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Berber villages  and Toubkal Ascent : 5days/4nights

1.     day :Marrakech –imi oughlad –tizi n’tachte –tiziane : early morning  departure from marrakech for  a pleasante drive south winding our way up through the moulay brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas  mountains and our trailhead of imi oughlad  (1450m)  with the jbel toubkal , at 4167m the highest peak in north africa  , aglzim 3650m  and aksoual 38847m ,looming before us . here we alight from our vehicle  and meet up with berber muleteer crew .  We set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatisation hike up switchback mule tracks , passing by cornfields woods pine and juniper  to the tiz n’tachete (2000m),where we shallstop to look back down on the imlikl and ait oussaden valleys  before carrying on for another half hour to imi n’ifri and our field picnic .thence  a slow hike for about 2 and half hours  south-west  down along a dirt track to assif n’ ait oussaden and the red clay
 terraced village of tiziane ( 1750 m )for our accommodation in  our bivouac.

2.     day :tizziane – tizi n’taghrhourte – D’knt :after breakfast  we now set off on our hike up along the assif n’ait oussaden valley , passing through the wallnuts groves , up to tizi n’taghrhourte  (1995m )and through to a rare almost flat strecth to arrive  at assaka  spring, where we will  stop for our field picnic amidst and awesome silence after some 2 and half hours relatively easy walking .our afternoon’s hike takes  us down along the edges of the forest  untill  we reach the berber village of D’knt (1870m) or agouns n Assoul  where we will have our dinner  and spent the  ina  bivouac .

3.     day : D’knt – tizi n’tagdalte – tizi oussem : we set off for our morning’s 3 hours hike up  through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley to greet the many sheep and goatherders – and women and children bent over with 20kg loads of faggots and dried herbs. We traverse the tizi n’tagdalte  to the descent  amongst the juniper trees till we come to a small  spring set amongst the trees , where we will stop for our picnic .once refreshed , we are off down winding tracks of upper slopes for some 3hours to come to a small  river at the beginning of the valley of assif n’ait oussaden . from here we enter the village of tizi oussem (1850m) then up to the summer village Of Tamsoult  for our camp.

 

Azzaden valley

4.   day : ÂAZIB TAMSOULT -TIZI AGUELZIM - TOUBKAL REFUGE.


after breakfast, we now set out eastwards on a moderately difficult hike up winding mule tracks to the Tizi Aguelzim (3550m) , thence a further 3 hours south-east to the Toubkal  Refuge which marks the spring snowline at 3207m, where we shall have our dinner,  in bivouac around the Refuge.

5.  day : TOUBKAL REFUGE - SUMMIT JBEL TOUBKAL- SIDI CHAMHAROUCH - Imlil - Marrakech        

A very early breakfast to set out around 6am., to attain, after a three hour steep climb, the highest peak in the Maghreb (4167m). The panorama from here is simply stunning. Whenever you are ready, we shall take the Ikkhibi Sud or South Cirque for a straightforward - with your guide - 2 to 3 hour descent back to the Refuge for a picnic. 

After lunch We shall now set off towards the north along steeply descending, zigzagging trails of the higher slopes of the Valley of the Assif n'Isouhouanem n'Ouagounss towards the Shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Set beside a waterfall, There is a pilgrimage 'marabout' shrine here, probably the remnant of a pre-Islamic culture, but forbidden to non-Muslims. another 2hours downhill will allow to get to the village of Imlil from where most of the treks start prior to take the taxi back to Marrakech.

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Nights

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5 to 8

9 to 12

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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 can be 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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