Trekking in the High Atlas 8 Days Period : from June till October 1st Day : Arrival to Marrakech It doesn’t matter at what time you arrive, we will be waiting for you at the airport in Marrakech. We then transfer you to the hotel in the centre of the city. While all the participants arrive, you can spend the afternoon visiting Marrakech. 2nd Day : Marrakech - Tiziane In the morning we leave Marrakech in our private minibus. After admiring the Moroccan landscape awhile, we arrive at the point where our trek begins. There we meet the mules and the cook who will make our life much easier these coming days. We cross the town of Imioughlad and we begin the ascent towards the first mountain pass of the trek. From the pass, at 2000 m above sea level, we have precious views of the regions of Tigouga, Taroudant, and of the Angour mountains to the north. After lunch, we arrive at the village of Tiziane and set up camp. Walking time: 4h30 3rd Day : Tiziane - Tizgi We start the day early to avoid the sun during the ascent of a mountain pass. After reaching the Teouti pass, at 2400m, we descend towards the town of Assaka. After lunch our path climbs again until we reach the village of Tizgi, where we set up camp. Walking time: 6h 4th Day : Tizgi - Azib Tamsoult Today we hike along beautiful, wild landscapes of the Toubkal range. We'll find flocks of cattle with their Berber shepherds. After the morning ascent, we descend to the valley of the river Azaden, where we eat. With renewed strength, in the evening we climb to the campsite of Azib Tamsoult, to 2250m. Walking time: 6h 5th Day : Azib Tamsoult - Toubkal base camp Today is an intense day, in which we significantly increase the average altitude of the trek. Ahead of us we have the demanding ascent to the Aguelzim pass at 3450 m. The ascent is long but progressive. Once on the pass we will be able to admire the summit of Toubkal. We then descend towards the Toubkal base camp, at 3200 m. Walking time: 6h30 6th Day: Ascent of the Toubkal Today is D-Day. With 4 days of walking in the Toubkal National Park, the possibilities we have of successfully reaching the summit are high. We start the day early, at daybreak, to avoid the sun as much as possible during the ascent. After 3 hours of effort, we reach the top of North Africa. All the effort pays off with the impressive views we have. After enjoying this moment, we start the descent to the base camp. There we eat and then we continue the descent towards the village of Imlil, where we spent the night. Walking time: 7h30 7th Day : Hiking along Berber villages Today we have a “relaxed” hike through several Berber villages. We climb a pass and then we walk along the beautiful valley of Imenane. In the evening we go to Marrakech. Walking time: 5h
8th Day Transfer to the airport of Marrakech, where we bid farewell until our next adventure together.'
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Published on May 9, 2011
Trekking & walking holidays with a group of very experienced and qualified mountain guides based in the high atlas mountains in Morocco.