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Berber Villages guided tour + Mt. Toubkal ascent

Join Marc, an UIMLA mountain leader, for a great 5-day guided trekking trip in Morocco. Hike among the best spots of the Berber Villages and crown the expedition with a summit ascent to Toukbal, the highest peak in North Africa!

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Atlas

5 Days

All year


Description

If you are looking for an off the beaten expedition in North Africa, you’re in the right place!

Join me in a trek around the legendary ethnic villages of Berber and then, enjoy an ascent to Mt. Toubkal. A perfect combination for those who love adventures.

What I am proposing you today is a 5-day trip among the most outstanding places of North Africa. This trip includes an amazing tour to the uncrowded but incredible valleys that the region offers.

The first 2 days consists in a trekking expedition in the mountain villages of  Berber . The Berbers are indigenous communities distributed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. You can also find them among the Mediterranean Sea and the Niger River. In our visit you will learn a lot about their history and their incredible way of life.

The following day will be dedicated to move ourselves in direction to our mountain hut. On the way we may can get to the summit of Aguelzim. From there we can admire one of the most beautiful views of the Mount Toubkal, our next goal. When we are at the mountain hut we must get ready for this big objective.

The ascent to Toubkal starts with a prior preparation so that you don’t suffer the effects of the altitude. So, once we have spent enough time in that height, the most expected moment comes. Time to summit this amazing peak!

On the return you will be proud of yourself. This 5-day trip will leave you the best memories since not only you have you been able to learn the interesting history of the villages of Berber, but you have reached the top of the highest mountain of North Africa as well!

At the bottom of this description you’ll find a sample itinerary of this trip. Each day can suffer modifications according to the weather conditions as well as the level of the group. Keep in mind that this expedition combines hiking and mountaineering skills and requires a very good physical shape.

If you want to know when the next departures are or if you’ve any doubts about the booking process, please contact me. It will be my pleasure to help you plan this amazing trip in a region that I love and I know perfectly. 

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1131 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1131 Each

Group of 3

EUR 669 Each

Group of 4

EUR 669 Each

Group of 5

EUR 542 Each

Group of 6

EUR 542 Each

Group of 7

EUR 457 Each

Group of 8

EUR 457 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: STARTING POINT

We sett off the Imlil Valley and go through a remote valley until we’re in the Berber village of Tizi Oussem.

Day 2: AROUMD VALLEY

We leave Tizi Oussem and we’ll walk over the valley passing by Azib Tamsoult. Then, we’ll climb up the Tiziki coll with the possibility of reaching the 3100-meter summit of Adrar Adj. Finally, we hike down to the Aroumd Valley, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 3: TOUBKAL MOUNTAIN HUT

From Aroumd we will ascend to Sidi Chamharouch for a lunch. We then trek up into the high mountains, reaching the Toubkal Mountain Hut at 3200m.

Day 4: SUMMIT DAY!

Today we’ll summit the Jebel Toubkal, with the possibility of returning to the hut by an alternative route which is less walked.

Day 5: BACK TO IMLIL

We will return to Imlil. Once in there, we can have lunch and take a taxi back to Marrakech.

 

Details

More info

  • Please note that prices are set in intervals of two people. For bigger group pricing (8+ people) please contact me.
  • Prices may slowly vary based on the exchange rate

Meeting point

Imlil Valley

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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