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8 DAYS OF TREKKING ACROSS THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

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DISCOVER ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS

Morocco is a country with a rich history. Villages as old as time and landscapes that will fascinate all. While trekking, villages like Ouaneskra, Azib Likemt, Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd will be visited. They offer lots of attractions and a facinating local Moroccan vibe. The only lake in Massif, Ifni Lake will take breaths away. The lake is surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble.

ACCOMMODATION

2 nights in a Riad hotel in Marrakech followed by sleeping in tents and one night in a gite (a locally owned guesthouse).

INCLUDES

Marrakech Menara Airport transfers to your hotel Riad in Marrakech (B&B). Transfer to Imlil to start your trek, a mountain guide, mules and muleteers, a cook & all cooking equipment, tents, food and accommodation during the 8 day trek. Transfer back to your Riad in Marrakech.

Highlights

  • All meals included*
  • Atlas Mountains
  • Visit Ouaneska
  • View of the Toubkal Massif
  • Ifni Dome

Itinerary

Day One

Meet and greet at Marrakech Menara Airport and transferred to your hotel Riad in Marrakech.

Day Two

We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil (1740m) via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers. At Imlil you meet our mule team where your gear is loaded. Then you begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8 km from Imlil. The trail will begin to rise as you climb to the pass at Tizi ‘n Tamatert (2279m). You then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra (2200m). Half an hour later you arrive at Tacheddirt (2300m). Your mobile camp will be erected near the river. Approximately 4 hours of walking will be encountered in your first day of trekking.

Day Three

You immediately begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). At the top you will enjoy your first spectacular view of the Toubkal Massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt (2200m) where your mobile camp will be erected for the night. Approximately 5 hours of walking will be encountered in your second day of trekking.

Day Four

You will pass many different landscapes today. From Tizi ‘n Ououraine (3120m) witness gorgeous views of the Toubkal Massif, which will include the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3876m). The trail leads toward Amzouzert (1700m). Amzouzert is one of the most striking villages in the region. Here we will spend the night in a local gite.Gites are part government funded part locally owned guesthouses and are simple traditional buildings with a number of private rooms and shared facilities. Sometimes hot showers are available. Approximately 6 hours of walking will be encountered in your third day of trekking.

Day Five

West of Amsouzert are several small villages which you explore as you make your way towards Ifni Lake (2300m). The only lake in the Massif, Ifni Lake is surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. This is an unforgettable sight where you will rest for lunch. The afternoon will be spent relaxing at the shore where your mobile camp will be erected for the night. Approximately 4 hours of walking will be encountered in your fourth day of trekking.

Day Six

By now you should be both fit and acclimatised and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. Make your way along a steep path leading up a seemingly endless scree slope to the pass at Tizi n’Ouanoums (3664m) which is a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From there it is a long zigzag descent to Nelther Refuge (3200m) where your mobile camp will be erected for the night. Approximately 6 hours of walking will be encountered in your fifth day of trekking.

Day Seven

An early start before dawn and off you go following a well-worn route to the summit of Toubkal (4167m). Weather permitting you should be able to reach the summit in 2-3 hours. Breathtaking views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains await you. Returning to base you then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd before following the Mizane River. A forested trail takes you back to Imlil. From here you are transfered back to your hotel Riad in Marrakech. Approximately 9 hours of walking will be encountered in your sixth day of trekking.

Day Eight

Transfer from your hotel Riad back to Marrakech Menara Airport for connecting flights.

EXCLUDES

International and domestic flights; travel insurance; personal expenses incl. laundry,phone calls, tips, visas, insurance & vaccinations.Mineral water, meals in Marrakech, personal clothing for the trek like walking shoes, backpack, waterproof clothing etc.

Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.

DISCLAIMER

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8 DAYS OF TREKKING ACROSS THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

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