Toubkal High Atlas Adventure
- Walking / Hiking
- Price from:
- 415 GBP /person
- 01747 858 229
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 8 days
- Location Start:
- Marrakesh airport
- Location Finish:
- Marrakesh airport
- We Speak:
- English, French
Last updated: 11/04/2008
Summit the highest peak in North Africa and discover the amazing landscapes of the High Atlas mountains on this exciting guided walking holiday from High Point Holidays:
19 - 26 September 2009
Welcome and pick from Marrakech Airport
Night in hotel in the city
Depart early in the morning by minibus to Imlil where we meet up with our team of muleteers (1750m altitude). We then trek over the Col de Tamatart (2227m), continuing on a dirt track. After the climb up Assaro, we camp at 2300m . 4.30 hours of trek.
Departing early in the morning we have a long climb to Tizi n'lkemt (3550m), passing shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats. We have lunch at 2450m and after, we continue to our camp at the foot of Tizi t'Ourai (2900m). 6.30 hours of trek
A very pretty and longish descent today, down to the traditional berber villages of Amsouzort and Imhilene clinging onto the mountainside with their unique architecture. We arrive at the Lac d'Ifni, a beautiful, emerald green lake where you'll get the chance to have a swim in the only major lake in the High Atlas. You'll camp in this stunning setting beside the lake at 2263m, underneath the southern flanks of Toubkal. 6 hours trek
We depart early again, to climb to Tizi n'Ouannoms (3600m). We'll descend to the Nelter refuge at 3200m where we'll camp. The walk will finish early allowing time to relax, rest and acclimatize before the summit day.
We ascend Toubkal (4167m) by the south col and north east ridge taking in great views of the Anti Atlas and the villages of Armd and Imlil on the way. Descending by the same route, we overnight in the village of Sidi Chamharouch. (2300m). It is possible to continue on to Imlil, to allow longer in Marrakech the next day. 9 hours trek
In the morning we descend to the point where we started our trek, to meet the minibus and return to Marrakesh. If already in Imlil, we'll depart directly for Marrakech. A free day/ afternoon in Marrakesh and night in hotel.
Transfer to airport and flight home
- Inclusions -
- 6 days guided walking (local berber guide and British leader
- Exclusions -
- Travel to Morocco
- Extras -
Unspoilt spectacular High Atlas scenery;
Summiting the highest mountain in North Africa;
A culturally rich experience
The ascent of Toubkal, the highest mountain in the High Atlas and North Africa, is within the capability of fit mountain walkers. The walks range from moderate to very challenging in terms of length and altitude gain. The ascent of Toubkal itself is steep and rough, but involves only walking. Altitude could cause problems, but our carefully managed trek itinerary enables most people to acclimatise very well for the ascent.
2 nights accommodation in a traditional hotel in Marrakech, double and twin rooms with own bathrooms. Located in the centre of the city itâ€s ideally placed for sight-seeing. A warm welcome and comfortable stay.
5 nights camping. Tents are set up for you with mattresses and our team is available to provide the touches that make "roughing it" an enjoyable experience. The camps will be located away from other tourists to provide an away from it all experience. All meals are provided on trek. They are varied, wholesome and healthy meals with plenty of vegetables.
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