Mr. Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa with a summit of 4167m/13,600 ft. The climb allows stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages and verdant green valleys. It is a great adventure for 3 days and was designed for keen walkers who want to mix a bit of backcountry into their Moroccan adventure. The ascent is non-technical, but involves uphill hiking, some easy scrambling and snow slopes. The views from the summit are amazing as you can see across the mountains to Marrakech to the north and the start of the Sahara to the south. Our trail will lead you to explore the Azzaden wawgant, which is two main valleys of the Atlas tucked between the high peaks of Toubkal. Plus, this tr ail avoids the heavily trekked approach and avoid going up and down the same way.
Day 1: Marrakech-imlil valley-azzaden valley
In the early morning we transfer from
Marrakech to Imlil at 5,800ft. You will start a 6 hour hike in the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. On the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik, the refuge at Azib n’Tamsoult, and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Depending on our pace, we’ll stay overnight in Azib n Tamsoult or a mountain refuge at 9,800 ft.
Day 2: Azzaden valley-Toubkal refuge
The day begins with a stiff climb hiking out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass. We will have lunch at spectacular view point over the Atlas Mountain range. We will overnight in the Toubkal Refuge where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning.
Day 3:Toubkal refuge-Toubkal refuge-Imil valley-Marrakech
We wake up early for the climb to Toubkal peak at 13,000ft. Clouds allowing, there are expansive views of the Atlas range and the Sahara Desert. It is truly awesome. We go back down the way we came, past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. You will normally be dropped off at around 5.00pm in Marrakech.
8-9 hours trek including 2900ft up than almost 8000ft back down.
- LEVEL: Medium to Hard
- DURATION: 08 days
- BEST PERIOD: april through late September
- LUGGAGE: Carried by mule train
- TRANSPORT: Tourist van
- ACCOMMODATION: Tents (1 for 2 persons) during the trek, lodge- Gîte d’étape
- GUIDING: CFAMM certified mountain guides
- English/French/Spanish speaking guide
- Muleteers and mules for assistance
- Full board on trek + mineral water coffee and tea
- Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: (hotel- trek – hotel )
- cooking & tents (camping option )
Not Included :
- Travel insurance
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expanses
Gite, huts or Camping