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Toubkal Ascent and Atlas Circuit Trek in Morocco

On this 8-day Toubkal ascent and circuit trek you will climb the highest mountain in North Africa and have the chance to explore the unique High Atlas mountains in Morocco with a certified local guide.

Not specified

Atlas

8 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb the stunning Mount Toubkal in Morocco.
  • Enjoy a unique High Atlas circuit trek.
  • Visit Lac Ifni and Tifnout Valley.

Description

This unique 8-day Toubkal ascent and High Atlas circuit trek is an amazing way to discover Moroccan landscapes and culture.

After arriving in Marrakech, you will go the Atlas Mountain starting from Imlil, passing over the highest passes in the Toubkal National Park, including Likmet at 3550m and Ouannoums ar 3600m. You will also camp out on the shores of the most stunning lake in the High Atlas, Lac d’Ifni. Finally, you will have the chance to climb Mount Toubkal, which at 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

If you wish, you can also extend this trek a few more days to climb Toubkal’s neighboring peak or over the Azzaden valley via Aguelzim Pass 3660m. It is also possible to add a camel trek along the Atlantic coast. Please check with us for more ideas.

Keep in mind that you need a good fitness level to join this program as we will spend long days hiking. If you have any doubts, please don’t hesitate to inquire.

Send us a message and let’s start planning this amazing Mount Toubkal and High Atlas circuit trekking experience!

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive at Marrakech airport and stay in Riad or Hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Imlil-Tachddirt

We will meet our team and once all our luggage is loaded, we will set off along the valley towards Tacheddirt. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the  Tizi n’Tamatert Pass (2279m). We will then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so to Tacheddirt (3000m), where we generally camp near the river or stay in a local lodge. 5 hours walking / +560 m.

Day 3: Tacheddirt-Azib Likemt

After early breakfast we start our first hard day ,when we go all the way up to one of the highest passes in the Toubkal area, called Tizi Likemt 3555m, some nuts will be served on the top and trek down to the shelters of Likemnt where we set our camp. 6 to 7 hours walking. / +1255 // – 800m.

Day 4: Azib Likemt-Tizi n'Ourai-Amsouzert

We walk along the Ourain river until the Ourain Pass 3100m, very nice view from there over the villages of Amsouzert and also the Toubkal peak from the south face trek down to Amsouzert, where we stay overnight in a local house. 6 to 7 hours walk. +400//-1400m.

Day 5: Amsouzert-Ifni Lake

The day will consist of a short 4-hour hike passing by many villages on the way to get to the beautiful lake that is surrounded by rocky mountains. We will be there by lunchtime and spend the afternoon on the lake….+400 –night in camp.

Day 6: Ifni Lake-Nelter Hut

Today, everyone will be ready early morning to start going uphill to the highest peak in the Toubkal area 3660m, and then get down to the Toubkal base camp at 3207m. We will spend the night in a refuge or tents. 7 hours walk..+1560m //-453m

Day 7: Mt. Toubkal Summit- Refuge

We leave very early in the morning at about 5h30 or 6 to get to the highest peak in North Africa, at an altitude of 4167m. We will enjoy a very nice view of the Atlas mountain chain and its Berber villages. Then, we will trek down slowly to the refuge, a 6 to 7 hours walk.+960m – 960m. after lunch trek down for another 3hours to Imlil and transfer to Marrakech.

Day 8: Transport to Airport

 

Details

Accommodation

Accommodation in Marrakech Riad or Hotel 2 nights Nights in Tents / Local Gites / Refuge

Meeting point

Marrakech

About the guide

I am Mohamed Toudaoui, experienced certified trekking guides based in Imlil, near Marrakech. I am the co-founder of the Mountain Travel Morocco (MTM) Trekking Company which is the first and only High Atlas Mountain-based trekking agency. For more than 20 years, we have been guiding visitors to discover the best parts of Morocco, exploring hidden cornes alongside the Berber people othe Moroccan High Atlas and the magical desert.

I speak English, French, Spanish and German. I am a fully certified mountain guide. I am a graduate of the Mountain Guides Training Center in Morocco (Centre de Formation Aux Metiers de Montagne CFAMM). We are also graduates from the Federation Royale de Ski et Montagne. Our company is registered at the Minister of Tourism with an official license.

Your safety is our number one priority. Our leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course. They are competent to deal with any adverse situations during the tours. Our guides, porters and mule handlers are well paid, well fed and treated ethically.

We are ecologically aware and will not do anything to damage the beautiful environment of Morocco. We are also good listeners. Understanding people is an important skill in the High Atlas.

Languages

French | English | Arabic

Residence

Atlas Mountain, Morocco


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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 433 Each

Group of 3

EUR 433 Each

Group of 4

EUR 433 Each

Group of 5

EUR 433 Each

Group of 6

EUR 377 Each

Group of 7

EUR 377 Each

Group of 8

EUR 377 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

INCLUDED:

Airport transfers

Accommodation in Marrakech Riad or Hotel 2 nights

Transport from and back to Marrakech

Local Mountain Guide

All Food during the trek

Mules to carry baggage and food

Nights in Tents / local gites / Refuge

Cook to prepare all meals

NOT INCLUDED:

Personal insurance

Tip

Drinks

Meals in Marrakech




 

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