On Top of Atlas Mountains - Mt. Toubkal 4167m (Morocco)

On Top of Atlas Mountains - Mt. Toubkal 4167m (Morocco) 600 , 8 Days

Climb the roof of North Africa, experience Morocco! The Moroccan Atlas is a range of exceptional beauty and cultural interest and will reveal to you the unison in which local Berber people and nature live here. Experience the extraordinary hospitality of the local Berber people, the rich texture of North African life and the exotic allure of Marrakech, and you will find out why a growing number of trekkers are choosing this great range, which the ancient Greeks thought to be the home of Atlas!. Though originally sheep herders the Berber tribes have remained mainly ungovernable, retaining their own culture, language, traditions and music. On this trip we make a circle trek around the highest part of Atlas – Toubkal masiff, explore numerous Berber villages and valleys, climb 3000m high mouintain passes, spend a night at the pristine Ifni lake and climb the top of North Africa – Toubkal peak (4167m).

Highlights:
♦ High Atlas mountains are a rocky range over 500 kilometres long creating a great diversity of climates and landscapes in Morocco.
Mount Toubkal with its 4167 meter it is the highest peak in The Atlas mountains and North Africa
Marrakech meaning “The land of God” and known also as “The red city” is a charming and coclourful city with lots to explore. A must see is the historic Jamal Efna square - a Unesco World heritage site, where musicans, snake charmers and magicans gather to enchant people's minds and spirit.


Itinerary:

 Day 1: Arrival
Arrive to Marrakech airport and stay in Riad or Hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Imlil-Tachddirt
We will meet our team and once all our baggage is loaded we will start walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n'Tamatert (2279m). We 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 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 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 local house. 6 to 7 hours walk. +400//-1400m.

Day 5: Amsouzert-Ifni Lake
Today is quit short walk of 4 hours passing by many villages in the way,to get to the beautiful lake that is surrounded by rocky mountains, we will be there by lunch time and spend afternoon on the board of the lake….+400 –night in camp.

Day 6: Ifni Lake-Nelter Hut
Today, everyone will be ready early morning to start going up hill to the highest peak in Toubkal area 3660m,and then get down to the base camp of Toubkal peak 3207m.night in refuge or tents. 7 hours walk..+1560m //-453m

Day 7: Mt. Toubkal Summit- Refuge
We leave very early morning at about 5h30 or 6 ,to get to the highest peak in North Africa 4167m, very nice view over the atlas mountain chain and its berber village …trek down slowly to refuge, 6 to 7 hours walk.+960m – 960m. after lunch trek down for another 3hours to Imlil and transfer to Marrakech.

Day 8. Departure
Transfer to the airport for departure

Luggage transport: During the trekking your main luggage will be transported on mules. Maximum luggage weight per person – 20kg. All you have to carry during the day is a daypack, with daytime essentials such as water bottle, camera, waterproof gear etc.

Necessary equipment: rucksacks (a bigger one, ranging 70-80 l, will be carried on a mule) and a daypack – (25-35 l); sleeping bag - lightweight 1-3 season sleeping bag for the refuges and gites  waterproof clothes, hiking boots, sunglasses, sun hat, sun protection cremes.

Recommended period of travel: end of May until the end October


Price Includes:
double room in riads with private facilities (days 1 & 7)
rest of the days tent camps ( days 2-6)
5 days on full board (days 2-6)
1 day on HB (breakfast and lunch & day 7) and 1 day on BB (day 8)
all ground transportation including airport transfers
Berber English speaking mountain guide
mules for luggage transportation
private cook and muleteer team
camping equipment (excluding sleeping bag)

Not Included:
flight tickets
travel insurance
sleeping bag
water and other drinks (can be bought on spot at the villages)
additional food not included in the meal-plan
tips
any other personal expenses

Additional Services:
There is a discount for groups of 5 or more people. Please contact us for more details.


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On Top of Atlas Mountains - Mt. Toubkal 4167m (Morocco) (Rated 4.9 / 5 Based on 383 Reviews.)
Price
600 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Moderate - Difficult
Good physical condition and moderate trekking experience is required. The maximum altitude attained on this trek is not great and we spend only one night at just above 3000 metres / 10,000 feet. This means that altitude acclimatisation is not usually a problem. However this trek does involve some days with a good deal of ascent and descent and one or two of the days are quite long, although broken with leisurely lunches in the shade.

Group Size
Min. 2
Reservation System Code
MT. TOUBKAL
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