Walking & Trekking in Morocco, North Africa

Jebel Toubkal may be the top point in Northern Africa set at a remarkable 4,167m above sea level.

Despite its height Toubkal could be gotten to on feet without the demand of specialized mountaineering skills.

It is magnificent 360 degree views across on the shoreline on one side and across the Atlas range towards the Sahara on another make Toubkal a true treat for all those searching for their first 4000m peak.

From the rich green valleys to the arid mountain top Jebel Toubkal is an one time in a lifetime chance.

Watch the planet in the top point in North Africa!

Here at Mountaineerin we have worked hard to create an Atlas Mountains package which is ideal for you.

It may be customized to the requirements of yours and also could match your own personal designs too, whether that is a fast couple of days down and up or maybe a week long trip taking and acclimatising in the question of the High Atlas.

Highlights

Personal trek crew – Besides local area guides UK qualified Mountain Leaders will even help support the trek of yours

Meet and greet – Our services begin if you end up in Morocco exactly where we are going to meet you and transport you with the B&B for the evening before the 2 days toubkal trek begins

A common itinerary

Itinerary

Day one: Reach Marrakech (RAK) and Transfer (1.5 hours) to Imlil. Overnight in Gite.

On arrival at RAK you’ll be met by a fellow member of the Mountaineerin staff and transferred to Imlil. The transfer is going to take roughly 1.5 hours.

On appearance in Imlil you’ll be greeted by your muleteers and mules who’ll carry some luggage on the gite in Aroumd.

You’ll then walk for around 25 30 minutes on the gite.

Transfers from the terminal will be either by private taxi, or maybe tourist mini bus.

Meals Provided: Dinner
Hiking time: thirty minutes

After breakfast you are going to pack a little bag and head out to examine the surrounding Berber villages and also acclimatise to the environment of yours.

It is a good chance to find out how others reside in the Atlas Mountains and also to get ready for the key trek ahead.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Water and Dinner
Hiking time: five to six hours

After a first breakfast you are going to finish packing, the mules is packed and you’ll set of of the refuge, which could develop the foundation that you can try the summit.

The walk very slowly works it way up through small villages and ultimately opens out in to the mountains. There is plenty to see from the growers herding the goats of theirs to the ever changing perspective as you ascend.

Lunch is considered with the final stop before hitting the refuge. The path is usually beneficial to the primary part of
the ascent but you might begin to feel the consequences on the altitude as you get greater. The surrounding views are amazing and it becomes apparent you’re loaded with the Atlas Mountains.

On arrival at the refuge you’ll be proven to the dormitory of yours and can have the time to unwind and investigate before the evening meal of yours.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Water and Dinner
Hiking time: six to seven hours
Elevation Gain: 1,467 meters

Breakfast is going to be quite at the start of the early morning and you’ll have to pack your day bags whilst it is still black.

As with many summit attempts going early provides you with the very best chance of being successful and obviously that important view.

The terrain is immediately different to the day last with both loose and rocky terrain to negotiate. The route zig zags the way of its up a U shaped valley to arrive at an impressive col or perhaps saddle.

It’s from below you are going to ascend the last ridge and make the way of yours to the summit. The summit is equipped with a big metal pyramid which appears prominently on the far edge. 360 degree views will be found from the summit together with the surrounding mountains as well as so far as the wasteland.

When you’ve congratulated one another and taken pictures it’s time to have the descent. The descent follows the path up but in reverse, back down the ridgeline and also scree in the U shaped valley.

On appearance back in the refuge lunch is awaiting you and you’ll then have the majority of the day to unwind.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Water and Dinner
Elevation Gain: 960m meters
Elevation Loss: 960m
Hiking time: five to eight hours

After breakfast you are going to have all your system prepared to be packed onto the mules who’ll go in front of you to Imlil. The route descends the exact same valley as the ascent a couple of days too.

You need to achieve Imlil by early evening in which you are going to say farewell to the muleteers and also cooks before boarding the transportation to Marakech. The transfer to Marrakech usually takes around 1.5 hours.

On arrival at the Riad that is a Moroccan style B&B you are going to check in and receive your room keys. You are going to be ready to have a warm shower and relax a bit after the trek of yours.

The time of yours in Marrakech is yours to do as you do but there are a few crucial sights you’ll most likely prefer to find including the Jemaa el Fnaa square.

The famous square is included in movies as well as any programme featuring Morocco. The square is usually believed to be best seen from above from one of the countless top terrace bars or perhaps restaurants.

The souks are also a good chance for souvenirs but you’ll want to keep the bearings of yours.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
Elevation Loss: 1,467 meters
Hiking time: three to five hours

On your very last day we are going to arrange your airport transfers to be able to help you to the airport in time that is great for the flight of yours.

We value that only some flights is simultaneously so transfers is when and as needed although we might group very similar flight times together.

Your transfer time will likely be talked about the day before. If arranging your very own onward travel and don’t need the transfer this’s okay and you’re completely free to make the own arrangements of yours.

Transfers to the airport will be either by individual taxi, or maybe tourist mini bus.

Meals Provided: Breakfast (This will depend on your departure time.)