Toubkal Mountain 9 Days Hiking
Length: 9 days / 8 nights
Start and end at: Marrakech
Lodging: Hotel or riad in Marrakech and bivouac in the mountains
Transport: SUV, Taxi or minibus
Toubkal Mountain 9 Days Hiking Program
Day 1: MARRAKECH
Transfer to the airport, dinner and night.
Day 2: MARRAKECH – OUKAIMDEN – IMSKER
At 8, departure from Marrakech to get to Oukaimden, a huge Moroccan ski station, your rendezvous area where you will meet the mule handlers. Visit to cave painting and lunch. Your hike will start in the direction of the Ouuirtik valley to go to Imsker. The path will cross small houses made of hardened mud, special to the region. There is immense activity in these fields that Berbers call gardens and that form green and ochre patchwork near mountains.
Day 3: IMSKER – IMIOUGHLAD
A small climb, a path across seasonally colored valleys, and you will arrive at Imioughlad. From there, the path leaves behind the agricultural zones for the heights which will bring you to Tizi N’Tacht.
Day 4: TIZIN’OUSSEM – TIZIN’TISKIRT – AREMD
Here you are in a high mountain atmosphere for a few days. Your path will cross Tamsoult, herding grounds occupied during summer. Possibility to do mountain climbing if conditions allow it. You will stay the night near a very nice village with ochre-colored houses, built on the side of an ancient glacier.
Day 5: AREMD – SIDI CHAMHAROUCH – NELTNER
A slight climb until Sidi Chamharouch and its famous « marabout » (tomb/shrine of a saint ). You will visit the village and enjoy standing by a torrent and going deeper into terrain that becomes more and more mineral, at the Neltner refuge.
Day 6: GOING UP THE 4167 METER TOUBKAL
Start early in the morning to climb the Toubkal: no specific technical difficulty, except early in the season you will need sturdy shoes for crossing some slippery surfaces. In the first section, the path will zigzag along stones. You will pass the summit of Ouanoums before arriving at the summit. A superb view will stop you in your tracks, breathless. The whole Atlas and the Haouz plains in the north lie under you, as well as the Saghro and the Sahara to the South. Picnic before re-descending to Aremd via another trail. Lunch will be eaten when you arrive and you will have a free afternoon.
Day 7: TOUBKAL REFUGE – AREMD
Today, descent towards Aremd where you will stay the night. Your path will cross the marabout of Sidi Chamharouch where Berber women come to pray for finding a husband or birthing a child.
Day 8: AREMD – MARRAKECH
Last steps in the Atlas to arrive at the village of Imlil. Transfer to Marrakech and night at the hotel.
Day 9: MARRAKECH
Depending on the hour of your departure, transfer to the airport.
– Transportation in private SUV with air-conditioning and driver/guide (including petrol)
– 1 night in a 3* hotel or riad
– 1 night in the camp in the desert (with tents, matresses, sheets and covers provided)
– Breakfast and dinner during the trip
– Camel trekking
– The promotional tax for tourism
– Our assistance