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5-Day Village Trek and Mountaineering in Morocco

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Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Marc on a mountaineering program through the amazing country of Morocco, trekking your way to the top of Toubkal.

Private

Atlas

5 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Climb to the top of the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains on an incredible five-day journey! Trek through captivating villages on an unforgettable adventure through Morocco!

The North African country of Morocco is a fascinating location. With unique terrain and ancient geoformations, it is quickly becoming a top spot for trekking and climbing. The vast interior is an adventurer´s dream, with plenty to discover and explore.

The Atlas Mountains are a perfect centerpiece for this landscape. With Mount Toubkal (4,167m) as the highest point in the range, the villages leading up to this majestic summit are steeped in small, regional culture. The village of Imlil, while heavily influenced by the burgeoning hiking and climbing industry, is still locally known for its native walnuts and fruit production.

Our program is designed to place you into the middle of this enriching country. Over the course of five days, you will have a chance to experience the small-town atmosphere of Morocco. The wilderness that springs up as you travel into the Atlas Mountains is one-of-a-kind, as is the program that takes you there.

From Marrakesh, we will hike our way to the foothills and their surrounding communities. You will visit Tizi Oussem and Sidi Chamharouch, along with its shrine. We will eat local food, enhancing our trip through the regional cuisine and the overall experience that is uniquely Moroccan.

Our ultimate goal will be to reach the peak of Toubkal, the highest summit in North Africa. It is an ultra prominent peak and a exciting mountain to conquer.

Our days will each consist of roughly 12 to 15 kilometers of trekking, which translates to about 1,000m to 1,500m in elevation change. Our plan is to wake up around 7:00am to eat and be prepared to begin our hikes by 8:00am.

This is a sustained mountaineering trip with elevation gains and extended periods of hiking. You should be in good shape to enjoy this trip, and any previous trekking experience is valuable.

Book this five-day mountaineering program now, and visit the fascinating Moroccan region nestled in the Atlas Mountains!

We can also take another five-day mountaineering program in the High Atlas Mountains! Or we could enjoy a trail running program in Agafay Desert!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 950 Each

Group of 2

EUR 750 Each

Group of 3

EUR 700 Each

Group of 4

EUR 650 Each

Group of 5

EUR 600 Each

Group of 6

EUR 550 Each

Group of 7

EUR 500 Each

Group of 8

EUR 450 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The price includes the guiding fee, accommodation, local meals, mules, and a cook.

The price does NOT include flights, extended accommodation, personal snacks and drink(s), personal clothing and equipment, tips (cook, muleteers, guide, etc.), and anything not specifically mentioned as ¨included.¨


Itinerary

Day 1: Tizi Oussem

Our journey begins with a taxi ride out of Marrakesh into the countryside. Over the course of five to six hours, we will trek from Ager Sioual roughly 10 kilometers through the Tizi Oudite col to Tizi Oussem.

Day 2: Imlil

Crossing the Tizi Mzik col will lead us down into Imlil. We have an opportunity to hike a peak at 2,800m above the col. The day will cover five to six hours of walking.

Day 3: Sidi Chamharouch

We can explore Imlil, and departa round 11:00am. After lunching at Sidi Chamharouch, we will continue to our mountain refuge at 3,200 meters. This day includes four to five hours of walking.

Day 4: Toubkal

We will summit Toubkal on this day, reaching 4, 167 meters. The hike features 1,000m of ascent, and generally takes four hours to reach the top.

Day 5: Marrakesh

We will head back to Imlil for lunch, and then taxi back to Marrakesh to complete our trip!

 

Details

Accommodation

We will be staying in Berber Gites in the villages, as well as mountain refuges when staying in the mountains.

More info

Two (2) people are required to participate to confirm a departure. Baggage transfer will be done by mule, with a possible taxi transfer on the first day. You can withdraw any necessary funds at the airport and in Marrakech; however, there are no cash withdrawal options in the mountains. I will send a list of required and suggested gear upon booking.

Meeting point

Contact me upon booking to establish an exact meeting point.

About the guide

I am a certified International Mountain Leader and a Summer Mountain Leader (UK). In addition, I hold a Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management.
Originally from Great Britain, I am now based near Marrakech, in Morocco. Actually, in a Berber town at the foot of the Berber Mountains.
The love for travel runs in my veins. In the Sahara I lived with nomads. In Siberia I met reindeer herders. In Mongolia I traveled with yurt-dwellers.
The stunning landscapes and nice people of Morocco have enchanted me, which is why I now live here. My goal is sharing with my clients the exotic beauty that I've discovered here.
The environment is of extreme importance to me. In particular, I'm interested in geology and birds of prey.
Besides speaking English and French, I can get by in Berber.
My work is not limited to this area: I also do the Tour du Mont Blanc trek in the Alps.

Languages

English | French

Certificates

UIMLA

Residence

Marrakech


What people are saying about Marc Gallagher

Gibran Alaoui

5.00

October, 2021

Marc is a really good guide and runner, the run itself is really nice, great scenery and interesting! It was also very easy to book!! Highly recommend!!

Jason Stokes

5.00

January, 2019

Loved the trip and Marc was fantastic. Would highly recommend

David McElhinney

5.00

April, 2018

Fabulous running in a fantastic country for trail running. My guide Marc was superb and could not have been more knowledgeable or accommodating. I would recommend anyone try this run of a lifetime with Marc.

Mark Aegler; Timon Aegler; Nora Aegler

5.00

May, 2017

Very pleasant person and really scenic trail run

Stephen

5.00

April, 2017

Amazing three days spent running in the Atlas Mountains with Marc, a highly professional and super friendly guide. We passed through Berber villages where we stopped off for tea and took in 35-30kms most days in amazing conditions. Can't wait for my next trip!




 

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