EUR 510.00

Morocco - The Mt. Toubkal Summit and back again, 5 days

This is a tour for anyone who wants to climb Mt. Toubkal and experience some of the wonderful things Morocco has to offer. You will stand on the top of North Africa’s highest mountain where you will see breathtaking views over High Atlas, you will journey to Marrakech where the many scents and noices are as exotic as the wonderful food you will taste. You will meet fantastic and knowledgable local guides who are always ready to help and who are dedicated to giving you a truly unique experience in Morocco.
 
Highlights
– Climb Mt. Toubkal (North Africa’s highest mountain)
– Experience High Atlas while walking beautiful routes
– Experience the fantastic and exotic city Marrakech
 
Overview
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Accomodation

Riad Omar***

This former hotel has been fully restored and transformed into a Riad (Moroccan house/palace) with 20 rooms and 4 suites. Riad Omar is located very centrally in Marrakech and you will have no problems exploring the city.

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Accommodation in the mountains

In Imlil you will be staying in a Riad and further into the mountains you will be staying in lodges.

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Day 1 Arrival to Marrakech

Upon arrival in the late evening, you transfer directly to your hotel. Even today, the name Marrakech conjures up images of scenes from The Arabian Nights with its busy souks (markets) and twisting alleyways. This remarkable city, dating from the 11th century, never fails to satisfy the curiosity of adventurous travellers. It has everything from the graceful architecture of the Koutoubia Minaret which dominates the skyline, to the throbbing atmosphere of a medieval fair in the great open square, and the Djemaa el-Fna, in the heart of the medina.
Overnight in Riad/Hotel (usually Riad Omar)

Day 2 Drive to Imlil, trek to Neltner

This morning you leave Marrakech and drive across the plains towards Tahanaoute, an ancient marketplace on the edge of the mountains. The landscape changes as the plains gradually give way to mountains, with the impressive snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas looming in front of you. Following the road right to its end you arrive in the village of Imlil (1740m above sea level, approx 90 mins drive).

From Imlil you embark on the first day of your ascent of Mt. Toubkal. This is normally only possible during the summer (June to September) as there is too much snow on the high slopes at other times of year. It’s a demanding two-day walk that should only be considered by anyone who is fit and has plenty of mountain-walking experience. From Aremd the trail leads past orchards up the floodplain of the Ait Mizane Valley before climbing steeply, as it zigzags up the mountainside. All baggage and provisions are carried by mule – the multi-purpose all-terrain vehicles of the mountains. Used to plough fields, carry loads from valley to valley (often up incredibly steep and narrow tracks), turn threshing machines and even act as taxis ferrying people between the villages! Mules are an indispensable part of Berber life in the mountains. Along the way you reach Sidi Chamarouch, a place of pilgrimage for Moroccans who come to the tomb of the local marabout (Muslim holy man). You can only see the shrine from across the gorge, as it’s forbidden for non-Muslims to cross the bridge to the other side. Beyond Sidi Chamarouch the trail climbs steeply through a series of switchbacks, traverses the flank of the valley high above the river and brings you to the Toubkal Base Camp at Neltner (3207m).
Approximately 5 to 6 hours walk
Overnight in Lodge

 

Day 3 Mt. Toubkal

Early this morning you set off for North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal (4167m); the goal of many mountain walkers who visit the High Atlas. There is a steep final climb that can involve some scrambling, but the effort is rewarded by superb views from the summit of the entire Atlas range. On a clear day it’s even possible to make out the hazy outline of the Atlantic coast to the west and the sands of the Sahara Desert to the east.

After resting on the summit, you make your way back to Neltner where you rest for the night. All in all it’s a long but rewarding day.
Approximately 8 to 9 hours walking (including rest stops)
Overnight in Lodge

Day 4 Descend from Neltner, Marrakech

You pack up camp and descend back down to Imlil (approx. 4 hours) where you meet your vehicle to drive across the plains back to Marrakech. As it is only about a 1½ hour drive you have almost a full day to explore the fantastic city of Marrakech, to sample the delights of this exotic city, visit some of the impressive sites or do some last-minute shopping.
Overnight in Riad/Hotel (usually Riad Omar)

Day 5 Return

This is the end of the tour and you are transferred to the airport where you fly home. You can of course choose to extend your tour with some days in Marrakech or along the beautiful Moroccan coast.

Price includes

Not included
  • Flight to/from Marrakech
  • Travel Insurance
EUR 510.00

Practical info

Flights

Note that the flight to Marrakech is NOT included. It is easy to book the plane ticket online, and Marrakech has direct flights from a lot of the major European cities.  It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight schedule fits the start and end date of the tour.
 

Accommodation

In Marrakech you stay in a so-called "riad" - a charming tourist class hotel with breakfast included. On the trek you will stay at local guesthouses.

Food and beverages

In Marrakech, breakfast is included, but you have to buy the other meals. On the trek all meals are included, and in the guesthouses you will have the option to buy sodas. The kitchen team provides drinking water and tea / coffee on the trek.

A day on the trail

A typical day of trekking begins with a wake-up time between 06:00am to 6:30am. Once you are dressed and have eaten breakfast, you will pack your luggage and start walking around 08:00 am. Around noon you will have a nice long lunch break before continuing on the afternoon walking stretch. You will usually arrive at the place of accommodation in the afternoon.

Trip grading

This tour is a level 3. You will walk on good paths, however the last stretch leading to the top is fairly rocky. Walking days are not particularly long, and most people will first notice the seriousness of the altitude on the summit day.

Cancellation Insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

Passports and visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for traveling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.

Practical information and packing list

When booking this trip, you will receive our practical information and packing list for the trekking tour to the summit of Mount Toubkal.

Climate

Mount Toubkal can be climbed all year round, even in wintertime. In the period from November to February it is cool in the low-lying regions with day temperatures of 10-15 degrees. The temperature drops as you get up high, and there is snow on top. March to October are good months for which the average temperatures in spring and autumn is 20-25 degrees. In the summer it is hot with over 30 degrees in the low-lying areas.

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