Duration : 7 days
Period : from April to October
Joining in : Marrakech.
Day 1 : Marrakech-Imlil-Tacheddirt
We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, and a busy market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down from the mountains, and an equal range of activity from those about to embark on their adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n’Tamatert (2279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (3000m), where we generally camp near the river. 1h30 of drive and 5 hours of walk
Day 2 : Tacheddirt-Azib Likemt
Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt, where we camp for the night.5 hours of walk
Day 3 : Azib Likemt-Tizi n’Ouraine-Amsouzert valley
This long, but relatively easy, day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. From Tizi n’Ouraine (3120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Lake. The trail leads on towards Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night in a simple village in gueste house.6 hours of walk
Day 4 : Amsouzert-Ifni Lake
West of Amsouzert are several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the Toubkal massif. It is a gorgeous sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp tonight in this area.4 hours of walk
Day 5 : Ifni Lake-Neltner hut (refuge du toubkal)
By now we should be both fit and acclimatised, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At last we reach the pass at Tizin’Ouanoums (3664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside). 6 hours of walk.
Day 6: climbing Toubkal Summit- Imlil
We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit. If conditions are good it should take no more than 3 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy expansive views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base for lunch then continue your mule trail downhill to Imlil valley where you meet your driver and transfer back to Marrakechand drop off at your accommodation. 10 hours of walk, 1h30 drive
2 person : 440 Euros per person
4 person : 410 Euros per person
6 person : 400 Euros per person
8 person : 385 Euros per person
What is included :
• English, French speaking Berber mountain guide, Transfers from and to your hotel
• Accommodation during your trek
• Mules to carry your luggage during days of the trek.
• Kitchen equipment and camping materials.
• All meals during your trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
What is not included :
• Travel insurance
• The flights from and to your homeland
• Fresh drinks (water bottles during your trek, wine)