3 Days Trek in Toubkal With Guide – Toubkal Ascent in 3 Days
Guided 3 day Trek in the High Atlas. A three day trek to the top of Jebel Toubkal using a circular route through the higher passes of the High Atlas. This Toubkal ascent Trek three days 2 nights trek of choice for those who simply want to summit the highest mountain in North Africa, Jebel Toubkal. From Marrakech our Imlil we will take you directly up to the refuge for the night. An early start the next day, and you should summit Toubkal before lunchtime. After a second night at the refuge you will descend back to Imlil, enjoying the pleasant valleys and sense of accomplishment at having conquered this beautiful mountain. Note that due to the strenuous nature of this trek, and the fact that there is not much time to adjust to altitude, we recommend that you book the 4-day version if you have the time, especially in winter conditions.
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 9.00am. Your driver will take you to the starting point of your trek at Imlil (1,780m) where you will meet your guide and muleteer (about 1 ½ hour’s drive). Once you have loaded up the mules, you will begin your trek, which starts with a fairly stiff climb out of the Imlil valley, up to the Tizi n Mzik pass (2,489m), which offers dramatic mountain views. From here, the trail descends down into the spectacular Azzadene valley, known locally as the valley of colour. You will pass the summer village of Azib n’Tamsoult and the pretty D’Ighouliden waterfalls, which flow year round before continuing to the Lepiney mountain refuge (3,000m) where you will be spending the night. Approx. 6 hours walking (1,220m ascent) Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Camping / Mountain Refugee Transport (where relevant): Private Transfer
This morning you will embark on a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley, heading towards the Toubkal Refuge where you will be spending the night. On the way you will pass back via the D’Irhoulidene waterfalls before climbing the Aguelzim Mountain pass (3,560m). Lunch will be taken in a spot with panoramic views over the Atlas Mountain Range. After taking in the scenery you’ll begin a descent to the Toubkal Mountain Refuge (Neltner Hut) at 3,200m. The dorms at the refuge tend to be crowded with other trekkers aiming to tackle Toubkal early next morning so in the summer and when the weather allows we typically camp at the Refuge. Approx. 7 hours walking (600m ascent & 443m descent) Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Camping / Mountain Refugee Transport (where relevant): n/a
Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal Summit (4,167m) – Imlil.
Transfer to Marrakech
Today you will be up early for the ascent of Toubkal (4,167m). It’s a challenging trek to the summit, but, weather permitting, you will be rewarded for your efforts with incredible views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert. After the glory of the summit, you will retrace your steps to the Toubkal Mountain Refuge and then follow the well-trodden path back to Imlil, passing the holy Muslim site of Sidi Charmmharouch. Once you arrive in Imlil, you will be transported back to Marrakech, arriving in the early evening. Approx. 10-12 hours walking (960m ascent & 2,427m descent) Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch Accommodation: n/a Transport (where relevant): Private Transfer
Included in this trips
English speaking guide, and cook
Muleteers and mules for luggages
Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea