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6 day high atlas trekking

Trek Details

High Atlas trekking is a challenging 6-day hike to explore High Atlas mountain and ascent Mount Toubkal. The high Atlas trekking allows you to enjoy the spectacular views of different peaks and suitable high Passes. You will spend time with natives of Berber villages while exploring their culture, history, and way of living.

Total Duration: 6 days
Period: All your round
Trek Grade: medium to hard
Max Elevation: 4167 Meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse and Neltner hut or tents.

High Atlas trekking allows you to:

  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of the plains and the High Atlas mountains.

  • Experience stunning views of the high Atlas and valleys.

  • Trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa.

Itinerary of High Atlas trekking

 Day 1: Marrakech – Imi Oughlad (1400m) – Tiz n' Techt (2100m) – The Oussem (1750m)

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech on our private transport to Imi Oughlad. In this small Berber village, we meet our cook, and muleteers, who accompany us on our high Atlas trekking adventure. We trek over the first mountain pass, Tizi n’Techt, into the adjoining Eastern Valley. We continue south, passing through 3 villages and exploring this fantastic, less-visited Valley. After a couple of hours of steady ascent, we get to the Pass and enjoy our first Moroccan trek lunch. We rest overnight in our first traditional Gite at Tizi Oussem. 5 hours trek.

Day 2: Tizi Oussem village – M’zik Pass (2500m) – Imlil Village (1800m)

We arrive at the top of the Valley and enjoy the views of the Cascades d’lrhoulidene. We head up the Valley to enjoy spectacular views of remote shepherd homesteads. After we head partway down to the Valley, then ascend steadily to the mountain pass, Tizi M’zik. We enjoy superb views and then descend towards Imlil, with views across Mount Jebel Oukiemaden and surrounding peaks. We reach Imlil and spend the night in the town. The duration of the trek is 5 hours.

Day 3: Imlil – Sidi Chamharouch Shrine – Toubkal Refuge (3200m)

We start the day by trekking from Imlil, crossing the valley floor, and ascending the valley side. We arrive at Sidi Chamharouch for the 11’s traditional Berber Whiskey, then walk up along a hanging valley. After some hours, we catch a glimpse of our target, the Neltner Mountain Refuge. Overnight in the mountain hut. 5 1/2 hours of trekking.

Day 4: Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal summit (4167m) – Armed (1800m)

Early morning, we climb Toubkal, starting with a gentle walk up to the valley head to Toubkal summit. We will enjoy an exceptional view of the Toubkal Massif before heading back to the base camp. After lunch, we trek back down through Sidi Chamharouch to Around. 8 hours trek. Overnight in a local guesthouse

Day 5: Armed – Tamatert Pass (2280m) – Tinerhourhine (1600m)

Leaving Armed village after breakfast and walking down to Imlil. We then trek along the Valley through juniper trees to get over Tizi n Tamatart pass. After enjoying a panoramic view of the mountain peaks, we descend to Imnane valley. Overnight in Gite at Tinerhourhine village. 5 hours of trekking.

Day 6: Tinerhpurhine – Tizi n'lbour (2100m) – Mizane Valley – Marrakech

After breakfast, we follow the Imnane valley path down and pass through several villages, Ikkis, Amssakrou, and Imsker. We then trek over a small pass Tizi n’lbour to Imi Oughlad. After a delicious lunch, we go back to Marrakech. Good night rest in the Hotel. 6 hours trek. End of high Atlas trekking.

Summer Season - May to October Price:
  • 2 people – 380 €
  • 3 people – 340€
  •  For 4 people or more – 300 €
Winter Season - November to April Price
  • 2 people – 390 €
  • 3 people – 350€
  •  For 4 people or more – 310 €
Price Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Accommodation for trekking duration
  • Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals during your trek
Price Does Not Include
  • Ticket flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional tips
Materials Needed For High Atlas Trekking
  • The big bag of 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
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Head Torch
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Toilet tissues
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifier

Before your trek, most of that equipment can easily rent for a reasonable price in Imlil.

 Additional Details
  • This high Atlas trekking is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
  • We can organize airport transfers and accommodation in Marrakech on your behalf.
  • Further discounts are available for group sizes over eight people.
  • You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

During High Atlas trekking, you visit Berber villages and attempt the summit of Mount Toubkal.

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