Mt Toubkal Long Weekend

Mt Toubkal Long Weekend

Mt Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, stands 4167m above sea level and commands superb panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. This trek is an energetic way to spend a long weekend with just three days in the mountains to approach, summit and descend the highest peak in North Africa. Passing through a Berber village we gain an insight into the life and traditions of these hardy and friendly mountain people. After our trek we have some free time to explore the vibrant and colourful city of Marrakech.

Day 1 : Marrakech

Start Marrakech.


Day 2 : Morning transfer to Imlil; short walk to Around for lunch. Afternoon walk to Toubkal Base Camp refuge

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech and drive to Imlil. We continue on foot from here to Arroumd which is a short walk of approximately one hour. After lunch, we follow winding mule tracks for another 5 hours. This is a stunning walk through the breathtaking mountain scenery of the valley of Ait Mizan. We may stop for a visit to the Marabout of Sidi Chamharouch before continuing on to the Neltner Hut at Toubkal Base Camp (3207m) for dinner.


Day 3 : Early start for Toubkal ascent, marvel at panoramic views. Return to refuge for lunch and continue to Aroumd

We start early for our Toubkal ascent, walking over rocky paths as there is less vegetation at this altitude. Once we pass the 4000m point, we can appreciate the magnificent panoramic views across the tranquil valleys and lower summits of the High Atlas Range. The achievement of standing on the summit is unforgettable and the views from the summit are simply magnificent. To the north we can see the fertile plains of the Magreb and Marrakech, and to the south, the wild rugged landscape of the pre-Sahara. All around us are the many jagged peaks of the High Atlas stretching into the distance. We descend to the Neltner Refuge for lunch, then continue our descent to Arroumd and our gite for the night. This is a long but extremely rewarding day of walking.


Day 4 : Walk to Imlil; transfer for Marrakech; Free afternoon

In the morning, we take a short walk to Imlil to meet our vehicle which will take us back to Marrakech. In the afternoon, we have free time in Marrakech and there is no shortage of things to do. You might like to head to the souks and try your hand at bartering for souvenirs. Or perhaps you would prefer to take a Caliche ride (a bright green horse drawn carriage) to the Majorelle Gardens. These small but tranquil gardens are decorated throughout in Indigo Blue and there is a small and charming museum of Islamic art in the grounds. A final treat would be to go for a hammam, a traditional Moroccan steam bath. In the evening we can visit the Djemma el Fna, the open-air central square around which Marrakech revolves. The name literally means 'place of death' as it was the place where the Sultans used to display the heads of their enemies. Now, with the food stalls, snake charmers, travelling acrobats and musicians, it is a place of entertainment at night.


Day 5 : End Marrakech

End Marrakech.


    • All breakfasts, 2 lunches &2 dinners
    • All accommodation (see below)
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Tour leader throughout
Exclusions:
Any airfare, train fare, travel insurance, airport taxes & visa. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary. All items of personal nature & tips. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". Rooms are subject to availability. GST 5%. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms & conditions apply.
Disclaimer:
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Rates valid till 18th June 2018.Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travelers. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.