6 day trek Atlas

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6 day trek Atlas: Berber villages and mount Toubkal ascent

6 day 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 Mount Toubkal. you will enjoy the uniqueness of Berber culture, gorgeous views of the mountains with 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 .

 

Trek Highlights:

– Hiking through the traditional Berber villages while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

– Ascent of Mount Toubkal

 

Itinerary of 6 day trek Atlas

1st Day: Arrival

Arrival and spend the night in a hotel at Marrakech.

2nd Day: Marrakesh – Imi Oughlad – Tinzert

After an early breakfast, we have a detailed briefing, and then leave for 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 first day is usually an easier acclimatization trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The night will be spend in a Gite at Tinzert – a small Berber Village. Approx. 5 hours trek.

3rd Day: Tinzert – Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa)

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.

4th Day: Ait Aissa – Tizi n Mzik – Imlil

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.

5th Day: Imlil – Sidi Chamharoush – Toubkal Refuge

After morning meal, we’ll begin our trek, moving along the Mizane Valley, initially towards the village of Aremd and then on to 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.

6th Day: Trek to summit of  Toubkal (4,165m) – return to Imlil – Marrakech

In the morning, we’ll make an attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, 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. The breathtaking views across the surrounding landscape. From here, there are open 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. Retracing our steps we then return down the refuge and head back towards Imlil before driving back to Marrakech.

 

Price:

Group2 People3 PeopleFor 4 or more persons
Price per person300 €270 €240 €

 

Price details:

PRICE INCLUDESDOES NOT INCLUDING
– 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
– Drinks
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

 

6 day trek atlas

 

Essential Materials Needed For the Trek

– 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 axe and crampons for winter

– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants

– Personal First aid kit

– Sunglasses

– Suncream

– Head torch

– Camera

– Hat

–  Toilet tissues

– Water bottle or camel back

– Water purifier

Most of those equipment can easily rent for a reasonable price in Imlil before your trek.

 

Additional Details

– 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 accomodation in Marrakech on your behalf.

– Further discounts are available for group sizes over 8 people.

– You can pay in €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

 

6 day trek Atlas – Berber villages and mount Toubkal ascent

6 day trek Atlas: berber villages and mount Toubkal ascent, exploring the valleys of the high Atlas mountains.