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Toubkal treks Berber villages : 6 days walking

Toubkal Treks Berber villages : 6 days walking

Toubkal Trekking and Berber villages: At 75 km south of the red city of Marrakech, the Toubkal massif with its highest point in North Africa (4167 m) offers a beautiful alpine landscape with terraced crops and valleys. The stone villages, consequence of the harsh climate, reflect the struggle for survival against nature. This six-day trek in Toubkal’s high mountains will allow us to discover Berber villages with the ultimate goal of climbing, without any technical difficulty, the Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa.

An extraordinary trek in the mountains of Toubkal of which the culmination is the ascent (optional) of a summit of over 4000m, the Toubkal, the roof of northern Africa.

During our Toubkal Treks Berber villages, we’ll follow the ancestral mule tracks that are still used every day by the inhabitants of those secluded villages. We especially want you to get to know and to like those mountain Berbers, their incomparable hospitality, their good manners, their habits and their customs as we’ll be enjoying the mountain atmosphere specific to this hike in Toubkal.

Period : From April to November

Time : 6 days walking

Level : Medium

The programm of  6 day Toubkal Treks Berber villages

Day 1: Marrakech- Asni- Imioughlad – start of our hike – Col of Tacht – Ait Aissa (1950 m)

Departure around 8 a.m., after the breakfast, to the famous village of Imioughlad on a tarred road, where a competent team of muleteers will be waiting for us. After the start of our trek, we’ll start by passing by the beautiful village and we’ll then begin a beautiful climb to the Col of Tacht (2000m). This will allow us to enjoy the splendid landscape of this special region. After an hour descent, we’ll arrive at the village of Ait Aissa, in a valley with a multicolored land. Night at a local’s. 1h30 drive. 4h30 walk.

Day 2: Ait Aissa (1950 m) – Tizi Oussem – Tamssoult waterfalls – return to the lodge in Tizi Oussem.

After breakfast, our destination will be the village of Tizi Oussem, the highest village in the valley, which is overlooking beautiful sheepfolds and the Tamsoulte waterfalls at 2400m above sea level. We’ll then take a break to enjoy the magnificent landscape, to have lunch (Berber salad with canned sardines or tuna or mackerel, oranges, and the indispensable mint tea) and to take a good nap in the sun, under the waterfalls spray. Finally, we’ll get back to Tizi Oussem by the same path. Night at a local’s. 5-hours walk.

Day 3: Tizi Oussem – Mzik Pass (2450 m) – Aremd (1900 m).

The hike towards the Col of Mzik, at 2450m above sea level, goes with enjoying pleasant views throughout the climb. After a short break at the col, we’ll descend towards the beautiful valley of Imlil and its green landscapes with beautiful orchards. Our cook will be waiting for us to lunch under the shade of tall walnut trees. After an hour-walk we’ll arrive to the lodge at Aremd. 5h walk.

Day 4: Aremd – Toubkal Refuge.

A beautiful climb from the village of Aremd to pass by the Marabout of Sidi Chamharouche and finally reach the refuge (3100 m), the highest area of the high mountains. 5-hours walk. Night at the refuge.

Day 5: Toubkal Refuge (3100 m) – Ascent of Toubkal (4167 m) – Back to the refuge.

The ascent of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, is without major difficulty. We’ll start our trip as soon as possible to take advantage of the freshness of the morning. From the Toubkal’s summit (4176m), we can see the summit of Siroua, as well as the plain of Marrakech. We’ll then go down towards the refuge. After having some tea and lunch, you’ll be free for the afternoon. 3-hours climb. 2-hours descent.

Day 6: Toubkal refuge – Imlil – Marrakech

After breakfast at 8 a.m., we’ll slowly go back down on the same mule track to the marabout of Sidi Chemharouch (at 2250m above sea level): a venerated saint, known for healing spiritual illness (King of the Devils). The marabout is a white painted rock. Lunch at Imlil. 4-hours descent to get back to Marrakech during the afternoon. Duration: 4-hours walk/1h20 drive.

The Price of Toubkal Treks Berber villages 

 

Number of people

Price : / person in euros

2 people : 360 € / person
3 people : 330 € / person
4 people and more : 300 € / person

 Price  INCLUDES

DOES NOT INCLUDE

– Road Transfers from / to Marrakesh
– 05 Accommodation in a berber villages (Gites)
– All food during the trek
– Mules to carry the baggage and food
– Cook
– Qualified Mountain Guide
– Hotel  and meals in Marrakesh
– Drinks and personal expanses
– Tips