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Berber Villages and Mt Toubkal 5-day hiking

Marc Gallagher, certified mountain guide and trekking fanatic, encourages you to go with him to North Africa and enjoy the breathtaking view from the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains

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Atlas

5 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Description

Come and join me in this incredible trekking and climbing trip to Berber village and Mt Toubkal! A 5-day trip meant for all hiking lovers who also enjoy touristic tours through one of the most ancient villages in North Africa.

An excursion of intermediate difficulty that combines the experience of visiting two fantastic attractions. First, the Berber villages and contact with villagers. Secondly, a challenging but rewarding ascent to the breathtakingly beautiful summit of Morocco.

We will divide the trip in two parts. The first two days will be spend trekking through mountain villages while enjoying the most tranquil of environments.

While we hike across the Berber villages, we will already be ascending the Atlas Mountains of North Africa.

Then, we will head towards the huts. On our way toward the hut, you have the possibility of reaching the Aguelzim’s summit. From this location, you will enjoy a great view of the marvellous Mount Toubkal.

Once we arrive and settle at the high-altitude refuge, the main ascent will begin. You will have plenty of time to acclimatise to the mountain’s altitude.

Do not miss this incredible chance to climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak of the Atlas mountain range.

Once we start our return to Imlin, you will have had lived the experience of a lifetime. Witnessing how the Berber villagers spend their days surrounded by mountains. In addition, more importantly, reaching the peak of an enchanting African mountain.

I will be your guide and the trekking groups will be of 8 people maximum. This is how I can assure you a personalised as well as safe trip.

So, come with me and take part in this hiking and climbing trips to the Altas Mountains. I’ll be waiting for your contact. It will be a pleasure to be your mountain guide and accompany you to witness the fantastic landscapes of the Berber Villages and Mt Toubkal.

 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2050 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1828 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1219 Each

Group of 4

EUR 914 Each

Group of 5

EUR 731 Each

Group of 6

EUR 609 Each

Group of 7

EUR 522 Each

Group of 8

EUR 457 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: From Imlil to Tizi Oussem

On our first day, we will walk from Imlil valley, passing through the Remote valley until reaching the Berber village of Tizi Oussem.

Day 2: From Tizi Oussem to Aroumd village

We will depart from Tizi Oussem and walk across the summer pastures of Azib Tamsoult. Later, we will climb upwards to the Tizi coll. From here, you can reach the Adrar Adj’s summit at 3100m. Finally, we will descend to the Aroumd village where we will spend the night.

Day 3: From Aroumd, reaching Toubkal Refuge

From Aroumd we will hike downwards to the holy shrine of Sidi Chamharouch where we will share a hot lunch. After eating, we will start trekking upwards until reaching the Toubkal Refuge at 3200m.

Day 4: Ascent of Jebel Toubkal

We will make our awaited ascent of the Jebel Toubkal. For our return, the trekking group can choose go to the refuge through an alternative route.

Day 5: Return-Marrakech

We will go back to Imlil and we will have a late lunch. Finally, a taxi will be waiting to take you back to Marrakech.

 

Details

More info

Please note that price bands are set in intervals of two people. For bigger group pricing (8+ people) please contact us.


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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