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High Atlas 4000 m Peaks

Background

"Who lives sees, but who travels sees more". Ibn Battuta Berber Explorer

Highlights

  • Trek to Morocco's highest peak Jebal Toubkal 4167m
  • Summit all six 4000 meter peaks of this massif
  • Trek through traditional Berber villages 
  • Visit summits few ever climb with unsurpassed views of the surrounding range and deserts

Overview

The Toubkal massif dominated by Jebel Toubkal at 4167m provides another five, 4000-meter peaks to climb. Your adventure starts in the bustling city of Marrakesh, with its small alleyways, 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 experienced guides and assistants.  Our accommodation throughout will be hotels in towns and the Toubkal Refuge set in the valley surrounded by the six 4000-meter peaks we will endeavor to climb.

 

Each day we will set out early as to reach each summit before the heat of the day and be back at our base to rest and recuperate before trekking the following day.

 

This wonderful expedition is for those that love being in the remote away from the crowds. Many of these peaks no one visits as everyone is attracted to the highest peak of the massif, Jebel Toubkal. Join us and our expert team in Morocco to climb the six 4000-meter peaks of Mount Toubkal.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to Marrakech and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in Riad Africa.

Day 2

Trek to Toubkal Refuge 3207m

Day 3

Summit trek to Jebel Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak 4167m - Toubkal Refuge 3207m

Day 4

Toubkal Refuge (3207m) - Ouanoukrim summit 4089m – And Timazguda 4083m - Toubkal Refuge 3207m

Day 5

Toubkal Refuge 3207m - Akyod 4030 m - Toubkal Refuge 3207m

Day 6

Refuge Toubkal - Afella 4043 metres - Toubkal Refuge 3207m

Day 7

Refuge Toubkal 3207 m - Tadat 3837 m - Biguinousene 4002 m - Toubkal Refuge

Day 8

Refuge Toubkal - Imlil - Marrakech

Day 9

Transfer to airport to meeting your return flight.

Routes

Day 1

Riad Africa in Marrakech

Arrival at Marrakech Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to the Riad where you will spend the night

Day 2

Transfer Marrakech to Imlil & Trek Imlil 1740m to Toubkal Refuge 3207m

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8.00am. Your driver will take you to the starting point of your trek at Imlil (1740m) where you will meet your guide and muleteer (about 1 ½ hour's drive). Imlil is a large picturesque village set at the head of the Imlil Valley surrounded by walnut groves, apple trees and bisected by a rushing river. Once you have loaded up the mules, you will head off on your trek. Your first day is moderately challenging with a steady ascent up the Mizane Valley towards Mount Toubkal. On route, you'll pass the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Then it's onwards and upwards to the Toubkal Refuge – your stop for the night. Overall, you'll have walked for five hours.

Day 3

Refuge Toubkal 3207 m – Toubkal summit 4167 m

Early in the 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. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the summit you will see that the vistas 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. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and spend the night at the refuge again.

Day 4

Toubkal Refuge (3207m) - Ouanoukrim summit 4089m – And Timazguda 4083m :

Early departure after breakfast as we did the second day. We climb to Ouanoukrim summit, second highest Summit in Morocco. After we descend back to the Refuge.

Day 5

Toubkal Refuge 3207m - Akyod 4030 m

Early departure after breakfast as we did the second day. We climb to Akyod 4030 m summit. After we descend back to the Refuge.

Day 6

Refuge Toubkal - Afella 4043 metres

Early departure after breakfast as we did the second day. We climb to Afella 4043 m summit. After we descend back to the Refuge.

Day 7

Refuge Toubkal 3207 m - Tadat 3837 m - Biguinousene 4002 m - Toubkal Refuge

Early departure after breakfast as we did the second day. We climb to Biguinousene 4043 m summit. After we descend back to Refuge.

Day 8

Refuge Toubkal - Imlil - Marrakech

After breakfast, you have a 4.30-hour trek back to Imlil then transfer back to Marrakech.

Day 9

Transfer to airport to meeting your return flight.

Inclusions

  • Guided by an expert team of Guides and assistants
  • Accommodation at Riad Africa in Marrakech (2 nights) with bed and breakfast service
  • Transfer Marrakech  – Imlil
  • Local guide, cook, and mule driver
  • Mules to carry luggage, and food.
  • Food during all the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Accommodation at refuge Toubkal
  • Transfer Imlil – Marrakech
  • Transfer from the hotel in Marrakech to the airport

Exclusions

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

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