4 DAYS BERBER VILLAGES &TOUBKAL
This trek will take you on a tour of traditional Berber villages before you ascend to the peak of Mount Toubkal (4167m). Over the 4 days, you will have chance to acclimatize to the altitude while spending time in the company of native Berbers and experiencing their culture.
During this trek the nights are spent in local houses, refuges or tents, maximizing your experience of the region.
This trek can easily be extended into an adventure that includes longer stays and can even be expanded into the desert with the addition of camels.
day 1: Marrakech – Imi Oughlad—Tizian Approximately 5 hours of walking.
The 1st day will begin with your arrival via arranged transport from Marrakech to Imi Oughlad (1340m) where you will meet your guide, your cook and your mule. The trek takes you past a vast forest of pine, juniper and oak trees while you make your way to Tinzert, which will give you a stunning view of the Ouirgan Valley, before you finish the night in a local gite.
day 2: Tizian—Tizi Ousem—TamsoultApproximately 4 hours of walking.
The 2nd day will yield a view of the beautiful Azzaden Valley with colorful villages and hills, the Azzaden River circled by homes, an amazing vista that includes the Tazaghart Plateau and a huge section of the Atlas Mountain chain.
Your evening will finish in Tamsoult (2700m) in the Lodge or in tents, dependent upon weather conditions.
day 3: Tamsoult—Aglzim—Refuge ToubkalApproximately 7-8 hours of walking.
Day 3 will bring you past the biggest waterfall in the Toubkal region, a visually stunning start to the day, before you embark upon 7-8 hours of trekking, up a steep incline to reach the Aguelzim Pass (3600m)
The pass has a breathtaking view over the Atlas Mountain villages and plain of Elhaouz. Your night will be spent in a refuge or tents at 3208m.
Day 4: Refuge-Toubkal-Marrakech.Approximately 9-10 hours of walking.
After an early breakfast you will be trekking up to the highest peak in North Africa – an enormous 4167m at its peak – the roof of North Africa, Mount Toubkal. You will have an incredible view over the Saharan Desert, Berber villages and surrounding valleys before you head down for lunch and back to Imlil or to Marrakech. The final day will take you about 8 hours in total.
- Year round
- 4 days/3 night
- Medium to hard
Essential Equipment & Clothing:
- Good hiking boots or trainers and good socks
- Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain-pants
- Ice axe and crampons (winter)
- 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Day sack/backpack