Ascent of Jebel Toubkal - MT Toubkal highest peak in North Africa (Morocco) - summit of Mont Toubkal 4167m- Trek Toubkal - Trekking Toubkal- Hike Climb and Walk Toubkal

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Toubkal (4167m) Ascent Trek : 2days/1night

Day 1. Drive from Marrakech  to Imlil and trek to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley
Leaving the city behind we drive south today, towards the craggy peaks and
plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass through
the tiny town of Asni, from where our road begins to climb towards the foothills
of the Massif. Below us the valley of the Oued Rhirhaia stretches out into the
distance and small villages cling to the sides of the steep hills as we meander
our way towards the village of Imlil. Here we leave our vehicle and, in the
company of our mountain guide, begin our trek, heading along the Mizane Valley,
first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch.
Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest
village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced
farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and
cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands,
producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing east
and crossing the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into
the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to
the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims
alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the
marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled
cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here
the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the
snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx 4-5hrs
walking.

Day 2. Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal(4165m); return to Imlil
Early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the
highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque,
crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the
mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly
endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward,
but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts,
however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting
the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to
the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite
breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from
the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the
Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the
High Atlas Mountains as "the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa" and from
our vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing
our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil where we will spend the night amongst the Berbers, staying in a traditional village
house.

 

 

Trek

Price per person  in / Group size

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Nights

2 to 4

5 to 8

9 to 12

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N.B :Prices above are for the summer time,  the winter prices depends of the Mountains huts winter prices as well as the use of extra porters

1.       Dates & Prices :

·          This trek is available throughout the year. You can start at any date you wish

·          The price changes depending of the season : Winter & Summer

·          The Trekking route is adjusted due to snow condition, flood, …

2.       What is included :

·          Fully escorted: fully escorted by local mountain guide, muleteers and cook.

·          Accommodation in Gites, Mountain hut, Berber homes & Bivouac

·          All Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included

·          Mules for luggage

·          Bivouac & Kitchen Materiel.

 

3.       What is not Included :

·          Travel & Accident Insurance

·          Drinks and items of a personal nature

·          Tips

·          Personnel Equipment

·          Anything else not mentioned on (section what’s included).

 

4.       Extra :

·          Transport prices: the transfers between places can be done either by Local taxis (Mercedes) or by Tourism transport as: mini-bus, 4x4…

journey

Tourism transport

Local taxi

Marrakech Airport to Medina

 

 

Marrakech – Imlil, Ouirgane, Ourika

  

 

Marrakech -Essaouirra

 

 

Marrakech - Mgoun

 

 

N.B: Those are average prices so may change depending of the vehicle, get right ones during the booking time!

·          Trekking Equipment: All personnel gear such as Sleeping bags, walking boots, We do have and equipment shop where you can be able to rent most of the equipment

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Mohamed Aztat

Mountain & desert tour Guide

Imlil - Atlas Mountains - Morocco

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