Climb the highest peak in Morocco and North Africa in 2 days
Challenge yourself to climb the highest peak in North Africa in 2 or 3 days. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, and includes transport to and from Imlil . We will trek with a local English speaking guide , a local cook and mules to carry our luggage. It’s a challenging walk rather than a climb, and anybody in good physical condition can reach the top. Make sure you bring your camera; the views from the summit are spectacular. Mount Toubkal 4167m is the highest peak in North Africa, and is a trekking peak involving no climbing two days involve walking in crampons holding an ice axe for security (Nov to April ) . The itinerary has been designed for keen walkers, as the ascent is non-technical, but involves some easy scrambling and snow slopes.
DAY 1: Marrakech-Imlil- Toubkal Refuge.
Departing Marrakech around 9am in the morning to Imlil after a welcome drink. Leaving Imlil behind, enjoy a scenic ride south towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif passing the village of Aremd the biggest and highest village in the Imlil Valley and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Stop 1 hour for Lunch and visit the cascading waterfall that rests beside it. Continue the trek, snaking and zigzagging your way up to the Toukbal Refuge, where you will stop for the night. (4-5 hours of walking)
DAY 2: Toubkal - Imlil- Marrakech.
An early start will take you to the top of the highest peak in North Africa. The summit has an incomparable view of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert and the environments that have enclosed them for centuries. Then descend to the refuge for lunch. The day involves around 8 hours walking and finishes back in Imlil followed by the drive to Marrakech.