Morocco Toubkal Adventure most popular trek to Mount Toubkal; our 6 day Toubkal trekking. The nicest way to discover the High Atlas mountains with a beautiful trek taking you among colorful Berber villages and valleys. The program also takes care for a good acclimatization to the altitude. Mountain transfers, a local guide walking with you, overnight stays in Berberguesthouses & mountain hut and all meals during the trek are included with nice picnics ‘on the road’. You can join this trek every week starting on Monday. For less hiking days – see Special Notes. Get a kick out of walking to the highest mountain top in Morocco and the North of Africa!
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Transfer to the mountains (ca. 1h30) to start your trekking. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and / or gathering at Place Mellah in the Medina near Place des Ferblantiers. In the tiny Berber village of Tacheddirt (2400m.) the mule(s) & muleman/men is/are waiting for your luggage. The first day you are mainly going down through the beautiful valley of Imenane, passing by small and isolated Berber villages. You end up in the cosy village of Imsker where the small pass Tizi el Bour is waiting for you to arrive in the valley of Mizane .
Walking 4 – 5 hrs. Overnight stay: (very simple) Berber guesthouse. Imi Ourhlad Alt. 1400m. / 4593 ft.
Trekking Imi Ourhlad (1400m.) – Tizi Oussem (1850m.) First there is the small pass Tizi El Bour with a nice view over the valley of Mizane. After crossing the Mizane mountain river it’s going up and up towards the pass Tizi-n-Tacht (2.000m). Here you have a splendid view on the valley of Ouïssaden – pronounced as Azaden. Then there is a small descent, followed by a long but easy walk up to the remote village of Tizi Oussem (1850m.).
Walking ca. 5,5 hrs. Overnight stay: Berber guesthouse. Tizi Oussem Alt. 1850m. / 6070 ft.
Trekking Tizi Oussem (1850m) – Imlil/Mezzik (1850m.) Over the pass Tizi Mezzik (2390m.). Optional in the morning walk to cascades of Irhoulidine. In the afternoon there is the possibility to explore the small villages around (Targa Imoula, Tagadirt, Achein, Imlil) or have a good relax in the local ‘hammam’ (Moroccan bathing house).
* For real good hikers only – there is alternative route. More information upon request.
Walking ca. 4,5 hrs. Overnight stay: Berber guesthouse (with a view). Imlil / Mezzik Alt. 1850 m. / 5840 ft.
Trekking Imlil/Mezzik (1850m) – refuge du Toubkal (3200m.) Today it’s only going up. The path is clear and easy walking. You pass by the pilgrimage spot of Sidi Chamharouch. And then finally you will see the mountain hut.
Walking about 5 hours. Overnight stay: Neltner mountain hut ‘Toubkal’ Alt. 3200m./ 10.499 ft.
Refuge du Toubkal (3200m.) to the summit (4.167m. / 13.671 ft) Today is the day. You will start very early in the morning (< 06h00) as this makes the chance for great views the best. In the beginning the path is steep. Later on it’s getting easier but then you will feel the altitude. Breath taking. Sometimes causing some headache or nausea. You can take some ‘paracetamol’ with you. And the most important advise: just walk slowly. It is the best way to acclimatize. Walking up to the summit takes about 4 hours. Going down to the hut ca. 2,5 hrs.
Walking ca. 6,5 hrs. Overnight stay: Neltner mountain hut ‘Toubkal’ Alt. 3200m./ 10.499 ft.
For walkers with an ‘easy way of going down hill’ there is the possibility oing down to Tamatert (1850m). Total walking ca. 8 to 10 hours!
Descent to Imlil (1740m.) – transfer back to Marrakech. If you like you can make an extra climb in the morning to the high pass Tizi Ouanoums (3.685m.) for a nice view on mountain lake “Lac d’Ifni” , far below. Extra: about 2,5 hrs up and 1 hour down. Otherwise it will be just a relaxing day going down and enjoying your success of summiting the highest mountain of North Africa. In Imlil your transport is waiting to bring you back to Marrakech. Walking ca. 5 hours. Transfer 1h.15min.
End of the trip!
If you like we can arrange your stay in a nice small Riad hotel in the Marrakech Medina. So you can enjoy the gathering on Jeema el Fna with all the artists and food stalls in the evening. Marrakech Alt. 450m. / 1467 ft.