Morocco High Atlas

  • Price: £650
  • Expedition Dates:
    • Trip 1 –  September 2020
  • Duration: 6 Days

Paul and Dom have trekked and climbed in the mountains of the High Atlas for years.  We have chosen this trek to give the best that the High Atlas can offer in a 6 day African Adventure!

Toubkal is the  the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4,167 metres. Surrounded by the ancient Berber culture, this trek is a real challenge to altitude in a short space of time but also very acheivable and great for those with little or no treking experience. Dom prides himself on a really high success rate on those reaching the summit of Toubkal!

The six day trip starts and ends with a night in Marrakech where you can kick back in a more modern version of North African culture, and be amazed by dancing cobras and great shopping!

Included:

  • Local guides and an experienced English guide – Paul or Dom
  • 2 x night Hotel accommodation in Marrakech (3* Hotel)
  • Group climbing and cooking gear
  • Porters
  • Ground transportation in country
  • All tent accommodation
  • All accommodation based on two people sharing
  • All food whilst on trek and breakfast when city based
  • Drinking Water on Trek
  • Mules and Muleteers
  • Tasting menu celebratory dinner in Marrakech

Not Included:

  • Personal equipment
  • international airfare (from £160)
  • Tips for guides, sightseeing entrance fees, bottled water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, water purifying tablets.

High atlas Trek – Itinerary:

 

Day 1 – Marrakech

Time/Distance Max Altitude Meals
N/A N/A D

Arrive at Marrakech airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free in Marrakech, giving you time to wander through the Souks, head to the Jewish quarter, medina stalls in the Old Town Market, and soak up the atmosphere of one of Africa’s oldest cities. Relax pool side in the hotel and get the initial trek briefing. Traditional welcome dinner at Riad Omar

Day 2 – Im Ighoulad – Tizi n Techt – Azib n Tamsoult

Time/Distance Max Altitude Meals
5-6 hrs approx. 3207m BLD

We leave in the morning to head to the Atlas mountains 1357m (1.5 hour).  We start our Trek to Tizi n Techt  2600m (5 hours trekking) – camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included. Trekking is taken at a slow pace, with porters and mules carrying your main bag. With your trusty boots, daypack and camera, you will wind your way through the walnut trees, have lunch prepared for you on the side of the mountain and take in the stunning views before reaching your wild camp under the stars. The Chef will then prepare some amazing morrocan cusine for you.

Day 3 – Tizi n Ougulezim – Refuge Nelter
Time/Distance Max Altitude Meals
6 hrs 3400m BLD

Trek through hidden gorges and see amazing waterfalls  (6 hours trekking) – camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included. As you gain height, you’ll start to appreciate the slow pace that you need in order to acclimatise to altitude and definitely appreciate the porters! You hit your pass of 3800metres with your first views of Toubkal before descending to the Base camp to rest.

Day 4 – Trek to Toubkal Summit

Time/Distance Max Altitude Meals
6-7hrs approx. 4167m BLD

Trek to Toubkal Summit 4,167m (6 hours trekking) and back to Refuge Nelter – camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included. On the summit ascent you snake your way up to the peak after a very early start. At the summit you’ll get some amazing photos of you and your friends having gained a real achievement in reaching the highest point in North Africa. Descend all the way down to a mountain Gite for some luxury, a proper bed and traditional Haman steam room.

Day 5 – Trek to Imil – Marrakesh

Time/Distance Max Altitude Meals
1hr N/A BL

Trek the small distance to Imil (1,740m, 1 hours trekking) and then transfer back to Marrakech (1.5 hours) – hotel, breakfast & lunch included. As you descend, you’ll have the chance to contemplate your achievement and feel the benefit of all that rich oxygen! On your return to Marrakech, we go and celebrate the summit achievement and you get to sample the nightlife of Marrakech as the group all go into the centre for a celebration meal.

Day 6 – Depart Marrakesh

Time/Distance Max Altitude Meals
N/A N/A B

On the morning of day 6 we depart Marrakech with aching legs and some amazing photographs and memories. It will seem like your time has flown by, on the fantastic itinerary designed to get you a taste of real adventure, in one of the oldest mediterranean cultures and all in a relatively short space of time. You may have time for shopping and souvenirs.

 

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