Toubkal summit climbing
A shared 2 day and 1 night guided trekking holiday in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, to climb Toubkal summit , a perfect choice to explore on our adventure trekking holiday a completely alternative experience to the Himalaya or Andes.
Although the mountain is neither particularly high nor demanding technically knowledge and experience, our Moroccan guides can make a big difference to your chances of success. Those who are new to Toubkal summit climbing will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan local guides, whose ca take you saftly to the peak standing at 4167 Mtrs in the Atlas Mountains range. Suitable for solo travelers with no single supplements!
- Day 1
- Marrakech - Imlil - Sidi chamharouch - toubkal summit refuge. Departure of the hike from little Berber touwn, know as Morocco’s litte Chamonix set in the upper level foothills of the western high atlas mountains, a main trailhead with mule paths branching out in all directions .towards the south up the Berber villages of Aroumd, Taourirt, down the stark slopes, the magnifificent western high atlas peaks of the toubkal massif immediately before us. We shall stop at around to visit this rather singular village in the imlil valley, built seemingly house upon house on large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of fruit trees and vegetables.we thence carry on for a further 8 km .to the equally-quaint village (shrine) of sidi chamharouch, a berber village set beside a waterfall and small stream, again with the its pisé homes seemingly built somewhat chaotically one into another. This village is a place of pilgrimage for the devout Moslems and it is where there is a mar about shrine-forbidden to non Moslems and said to be a relic of pre-Islamic religious cult. We take a break for a picnic, within full view of jbel toubkal summit, at 4165m the highest peakin North Africa, prior to setting off up to the toubkal peak refuge for our dinner, bivouac or overnight accommodation in the refuge (3207m). (5 hours ).
- Day 2
- Toubkal refuge - summit – all way back to imlil: out at around 5 /6in the morning to attain, after 3 hour steep climb, the highest peak in the maghreb.the panorama from the summit is simply stunning.this remarkable climb and view is really worth the effort. Whenever you are ready, we shall descent via the ihibi sud- or south circuit- for a straightforward 2to 3 hours descent back to the refuge and our picnic. This afternoon we shall take the way down hill back to imlil (allow 3 and half hours) 8 hours in total.