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Morocco High Atlas Circuit

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Background

"Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller". Ibn Battuta Berber Explorer

Highlights

  • Trek to Moroccos highest peak Jebal Toubkal 4167m
  • Explore Marrakesh with its wonderful palaces and souqs
  • Trek through tradition Berber villages 
  • Sleep in the wild High Atlas with its snow capped peaks above
  • Gain a deeper undersatnding on this simple way of desert and mountain life

Overview

The Atlas Mountains span 2500 km across northern Africa, through Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. The range's highest peaks however can be found in Morocco culminating in the highest of all, Jebal Toubkal at 4167m. Your adventure starts in the bustling city of Marrakesh, with its small alley ways, beautiful palaces and souqs and exquisite architecture. One can really sense that this ancient town was an important trading and religious hub over the centuries. 

From Marrakesh we head south toward the High Atlas mountain range where we will be met by our local Berber team of muleteers and camp hands. Our accommodation throughout will mostly be tents as we make camp at higher and higher altitudes before our ultimate ascent of Toubkal. We will pass through dozens of Berber villages, that while only a few hours from Marrakesh, live a very traditional lifestyle of subsistence.

 

We will also ascend several high passes of well over 3500m, providing us with superb views of the landscape below. On the morning of our ascent of Toubkal we will leave early as we will try to reach the summit by sunrise. On our way down we may choose to also do the west summit of Toubkal which is also a very nice extension to the trip.

 

Throughout all of this, you will be led by Ismael Santos our expert mountain guide that leads mountain expeditions all over the world. His experience not only in the Atlas mountains but in Europe, the Himalayas and the Andes makes him an invaluable guide on this adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Marrakech and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Hotel Riad Bahia Salam.

 

Day 2

Rest day in Marrakech to visit the city.

 

Day 3

Transfer to Imlil (1 hour 30 minutes) and start of the trek.

Imlil 1740 mts – Tizi n'Tamartet pass 2280 mts – Ouaneskra 1990 mts Tacheddirt 2310 mts - Azib Amguedoul 2430 mts.

 

Day 4

Azib Amguedoul 2430 mts - Tizi Likemt pass 3560 mts - Azib Likemt 2610 mts.

Overnight in tent.

 

Day 5

Azib Likemt 2610 mts - Adrar Iferouane 3996 mts - Azib Iferouane 2900 mts.

Overnight in tent.

 

Day 6

Azib Iferouane 2900 mts – Tizi n'Ououraine pass 3120 mts – Amzouart 1824 mts – Lake Ifni 2322 mts.

Overnight in tent.

 

Day 7

Lake Ifni 2322 mts – Tizi n'Ouanoums pass 3675 mts – Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts.

Overnight in refuge.

 

Day 8

Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts – Toubkal summit 4167 mts – Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts.

Overnight in refuge.

 

Day 9

Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts – Tizi N’Tadat pass 3837 mts (via Tazaghart) – Ighoulide water fall – Refuge Azib Tamsoult 2250 mts.

Overnight in refuge.

 

Day 10

Refuge Azib Tamsoult 2250 mts – Tizi n’Mzik pass 2489 mts - Imlil 1740 mts - Transfer to Marrakech (1h 30min) and free evening.

Accommodation in Hotel Riad Bahia Salam.

 

Day 11

Transfer to airport and return flight

Routes

Day 1

Arrival to Marrakech and transfer to hotel. Free time to visit the city.

Accommodation in Hotel Riad Bahia Salam.

 

Day 2

Rest day in Marrakech to visit the city.

Accommodation in Hotel Riad Bahia Salam

 

Day 3

Transfer to Imlil (1 hour 30 minutes) and start of the trek.

Imlil 1740 mts – Tizi n'Tamartet pass 2280 mts – Ouaneskra 1990 mts Tacheddirt 2310 mts - Azib Amguedoul 2430 mts.

Overnight in tent.

Time: 5-6 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 970 mts

Descent: 300 mts

 

Day 4

Azib Amguedoul 2430 mts - Tizi Likemt pass 3560 mts - Azib Likemt 2610 mts.

Overnight in tent.

Time: 5-6 hours

Distance: 10.5 km

Ascent: 1150 mts

Descent: 950 mts

 

Day 5

Azib Likemt 2610 mts - Adrar Iferouane 3996 mts - Azib Iferouane 2900 mts.

Overnight in tent.

Time: 7-8 hours

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1400 mts

Descent: 1200 mts

 

Day 6

Azib Iferouane 2900 mts – Tizi n'Ououraine pass 3120 mts – Amzouart 1824 mts – Lake Ifni 2322 mts.

Overnight in tent.

Time: 5-6 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 950 mts

Descent: 300 mts

 

Day 7

Lake Ifni 2322 mts – Tizi n'Ouanoums pass 3675 mts – Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts.

Overnight in refuge.

Time: 6-7 hours

Distance: 11 km

Ascent: 1375 mts

Descent: 470 mts

 

Day 8

Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts – Toubkal summit 4167 mts – Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts.

Overnight in refuge.

Time: 5-6 hours

Distance: 8 km

Ascent: 960 mts

Descent: 960 mts

 

Day 9

Refuge Mouflons 3207 mts – Tizi N’Tadat pass 3837 mts (via Tazaghart) – Ighoulide water fall – Refuge Azib Tamsoult 2250 mts.

Overnight in refuge.

Time: 6-7 hours

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 650 mts

Descent: 1587 mts

 

Day 10

Refuge Azib Tamsoult 2250 mts – Tizi n’Mzik pass 2489 mts - Imlil 1740 mts - Transfer to Marrakech (1h 30min) and free evening.

Accommodation in Hotel Riad Bahia Salam.

Time: 4-5 hours

Distance: 10 km

Ascent: 380 mts

Descent: 1052 mts

 

Day 11

Transfer to airport and return flight

Inclusions

  • Guided by expert Mountain Guide Ismael Santos
  • Accommodation at Hotel Riad Bahia Salam in Marrakech (3 nights) with bed and breakfast service
  • Transfer Marrakech  – Imlil
  • Local guide, cook, and mule driver
  • Mules to carry luggage, food, and camping equipment
  • Food during all the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Tents (2 pax every tent), mess tent, and all equipment gear
  • Accommodation at refuge ‘Les Mouflons’
  • Accommodation at refuge ‘Azib Tamsoult’
  • Transfer Imlil – Marrakech
  • Transfert from the hotel in Marrakech to the airport

Exclusions

  • Flight to Marrakech round trip
  • Dinners in Imlil and Marrakech
  • Mineral wáter and drinks during the trekking
  • Sleeping bag, clothes, and trekking equipment
  • Insurance

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