Explore Morocco in adventure travel.
- Duration: 5 day
- Destination: Imlil and Merzouga
- Accommodation: Mountian Refuge, Hotels and Desert camp.
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Sidi Chamharouch – Toubkal Refuge
If you are looking for a dynamic, all terrain adventure, then we recommend this Atlas and Desert combined trip with Toubkal Trekking Guide. We will arrange for you to be collected from your hotel in Marrakech around 8am on the first day of the tour. From there, your driver will bring you Imlil situated 1740m above sea level. Imlil is a mountain Berber village located 65km south of Marrakech and the drive will take around 90mins. From the village of Imlil we will begin our trek to the summit of Jebel Toubkal. In the village you will be introduced to you trekking crew and muleteer. They will be your guide along this adventure and take care of you baggage, food and help arrange that you are provided with all necessary trekking equipment. One of our official Berber mountain guide with give you a tour of the village and the you begin your ascent. You will first take a break at the shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2500m), where we will first stop for food and refreshments which is prepared by your personal cook. Following the lunch and resting time to digest, the hike will continue to the Refuge at 3200m. here you will be greeted with some warming mint tea and you will find hot showers to clean off the mountain dust and sweat before sitting down to a hot traditional Moroccan dinner. During the summer months you have the option of spending the night in a tent, other wise you will find a warm bed for you to take some peaceful rest.
Day 2: Toubkal Refuge (3207m) – Toubkal Summit (4167m) – Return to Imlil
You will start day two with an early rise, this is so you wont be climbing under the full intensity of the day-time sun. Breakfast will be served at 5am and the second part of the ascent will start at 5:30am. Along the way there will be another chance to rest and refuel with a refreshment of fruit and nuts. This part of the hike will take around 3-4 hours. Framed with the epic views of the distant mountain villages and the high Atlas peaks. When you reach the summit, the group will rest for around 45 minutes before beginning the decent. The view from the top are magnificent and you will need some time to take it all in. On the decent, we will stop for lunch at the hut and then follow the same route back down to the village of Imlil.
Day 3: imlil – Tichka pass (2260) – Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah – Dades Gorges
Following the third day breakfast in the village of Imlil, you will begin your journey to the Sahara. You will continue through the High Atlas Mountains through the pass of Tizi n’Tichka, passing by many Berber villages. You will be invited to enjoy the view at the riverside oasis and see the Kasbahs that are scattered over the hillsides. Stopping for lunch and the onward to the Valley of the Roses from where you can see your final resting place for the day, Dades.
Day 4: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga Sand Dunes
Following breakfast you are taken to the Todra Gorge. Here you will have some time to relax and enjoy the stunning gorge. You will then continue to Auberge du Sud at the Dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will be invited to spend the night in the desert camp with the Tuareg tribe, the nomads of the Sahara. Be amazed by the star filled desert sky, and then find a restful nights sleep.
Day 5: Merzouga Erg Chebbi – Marrakech
Enjoy the sunrise amongst the sand dunes. Enjoy a traditional breakfast before beginning you return journey to Marrakech via the city of Ouarzazate, ‘the door of the desert’.
Included 5 day tour of Morocco:
● Pick up/ drop off from your hotel/ accommodation /breakfast/ dinner
● Private Air conditioned car/ experienced guide & driver
● Camel trekking in the desert/ sleeping in desert camp with dinner and breakfast
● Plane tickets