A 4 DAY ADVENTURE IN THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS of MOROCCO
Discover the stunning landscape of the Berber people as you trek through the high Atlas Mountains. Ideal for those looking for a new challenge or looking for a long weekend away.
WHAT’S THIS TREK ALL ABOUT THEN?
The high atlas mountains in North Africa are to simply put it …. STUNNING, A long mountain range that separates the Atlantic Coast with the Sahara desert. There are a number of 4000 meter peaks , the Highest being Jebel Toubkal at 4067 meters the whole area has a real alpine feel to it . The High Atlas mountains are very accessible from the UK, Indeed I can arrive at the base of some of them quicker than I can get to some part of Scotland . The whole aim of the week is to ascend Mont Toubkal, immerse ourselves in the traditional Berber and Moroccan culture and most importantly have an amazing experience.
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL
Arrive at Marrakesh where you will be meet by a Mountain Adventure representative and transferred to our hotel in the centre. Depending on your arrival time there is the opportunity to go explore the markets, cafes and the local areas. Once everyone has arrived and settled you will received a briefing from the leader before heading for a traditional evening meal.
DAY 2 – IMLIL -NEITHER HUT
After breakfast we leave Marrakech and drive south out of the city. Almost immediately and directly ahead we’ll see the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains and on reaching Asni, we leave the main road and climb into the foothills of the mountains. Our transfer follows the picturesque Mizan Valley as far as the small settlement of Imlil where we meet our trekking team. From Imlil we follow the trail that gradually climbs past the Shine of Sidi Chamharouch (2310m) from here is a steady climb up to the hut.
DAY 3 – MOUNT TOUBKAL
This is it today climb Mount Toubkal- North Africa’s highest peak . After an early breakfast we set off in the dark up the zig zaging trail above the hut. As we continue up the trail the views will be come more and more impressive as we watch the sun slowly creeping up over the mountain tops before we know it we are standing on the summit – we’ve done it . there is plenty of time to take in the breath taking views and of course the all important summit picture. From the summit we will head back down the way we came back to hut where we will relax and have lunch before starting the walk back down the valley to Imlil where our transfer back to Marrakesh will be waiting . After checking at our hotel we will be able to relax and unwind in the swimming pool before heading out for a lovely evening at a local traditional restaurant.
DAY 4 – MARRAKESH
Once we have all eaten our breakfast there will be a single times transfer back to the air port from here its time to say our good byes and reflect on an amazing weekend you’ve had.
The trip price is inclusive of accommodation, transfer flights and a fully supported ground crew on the trek. All our ground crew are local guides who have grown up in the area and have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will give you the full Moroccan experience
Our 2019 Morocco Departure dates are:
- 19th July 2019 – 22nd July 2019 | 6 places | £250 pp
- 9th August 2019 – 12th August 2019 | 6 places | £250 pp
- 6th September 2019 – 9th September 2019 | 6 places | £250 pp
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need any previous experience?
Ideally your’ll have walked in the UK or over seas before but no prior experience is required. We will be effected by the altitude but we will discuss how to manage that prior trek. Walking in the mountains can be very physically demanding so all we ask is that you have good level fitness.
What equipment do I need?
This is a summer walking trip so there is not need for crampons or Ice axes ! We will send you a detailed packing list once your place is confirmed .
Where do we meet?
Please do not book your flights until your place has been confirmed, We will send you details of the flights that we are on and hopefully you can book around that, Ideally we will all meet at a central airport travel together. However if you decide to choose a different airport we ask that you try arrive around the same time.
Whats included in the price?
- Myself and one other qualified instructor
- All accommodation whilst in country
- Mules / Porters to carry our kit to and from base camp
- All food except for the evening meals in Marrackesh
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport whilst in Morocco
Whats not Included in the price?
- Personal and equipment insurance
- Food and drink in addition to the above
- Tip for the guides, Porters and chefs – £20 per person