Trek Atlas: The High Atlas is known for its rich and varied Berber culture and […]
Trek Atlas: The High Atlas is known for its rich and varied Berber culture and its trekking trails. Trek Atlas is an exciting trip that will let you explore the high Atlas Berber villages and climb Mt Toubkal. you will enjoy the uniqueness of Berber culture, gorgeous views of the mountains with the colorful scene of the rhododendron forests.
Duration: 6 days
Period: It can occur at any time of the year
Trek Grade: Medium to hard
Maximum Elevation: 4,167 Meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse and Neltner hut or camping.
– Hiking through the traditional Berber villages while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
– Ascent of Mount Toubkal
Arrival and spend the night in a hotel in Marrakech.
After an early breakfast, we have a detailed briefing of trek Atlas and then leave for the one-hour drive to the starting point of the Atlas trek. We meet our muleteer team and loading mules with all the equipment we need. We start by walking uphill, and the first day is usually an easier acclimatization trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The night will be spent in a Gite at Tinzert – a small Berber Village. Approx. 5 hours trek.
After morning meal, we head up and outside of the valley and traverse over the fascinating Azzaden Valley. The scenic views open up with a rushing mountain stream that’s surrounded by beautiful walnut groves. Overnight in Gite at Ait Aissa. 5-6 hours trek.
Today’s trip involves a fantastic climb outside the Azzaden Valley. You’ll head up the valley towards Tizi Oussem from where you’ll move towards Mzik pass, just before descending into Imlil. Overnight in Guesthouse. 6 hours trekking.
After morning meal, we’ll begin our trek Atlas, moving along the Mizane Valley, initially towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine at Sidi Chamarouch. We’ll continue in the east direction and cross the flood plains, our route would take us along the mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. From here, our trail continues to climb steadily, zigzagging and snaking its way up to the snowline and the Toubkal Refuge (3,206m), our stop for the night .5hrs trek.
In the morning, we’ll make an attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the tallest peak in Northern Africa. The walking is straightforward, but the altitude and the scree could make the going difficult a bit. However, the views along the way would make the journey a remarkable one. Upon cresting the ridgeline, we’ll arrive at the plateau, from where it’s a short walking distance to the summit. From the summit, there are views in all directions, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north as well as the Sahara and Anti-Atlas in the far south. We then return down to the refuge and head back towards Imlil before driving back to Marrakech. End of trek Atlas.
|Group||2 People||3 People||For 4 or more persons|
|Price per person||300 €||270 €||240 €|
|PRICE INCLUDES||DOES NOT INCLUDE|
|– Official Berber guide
– Transfers from /to your hotel
– Accommodation during your trek
– Mules to carry your luggage during days of the trek
– Kitchen equipment and
– Cooker .
– All meals during your trek
|– Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
– Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips
– Big bag for clothing
– Backpack for each daily supplies
– Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
– 3-4 season sleeping bag
– Warm and light clothes
– Ice ax and crampons for winter
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
– Personal First Aid Kit
– Head torch
– Toilet tissues
– Water bottle or camel back
– Water purifier
Most of that equipment can easily rent for a reasonable price in Imlil before your trek.
– This trek is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
– Extra 10€/person extra from November to April to cover porters & extra for mountain refuge winter rates.
– We can organize airport transfers and accommodation in Marrakech on your behalf.
– Further discounts are available for group sizes over 8 people.
– You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.
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