Moroccan Excursions: A perfect combination of trekking in the High Atlas and the majesty of the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit the Imperial City of Marrakech. Trek through the magnificent High Atlas Mountains. Attempt the summit of Mount Toubkal. Relax on the beach at the Atlantic Ocean. Make a visit to Essouira’s Old Town.
At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal (4167m) is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work worthwhile.
With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and be back within a week and still have time to explore Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech. And, when you finally chill out on the Atlantic coast, you’ll well and truly deserve it!
Day 1 : Imlil
After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
Approx 5 hours walking.
Day 2 : Jebel Toubkal
Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and spend the night in the refuge again. Approx 5 hours walking.
on the summit of Jebel Toukbal
Day 3 : Jebel Toubkal / Imlil / Essaouira
Today we head back towards Imlil. After arrival back in Imlil you transfer to Essouira. Approx 4 hours walking and 4 hours driving.
Day 4 : Essaouira
Free day in Essaouira.
Day 5 : Essaouira / Sidi Kaouki
Transfer to Sidi Kaouki further down the coast. Camel trek the rest of the day. Overnight in a Berber house.
Day 6 : Driving back to Marrakech
The prices are as follows :
2 person to 4 person 580 euros p/p
5 person to 15 persons 480 euro p/p