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Climb Mt Toubkal, Lake Ifni

Climbing Toubkal (4167 m) through the Berber villages, Lake Ifni  (2300 m), Tizi  N’Ouanoums  pass (3664m)

The High Atlas Mountains near Marrakech offer some of the finest trekking in the world. This stunning eight day trek in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We trek through a variety  of  landscapes  from  lush  Berber  valleys  to  barren  rock.  The  route  takes  us through  colorful  Berber  villages,  over  nice  mountain  passes  slowly  ascending  to  our highest point at 4,167m at the top of Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest mountain.

  • Climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco as well as in North Africa.
  • Trekking tours in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco with a visit to Lake Ifni
  • Explore the Berber Valley; their culture, lifestyle and traditions.
  • Stay in small Berber villages 
Article:
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Country:
Morocco
Tour type:
Expeditions and ascents
Directions:
Atlas mountains
Complexity:
Medium
Number of participants:
From 2 people
Maximum height:
4167 m
Season:
April - October
Start of the program:
Marrakech
Finish program:
Marrakech
Duration:
8 days
Price:
620 USD
Count:
Tours dates
  
01.01.202131.03.2022
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Day 1   
We will be waiting for you at the airport in Marrakech, whatever time you arrive. We will then transfer you to the hotel in the center of the city. While we wait for all the other participants arrive, you can spend the afternoon visiting the vibrant city of Marrakech. 

Day 2   
We  leave  Marrakech  after  breakfast  and  drive  to  Imlil  (1740m)  via  Asni.  Imlil  is  the principal  trailhead  for  walkers.  This  is  the  place  where  we  meet  our  mule  team  and once all our gear is loaded us begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8  km  from  Imlil.  Soon  the  trail  begins  to  rise  as  we  climb  up  to  the  pass  at  Tizi  ‘n Tamatert (2279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouanesekra (2200m) and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (2300m), where we set up camp near  the  river.  Approx.  4  hours  walking.  B/L/D 

Day 3   
We immediately begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal Massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt (2200m), where we set up our camp for the night. Approx. 5 hours  walking.  B/L/D 

Day 4    
This day is going to be a long but quite easy day, passing many different landscapes. From Tizi ‘n Ououraine (3120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal Massif, including the  summit,  the  east  face  and  the  Ifni  Dome  (3876m).  The  trail  leads  on  towards Amsouzart (1700m), one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night  in  a  local  gite  or  in  a  camp.  The  gite  is  very  basic  accommodation.  Approx.  6 hours  walking.  B/L/D 

Day 5  
West of Amsouzart is several small villages, which  we explore as  we make our  way towards  Ifni  Lake  (2300m),  the  only  lake  in  the  Massif.  It  is  a  memorable  sight, surrounded  by  Rocky  Mountains  and  giant  heaps  of  rubble,  and  is  unusually  deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp  tonight  in  this  area.  Approx.  4  hours  walking. B/L/D 

Day 6 
By now we should be both fit and acclimatized, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope.  At  length  we  reach  the  pass  at  Tizi  N’Ouanoums  (3664m),  a  narrow  ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Neltner Refuge (3200m),  where  we  spend  the  night  in  tents.  Approx.  6  hours  walking. B/L/D 

Day 7  
We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit of Toubkal (4167m). If conditions are good it should take no more than 2-3 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy  beautiful views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base, we then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and  Aremd,  before  following  the  Maizane  River,  along  a  well-forested  trail,  to  the trailhead at Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech. Approx. 9 hours walking. 
 
Day 8  
Breakfast in the Hotel / Riad, if you have spare time before the transfers to the Airport, you can finish your visit to the city or going shopping in the souk, then transfers to the Airport of Marrakech. 

After the main tour, you can choose additional excursions:

Marrakech  - Imlil (1740 m) - Tachedirt  (2300 m) - Tizi Likemt  pass (3555 m) - Azib Likemt (2200 m) - Tizi ‘n Ououraine (3120 m) - Amsouzart  (1700 m) - Ifni  Lake  (2300 m) - Tizi  N’Ouanoums pass (3664 m) - Neltner Refuge (3200 m) - summit of Toubkal (4167 m) - Neltner Refuge (3200 m) - Sidi Chamharouch - Aremd - Imlil - Marrakech
 

The cost of the full package of services -  from 620,00 USD*
* depends on the number of participants

The price includes:

  • Private Airport Transfers 
  • 2 night in Marrakech (Hotel/riad: B & B) 
  • Private Transport to and from Marrakech ( A/C Transport) 
  • Qualified English speaking guide 
  • Mules to carry the luggage and food during the trek 
  • Accommodation in local house, tent or refuge 
  • Full board on trek + coffee and tea 
  • Cook to prepare all meals 
  • Guided city tours in Marrakech  

Not Included :  

  • Travel insurance 
  • Entrance fees 
  • Tip 
  • Drinks (water, soda, wine, beer, etc…) and items of a personal nature 
  • Meals in Marrakech ( dinner & lunch)
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