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Toubkal Climb And Desert Morocco Tour

Country: Morocco
City: Marrakesh
Duration: 7 Day(s) - 6 Night(s)
Tour Category: Adventure Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1 Marrakech - Imlil

Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech and transfer to the village of Imlil to start your trek. Start heading to the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route ends up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. (B,L,D)

Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.

Day 2 Summit of Toubkal - Imlil

Early in the morning we make our attempt to reach the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Then we start our descend into the village of Imlil where we spend the night (B,L,D)

Day 3 Imlil - Dades Gorge

Today we head to the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. You will pass through many Berber villages and snow capped mountains. Then after reaching Ouarzazate, the scenery will change to the riverside oasis and barren hillsides are clustered with Kasbah. We travel along the Rose Valley to reach the Dades Gorge. (B.D)

Day 4 Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga (Chebbi sand dunes)

After breakfast we drive to Todra Gorge the spectacular oasis with walls reaching 300 meters. Here we have chance to stretch our legs before continuing our journey to the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. (B.D)

Day 5 Merzouga

Free day to to enjoy the beautiful vistas and atmosphere of the dunes of Erg Chebbi. In the late afternoon ride camels into the dunes, where you will spend the night in berber tents. (B,D)

Day 6 Merzouga - Alnif- Nekob - Ait Ben Haddou

After viewing the most beautiful sunrise, ride the camels back to the auberge. From there it will be a long day driving along the volcanic mountains of Sahro and pam trees of the Draa Valley to Ait Ben Haddou. This small town boasts the best-preserved and most sought-after Kasbah's to visit in all of Morocco. (B.D)

Day 7 AIt Ben Haddou - Marrakech

Spend some time to explore this stunning and UNESCO protected Ksour before we head back across the Tizi Tichka pass back to Marrakech.

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