Price on request
Based on minimum 2 people
Discounts available for larger groups.
Euros or Dirhams accepted.
This trek is best done between May and October if you wish to camp.
Gear is available to rent per day if you prefer not to buy or carry in your luggage; please inform Taib of your requirements.
Included: Transport, All Meals, Guide, Mules and Muleteers to carry gear and cook.
Not Included: Drinks, Insurance, Tips.
Accommodation is in the mountain refuge. If you wish to stay more days, please contact Taib to make your reservations.
5 Day Mount Toubkal Trek.
This 5 day trek takes you across high mountain passes and into traditional and remote Berber villages and valleys with the Jbel Toubkal at 4167m; the highest peak in North Africa and Aguelzim at 3650m, rising up into the sky ahead of you. The four days of trekking give you plenty of time to acclimatize for your summit bid on the last day.
Day 1: Marrakech - Imi Oughlad - Tizi n’Techt - Tiziane
We leave the red city of Marrakech early after breakfast and drive to the High Atlas. Our journey takes us through Berber villages and market towns like Asni and along the Moulay Brahim gorge to arrive at our trail head village of Imi Oughlad at 1450 m. in the western High Atlas. This is an incredibly picturesque drive and a great way to start your 5 day trek. We meet our mule team here and pack all the provisions for the trek as well as your packs. The first few hours will help you acclimatise as we wind our way up the trail passing wheat fields as well as pine and juniper woods to reach the Tizi n’Techt pass at 2000m. From here there are amazing views to the Imlil and Azzadene valleys. We trek for around another hour to reach our picnic lunch stop at Imi n’lfri and then it’s a slow hike along a dirt road for 2 to 3 hours to the Azzadene valley and the red clay village of Tiziane at 1750m where your accommodation will be either in a local gite or camping.
Day 2: Tiziane - Tizi n’Taghrhourte - D’knt
After breakfast, we pack up and set off for the hike along the Azzadene Valley passing through walnut groves and to Tizi n’Taghrhourte at 1995m. From our elevated position, the views are superb. We continue to trek through forested open land where you may be lucky enough to see a mouflon; a wild mountain sheep. Our lunch break is in the glade of Assaka springs, a tranquil place to rest before our afternoon hike along the edge of the forest, passing terraced fields to the Berber village of D’knt at 1870m, accommodation will be either in a local gite or camping.
Day 3: D’knt - Tizi n’Tagdalte - Azib n’Tamsoult
After a traditional breakfast, we set off on our trek which takes us through walnut groves, terraced fields of crops and where you may meet women collecting firewood and perhaps wild herbs. There are also shepherds with their flocks of goats and sheep always happy to greet you. There is a long ascent that winds its way up to the Tizi n´Tagdalte pass and after a much needed rest, we descend to a spring near the river for our picnic lunch. The afternoon hike takes us down to the beginning of the Azzadene valley where the rivers come from several valleys and trek up to the village of Tizi Oussem and from there up to the Tamsoult Refuge where accommodation will be either in the refuge or camping at 2250m.
Day 4: Azib Tamsoult - Tizi Aguelzim - Toubkal Refuge
After a good breakfast as you will need plenty of energy, we start the day with a challenging trek up winding trails to Tizi Aguelzim at 3550m. The views make it worth it and by now you should be acclimatised for the Toubkal summit bid in the morning. From the pass we hike down to 3207m. where the Toubkal refuge sits in the gulley and there we will either sleep in the dorms or camp outside.
Day 5: Toubkal Refuge - Summit Jbel Toubkal - Chamharouch - Imlil - Marrakech
Depending on the time of year, we get up very early to try and reach the summit for sunrise, or at least before the crowds of other trekkers arrive. So this could be from 3am onwards depending on the Guides instructions. The trek up to the summit is challenging and steep in parts, the feeling when you reach the summit; standing on the roof of North Africa at 4167m; over 13000 feet, makes it worth the effort. After a rest to take photos, we descend back to the refuge, as the oxygen is only at 60%; it is not good to stay more than 45 mins at the summit. After a rest and a picnic lunch, we pack up and descend via the holy shrine of Chamharouch to the trail head village of Imlil. You can either stay in our gite or riad for the night, or we can organise transport back to Marrakech.