Trekking the unexplored mountains of Morocco

 

   Morocco is blessed with some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful mountains, many of which only see a handful of travellers every year; others remain totally unexplored by foreigners. Morocco’s broad range of climates is also a blessing for trekkers. Whichever you choose, trekking is often the highlight of any visit to Morocco.

                    -The High Atlas


  The highest mountain range in North Africa is a trekker’s paradise. The high atlas runs diagonally across Morocco, from the Atlantic coast northeast of Agadir all the way to northern Algeria. Running for almost 1000km, the range includes several summits higher than 4000m and more than 400 above 3000m. This makes a spectacular setting for walks and offers the possibility of bagging a few summits as you go.

  The Berbers call the High Atlas 'Idraren Nodraren' (Mountains of Mountains) and their presence here will be one of the most memorable aspects of a walk. Although wild and harsh, the area has long been inhabited by Berbers, whose flat-roofed, earthen villages seem to have grown out of the mountainsides, above terraced gardens and orchards of walnuts and fruit trees.

                     -Western High Atlas


  You don’t have to go too far west of Jebel Toubkal to find a very different landscape and some very different trekking conditions. The lower ranges to the west, running down towards the Souss plains, are generally warmer and greener but can still offer great walking in a magical area where jagged mountains and deep gorges are mixed with considerable forests, fertile valleys of date, almond, olive and walnut trees, and distinctive Berber villages. The terrain may make for gentler trekking, but it still offers some challenges and plenty of rewards.

  The gem here is the Tichka plateau, a bewitching area of highland meadows that are particularly delightful in spring, when they are covered in wildflowers. Although much of the walking here is less demanding than in the Toubkal area, the Tichka is still cut through by hidden gorges, thick with forests, edged with peaks and studded with stunning Berber villages.

                    -Central High Atlas


  A growing number of trekkers are moving over to the central High Atlas and the M’Goun Massif. The M’Goun offers great scope for trekkers, as it is remote and relatively unexploited. There is much drama here: sedimentary rock forms, dramatic ridges and escarpments, tremendous gorges displaying deep-red and orange walls carved by erosion. These gorges are some of the highlights of the area and some can be walked and/or waded through (they’re sometimes waist deep with water), making for a memorable, if chilling, experience. One of the great pleasures of this walk is the chance to follow one river up to its source, cross the mountain and then follow another river down into its valley.

  The landscape is incredibly varied, with lush valleys and bare rock walls. Some of the Berber architecture styles you will see are found only in this valley, Yemen and Afghanistan.

                    -The Rif Mountains


  Why don’t more people come to walk in the Rif Mountains? The first and lowest of the mountain ranges that ripple south through Morocco, they make perfect trekking country, blessed as they are with magnificent ranges, gorges and valleys, clothed in forests of cedar, cork oak and fir. Being close to the Mediterranean, the Rif are also the greenest of Morocco’s mountains and springtime, with its riot of wildflowers, is one of the most delightful times to walk here. You are also likely to meet troupes of Barbary apes around the edge of Talassemtane National Park.

                    -The Anti Atlas


  The last significant mountains before the Sahara are the arid, pink-and-ochre-coloured chain of the Anti Atlas, and beneath the arid, jagged mass of its two major peaks lie lush irrigated valleys and a string of oases.

  Morocco has such a wealth of trekking options that perhaps it is not surprising that an area with the potential of Tafraoute has not yet been fully exploited.The Anti Atlas around Tafraoute has rugged, barren rocks and lush green valleys aplenty. Jebel Lekst is the star attraction. The 'amethyst mountain' is a massive ridge that stretches away northwest of Tafraoute. In spite of the harshness of the landscape, the Berbers who live in villages such as Tagoudiche still manage to grow the mountain staples of wheat, barley, olives, figs and almonds. Jebel Aklim is surrounded by Berber villages in valleys guarded by old kasbahs, and there are great views over to the High Atlas to Jebel Siroua.

 

Option 1 : Toubkal Ascent of 2 Days

Overview :

  At 4,167m, Toubkal Summit is the highest Peak in North Africa the walk to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard walk worthwhile.
With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within 2days and still have time to explore the red city of  Marrakech.

Trek itinerary :

Day 1:

  After one hour from Marrakesh to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.

Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.

Day 2:

  Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the talus and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil, and then to Marrakech


 

Cost details:

NB: Price on request. This will depend on the number of participants. So for any quote request please contact us

Costs we provide include the followings:

♦ picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.

♦ All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

♦ One night in the Toukbal Refuge.

♦ A highly experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide.

♦ Muleteers and mules to carry your baggage and our equipment.

♦ This is the high level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipments (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

Excluded from costs are the following:

♦ All kinds of drinks.

♦ Travel Insurance (Essential).

♦ Personal trekking equipment.

♦ Tips for staffs and drivers.

Trekking equipment checklist

When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you’ll be camping, the time of year and the altitude, we advise our clients bringing these items but depending of season otherwise you can contact us.

First aid kit

Sunglasses

Sun hat

Gloves

Sun block for lips

Long underwear

flash light

Batteries and bulbs

Swiss army knife

Towel and toiletries

Down sleeping bag

Down jacket

Long sleeved shirt

Jumper or fleecy jacket

T-shorts

Mountain trekking boots

Comfy shoes for around the camp

Polypropylene /wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks

Camera with extra battery

Option 2 : Toubkal Ascent of 4 Days 

 

 

Trek itinerary :

Day 1:

  You will be transferred from Marrakesh to the little village of Imlil. Here you will be able to explore the area and you will spend the night in a local guest house.

Day 2:

  Today we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.

Day 3:

  Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech.
Approx. 9hrs walking.

Day 4:

  Spending the last few hours in Marrakech, before departure back home

 

Cost details:

NB: Price on request. This will depend on the number of participants. So for any quote request please contact us

Costs we provide include the followings:

♦ picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.

♦ All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

♦ One night in the Toukbal Refuge.

♦ A highly experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide.

♦ Muleteers and mules to carry your baggage and our equipment.

♦ This is the high level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipments (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

Excluded from costs are the following:

♦ All kinds of drinks.

♦ Travel Insurance (Essential).

♦ Personal trekking equipment.

♦ Tips for staffs and drivers.

Trekking equipment checklist

When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you’ll be camping, the time of year and the altitude, we advise our clients bringing these items but depending of season otherwise you can contact us.

First aid kit

Sunglasses

Sun hat

Gloves

Sun block for lips

Long underwear

Flash light

Batteries and bulbs

Swiss army knife

Towel and toiletries

Down sleeping bag

Down jacket

Long sleeved shirt

Jumper or fleecy jacket

T-shorts

Mountain trekking boots

Comfy shoes for around the camp

Polypropylene /wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks

Camera with extra battery

Toubkal and Tazaghart Trek of 3 Days

 

Overview :

  While you are  visiting Morocco and the red city of Marrakech , come and climb  highest summit in North Africa ,jbel Toubkal at an altitude of 4167m! Our “Express” route will lead you to the top exploring tow main valleys of the Atlas mountains such as the Azzaden and Tazaghart  You will avoid the busy and too trekked classical route and the “up and down” by the same Path !

Trek itinerary :

Day1:

Marrakech – Imlil – Tazaghart Refuge 

Altitude gain: 1700m; loss: 300m.

  Early morning, you will met your guide and drive to Imlil where our trek start at 1700m. We assit the packing of our luggage on our mules and start our trek heading west to climb the Tizi Mezzik. On the top of the pass, you will have a first flavour of the amazing views of the Atlas Mountains. After a rewarding pause with dried fruits and fresh water, we carry on our ascent via the Azib n’Tamsoult and superb waterfalls. The path gets steeper as we approach our refuge for the night at 3100m.

Day2:

Tazaghart – Toubkal Base Camp

 Altitude, gain: 550m; loss: 500m.

  A steep morning walk to climb the Tizi Aguelzim (3650 m), you will enjoy the first sight of the imposing peak of Mount Toubkal, our menu for the next day! After a good pause, a quick downhill path will lead us towards the refuge Neltner where you will spend the night at (3200 m).

 

Day3:

Base Camp – Toubkal – Marrakech 

Altitude, gain: 1200m; loss: 2650m

  A very early start to climb the summit of mount Toubkal, and why not assist to sun rise over the Atlas Mountains! On top, the superb scenery extending to the Sahara south and magnificent high peaks contrasting with flat low planes north is really breath taking. We start our long way downhill and join the Ouawgant Valley. We reach our last lunch spot at Aremd before the last steps to get to our minibus in Imlil 1700m. After farewells to our Berber team and the Atlas, a 2 hours transfer to your hotel in Marrakech.

Cost details:

NB: Price on request. This will depend on the number of participants. So for any quote request please contact us

Costs we provide include the followings:

♦ picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.

♦ All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

♦ One night in the Toukbal Refuge.

♦ A highly experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide.

♦ Muleteers and mules to carry your baggage and our equipment.

♦ This is the high level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipments (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

Excluded from costs are the following:

♦ All kinds of drinks.

♦ Travel Insurance (Essential).

♦ Personal trekking equipment.

♦ Tips for staffs and drivers.

Trekking equipment checklist

When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you’ll be camping, the time of year and the altitude, we advise our clients bringing these items but depending of season otherwise you can contact us.

First aid kit

Sunglasses

Sun hat

Gloves

Sun block for lips

Long underwear

Flash light

Batteries and bulbs

Swiss army knife

Towel and toiletries

Down sleeping bag

Down jacket

Long sleeved shirt

Jumper or fleecy jacket

T-shorts

Mountain trekking boots

Comfy shoes for around the camp

Polypropylene /wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks

Camera with extra battery

Note : Crampons and Iceaxes may be needed in winter and spring 

Ourika and Toubkal Trek 6 Days

Overview ::

  This Popular trek includes Mount Toubkal ascent  4167M and walks past several ancient  Berber villages with a more detailed view on one village chosen according to personal preference. Besides wonderful views from the Toubkal Mountain, the green Ourika valley (Setti Fadma village) with a river cutting it in half is another hidden gem of this walk. The trek continues up to Tacheddirt pass (3200 m) offering a view over the majority of the Atlas summits. The adjacent village of the same name lies in the heart of Imnane valley where most of the trekking routes start. It leads over the Tizi Mzik (2500 m) and Toubkal National park with the Tamsoult waterfalls. The hike up the highest North African peak is just a cherry on top and a nice ending to the whole trek.

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Ourika valley – Setti Fadma (1600 m)– Timichi (2000 m)

Day 2:

Timichi (2000 m) – Iaabassene (2030m) – Tacheddirt (2400 m)

Day 3:

Tacheddirt (2400 m)– Imnane valley or tacheddirt valley – Agersioual pass (2100 m)– Imlil (1740 m).

Day 4:

Imlil (1740 m) – Tizi Mzik (2500 m) – Azib n’Tamsoult

Day 5:

Azib n’Tamsoult – Aguelzim pass (3650 m)– Toubkal refuge (3207 m)

Day 6:

Toubkal refuge – Toubkal summit (4167 m) – Armed (2000 m) – Imlil (1740 m)

Cost details:

NB: Price on request. This will depend on the number of participants. So for any quote request please contact us

Costs we provide include the followings:

♦ picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.

♦ All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.

♦ One night in the Toukbal Refuge.

♦ A highly experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking Guide.

♦ Muleteers and mules to carry your baggage and our equipment.

♦ This is the high level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipments (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

Excluded from costs are the following:

♦ All kinds of drinks.

♦ Travel Insurance (Essential).

♦ Personal trekking equipment.

♦ Tips for staffs and drivers.

Trekking equipment checklist

When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you’ll be camping, the time of year and the altitude, we advise our clients bringing these items but depending of season otherwise you can contact us.

First aid kit

Sunglasses

Sun hat

Gloves

Sun block for lips

Long underwear

Flash light

Batteries and bulbs

Swiss army knife

Towel and toiletries

Down sleeping bag

Down jacket

Long sleeved shirt

Jumper or fleecy jacket

T-shorts

Mountain trekking boots

Comfy shoes for around the camp

Polypropylene /wool socks

Light cotton socks for under wool socks

Camera with extra battery

Note : Crampons and Iceaxes may be needed in winter and spring 

Mgoun Trek - Central High Atlas 6 Days

 

Overview :
   The Mgoun Massif forms the most southerly of the three ridges, which make up the High Atlas. Our trek is a high circuit in the Central Atlas and starts in the beautiful valley of the Ait Bougemez. Not only do we enjoy the majestic scenery of these rugged mountains, but also the friendly and fascinating culture of the indigenous Berbers. It is a wild area, which in comparison with the Jebel Toubkal region, sees very few groups and subsequently has a more simplistic tourist infrastructure. In many ways however the scenery is more magnificent with extensive terracing, green broad valleys pierced with irrigation canals, areas of walnut copses, strange rock formations and colors, with the villages clinging to the mountainsides. Above all this soars the peak of Mgoun at just over 4000 metres, only slightly less than Toubkal itself. All in all it is perhaps a more interesting mountain, because instead of endless scree fields, the 'Alpine start ' takes you up to a high roller coaster ridge, along above and past a huge cirque to the summit.

 

                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary:
Note : Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.

Duration: 6 days, other way You can hike for 2, 3 or 4 days in Mgoun or Toubkal area, depending on your availability and your budget, please contact us for more information.
Day 1:


   Drive from Marrakech to Ait Bougumez in the morning, there is time to relax at the guesthouse in the Happy Valley when we arrive in the late afternoon.


Day 2:

  We meet our team of muleteers. After loading the mules, we start our hike to Ikkis n’Arous (2300m), our camp site. Approximately 3 hours walk.

Day 3:


   Trek to Tarkedit Plateau, we walk up in a wild landscape before crossing the Aghouri pass at 3,450m then descend to the wind-eroded and snow-covered high plateau of Tarkedit (2,900m). After lunch, we climb up to the southern side of the plateau and establish a camp at 3,400m, directly below Mgoun West (3,978m).
7-8 hours walking.

Day 4:


   Ascent of Djebel Mgoun (4,068m) to Oulilimt, today we make our ascent to the summit of Djebel M'goun. The climb follows a long ridge, all at or above 4,000m, which typically takes between 4 and 5 hours to the summit, depending on snow conditions. From the top, there are impressive views across the Draa valley and towards the Sahara Desert to the south. We descend back to Azib Izabine. (8-9 hours walking)

Day 5:


   Trek Down the valley into Ain Aflafal and to Tighermet n Ait Ahmed (5 hours walking)


Day 6:


   Climb Tizi n'Ait Imi (2960m) then long descent to ait Bougmez valley and drive back to Marrakech


Trek & Tour Informations

Included :
English speaking guide, and cook
Muleteers and mules for luggages
Full board on trek +  coffee and tea
Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel - trek - hotel )
Mess, cooking & toilet tents


Not included :
Travel insurance.
All drinks
Tips and personal expanses
Extra Notes:
  Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent.
Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).

Payment : can be done in € / $ / £  or MAD

Grade : 1 - 2 - 3   Further details on Grade treks
Availability & Confirmed Dates:
This trek runs from May to October and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch.
Accommodation during the Trek:
The accommodation will be in camping and berber gites
Essential Equipment & Clothing:
Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
Personnel First aid Kit
3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Day sack/backpack
Head torch / headlamp /camera with extra battery
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Most of those equipment can be rented locally from Ait bougumez village.

 

Toubkal Trek - Western High Atlas10 Days

Highlights

  Get a kick out of climbing the highest summit in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Mount Toubkal – 4.167m./13.671 ft. or as the Arabic say Jebel Toubkal. For the Berber people living for ages in the lower valleys it is Adrar-n-Oudarn: mountain of the mountains.

It is the highest peak of North Africa and deserves respect in every way. The walk to the summit is rewarding and a little challenging.

After this challenge there is a full day of relax and learn more from Berber culture in a small guesthouse “chez l'habitants”

This 10 day trip includes 3 nights in Marrakech in a nice Riad hotel close to famous square Jemaa el Fna and airport transfers.

10 day private Toubkal trip • Morocco Toubkal Adventure

Good to know

You can make it to the summit if you like walking. Just do it slowly, step by step.

Luggage is transported on mules. A local guide is walking with you. A cook is preparing nice picnics on the road.


Itineraries:

Day 1:

Marrakech

  When you arrive in Marrakech you may have time to start exploring the 'Red City' independently before meeting your group and your tour guide. Like many North African towns, Marrakech has two distinct parts, the Gueliz (the modern French-built city) and the Medina (the Old City). Historically the city has been a meeting place for the different communities from the mountains and deserts of Morocco. The Majorelle Gardens offer an attractive and shaded place to acclimatise to the city's heat, while the famous souks, lively Djemma el-fna square and Koutoubia Mosque showcase the heart of the city.

Overnight in a Riad or in a Hotel

Day 2:


Tizi n Tamaterte pass. Walk to Ouanskra

 This morning we head south into the High Atlas Mountains via the village of Imlil to the starting point of our trek at the pass of Tizi n'Tamaterte (2279m). On a clear day we will have stunning views of Imnanen valley and Oukaimeden peak en route. Our walk starts on a mule path that zigzags down to the remote village of Tineghrine (1850m). Here we have a picnic lunch under some walnut trees before heading up along the valley through the cultivated terraces of Tamguist village to Ouanskra, where we will stay the night in a local village guesthouse (2150m).

Our walk today covers five kilometres and takes approximately three hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately +250 / -400m.

Note - The exact route of our trek will vary depending on local conditions and on the group's ability.

Overnight in a guest house

 

Day 3:

Tizi n'Tachedirte, Iabassen

  In the 3rd day we have a steady climb to Tachedirte, the highest village in the Atlas mountains. The ascent then gets steeper towards the pass of Tizi n'Tachedirte (3200m), which lies between the impressive peaks of Angour and Anghmar. On reaching the pass we have some time to appreciate the views then follow the narrow path descending the gorge to Iabassen the most remote village on our trip, where we spend the night. The typical red sandstone houses of this village look striking against the background of green juniper trees.

Today we walk around 10 km and takes about 7hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately +1050 / -1050m.
Overnight in a Village House

 

Day 4:

Ibassen, Oukaimeden

   Another adventurous day, first we ascend to Tizi Mzlee (2400m) on a steep path then descend to the typical Berber village of Agouns, with its cultivated green terraces. We rest here before we start on the long zigzag path to the high pass of Tizi n'Ouatar (3100m). Our efforts are rewarded with incredible views looking down over the upper Ourika valley, the ski resort of Oukaimeden (2650m), and Angour peak. We have our picnic lunch here before trekking down via the summer grazing village of Azib Ifergane to Oukaimeden mountain refuge for the night.

Today we walk for 11 kilometres over seven hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately +1050 / - 750m.
Overnight in a hotel or guest house


Day 5:

Aguersioual village, Amsakrou

  Today we take a scenic walk descending to Imnanen Valley through a great forest of juniper trees. After a picnic lunch under the shade of walnut trees by a stream in Amsakrou, we ascend via a pass to arrive to the Berber village of Aguersioual (1650m).

Today we walk 11 kilometres and takes approximately 7 hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately +500m / -1400m.
Overnight in a guest house


Day 6:


Amsakrou ,Azib Tamsoulte

  This morning we ascend steadily first on a dirt track then a mule path to the pass of Tizi n'Oudite (2200m), passing an old mine en route. As we descend from the pass we start to see the lush Azaden valley with its colourful villages. We stop for a picnic lunch near the river in Tizi Oussem before heading up through a juniper forest to the village of Azib Tamsoulte (2250m). Here Berber farmers spend the summer with their livestock in the relatively cooler climes.

Our walk today is 12 kilometres and takes about 7 hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately +1000m /- 450m.
Overnight in a guest house


Day 7:

Azib Tamsoulte, Toubkal base camp

  Today our path takes us via an impressive gorge then follows a zigzag trail on the long ascent to Tizi n'Ouguelzim (3430m) the highest pass on the trip. From here on a clear day we will have stunning views of the north face of Toubkal, and Haouz plain. As we descend the other side and make our way towards the refuge at Neltner (3207m) the scenery becomes more alpine.

Today we trek for 9 km over 6 hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately +1300m / -350m.
Overnight in refuge Neler

 

Day 8:

 Jebel Toubkal, Descent to Aremd

  In the early morning we ascent to the summit of North Africa's highest peak, Jebel Toubkal (4167m). This is a fairly strenuous, though non-technical, ascent involving uneven paths and some scrambling over rocks and steep scree slopes. However the views on reaching the summit are superb. Once rested we return by the same path to Neltner Refuge for lunch. Due to the uneven nature of the path the descent can be slow and walking poles are recommended. The day ends with a hike down Ait Mizane Valley, via Sidi Chamharouch a local shrine, to the village of Aremd (1900m).

Today's trek is around 14 km and takes 9 to 10 hours. The total ascent and descent is approximately + 960m /- 2260m.
Overnight in simple village house

 

Day 9:

Aremd , Imlil then drive to Marrakech

  In the morning we walk back to Imlil, then drive along scenic mountain roads via Asni to Marrakech. The afternoon is free to explore Marrakech famous souks and discover fascinating sights such as the Koutoubia mosque, Saadian tombs, Ben Youssef Medersa and Dar Si Said Palace (now the Museum of Moroccan Art).

Our walk this morning is short, 1:30 km, and takes approximately 45 minutes. The total descent is -210m.

Overnight in a Standard Hotel

Day 10:

Marrakech

  Our tour ends today in Marrakech. Depending on your flight time you may be able to spend some more time exploring Marrakech or buying the some souvenirs.

Trek & Tour Informations

Included :
English speaking guide, and cook
Muleteers and mules for luggages
Full board on trek +  coffee and tea
Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel - trek - hotel )
Mess, cooking & toilet tents


Not included :
Travel insurance.
All drinks
Tips and personal expanses
Extra Notes:
  Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent.
Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).

Payment : can be done in € / $ / £  or MAD

Grade : 1 - 2 - 3   Further details on Grade treks
Availability & Confirmed Dates:
This trek runs from May to October and can depart at any date of your preference.
Accommodation during the Trek:
The accommodation will be in hotels and berber gites
Essential Equipment & Clothing:
Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
Personnel First aid Kit
3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Day sack/backpack
Head torch / headlamp /camera with extra battery
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Most of those equipment can be rented locally from Imlil or Aremd villages.

 

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