in this 3-day adventure.

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Atlas

3 Days

Oct, Nov


Description

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.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1059 Each

Group of 2

EUR 530 Each

Group of 3

EUR 353 Each

Group of 4

EUR 303 Each

Group of 5

EUR 297 Each

Group of 6

EUR 281 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: Marrakech - Transfer to airport

Breakfast and transfer to the airport depending on your flight time.

 

Details

Accommodation

Day 1: Camping Day 2: Hotel Foucault

More info

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.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Jura, Saint Claude


What people are saying about Lucas Humbert

Mikael

5.00

June, 2017

We had a excellent time in the Jura mountains together with Lucas. Beautiful nature and an perfect guide! I can really recommend this!

Christel

5.00

June, 2017

Home again after three amazing days in the Jura mountains I just want to come back for more adventures! We were a group of five people so we got the pleasure of planning our own trip. Lucas had an idea to start with and then we made some modifications in order to fit our level of running. Lucas was the perfect guide and host and very eager to share with us his passion for the Jura Terrain and its flora and fauna. He is a very strong runner and great fun to hang out with. We had a lot to talk about and he was definitely one in the group! I can only give my very best recommendations!!!

Annika from Sweden

5.00

June, 2017

I had a wonderful adventure with Lucas in the Jura mountains. I'm a trail running beginner and he made me dreaming for more! He had planed well and had back up plans if needed...He new his area well and took us to great places. We visited high spots with great views and different country sides that was beautiful. Evert day was different. I'm  so happy to become acquainted with Lucas :)  

Luis Manso

5.00

March, 2017

We had a very good time during our snowshoe trip with Lucas! The Jura region is very beautiful and peaceful (perfect to explore with snowshoes) and Lucas was a great guide that helped us in everything we needed, shared all his knowledge and passion about the place, showing us a lot of spots (some hidden and less travelled) to enjoy great views and also teaching us a lot of interesting facts about nature, the history and the culture of the places we visited. On top of that he made us feel as if we were walking with a friend and not just a guide which made the experience even better. So, on short, we strongly recommend to everyone this activity, the region and Lucas as guide for a great few days in the nature away from all. Best regards, Luis Manso




 

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