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Join us for an epic 5 days in Morocco, sampling the delights of Marrakech either side of an ascent of North Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Toubkal (4,167m). It will be a hugely memorable trip, and whilst hard work at times does not require any technical mountaineering experience.
Day 1: Marrakech
Arrival in Marrakesh and transfer to your riad accommodation. Rest of the day at your leisure. Optional souk tour available
Overnight in Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech – Imlil valley 1775m (Atlas Mountains)
Transfer to the Atlas Mountains. Meet the local guide and have a mint tea welcome at the rooftop of Riad Jnane Imlil, then set off 4-6hrs hike to acclimatize for the altitude.
Lunch in the pass Tizi n’Tamaterte (2279m), back to the riad on the afternoon.
Overnight at Riad Jnane Imlil (ensuite rooms with views). 4-6hrs walk (flexible).
Day 3: Imlil valley (1775m) – Toubkal Hut (3207m)
After breakfast, load the luggage on the mules and start the hike towards Toubkal Basecamp via the shrine Sidi Chamharouch. Here you will stop for lunch which will be prepared by an outdoor cook. You will eat with great views over the gorges & streams. Arrival to the Hut after a 5hrs walk.
Overnight at the Hut.
Day 4: Toubkal Ascent (4167m)
Wake up early for breakfast at 4am and start the ascent at 5am. Walk up along the zigzagging trail above the basecamp and the Vallon leading to Toubkal west ridge, then continue to the summit. Stunning views over the whole Atlas Mountains valleys & Berber villages. If the weather is good you will be able to see Jebel Siroua in the far south. Short break for photos and snacks, walk down to the Hut and then pack your stuff before heading back to Imlil for the transfer back to Marrakech. 9-10hrs walk.
Overnight in Marrakech
Day 5: Marrakech – Home
Transfer back to the airport in time for your flight home.
Cost – £365 per person and includes:
Airport Transfers In-Country transfers 2 nights accommodation in Marrakesh 1 night accommodation at Riad Jnane Imlil 1 night accommodation at Toubkal Hut All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners English-speaking mountain guide & assistant Outdoor cook Mules for the luggage
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