Join UIMLA-certified mountain leader Marc on a mountaineering program through the amazing country of Morocco, trekking your way to the top of Toubkal.
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!
We will be staying in Berber Gites in the villages, as well as mountain refuges when staying in the mountains.
Bad weather or snow may modify the itinerary. The guide reserves the right to adjust and / or alter the trip to ensure the safety and satisfaction of the program.
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.
Contact me upon booking to establish an exact meeting point.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will head back to Imlil for lunch, and then taxi back to Marrakesh to complete our trip!
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.
Loved the trip and Marc was fantastic. Would highly recommend
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!
Group of 1
|EUR 980 each|
Group of 2
|EUR 774 each|
Group of 3
|EUR 722 each|
Group of 4
|EUR 671 each|
Group of 5
|EUR 619 each|
Group of 6
|EUR 568 each|
Group of 7
|EUR 516 each|
Group of 8
|EUR 464 each|
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- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.¨