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The Atlas Mountains are perhaps one of the most enchanting aspects of Morocco. Mount TOUBKAL, the highest peak in the North Africa, rises at 4167 metres, 50 miles south of Marrakech. The Toubkal area has a distinctly Himalayan quality. By its very nature our trekking tek are very achievable as it does not require any rock climbing or mountaineering skills but would require good level of fitness. You shouldn’t underestimate the effects of altitude..

Costs per person
2/3pax      £200
4/6pax£180
Price includesAll our treks include an English speaking guide, mules and a cook, transport to and from Marrakech and all food whilst on the trek.

Walking Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Aremd – Neltner Refuge. Today we drive to the start of our trek, a two hour journey across the Haouz plain to Imlil (1740m) in the beautiful Mizane Valley. This is one of the most verdant valley’s in the High Atlas and the region’s fertile valleys support a thriving agricultural community. From Imlil we continue through delightful groves of walnut trees to the Berber village of Aremd (1950m). Our local guides are from this village and may treat us to some traditional Berber hospitality. From here we head up to Sidi Chamharouch an Islamic shrine, and then on to the recently extended and comfortable Neltner Refuge at a height of 3,207m.

Day 2: Toubkal Summit – Aremd– Imlil –Marrakech. The climb to the summit of Toubkal takes around four hours from the Refuge. Nowhere on the climb are there any technical difficulties, but it is a long and tiring ascent up long scree slopes. The initial part of the climb is done in the very early hours of the morning when it will still be dark, but by the time we reach the Tizi-n-Toubkal col at 3941m the sun will have risen and we will be rewarded with sensational views across the entire Atlas chain. From the col the route ascends a ridge line towards the summit at 4167m from where we have views in all directions. To the north we can look down over 7000 feet to the village of Aremd, whilst to the south we can gaze over the line of rocky peaks stretching out across to the Sahara. After a long rest and numerous summit photographs we begin our descent back to the refuge, which we should reach in time for a late breakfast. We then pack up our camp and trek down to Aremd we set off down to the Berber trailhead village of Imlil, where we meet our vehicle to take us to Marrakech via passes and alongside gorges.