We will meet at the city of Marrakesh airport and transfer to the village of Imlil (1,770m). After dinner at the hotel, we will review the program’s itinerary.
After breakfast, our trekking expedition will begin. We will travel along mule trails, passing through the village of Armed (1,850m), to Marabout Sidi Chamharouch (2,350m), a pilgrimage site, where we will enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our cook. We will stop at Imi n’Tifrite to have a traditional tea, and then cross the Isgan n’Wagouts corrals, reaching the Neltner refuge (3,207m), built and run by the French Alpine Club, where we will spend the night.
Distance: 12km Ramp: ↑ 1,325m ↓ 94m
Early in the morning, we will begin our climb to Mount Toubkal (4,167m), to ensure safe weather conditions. First, we will head to the hole of Akhbi n’Tizi (3,700m) and trek to the Collado del Toubkal (3,950m), from where we will ascend the summit, via the Toubkal Ridge. If the weather helps, from Toubkal’s top, we will enjoy impressive views to the Atlas Mountains. We will then descend to the refuge and return to Imlil, where we will enjoy a pleasant dinner and spend the night.
Distance: 8km Ramp: ↑ 1,020m ↓ 1,020m
We will travel to the city of Uarzazat (1,151m), located in the south face of the High Atlas Mountains, considered to be the door to the Sahara Desert. Overnight in a hotel.
Distance: 8km Ramp: ↑ 94m ↓ 1,325m
Trek across the Sahara Desert and overnight in a camp.
Short trek in the desert and return to Imlil, where we will spend the night.
After breakfast, we will transfer to the hotel in Marrakesh. Free day to rest and visit the city. Dinner at the hotel.
Transfer to Marrakesh airport. Farewell and end of trip.
2 nights at the Imlil Riad Jnane hotel, 2 nights at the Neltner Refuge, 1 night in a hotel in Uarzazat, 1 night bivouac/camp in the Sahara Desert, 1 night in a hotel in Marrakesh
Hello!! My name is Rubén Cuesta Valparís and I am a Mountain Guide with official certification and AEGM-UIMLA accreditation (Member Number 913). I have extensive experience in mountain ranges around the world, from the Picos de Europa, my base and school, through the Pyrenees, the Alps, Patagonia, the Himalayas.
I love mountains and nature in general and from my experience and supported by my training, I like to enjoy them and make my clients enjoy them as much as I do, giving them the security they need to perform the activity they want, interpreting the landscape , flora, fauna, ethnography, and promoting respect for nature and the environment where activities take place. I speak Spanish and English.
From my company, Picos Outdoor, we organize activities of hiking, trekking, mountaineering, orientation, etc. and we offer introductory and specialization training courses (can be for groups and individuals) related to all the above.
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