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Explore the High Atlas Mountains: A Hiker's Paradise in Morocco

Overview

Experience the magic of Morocco's High Atlas Mountains on this exhilarating trekking adventure. From Marrakech's lively streets to the tranquil trails of the Atlas, each step unveils a new facet of this enchanting landscape.

Traverse ancient paths through verdant valleys and rugged peaks, encountering traditional Berber communities nestled amidst stunning scenery.

As you journey higher, conquer the summit of Mount Toubkal, where sweeping vistas reward your efforts and leave you breathless in awe.

Throughout the expedition, expert guides ensure a safe and immersive experience, allowing you to connect deeply with the natural beauty and cultural heritage of this remarkable region.

Join us on this epic quest, where every trail leads to discovery and every moment is filled with wonder.

Best time to go: May – Jun – Jul – Aug – Sep – Oct

Highlights
Marrakech Marvels: Explore Marrakech's vibrant souks and iconic landmarks like Jemaa El Fna square for an unforgettable cultural experience.
Majestic High Atlas: Trek through the breathtaking landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, with picturesque valleys and traditional Berber villages.
Summit Adventure: Challenge yourself to conquer Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak, and enjoy panoramic views as your reward.
Cultural Encounters: Immerse yourself in Berber culture, sharing meals and traditions amidst stunning mountain scenery.
Unforgettable Memories: Create lifelong memories with awe-inspiring adventures and cultural discoveries in Morocco's natural wonders.
Details & Program

Marrakech Airport - Overnight in Marrakech

Hotel: RIAD SABAH or equivalent (breakfast only included)

Welcome to Morocco! Just steps away from Marrakech Airport, your adventure begins as you're greeted by your private driver holding a personalized sign with your name. Take advantage of convenient currency exchange services at the airport before heading to your accommodation.

The vibrant city of Marrakech beckons for exploration. With its rich history, exotic atmosphere, and stunning architecture, it's no wonder why it's one of Morocco's most popular destinations. Known as the "Red City" due to its distinctive red buildings, Marrakech offers a perfect blend of cultural heritage and natural beauty, nestled at the foot of the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

This evening, immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Jemaa El Fna square, a UNESCO World Heritage site that truly comes alive after sunset. Indulge your senses with an array of sights, sounds, and aromas as you navigate through the vibrant market stalls.

For dinner, tantalize your taste buds with local delicacies such as snails or traditional sheep's head, available at the outdoor food vendors.

** Approximate driving time is 30 minutes (excluding stops).


Experience Adventure: Marrakech to Imi Oughlad and Tizi Oussem Trek

Hotel: LOCAL GITE or equivalent (lunch & dinner included)

Embark on an unforgettable trekking adventure from Marrakech to Imi Oughlad and Tizi Oussem, where breathtaking views and authentic Berber hospitality await.

Your journey begins as your guide meets you at your Marrakech accommodation for an early morning transfer to Imi Oughlad (1375 m) by road. Upon arrival, meet the muleteers and prepare for the trek ahead, loading up your baggage. The trek to Tizi Oussem (1720m) via the N'Tacht pass (2000 m) promises approximately 5 hours of exhilarating walking through stunning landscapes.

Tizi Oussem, nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, is a charming Berber village renowned for its welcoming local gite. This stop along the trek to Toubkal offers awe-inspiring adventure but be prepared for the challenging terrain ahead. Ensure you have comfortable shoes for the journey ahead.

** Approximate driving time is 1 hour and 30 minutes (excluding stops).


Discover Natural Beauty: Tizi Oussem Waterfall Exploration

Hotel: LOCAL GITE or equivalent (lunch & dinner included)

Indulge in the wonders of nature as you explore the picturesque surroundings of Tizi Oussem, with the opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and encounter the friendly faces of those living amidst the stunning landscapes.

Your third day promises an unforgettable adventure, starting with a trek to a mesmerizing waterfall. As you traverse the terrain, keep an eye out for locals tending to their fields or going about their daily lives, offering you a glimpse into their traditional way of life.

Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch amidst the beauty of nature. After a day of exploration and discovery, return to Tizi Oussem for a second night at the local gite, where warm hospitality and authentic experiences await.


Traverse the High Atlas: Tizi Oussem to Imlil Trek

Hotel: LOCAL GITE or equivalent (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Embark on a captivating journey through the High Atlas Mountains as you trek from Tizi Oussem to Imlil, immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty and rich culture of the region.

Your adventure begins with an ascent to the M'Zig pass at 2490m, followed by a descent to a charming village near Imlil (ranging from 1800m-1920m), where you'll spend the night in a local gîte.

Experience approximately 5 hours of invigorating walking through diverse terrain, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Imlil village, another gem in the Berber heartland, provides the perfect setting to delve deeper into the natural wonders and cultural diversity of the High Atlas Mountains.

Your knowledgeable local guide will accompany you every step of the way, ready to assist with any specific requests or questions you may have.


Trek from Imlil to Toubkal Refuge: Aventure vers le Refuge de Toubkal

Hotel: Don't forget to pack your sleeping bag for your overnight stay at the refuge (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Set out on an exhilarating journey from Imlil to Toubkal Refuge, nestled at an elevation of 3207m. This thrilling yet rewarding trek will require approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking.

The architecture and layout of Toubkal Refuge are thoughtfully designed to blend seamlessly with the rugged terrain of the High Atlas Mountains while honoring traditional Berber architecture.

Take some time to explore the surrounding area, and consider dipping your feet into the refreshing cold water to unwind before the exciting challenge that lies ahead the next morning


Ascent of Mount Toubkal: Ascension du Mont Toubkal

Hotel: LOCAL GITE or equivalent (breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

Today marks the exhilarating journey of ascending Mount Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. Rise before dawn to begin your ascent, ensuring to follow closely behind your experienced local guide for safety and guidance.

Don't hesitate to communicate with your guide if you need to pause or have any specific requests along the way. After reaching the summit, descend back to your starting point and spend another night at the Toubkal Refuge.

Expect approximately 6-7 hours of walking for this challenging yet rewarding trek.


Return from Toubkal Refuge to Imlil Village and Marrakech

Hotel: RIAD SABAH or equivalent (breakfast and lunch only included)

After breakfast, descend to Imlil village to meet your transportation. The journey back to Imlil will take approximately 5 to 6 hours on foot. Enjoy lunch in Imlil before your transfer back to Marrakech.

You should arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon where you will spend the night in your accommodation. Consider indulging in a Moroccan Traditional Hammam (not included) for a rejuvenating local experience!

** Approximate driving time is 1 hour and 30 minutes (stops are NOT included).


Farewell Transfer from Marrakech to Marrakech Airport

Hotel: RIAD SABAH or equivalent (breakfast only included)

Your journey in Morocco has come to a close!

We trust that you've enjoyed your time here and eagerly anticipate your return in the future. Your driver will escort you to Marrakech Airport for your departing flight.

We wish you a safe journey home!

** Approximate driving time is 30 minutes (stops are NOT included).


Included / Not Included
Information package : detailed day to day itinerary with more tips about your trip and your destination
Private transfer from Marrakech Airport to your accommodation in Marrakech.
Standard accommodations & local gites in the mountains with meals as mentioned in your program or their equivalent choices.
Hiking through the High Atlas Mountains for 6 days including meals, mules for luggage, and local English speaking guide.
Private transfer from your accommodation in Marrakech to the Airport in Marrakech.
24h/7 on-site follow up and support your entire trip.
Drinks, laundry, souvenirs and other items of a personal nature.
Any other Local guides for visits not mentioned in the program
Meals other than those listed in the including services
Entrance fees needed during the city tours
Tips and gratuities.
Sleeping bags, shoes or any other personal items.
Flight tickets ; travel insurance or any services not mentioned in the including services list.
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Trip Details
Tour type
Individual Tours
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Departure days
Everyday
Languages
French, English
Selected trip
Arrival City Marrakech
Departure city Marrakech
Price List
Price detail
Travelers
Price per person
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Travelers 2 persons
Price per person 887