Atlas Mountain Retreat

Mount Toubkal Trek (4 days)

Mount Toubkal Summit – 4 day trek

On this Mount Toubkal Trek  you summit the mighty Mt Toubkal (4167m) – North Africa’s highest peak. Despite the demanding and steep climbs, the breath-taking views, friendly locals and overwhelming sense of achievement are well worth your effort.

 

Route
  • Tizi Oussem
  • Aremd
  • Mt Toubkal
  • Imlil

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Tassa Ourigane – Tizi Oussem (6-7 hours trekking)
Your Toubkal Trek starts from Dar Tassa where you will meet the muleteers and your bags are loaded up onto mules for the days journey into the heart of the Atlas. You start the trek at the base of a verdant valley and trek alongside a tributary to the Oued Nfis River. Enjoy lunch under the shade of walnut trees on the riverbank, before continuing in the afternoon where you gain more height. Then come to the small village of Tizi Oussem (1,785m), overlooking the Ouirgane Valley, where you stay tonight in typical basic Berber style, enjoying the relief of the fresher mountain air and wonderful Berber hospitality.

Day 2 – Aremd (6-7 hours trekking)
We leave Tizi Oussem and head further up into the Ouirgane Valley to the tiny village of Azib Tamsoult and cross the ancient mountain pass at just under 3,000m, along routes used for centuries by the Berbers. We lunch just below the pass with great views of Aguelzim (3,542m) and Tizi Melloul (4,015m). The afternoon is spent descending to the delightful Mizane Valley, one of the most verdant in the Atlas. Here in the village of Aremd, that clings to the steep slopes of the valley, we find our second gite and are welcomed by a mint tea, which is soon followed by another great Berber meal and a good nights sleep.

Day 3 – Mt Toubkal Trekking (6 hours trekking)
We wake early for breakfast and start trekking towards the mighty Mount Toubkal. Leaving the river below, we gradually rise until reaching the tiny settlement of Chamharouch at 2310m where we stop for some lunch. We continue this afternoon until we reach the base of Mt Toubkal where the land resembles a hard rocky mountain environment. We arrive at the Neltner refuge to a welcoming cup of mint tea and wonderful Berber hospitality.

Day 4 – Mt Toubkal Trekking Ascent (10-12 hours trekking)

A long but exhilarating day of trekking through majestic scenery awaits. We wake early this morning, have breakfast and immediately start climbing. Our guides will be taking us through the hidden valleys and up to the rarified atmosphere on the higher reaches of Mt Toubkal. We should reach the summit before midday where the views of the rest of the atlas mountains are truly magnificent. We stop for a well deserved lunch before spending the afternoon descending to the village of Imlil 1,751m. Your Toubkal Trek comes to and end you you meet the vehicle again to transfer back to Dar Tassa for dinner and a comfortable bed!

 

Essentials
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Duration / Grade 4 day – Moderate – Summit of 4167m
Accommodation 3 nights Gite, 1 night Mountain Refuge, 1 night Dar Tassa
Included Meals 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport Road transfer from Imlil to Dar Tassa on final day.
Local Support Crew Specialist Morocco local trek leader/mountain guide assisted by drivers, cook and muleteers.
Is This Trek For You? This Toubkal trekking trip is suitable for experienced trekkers or good fitness. There is a strenuous summit of 4167m which can be avoided for those of lesser fitness.
Equipment needed Good trainers or walking boots, rambler pole (optional), hat, sunscreen, nibbles, hygienic wipes, filled water bottle

 

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