The path leading from Imlil directly to the Jebel Toubkal is a perfect choice for those who want to get straight on top. This two-day trek with an overnight stay in a mountain refuge and an early morning set off for the peak provides marvelous moments observing the silent beauty of the rocks lit up with the sun’s first rays.
Marrakech – Imlil – Sidi Chamharouch – Toubkal Refuge
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech around 8:00 am. Our driver will take you to Imlil (1740m), a Berber village located about 65 km south from Marrakech, where from our trek will start. Here we will meet the Berber muleteer crew. They will accompany you during this exciting trek and take care of your baggage, food and other necessary equipment.An official and experienced mountain guide will take you on a walk through the Berber villages via the shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2500m) to reach the mountain hut. Here we will stop for a picnic lunch, prepared before hand by our cook. After enjoying the lunch and having a short break, we will continue towards the Refuge (3200m). A glass of tasty mint tea will be served for you there. Hot shower will be available to wash off the dust from your body and freshen up for the nextday. In the evening a traditional Moroccan meal will be prepared for dinner. During summer months there is an option to spend a night in the tent.
Day 2 :
Toubkal Refuge – Summit – Return to Imlil
The next day starts with an early wake up to escape from the full power of the Sun. Breakfast is served around 5:00 am. We will begin the ascent climb at 5:30am. In the middle of our climb we will stop for a short break with some refreshments – water, oranges and nuts. After walking uphill for some 3-4 hours, we will be able to enjoy a picturesque view of all the High Atlas Mountains, valleys and Berber villages. When reaching the summit, we will have a break of 45 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the magnificent view. Afterwards we return back to the hut, where the lunch will be awaiting for us. To get back to Imlil we will follow the same route down the hill. From Imlil we wil be taken back to Marrakech.
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Morocco trekking tours
After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off an a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge 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 (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning
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! You will normally be dropped off at around 5.00pm in Marrakech
Note : Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.
Duration: 3 days
Note: From November till April this trek requires crampons and ice-axes.
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