Toubkal (4.167m) + Trek in Sahara Desert – Marocco
Mount Toubkal, at 4,167 meters, 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 is situated in the High Atlas Mountains, between the valleys of N'Fiss and Ourika.
The Toubkal, is a mountain massif of volcanic origin. Its embedded valleys and its Berber culture, adobe constructions, terraced crops, rock engravings, abundant flora and fauna and the friendly welcome of its people, make this trekking a must.
After the great experience of Toubkal summit, the best complement for this adventure, is a Trek in Sáhara Desert, when we’ll spend a night in a camp that will be built by our local Guides.
Our last day, we will visit the city of Marrakech, to enjoy its wonderful culture, gastronomy, markets, ...
An experience that you should not miss and a unique opportunity to know these spectacular mountains and a different culture, which we are fortunate to have so close.
Meeting point: Marrakech Airport. Duration: 8 days.
Day 1: Meet at the airport of Marrakech (460m), welcome by our local guide, and transfer to the Berber village of Imlil (1,770m), in the heart of the Toubkal valley, about 64 km south of the city Of Marrakech, our lodging and starting point of the trekking. Dinner at the hotel and explanation of the route.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, our local team (local guide, cook and mules) awaits to start the trekking. We start walking on mule trails, passing through the village of Armed (1,850m), to Marabout Sidi Chamharouch (2,350m), a place of pilgrimage, where we will enjoy a succulent meal prepared in situ by our cook. We continue to enjoy the impressive landscape of the Atlas Mountains. Stop for the traditional tea at Imi n'Tifrite, then pass the Isgan n'Wagouts corrals, to reach the Neltner refuge (3.207m) of the French Alpine Club, where we will spend the night. Despite the hard day, everyone will be happy to stay in such a place.
Day 3: Day of ascension to the Toubkal (4.167m). We will get up early at about five in the morning, to make the ascension in safe conditions. We will go up first to the hole of Akhbi n'Tizi (3.700m), from where we continue ascending gently through a wide channel, to reach Collado del Toubkal (3.950m), from where we will ascend by the Toubkal Ridge, The summit of the Toubkal at 4,167 meters, where, if the day allows, we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Atlas Range. We’ll descend to Neltner hut, where we will spend the night and enjoying before a deserved dinner, after having reached our goal.
Day 4: Descend to Imlil. We’ll continue our adventure going to the beautiful city of Uarzazat, placed in the south face of High Atlas and famous for to be the door to Sáhara Desert. We’ll spend the night in a hotel, to acclimate for next day trekking in the desert.
Day 5: Transfer to the Sáhara Desert, where we will make a small but spectacular trekking. We will have a local guide, a cook, camels for portage, ... and we will spend the night in a camp that will be built by our guides, to live a unique experience.
Day 6: Hike in Sáhara Desert and come back to Imlil, where we’ll spend the night.
Distance: 10 Km.
Day 7: Breakfast in Imlil and transfer to the hotel in Marrakech. Free day, to enjoy the fantastic city of Marrakech. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Marrakech airport. Farewell and end of trip.
Mountain guide entitled and with UIMLA accreditation.
Two nights at hotel Imlil Riad Jnane.
Two nights at Neltner Hut.
One night in a hotel in Uarzazat.
One night bivouac/camp in Sáhara Desert.
One night in a hotel in Marrakech.
All transfers in Morocco.
Local Guides, cook and mules/camels for luggage.
Collective safety material.
Flight to Marrakech.
Any other item not mentioned as included.
The route may suffer alterations depending on the weather conditions, availability in hotels/shelter, and/or other types of 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.
Price: 800€ * (VAT included). * Price per person
Group of 6 to 12 people
Picos Outdoor only gets profit from guiding service
Accommodation and travel management, by the best Moroccan travel agency in the Imlil valley