Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech
How does a day tour to see the Atlas Mountains and explore the Berber countryside sound? Perfect! This Ourika ...
When you see it for the first time, you will understand why local Berber calls Jebel Toubkal “The Mountain of all Mountains”. It is the highest peak in Morocco and the highest in Africa rising almost 4,167 meters (13,671 feet) above sea level. For the next four days, you’ll trade busy towns for remarkable mountain scenery and experience hospitality from the Berber people. You will feel good when you reach the top.
If you’re looking for an adventure that will change your life, look no further than Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest mountain. Located in the Atlas Mountains and standing at 4167 meters (13,671 feet) tall, Mount Toubkal is a challenge for any climber—but it’s worth it! You’ll be accompanied by a team of local guides, muleteers, and other experts who will make sure you get to the top safely.
A two-day walk to the top of the mountain starting from the mountain. The ascent is non-technical but involves some easy scrambling and snow slopes. It is suitable for keen hikers. The view from the top of the High Atlas Mountains is breathtaking. To the north, you can see Marrakech, a city full of life and color. To the south, you can see the start of the Sahara Desert, which stretches out in all directions as far as your eyes can see. Everywhere you look are jagged summits and ridges stretching across the horizon in every direction.
The mountains of Morocco are a sight to behold. If you're looking to escape the hectic streets of Marrakech, go to the village of Imlil which is away a 90min drive. You will be picked up by our driver from riad or the hotel.
The hike starts with a steep ascent up the path, which crosses the Mizane Valley. After that, it's time to head to the tomb of Sidi Chamharouch. It's an amazing spot, so don't worry about getting there too quickly—you'll want to take your time and enjoy the view!
After the first day of hiking, we'll arrive at the Toubkal refuge. This is where we spend the night at refugee. It has everything you need to feel comfortable and cozy: like a heater and fireplace. The whole refugee is very neat and clean.
Today, we head to the Ouanoukrim Twins, a pair of peaks in the High Atlas Mountains. The other two highest peaks in the range, are present at the top of Mizan Valley, with a spectacular scene of Toubkal mount. After that, we will go for lunch at the refuge.
This is not going to be a stroll, though—it's going to be a workout. But don't worry: we'll have a guide with us, and you'll be able to take breaks if you need them. And once we get up there, the view will be… well, breathtaking.
There will also be a bit of time for exploring on our own when we reach the top, so feel free to explore as much or as little as you want.
Today we have to get up early and climb the Toubkal mount. It will take 3 to 4 hours to ascent in the winter season.
This is a challenging hike, but our guides will aid you to navigate the route safely. You'll be impressed by their knowledge of the mountain's history and geography, as well as their ability to spot the wildlife that frequents these mountains.
You will feel like you can't go on, but if you push through those feelings, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful view of what's ahead for you. The road to success can be long and hard, but it's worth it!
The Atlas Mountain Range is one of Morocco's most striking features. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Sahara Desert, and it’s a sight to behold.
You’ll be able to see peaks and snow-covered valleys as you see North to South! We'll start in the foothills and make our way up to the peaks, where you'll be able to see every mountain range for miles around. In the end, we will head back to the refugee.
Morocco is a beautiful country with a rich culture and history, but it is important to be aware of the safety issues that come with exploring the country on your own. It's generally safe to hike in Morocco but you should always hire a local guide with you. Going by yourself is dangerous.
If you're looking for a year-round destination, then the Atlas Mountains are the place for you! You can hike between April and October, but be prepared—it gets hot. The mountain paths can get crowded during this time of year, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly. If you want to do some hiking in wintertime, expect colder temperatures, snowfall on the peaks, and fewer crowds.
Hiking Mount Toubkal is a must-do for anyone traveling to Morocco, and it's easy to see why. But hiking Toubkal isn't just about the view—it's also about safety. To make sure you're treated well by your guides, it's necessary to hire a local guide. You will also have to pass through a checkpoint in the village around where you will be registered. If you don’t have a local guide you will not be allowed to go up so always bring your ID.
Yes, it's easy to climb Mount Toubkal if you are healthy and in good physical condition but in the case of snow you need good hiking skills.
The temperature on Atlas Mountain can decrease to almost 20 Celsius.