Berber Villages & Mt Toubkal Ascent
This trek will take you on a tour of Berber villages before you ascend to the peak of Mount Toubkal (4167m). Over the 4 days, you will have chance to acclimatize to the altitude while spending time in the company of native Berbers and experiencing their culture. During this trek the nights are spent in local houses, refuges or tents, maximizing your experience of the region.
- Tour of Berber villages
- Ascend to the peak of Mount Toubkal (4167m)
- Experience Berber culture
This trek can easily be extended into a longer adventure that includes longer stays and can even be expanded into the desert with the addition of camels. Contact Mohamed and Brahim for more information.
The trek can be extended to explore more of Morocco and even include a camel trek
What to expect?
Day One: Marrakech - Imi Oughlad - Tizian
The first day is around 5 hours long and will begin with your arrival via arranged transport from Marrakech to Imi Oughlad (1340m) where you will meet your guide, your cook and your mule. The trek takes you past a vast forest of pine, juniper and oak trees, while you make your way to Tinzert, which will give you a stunning view of the Ouirgan Valley, before you finish the night in a local gite (a French term for a locally owned house).
Day Two: Tizian - Tizi Oussem - Tamsoult
6 hours of trekking on the second day will yield a view of the beautiful Azzaden Valley with colourful villages and hills, the Azzaden River circled by homes, an amazing vista that includes the Tazaghart Plateau and a huge section of the Atlas Mountain chain. Your evening will finish at 2700m in Tamsouit Lodge or in tents, dependent on the conditions.
Day Three: Tamsoult – Ighouliden - Tizi Aguelzim - Toubkal
Day 3 will bring you past the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal region, a visually stunning start to the day, before you embark upon 7-8 hours of trekking, up a steep incline to reach the Aguelzim Pass at 3600m. The pass has a breathtaking view over the Atlas Mountain villages and plain of Elhaouz. Your night will be spent in a refuge or tents at 3208m.
Day Four: Toubkal – Marrrakech
After an early breakfast you will be trekking up to the highest peak in North Africa – an enormous 4167m at its peak - the roof of North Africa, Mount Toubkal. You will have an incredible view over the Saharan Desert plain, the Berber villages and valleys before you head down for lunch and back to Imlil or to Marrakech. The final day will take you about 10 to 12 hours in total.
Further discounts are available for group sizes over 10 people.
You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.
This trek is available all year round, but in winter it requires the use of crampons for days 4 (Extra price of €20).
This trek has no confirmed dates. Please make an enquiry to arrange a booking.
- Transport to and from Marrakech
- Qualified English speaking guide
- Mules to carry the baggage and food
- Accommodation in local houses, tent or refuge
- All food during the trek
- Cook to prepare all meals
- Personal insurance