Trekking in Toubkal and Berber Valleys

A 8-days trek through hidden paths and valleys in Toubkal National Park to top out the highest peak in Northern Africa

8 Days (land only)

from Marrakech to Marrakech


from £499


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A wonderful one-week trek to climb Mt Toubkal, North Africa's highest mountain!

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Enjoy the rest of the day in Marrakech.   Riad in Marrakech
We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil (1740m) via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers. Here where we meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, over 8 km from Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi 'n Tamatert (2279m). Then we descend to the beautiful village of Ouaneskra (2200m) and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (2300m).   1 hour   4 hours   gite in Tacheddirt or camp near the river.
We start early a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). At the top we enjoy our first amazing view of the Toubkal Massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt (2200m), where we set up our camp for the night.   5 hours   local gite in Azib Likemt or tents.
This day is a long but easy day, passing by many different landscapes. From Tizi 'n Ououraine (3120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal Massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3876m). The trail leads towards Amsouzert (1700m), one of the most striking villages in the region.   6 hours   local gite in Amsouzert.
West of Amsouzert there are several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake (2300m), the only lake in the Massif. This is a memorable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and it's unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore.   4 hours   Camp in the area.
By now we should be both fit and acclimatised, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At the end we reach the pass at Tizi n'Ouanoums (3664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it's a long zigzag descent to Nelther Refuge (3200m).   6 hours   Nelther Refuge or tents.
We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit of Toubkal (4167m). If the conditions are good, it should take no more than 2-3 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy beautiful views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base, we then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd, before following the Mizane River, along a well-forested trail, to the trailhead at Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech.   9 hours   1 hour   Riad in Marrakech
Enjoy the rest of the day in the charming city of Marrakech and departure.   Departure
  • The mount Toubkal with 4,167m is the highest mountain in North Africa.
  • The hike to the summit is softer when it's done in a week, It requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work worthwhile.
  • Explore several small Berber villages and meet their people.
  • Enjoy in the first and last day Morocco's most captivating city: Marrakech.

What's Included

  • Experienced local mountain guide
  • Muleteers, mules and cook.
  • Accommodation: 2 nights simple hotel in Marrakech, 5 nights camping or village houses in the High Atlas.
  • All meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek (not in Marrakech).
  • Transfers by minibus/4x4 to/from the High Atlas.

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks


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