Day trip from Marrakech to Ouarzazate
Many people simply don’t have the time to spend more than a day on the Morocco Sahara Desert. And for that, ...
Mountain Trekking is a great way to enjoy nature, from the peaks of the highest mountains of North Africa to the green valleys, deep gorges, and villages of Berbers. The Toubkal trekking tour takes you to the highest point of North Africa, the summit of Mount Toubkal, at 4167 m (13600 feet). Mount Toubkal is one of the most famous and sought-after trekking which will give you a memory of a lifetime. This trek includes 3-day trekking which has two days of walking with an ice axe and crampons. This itinerary is perfect for keen walkers who don’t mind a little scrambling and easy snow slopes. The climb is non-technical, so you can focus on enjoying the scenery.
We will pick you up at 09h00 AM from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech for your 3-day Mt. Toubkal trekking adventure. Nestled in High Atlas Mountains is Berber village Imlil- just a 90-minute drive away.
You will be accompanied by the Atlas trekking guide throughout your trek. You will also get muleteers that will help you load your belongings onto the back of mules while you enjoy the fresh air. If you need hiking gear, they can also help you purchase what you need.
Hike through the Atlas Mountains, where you will see the Berber hamlets and meet locals, before arriving at the Tizi N'Mzik pass, located at 2489 meters above sea level. After a short break, continue to the Jbel Aghbal viewpoint before you descend to the Azaden Valley, with views of the northern High Atlas Mountains. You will also get the opportunity of enjoying lunch at the Jeneper Forest.
You can also take a rest to enjoy the view, and follow the same trail that you came up on until you come to a fork. Take the left fork up to Azzaden Valley and follow it until you come to a local hut.
We'll be journeying to Toubkal refuge today, which is situated at the base of Toubkal Mount.
The first part of our journey will take us to Aguelzim Pass which is at a height of (3560 m) where we will get to see the Ighouliden waterfalls in the Mountains. After a lovely picnic lunch with stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains, we'll be continuing to Toubkal Refuge for the night. We can't wait to relax and enjoy the incredible views from our cozy mountain retreat!
Please be aware that the accommodation is quite modest but it does have the essentials that you may need during your stay.
If the weather cooperates, we opt for a camping trip at the refuge during summertime. Get sleep so you're well-rested for tomorrow's day.
On today’s big day! You will brave the ascent of Toubkal Mount, the highest peak in North Africa. Early morning starts are always the best for climbing mountains, as you don't have to deal with the hottest sun rays. The path up to the top of the mountain isn't easy to traverse. Depending on what season you go, there are a variety of challenges you might face.
Toubkal is the highest of all the ranges of the Atlas Mountains and is inhabited mostly by Berbers. The highest peak of the mountain is Toubkal peak, which is also the highest summit in Africa.
All the views above there are breathing taking. The Imlil valley is spread out with all its beauty and majesty before us, combined with the majestic snow-capped peaks and the sun shining brightly upon us. The Toubkal refuge is just over there. Looking down the valley, you can see the green fields and in the distance the town of Imlil. The Toubkal refuge is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a nice lunch.
Today is going to be quite the hike! We'll be covering 900m upward in the early morning, and then 2,500m down to the Imlil. Make sure you bring plenty of water and snacks because it's going to be a long day!
At the end of your three-day Mountain trek, your driver will be there to smoothly transfer you back to Marrakech.
Hiking in Morocco can be a safe and memorable experience as long as you take the necessary precautions, such as choosing to hike with a local registered guide who knows the safest routes and where to camp overnight.
Atlas Mountain is a nice destination that you can go to for the whole year. Although the right time to hike is typically between April and October, some may find the heat during that time too intense to complete the long-distance routes. Similarly, in winter there are chances of snowfall and temperature decreases to minus.
If you're thinking about hiking Mount Toubkal, you'll need to hire a registered local trekking guide. This is now mandatory to hike the mountain. All climbers attempting to summit Jbel Toubkal must first check-in and register at the checkpoint in Aroumd Village. Beyond that checkpoint, you will need to be accompanied by a local guide to proceed. Be sure to have your identification on hand for registration.
Mount Toubkal is a popular mountain to hike and is doable for most people who are physically fit, however, during the winter season when there is snow, it requires a specific set of skills to hike it.
The temperature o Atlas Mountain can decrease to almost 20 Celsius.