Toubkal Ascent & Berber Villages
This is your chance to climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4167m. Your view from the summit is staggering and will allow you to take in the expanse of not only the Saharan Desert plain, but the Berber villages, valleys and mountain range that encompasses them: the High Atlas.
- Climb Mount Toubkal
- Explore the Saharan Desert
To get there, you will travel some of the most incredible landscape that the region has to offer. You'll trek through forests, valleys, passes and plateaux, pausing for lunch and to take in the experience. You'll have the opportunity to interact with the local Berber tribes and to walk through lands of lush vegetation and fauna. You and your group will spend the nights in tents or bivouacs and enjoy the company of the local Amazighs for one evening.
In summer, you won’t require any equipment, but in winter, you will need crampons and ice axes.
This trek can easily be extended into a much longer adventure and can even be expanded into the desert with the addition of camels.
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.
What to expect?
Day One: Marrakech
On your first day, you will arrive at Marrakech airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day Two: Marrakech - Imi Oughlad - Tinzert
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.
Day Three: Tinzert - Tizi Oussem - Tamsoult
6 hours of trekking on day 2 will yield the beautiful Azzaden Valley with colourful villages and hills, the Azzaden River circled by homes, an amazing view of 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 Four: Tamsoult – Ighouliden - Tizi Aguelzim - Toubkal
Day 3 will bring you past the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal region before you embark on 7-8n hours of trekking, up a steep incline to reach the Aguelzim Pass at 3600m with 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 Five: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal Ascent 4167m - Refuge
After an early breakfast you will be trekking up to the highest peak in North Africa – an enormous 4167m at its peak. You will have an incredible view over the Saharan Desert plain, the Berber villages and valleys before you head down to the Refuge where we will spend another night.
Day Six: Toubkal Refuge - Ouankrim peak 4068m - Imlil
It will be an early start for your group as you head up Ouankrim, a neighboring peak, before heading back to the refuge for the lunch,then trek all the wy dwon to Imlil where you will have special night and special dinner.
Day Seven: Imlil - Marrakech
Free time in Imlil before driving back to Marrakech.
Day Eight: Fly Home
Airport transfer and fly home.
Further discounts are available for group sizes over 10 people.
You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.
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