Morocco – Jebel Toubkal

Toubkal, 'The Hard Way' - What is it?

Join Craig on a four day trek to summit Jebel Toubkal, Morocco.

At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. It is a non-technical summit requiring only a reasonable degree of fitness and determination. Toubkal is easily reached from Marrakech and offers striking high altitude mountain scenery, lush valleys and relatively untouched Berber communities.

Difficulty: Medium+

Toubkal Trek Itinerary (4 Days 3 Nights)

Day 1 – Marrakech – Imlil — Aazib Tamsoult

Set out from Marrakech on a one hour drive to Imlil where we will set off from an altitude of 1,740m heading for Azib Tamsoult (2250m). We will either stop along the route for lunch or continue on to our camp site and eat when we arrive. We will camp overnight here, high above the Assif n’Ouarzane Valley. (Included meals: B, L,D).

Day 2 – Aazib Tamsoult – Tizi Aguelzim – Toubkal Refuge

Today will be the hardest day but you will break the back of the trek. After breakfast, we set off past some epic waterfalls towards the Tizi Aguelzim pass (3,104m) with a great view of the ‘the 100 zig-zags’, which we will climb to summit Aguelzim South (3,650m) for some stunning views over to our goal, Mt Toubkal, and it’s surrounding peaks.  We will have lunch around here before we make our way to the Toubkal refuge at 3,207m, where we shall have our evening meal, the nights accommodation will either be camping around the refuge or in the refuge itself. (Included meals: B, L, D).

Day 3 – Toubkal Refuge – Summit Jebel Toubkal – Arroumd Village

A very early start and a very early breakfast as you’ll be heading out the door at 0500h, but by rising at this early hour you’ll get to enjoy the lure of a spectacular sunrise. After a steep climb, you’ll reach your goal, the highest peak in Northern Africa, Toubkal (4,167m). Once we have reached the summit of Jebel Toubkal we will return back to the refuge for lunch and then walk back to the beautiful and traditional village house in Arroumd. Total walking for the summit day will be approx. 9 hrs. Everyone will spend the last night in a comfortable hostel in a traditional Berber village. (included meals: B, L, D).

Day 4 – Arroumd Village – Imlil – Marrakech

Your final day with us involves a short walk down to Imlil where you’ll be collected for your return journey back to Marrakesh. Upon arrival you will have some free time to explore the city’s colourful souks and its celebrated Djemma El Fna Square.

A feast for the senses, the area is a chaotic confusion of noise and colour, where you will find the streets alive with storytellers, musicians, jugglers and watersellers. There is the option (at additional cost) to take a morning walking tour around the souks with a local guide, also visiting the museum and the elegant Koutoubia mosque and tower, reputed to be the most perfect Islamic monument in North Africa. Marrakesh is divided into two distinct parts, the Gueliz (or modern French-built city) and the Medina (the Old City) and you may prefer to spend your final afternoon independently exploring its maze of narrow streets, filled with the sounds, colours and smells of the exotic, perhaps haggling for some last minute presents, or just sitting in a café and watching the street tableaux unfold before you.

Prices

This 4 day adventure is priced at an awesome £300.00 per person (because we are all about the experience and not the profit).

A non refundable deposit of £150.00 can be paid to secure your place, get in touch to discuss payment options.

Above costs includes the following:

1.Transport from Marrakech to the mountains for the start of the trek.
2. Food for the group at guest house
3. All Food doing the trek Lunches, Dinners and Breakfasts
4. Mules and muleteers for Trekking
5. Mess tents and small tents and all camping materials (except sleeping bags)
6. Gites and camps
7. Qualified UK mountain guide
8. Cook
9.  Transport from the mountains to Marrakech from the end of the trek

Not included in the above price:

1. Flights & baggage
2. Accommodation, food and drinks before and after trek
3. Sightseeing/local tours
4. Travel insurance, passports, visas, inoculations
5. Bottled water on trek (this may be purchased at refuges but is limited, iodine tablets are recommended)
6. Other ad hoc costs such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry

We would recommend bringing some cash to cover meals not provided and snacks etc.  You can change GBP to local currency at the airport and hotels and cash machines are widely available.

What next
Get in touch at atmospheremountaneering@outlook.com for more details or click the link below to complete the contact form.

If you do decide to join us on this trek you will receive a full information pack including what to pack and tips and tricks for training and travel.  All bookings will receive a Toubkal 2019 T-Shirt as a souvenir of your adventure plus a few other goodies along the way.

Dates available, spaces are limited:

17th – 20th May 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
14th – 17th June 2019 – SPACES AVAILABLE