Challenge yourself to climb the highest peak in North Africa. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, and includes transport to and from Imlil. We will trek with a local English speaking guide , a local cook and mules to carry our luggage.
It’s a challenging walk rather than a climb, and anybody in good physical condition can reach the top. Make sure you bring your camera; the views from the summit are spectacular. Mount Toubkal 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa, and is a trekking peak involving no climbing two days involve walking in crampons holding an ice axe for security (Nov to April ) . The itinerary has been designed for keen walkers, as the ascent is non-technical, but involves some easy scrambling and snow slopes.
Driving south from Marrakech into the High Atlas Mountains, we stop in Imlil Village (1740m) where we will meet our mountain team of Muleteers and cook. From here we start hiking uphill throughout the fertile cultivated terraces and walnut trees to Aremd Village (2000m), and then we continue walking by the stream heading to the Shrine of Chamharouch. We break hear to see the shrine and take a snack before we carry on uphill to the refuge Neltner (3207m) where we stay for the night.
6 hrs of walking approx
Included meals: L, D
Very early breakfast, and we begin our adventure climbing gradually uphill to the pass Tizi N’Toubkal (4000m), we break here to take a breath and also to admire the views across the entire Atlas chain, and remote Berber green valleys. We then continue walking below the ridge to the peak of Toubkal (4167m), the highest in North Africa. Enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the high Atlas Mountains and green valleys around. After a snack we head down the same route to Refuge for a deserved hot meal. Thereafter we walk down along the stream to the remote village of Imlil, say goodbye to our mountain team and we jump in the bus and transfer to Marrakech.
9 hrs of walking. 1:15 hr of rive
Included meals: B, L