Trekking 7 Days
|At 4167 m, Mount Toubkal (4167m) is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the top makes it worth the work. With the beginning of the hike a few hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back in two days and still have time to explore the fascinating city of Morocco, Marrakech.|
Day 1: Marrakech-Imlil-Tacheddirt. We leave Marrakech After breakfast then drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the main trail for hikers, and a bustling market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down the mountain, and an equal distribution of the activity of those who are about to embark on the adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our equipment is loaded, we start walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt some 8kms beyond Imlil. Soon, the trail begins to increase as we climb to Tizi N'Tamatert (2279m). We then descend the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continues for another half-hour, Tacheddirt (3000m), where we usually camp near the river.
Day2: Tacheddirt-Azib Likemt. Crossing the valley, we begin a long, slow climb to Tizi Likemt (3555m). The course is quite difficult because there is a considerable amount of debris on the ground. At the top, we enjoy our first view of the well Toubkal before a long descent down to the village of Azib Likemt, where we camp for the night.
Day3: Tizi-Azib Likemt not Ourai Amsouzert. This long but relatively easy day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. Of Tizi Ououraine (3120m) we enjoy other views Toubkal, the top face is Ifni and the Dome (3876m). The trail leads to Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night - dormitories - Cottage in a simple village.
Day4: Amsouzert-Ifni lake. West Amsouzert are several small villages, we are exploring as we make our way to Lake Ifni, the only lake in the mountains. This is an unforgettable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant piles of rubble, and it is unusually deep. We expect to arrive before noon and spend the afternoon relaxing at the beach. Evening we camp in this area.
Day 5: Lake Ifni - Toubkal Refuge.By now we must be both good and conditioned and ready to face the most difficult day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads talus seemingly endless. Finally we reach the Tizi n'Ouanoums (3664m), a narrow ledge of rock between two trees. From there it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain hut where we spend the night (or alternatively outside the camp).
Day6: Refuge - Refuge top - Imlil. We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit. If the conditions are right it should not take more than 2-3 hours to reach the summit, where we have a clear view of the range and Atlas Marrakech plain beyond. Back to base, we then descend quickly enough to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd before Mizane follow the river along a path well wooded to the trailhead at Imlil.
Trekking in Haute Atlas - Jebel Toubkal 4167 m.
Toubkal 4167 m
Refuge Toubkal 3207m
Toubkal 4167 m