High Valley of Toubkal

The High Atlas Mountains stretch out to the Moroccan-Algerian border in the east, the Anti Atlas Range in the southwest and to the city of Marrakech in the north. The Toubkal National Park is tucked away in the vast expanses of the High Atlas. The mountains serve as a weather system barrier that leaves park isolated from the vicissitudes of the Sahara and the more Mediterranean feel of Marrakech and the north.

This trek will take you, your party, your horses and your guides through the amazing scenery of the Valley of Toubkal.

In the basins of the High Atlas, there is a wealth of plant and animal life in the forests, mountains and ‘wadis’ or valleys. In amongst the river systems, forest floors and plateaus of the region you may be lucky enough to find rare inhabitants of the eco-system. For example, you may come across creatures such as the endangered Barbary Macacque, Barbary Stag (extinct until it was reintroduced in the 90’s), the Atlas Mountain Badger, Cuvier’s Gazelle or the Northern Bald Ibis. You may also find examples of the Atlas Cedar, the Algerian Oak or the Black European Pine which grows to be between 20 and 55 metres in height when mature.

Should you wish to make any alterations to your adventure, then do not hesitate to contact Brahim and Mohamed to discuss your options.

All treks are led and supervised by qualified and experienced guides and mule handlers, drawn from the local populace.

Itinerary

Day One:

Your guides will meet you at the airport, before you head to Marrakech to your hotel.

Day Two: Marrakech - Lalla Takerkouste - Aguergour - Moulay Brahim

Your adventure begins in Marrakech and takes you to Barrage Laila Takerkouste, to your camp at Moulay Brahim.

Day Three: Moulay Brahim - Asni - Tamadoute - Imoughlad - Tizin Tacht - Tizian

From Moulay Brahim, you will travel to Asni, Tamadoute, Imloughlad and Tizin Tacht at 2000m before setting up your camp at Tizian.

Day Four: Tiziane - Id Aissa - Tizi Oussem - Tamsoulte -Tzikkert-Aremd Pass - Imlil

At end of day 4, you will get to stay in gites, in Imlil, at around 1750m above sea level. To get there, you will pass through Tizinae, Id Aissa, Tizzi Oussem, Tamsoulte and the Tzikkert-Aremd Pass

Day Five: Imlil -l Tamatert Pass - Ouaneskra - Arg - Imeskar

From Imlil, you will ascend to the Tamatert Pass at 2300m, through Ouaneskra, Arg and eventually to Imeskar for another night in gites.

Day Six: Imeskar - Sidi Fares - Tahanoute - Marigha

On day six, you will be travelling from Imeskar to a camp site near the village of Marigha. Along the way, you and your party will visit Sidi Fares and Tahanoute.

Day Seven: Tahanoute - Marrakech

This is your last day out in the wilds. Transport from Tahanoute to Marrakech should take about an hour.

Day Eight: Marrakech

On your last day you can do as wish. Visit Marrakech or perhaps visit some more of the Atlas Mountain range or even the Sahara Desert. Brahim and Mohamed will be more than happy to help you explore more of the desert and mountain wilderness. Contact them for more details if you are interested.

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