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Mount Toubkal guided trek

This fantastic five-day guided climb up Mount Tubkal takes place in Morocco’s high Atlas Mountains. We hike through a variety of environments, from verdant valleys to rocky outcrops. The journey takes us through picturesque mountain passes, past vibrant Berber communities, and up to our highest point at 4,167 meters atop Mount Toubkal.

Your lodging in Marrakech will be the location of your pickup. After that, you head into the high Atlas Mountains, where our local staff will meet you. The drive will take one and a half hours. Following that, you begin your hike toward Tahliouine village, crossing the Tizi n’Tacht pass en route. It will walk five hours. Stay the night in a lodge.
You are going to depart from Azzaden valley after an early breakfast. Stroll uphill through the Tizi n’Touti Pass to Dkent Village. On the way, halt beside a stream for lunch after about two hours of walking. You continue walking afterwards to the settlement, where you will stay at a lodge for the night. Roughly a six-hour trek.

Walk to Tizi Oussem village from Dkent after a leisurely breakfast. You will then go over the Tizi n’Tegdalt pass. Next, make a lunch break next to a river on the route. Proceed to the settlement after that, where you will spend the night. roughly a six-hour trek.
After leaving Tizi Ouesdem Village, you will ascend the hill to reach Tizi n’Aguelzim Pass. You will then go by the shelter of Azib Tamsoult. Yes, today’s walk is going to be tough. A six- to seven-hour hike will pass. You make a lunch stop along the route after. After that, continue descending to the basecamp from Aguelzim Pass.
┬áThe summit day is today. You will first have breakfast after waking up really early. After that, you start hiking uphill in the direction of the peak. Walking uphill will take about three hours. You will get pleasant views over the peaks of the Atlas Mountains once you reach the summit. After that, take the same path back down to the refuge. Take a break for lunch before taking an alternate route back to the Imlil Valley. Today’s walk will take about ten hours. After dropping off at Imlil, return by car to Marrakech.
Day 1: Marrakech -Imi oughlad -Tizi n’tachte -Tiziane.Early morning.
After leaving Marrakech, we take a lovely drive south through the Moulay Brahim gorge and upper valleys to reach the higher foothills of the western High Atlas Mountains. Here, we arrive at the trailhead of Imi oughlad (1450m), where the highest peak in North Africa, Jbel Toubkal (4167m), towered over us, along with Aglzim (3650m) and Aksoual (38847m). Here, we get out of the car and greet the squad of berber muleteers. We head out in a northwesterly direction for a two-hour acclimatization hike up switchback mule tracks. Along the way, we pass through cornfields, woods, and juniper and pine trees. At 2000 meters, we reach Tizn’tachete, where we pause to take in the views of the Ait Ouazaden and Ilil valleys. From there, we continue for 30 minutes more to Imi n’ifri and our field picnic.after that, a leisurely 2.5-hour stroll down a dirt trail to Assif n’Ait Ouazaden and the red clay terraced village of Tiziane (1750 m) where we will spend the night in a native Berber house
Day 2: Tiziane – Tizi n’taghrhourte – D’knt.
Following breakfast, we will hike up the Assif n’Ait Ouazaden Valley, passing through wallnut groves, up to Tizin’taghrhourte (1995m), and through a rare almost flat stretch to arrive at Assaka Spring. After about two and a half hours of relatively easy walking, we will stop for our field picnic in the awesome silence of Assaka Spring.After hiking through the forest’s borders in the afternoon, we arrive at the Berber settlement of D’knt (1870m), also known as agouns n Assoul, where we will spend the night in a bivouac and have dinner.
Day 3: D’knt – Tizi n’tagdalte – Tizi oussem.
Our three-hour journey began as we made our way up through fields of corn and barley, walnut groves, and greetings from numerous sheep and goatherders, including women and children hunched over with 20 kilogram bags of dried herbs and faggots. After crossing the Tizi n’Tagdalte, we descend through the juniper woods until we reach a little spring nestled amid the trees, where we will have our lunch.We set out down twisting trails of the upper slopes after being refreshed, and it takes us about three hours to reach a little river at the start of the Assif n’Ait Ouaszden valley. Starting from this point, we ascend to the summer village of Tamsoult for our camp before entering the village of Tizi oussem (1850m).
Day 4: Aazib Tamsoult-Tizi Aguelzim- Toubkal Refuge.
Following breakfast, we will embark on a moderately strenuous journey eastward up winding mule tracks to the Tizi Aguelzim (3550m). From there, we will hike for another three hours southeast to the Toubkal Refuge, which marks the spring snowline at 3207m, where we will camp for supper.
Day 5: Toubkal Refuge – Summit- Sidi Chamharouch – Imlil – Marrakech.
A very early breakfast in order to go at 6 am and reach the highest peak in the Maghreb (4167m) after a tough three-hour hike. From here, the view is breathtaking. When you’re ready, we’ll head down the Ikkhibi Sud or South Cirque for a short, easy, two- to three-hour descent down to the Refuge for a lunch with your guide. Following lunch, we will go on a northerly route that descends sharply and winds through the upper hillsides of the Assif n’Isouhouanem n’Ouagounss, ultimately leading to the Sidi Chamharouch Shrine. Located next to a waterfall, this pilgrimage site is home to a “marabout” shrine that is off-limits to non-Muslims and is likely the ruins of a pre-Islamic civilization. Before taking a taxi back to Marrakech, it will be possible to reach the village of Imlil, where the majority of treks begin, after another two hours of downhill travel.

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