JEBEL TOUBKAL AND VILLAGES OF IMNANE VALLEY
Come to have a look at our world from the “Mountain of all Mountains” – that´s how local Berber people call Jebel Toubkal, with its summit at 4167m making it the highest peak not only in Morocco but the whole North Africa. For three days you will exchange busy towns for spectacular mountain sceneries, experience hospitality of Berber people and feel proud of yourself when you finally reach the top.
Day 1: Marrakech – Aguerssiwal – Ikkis - Aremd (1xL, 1xD)
Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9am in the morning and ca 1h drive to Aguerssival village (1,600m) the starting point for the trek. On a narrow but still comfortable path climb towards the pass of Tizi n´Aguersssiaval (2,000m). From the pass the view over the beautiful Imnan Valley opens for the first time. Between the junipers and later small terraced fields descend to the river of Assif n´Imnane and to the small Berber village of Ikkiss (1,800m). Continuing next to the river up to the village of Tinerhourhine. Small snack (fruit, dates, nuts, keks) before the climb to the pass Tizi n´Tamatert (2,280m). From there view to Imnane and Imlil Valley. Picnic lunch in the pass (salad, tajin, fruit, bread, tea). After lunch descend towards Imlil on the shadowed path through a pine forest. From Imlil on a comfortable path ascend to the village of Aremd (1,945m) the last village on the way to Toubkal and the place for overnight. Accommodation at comfortable and cosy mountain guesthouse in double rooms. Bathroom and toilets shared but clean and European. Dinner at the guesthouse.
Walking time: 6-7
Day 2: Aremd – Sidi Chamharouch – Refuge Toubkal (1xB, 1xL, 1xD)
At 9 am start of the slow ascend through the Mizane Ati Valley up to the pastoral holy place of Sidi Chamharouch (2,350m) that attracts many Moroccan pilgrims. Picnic lunch there or later, according your tempo. After the shrine the trail climbs steadily on the snaking and winding road to the Refuge of Toubkal (3206m). Accommodation in the dormitory with other hikers. If you wish we can reserve for you a private double room but it is quite expensive (would be 70 EUR more for a room without own toilet). Accommodation in Refuge is quite basic – hence be prepared for little bit of cold and not everything is very clean. Dinner in the Refuge (prepared by our ow cook hence good😊 )
Approx. 5-6 hours walking.
Day 3: Refuge Toubkal – Jebel Toubkal – Refuge Toubkal – Imlil – Marrakech
Breakfast served around 5 am and early start of the climb to the summit (4,167 m). The route takes it up the south circuit, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walk is relatively easy, however because of the altitude you will probably walk slower than you are normally used. You should reach the summit approx. after 3,5 h. With the sunrise the views along the way are amazing and once the summit reached,breath-taking views in every direction open to you. After enjoying this special moment you return down to Refuge Toubkal, have a lunch and head back towards Imlil on the same way like the day before. Private car takes you back to Marrkech. Arrival in Marrakech approx. between 6-7pm, depending on your tempo.
Walking time: 8-9 h
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Jebel Toubkal (4167 m): Ascent of the highest peak of Norht Africa
Berber villages of Imnane Valley
“Quick option” – just in 3 days you will experience the most essential of Toubkal National Park
Licenced English speaking guide
Accompanying staff with mules for luggage transport, cooking etc.
Accommodation in traditional and atmospheric Toubkal Refuge (dormitories or private rooms) – with traditional restaurant, showers etc.
Daily walking time approx. 5-6 hours
Visit and refreshments with Berber family
Wonderful panorama views – mountains, valleys, sees, villages…
Sunrise at the top of Jebel Toubkal – if you wish and don´t mind to get up early
Flexible option to prolong the tour according your wishes
season all year (in winter different prices)
What is INCLUDED in your price?
Licenced English speaking mountain guide
Mules/ muletiers for luggage transport
2x breakfast (tea, coffee, bread,butter, cheese, jam…)
3x picnic lunch (salad, vegetable or meat tajine, bread, nuts, olives, fish, tea…)
2x dinner (soup, meat tajine or couscous, fruit, tea)
Vegetarian option possible
1x mountain refuge in Toubkal bace camp
Private transport from and to Marrakech (possible to agree on other start places)
Pick up and return at your hotel
What is NOT INCLUDED in your price?
Bottled water/Soft drinks
Hotel in Marrakech
Tip for the cook, guide (just if you are satisfied with service, tipping is very common practice in Morocco)
2 person 265 EUR p. P.
3 person 240 EUR p.P
4 -5 person 195 EUR p.P
6-8 person 170 EUR p.P
Please, contact us if your group is bigger.
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During the entire tour you will be accompanied by a licensed and experienced guide and his local mountain support team which will take care of your luggage and catering.
The tour is technically not difficult and you don´t need to have any previous mountaineering experience, but you should be a little bit fit and used to walking off-road. Good trekking shoes and a wind annorak are highly recommended in any season of the year.
We will spent the night in the atmospheric Refugee Toubkal owned by the French Alpine Club and run by Family Ait Elcadi. You will love the cosy atmosphere around the big fire place where many travellers and mountaineers before you have met and shared stories, food and addresses.