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Mt Toubkal, the highest peak in north Africa, stands 4167m above sea level and commands superb views of the High Atlas Mountains. Our trek passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths and is, surprisingly, not too strenuous. As we climb higher, the paths do become steeper but the gain in altitude awards dramatic views towards Marrakech and the spectacular Anti-Atlas mountains.
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners included
- All accommodation
- Free transfers
- A non-technical ascent of the highest mountain in North Africa - Toubkal (4167m)
- Acclimatisation walks amid beautiful remote Berber villages
- Magnificent panoramic views from the summit of Mt Toubkal
- Optional ascent of Mt Ouanakrim (4089m)
- Time to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of Marrakech
Day 1: Fly to Marrakech
Depending on your arrival time, there may be some time to explore this wonderfully colourful city before our group meeting in the early evening.
Day 2: Drive to Imi Oughlad; climb Tizi n Tacht Pass (2000m) and descend into the Azaden Valley
After breakfast we transfer by minibus to Imi Oughlad, a journey that takes us from the plains around Marrakech into the heart of the High Atlas range. After meeting our mules and muleteers we start a 5 hour walk, climbing up to the Tacht Pass (2000m) before descending into the Azaden Valley, famous for its beautiful juniper forests. We camp on the outskirts of a small village by the river.
Day 3: Walk through Berber villages and spectacular mountain scenery, including the Ighoulidem waterfall
A full day walking through the villages on the northern slope of Mt Toubkal. This famous mountain can be seen from Marrakech thanks to its unique shape. We travel through Azib Tamsoult and the Irhouliden cascade before arriving at our camp for the night, which sits at an impressive 3030m. There is an optional ascent in the afternoon for those who want to try a more demanding 3-hour trek to the summit of Hadjj (3200m), for excellent views of Mt Toubkal.
Day 4: Ascend the Aguelzim Pass (3550m) and enjoy superb views of the Toubkal Massif before walking down to base camp
Today we cross the Aguelzim pass (3550m), the climb is quite steep but once at the top we can enjoy panoramic views of the Toubkal Massif and towards the plains that surround Marrakech. We then descend to Toubkal Base Camp and either enjoy a 2 hour optional climb to the summit of Ouanoums (3650m) or simply relax.
Day 5: Early assent of Mount Toubkal (4167m). Free afternoon to relax at base camp
We make an early start from base camp for the ascent of Mount Toubkal, climbing steeply through scree before traversing the southern ridge to reach the summit at 4167m. After enjoying the magnificent panoramic views, we descend back to base camp. Here we have the rest of the afternoon free to reflect on our achievement.
Day 6: Climb Mt Ouanakrim (4089m); descend to the village of Arroumd
We have an exciting opportunity this morning to ascend another of Morocco's 4000m peaks - Mt Ouanakrim. Although lower than Toubkal this summit is considered more challenging, but is often a highlight of the week for many Exodus clients. Depending on weather and the group’s ability, our leader will decide if this walk is achievable. On return we leave base camp to walk down to the village of Arroumd (1904m).
Day 7: Short walk to Imlil; return to Marrakech for guided tour
The short walk down to Imlil is followed by the drive back towards Marrakech, where we have a guided tour. Taking in the main sites we learn about the history, culture and architecture of this wonderful city. We then have free time to explore the Djemaa el Fna and the souk, a must for some serious bargaining for souvenirs.
Day 8: Fly to London
For those on group flights, these depart in the morning and will arrive in the UK the same day.
- 4 nights camping, 1 night gite with shared facilities and 2 nights 3-star hotel in en suite rooms
- 5 days point-to-point walking
- Group normally 6 to 16, plus local leader. Min. age 16 yrs
- Altitude maximum 4167m, average 2600m
- Travel by minibus
On this trip you will spend 2 nights in a 3 star hotel with en suite rooms and small swimming pool. 4 nights will be spent camping, 2 at the Toubkal base camp while the other 2 are wild camping. Here camp chores will be done for you but there will be limited washing facilities and no fixed toilets. On day 6 you will spend 1 night in a cosy gite with hot showers and toilets. There may be times when the weather forces us to use a gite instead of camping at basecamp. This gite is more akin to a mountain refuge with dorm rooms and single supplements are not available for these nights.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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