After a short transfer of two hours on a private vehicle, you reach Imlil, mountain village and real gateway to the Toubkal massif. After entrusting your bags to the porters, you will begin the ascent towards the refuge following the canals that irrigate the terraced crops. After the lunch break at Sidi Chamarouch’s small village, the mountain becomes more arid and only a few bleating of goats and sheep guarded by young shepherds accompany your walk. Night at the Toubkal refuge (Neltner refuge, 3210 m).
. Walking time: 5 h 30.
. A: 1 200 m.
• Transfer: 1 h 30 to 2 h.
The ascent towards the summit is without major difficulty. The path goes up a valley enclosed that leads to a pass. A large ridge then leads to the summit. Here, the view is striking, dominating a large part of the Atlas and the plains of Haouz, to the north, and Ouarzazate, to the south. The descent is by the same way and, from the refuge, after the picnic, you reach Imlil following the same itinerary as yesterday. The driver will be waiting in the village to take you back to Marrakech.
. Walking time: 9 h.
. A: 1 050 m – D: 2 270 m
. Transfer: 1 h 30 to 2 h.
Physically demanding ascent
5 h 30 and 9 h walk
one night in a refuge
The Djebel Toubkal is certainly the most famous of all the « 4000 » of the Atlas. The title of the highest summit of Northern Africa and its easy access from Marrakech make it a destination of choice for this branch that is decisively « mountain ».
Indeed, climbing in two days the « mountain of the mountains » is what this trip offers to those who love nature and effort. The reward will be the magnificent view of the summit (4167 m) on the high chain of the Moroccan Atlas, the plain of Marrakech in the north and, in the south, the distant Sahara faded by the heat mists.
What’s included in the price
– All land transport as described in the program in reserved vehicles for the group (minibus).
– Lodging as described, in a refuge.
– Full meal plan during the trip.
– An Aventure Berbère guide, from Morocco and English-speaking.
– The assistance from a local team (drivers).
– A first aid kit for the group.
What’s not included in the price
– Repatriation insurance.
– Everything that is not in the « What’s included in the price » section.