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Toubkal (4,167m) + Trekking Sahara Desert – Morocco
El Mount Toubkal at 4,167 meters, it is the highest peak in North Africa. It is located in the Toubkal National Park, in Morocco, which was founded during the French protectorate in 1942. Its extension is 100,000 ha, and it is located in the Western High Atlas, between the N'Fiss and Ourika valleys.
The Toubkal, is a mountainous massif of volcanic origin. Its embedded valleys and its Berber culture, its adobe buildings, terraced crops, rock carvings, abundant flora and fauna and the friendly welcome of its people, make this Trekking essential.
After the great experience of reaching the summit of Toubkal, what better complement than a trekking through the Sahara desert, with overnight in a camp that will be set up by our local guides.
Our last day, we will move to the city of Marrakesh, to enjoy its wonderful culture, gastronomy, markets, ...
A very complete adventure, in which we will have Local guides, cook, mules, camels,…an experience that you should not miss and a unique opportunity to get to know these spectacular mountains and a fascinating and different culture, which we are lucky to have so close.
Meeting point: Aeropuerto de Marrakech. Duration: 7 days.
Day 1: Meeting at the Marrakesh airport (460m), welcome by our local guide, and transfer. Dinner at the hotel and explanation of the route.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, we will make the transfer to the Berber town of Imlil (1,770m), in the heart of the Toubkal valley, about 64 km south of the city of Marrakech, our trekking starting point, where our local team (local accompanying guide and mules) awaits us to start the trekking. We started walking along mule trails, passing through the town of Armed (1,850m), towards Marabout Sidi Chamharouch (2,350m), a place of pilgrimage, where we will enjoy a delicious meal. We continue enjoying the impressive landscape of the Atlas Massif. A stop for traditional tea en Imi n'Tifrite, then we will go through the Isgan n'Wagouts pens, to reach the Neltner shelter (3,207m) from the French Alpine Club, where we will spend the night. Despite the hard day, everyone will be satisfied to stay in such a place.
Day 3: Day of ascent to Toubkal (4,167m).We will get up early around five in the morning, to make the ascent safely. We will first go up to the hole de Akhbi n'Tizi (3,700m), from where we continue gently ascending through a wide channel, to reach the Toubkal Pass (3,950m), from where we will climb the Toubkal Ridge, which will leave us in the Toubkal summit at 4,167 meters, where if the day allows it, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Atlas. We will descend to Imlil on the same way up, where we will spend the night in the wonderful Riad Tizi Mizik, where we will spend the night and enjoy a well-deserved dinner, after having reached our goal.
Day 4: Transfer day to the Sahara Desert. We leave Imlil on our way to the desert through the Tichka pass. We will visit the beautiful kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and have lunch in the beautiful city of Ouarzazate,where we will visit the film studios and the kasbah if there is time to do so. We'll cross the magnificents koura oasis, Kalaat M'gouna, then we will cross the Valley of the Roses to reach the Dades Gorges, where we will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Day of entry into the Sahara desert, starting from the Dades Gorges towards Merzouga,visiting on the way the Valley of a thousand Kasbahs, Tinghir, Todra Gorges, Erfoud, Rissani and the magnificent Tifilalte oasis, to finally arrive at Erg Chabi, in Merzouga, where we will take a camel ride to enjoy the sunset and reach the desert camp where we will have dinner and spend the night under a spectacular starry sky, to live a unique experience.
Day 6: We will enjoy the sunrise in the Sahara desert with a good breakfast and we will return to Marrakesh through Erfoud. Stop in Ouarzazate for lunch, arriving at the hotel in Marrakech in the afternoon. Free time in Marrakesh.
Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Marrakech airport. Farewell and end of the trip.
Service Qualified Mountain Guide and with accreditationAEGM-UIMLA.
one night in Riad Tiki Mizik in Imlil.
one night in the Neltner or Mouflons refuge.
One night in a hotel in Dades Gorges.
A bivouac night/desert camp.
Two nights at Ali hotel in Marrakesh.
All the foods.
All transfers in Morocco.
Spanish-speaking local guides,cook and mules/camels for luggage.
Collective security material.
Does not include:
Flights to/from Marrakech.
Any other item not mentioned as included.
The route may be altered depending on weather conditions, availability in hotels/refuges, and/or other circumstances, always thinking about the safety of the group.
It is essential to have a federal license or accident insurance with rescue and evacuation, which covers the activity.
Group of 4 people: €950* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Group of 5 people: €870* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Group of 6 people: €830* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Group of 7 or more people: €700* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Private departures (All year round):
Group of 4 people: €970* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Group of 5 people: €890* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Group of 6 people: €850* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Group of 7 or more people: €750* (VAT included).* Price per person.
Picos Outdoor only benefits from the guide service
Management of accommodation and travel, in charge of the best Moroccan travel agency in the Imlil Valley