2 Days / 1 NightStart time
Start time: 0800h (08:00 am)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Your hotel in Marrakech. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).Ending Point
Your hotel in Marrakech
Travel from Marrakech through many little hamlets and Berber villages to the magnificent Western High Atlas Mountains. En route trek past the villages of Taourirt, Targa and Imoula.
Trek to the summit of Jbel Toubkal and enjoy a breathtaking view of Morocco’s landscape. Take the Ikkhibi Sud or South Cirque route and descend along the steep, zigzagging trails of the higher slopes of the Valley of the Assif n’lsouhouanem n’Ouagounss towards the Berber village of Sidi Chamharouch.
This expedition to Jbel Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains is a must-do on your holiday in the African country of Morocco.
Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil - Aroumd - Sidi Chamharouch - Toubkal Refuge
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and accompanied by a mountain guide, travel in a private car through gorges and high mountain passes to the Berber village of Imlil (1740m). Imlil is set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains.
Here you will start your journey on foot for about 4km up to the Berber village of Aroumd and the hamlets of Taourirt, Targa, and Imoula. You shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. Proceed a further distance of 8 km to the village of Sidi Chamharouch.
You will then take a break to enjoy a picnic lunch in a spot from where you can get an excellent view of the mighty Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in the Maghreb.
Later, set off for the Toubkal Refuge for dinner, and spend the night there. The Toubkal Refuge camp is a comfortable place offering modern amenities.
Day 2: Toubkal Refuse - Summit Jbel Toubkal - Sidi Chamharouch – Aroumd - Imlil - Marrakech
After an early breakfast, set out to witness a spectacular sunrise. It is a 3 hour steep climb up to the the highest peak in the Maghreb (4167m) and enjoy the spectacular views from there.
Having spent some time at the top, start your descent along the South Cirque back to the Toubkal Refuge for a picnic. Then set off towards the north along steeply descending, zigzagging trails on the higher slopes of the Valley of the Assif n’lsouhouanem n’Ouagounss towards the Berber village of Sidi Chamharouch (3106m).
Before entering the village, notice a tree, sacred to the local Berbers. Then descend down zigzagging trails around granite and basalt grey rocks for about 8km to a remarkable village of Aroumd, commanding one of the more fertile valleys of the High Atlas mountains with terraced, irrigated plots and fields of maize, onions and fruit trees on all sides.
Stop for a picnic prior to continuing on along the floor of the valley to the Berber village of Imlil. Enjoy mint tea in the home of senior guide Mohammed Aït Idar.
You will then set out in your private vehicle for the return journey to Marrakech.
The tour ends at your hotel in Marrakech.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
Those vegetarians or vegans amongst us need to pre-advise at time of reservation.
On all hikes over 24 hours hire of portaloo chemical toilet per day is 275 Moroccan Dirham
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Meals on the hike are normally:-
Breakfast - mint tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, cheese, cereals.
Picnic lunch - fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, tinned tuna fish , bread, mint tea.
Dinner - Tajine (chicken or mutton ), couscous or spaghetti rotated during trek; bread, coffee, tea, cake, fruit.
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