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  • Itinerario naturalistico
    Nature tour
  • Montagna
  • Bivacco
  • Rifugio
  • Sport e avventura
    Sport and adventure
  • Laghi e cascate
    Lakes and waterfalls

General description

The ascent of Djbel Toubkal attracts every year a large number of hikers and trekkers with different levels of experience. The trek that we propose here does not present significant technical difficulties but still requires a good physical conditions and a basic level of fitness because of the important differences in altitude and the extreme temperatures that in winter can drop down to -12 °.

The trip includes muleteers and pack animals for the transportation of equipment and supplies, thus reducing extra physical efforts and allowing the group of trekkers to fully appreciate the beautiful landscape both in winter and in summer months. Average temperature in summer: 18°. Average time walking per day: from three to six hours.

Other details

Included services:

Private transport by 4x4 or minibus with driver and air conditioning - Local guide – 4 nights in tent camps - 1 night in mountain lodge - Accommodation on full board basis - 3 liters of water per day and per person during the trek - Local staff and tent camp equipment, including igloo tents and mattresses - Muleteers and mules for the transportation of luggage, equipment and supplies - Traditional hammam at the end of the trekking - 24h assistance

Extra services not included:

Airplane tickets - Drinks - Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health insurance (upon request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs).

Stages of the trip

6 days / 5 nights

Imlil - Refuge of Toubkal - Summit of Toubkal - Azib 'n Tizkert - Tiziane - Imsker - Asni
Impressive mountain chain stretching for 800 km through the heart of Morocco, the Atlas offers to visitors an amazing variety of landscapes, green valleys, silent plateaus, beautiful peaks and mountain passes. Located on the western side of the High Atlas, the Toubkal (4167 m) is the highest peak in North Africa and the second in Africa after Kilimanjaro in Kenya. Completely snow covered during winter and early spring months, the Toubkal is characterized by a mountainous climate, with cold and long winters and cool summers. The wind always blows on the top and on higher slopes, thus cleaning up the sky and guaranteeing spectacular views to hikers. The trek begins from Imlil, a small berber village at the foothills of Toubkal, about an hour's journey by car from Marrakech through the beautiful Toubkal National Park (transport in 4X4 included in the trip). We’ll hike for about 3 hours along the Berber villages of Aremd, Tichan and Sidi Chamarouch (marabout’s tomb) up to the Toubkal refuge at 3207 m, a perfect place for short excursions and to get ready to climb the summit on the next day. The ascent to the summit is steep but not technically difficult and allows hikers to enjoy a truly breathtaking scenery on the mountains and valleys below. We’ll then descend back to the refuge and head towards the Berber village of Azib n 'Tizikert (2,500 m) through the Tizi n'Ouanoums pass (3664 m). Further down, across the ancient glacier that formed the lake of Ifni (2300 mt), we’ll discover the life mountain tribes living on pastoralism and agriculture, admiring the typical terrace cultivations. Through the passes of Tizi n 'Tachte (2000 mt) and Tizi el Bour (1600 m) we’ll hike down to the villages of Imsker and Asni, final destinations of our trek, for a last glimpse on the beauty on the landscpes of western High Atlas.

Duration: 6 days