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Atlas Valley & Mt Toubkal Ascent - 4 Days

Toubkal Trek

Mount Toubkal (4167m) is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes the hard work worthwhile.

 

Trekking in the Toubkal National Park in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco on an 4 days trek of the valley and Berber villages.

See stunning scenery, and take energetic walks with an expert hiking guide, complemented with nights in guest houses and mountain refuges.


 
Berber Villages Trek

Trip Facts

Total Days : 4
Trek Days : 4
Trip Nature : Trekking & Climbing
Lodging : Guest house - Refuge
Min. Altitude : ( 1740 m )
Max. Altitude : ( 4167 m )
Overal walking :  5 / 9 hrs P/D    
Difficulty : Hard
Group Size : + 2 person    
Best Time -This trek is available throughout the year. You can start the trek on any date you wish
 

Intinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Imi'oughelad - Tiziane
Day 02: Tiziane - Tizi Oussem - Azib Tamsoulte / Refuge Lipiney
Day 03:  Azib Tamsoulte / Refuge Lipiney - Aguelzim - Toubkal Refuge
Day 04: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal Summit - Imlil - Marrakech

Services

What's Included
  • Private Transport to and from Marrakech
  • Qualified English speaking guide
  • Mules to carry the baggage and food
  • Accommodation in Guest house, Refuge
  • All food during the trek
  • Cook to prepare all meals

What's Not Included
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tip
  • Drinks
  • Trekking equipment such as ( sleeping bags, crampons, ice axe .....)
Day 01: Marrakech - Imi'oughelad - Tiziane
After Breakfast at your Hotel, Transfer from Marrakech to Imi'oughelad, meet the team; guide, cook and muleteers then set off on first day which will be an acclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees. Overnight in Gite in a Berber Village of Tiziane. Aprox. 4-5 hrs walking time.

Day 02: Tiziane - Tizi Oussem - Azib Tamsoulte / Refuge Lipiney
After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and her sister peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in a village Gite or camping. Aprox. 7 hours walking.

Day 03:  Azib Tamsoulte / Refuge Lipiney - Aguelzim - Toubkal Refuge
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzaden Valley to the Toubkal Refuge past the the Ighouliden waterfalls and over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Neltner Hut) at 3,200m where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning. Aprox. 7 hours walking.

Day 04: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal Summit - Imlil - Marrakech
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil Prior to transfer back to Marrakech.
 

For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

Clothing Equipment
Good walking boots and socks 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse Walking stick
Trekking pants Day sack/backpack
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants Headtorch / headlamp
Underwear Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
Long johns Ice axe and crampons (winter)
T-shirts Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Fleece jacket or warm jumper Penknife (useful)
Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket  
Hat  
Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)  
Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves  
   
Other  
Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
Trail snacks
Zip-Up bags for camera
Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
 

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