Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Tacheddirt: /overnight
We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, and a busy market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down from the mountains, and an equal supply of activity from those about to embark on their adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n’Tamatert (2,279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (3,000m), where we generally camp near the river.
Day 2: Tacheddirt – Tizi N’Ourai: / overnight
Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3,555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif, including the summit of Toubkal,
Bivouac in Tizi n’Ourai
Day 3: Tizi n’Ourai – Ifni Lake: / Overnight
Today we enjoy a fabulous view over the Tizi N’ourai 3120 m, before we continue our adventure towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the massif, it’s a memorable sight, surrounded by Rocky Mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We camp tonight in this area.
Day 4: Ifni Lake – Nelter Refuge: / Overnight
By now we should be both fit and acclimatized, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At length we reach the pass at Tizi n’Ouanoums (3,664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside).
Day 5: Nelter Refuge: / Overnight
As an acclimatization climb either try an ascent of Ouanoukrim (4,086 metres) or to take a short walk out to Tizi Ouanoums to take in the views of Lake Ifni.
Day 6: Nelter hut 3200 m –Summit of toubkal 4167 –Armed 2000 m./ Overnight
An early wake up to start our day Challenge, by climbing gradually a steep section to Toubkal summit (4167m), the highest peak in North Africa. Incredible views of Atlas Mountains and valleys around. A quick snack and head downhill the same route back to base camp for a deserved lunch .Afternoon walk all the way downhill along the stream to Armed Berber village(2000m).Dinner and overnight in a gîte.
Day 7: Armed – Back to Marrakech / Overnight
Return to Marrakech in the early afternoon
- Full board
- Mineral water
Not included :
- Personnal purchase
Trekking boots, sunglasses, hat, waterproof Jacket, sun block, day bag, personal first kit, swimming shirt, torch, warm clothes. Sleeping bag.