Atlas Toubkal Ascent North African’s highest peak and Desert Merzouga 6 days. Aguelzim mountain is located above the Azzaden valley and offers stunning views over the Atlas summit. Due to the elevation, the trek is considered one of the hardest, but also one of the most beautiful.
- Duration: § days
- Destination: Marrakech – Imlil – Merzouga
- Accommodation: Refuge, Camp, Hotel
After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off an a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).
After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off an a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).Day 1
Marrakech to Imlil
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning.Day 2
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil!Day 3
Imlil – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate Dades Gorge
Our driver and Guide will meet you at a Riad or a hotel in Marrakech and pick you up by a private transportation at 8 :30 or 9 am. then drive strait to the south side of morocco, crossing the High Atlas Mountain range via the magnificent Tichka pass(2260m) which considered as the highest mountain pass in Morocco. This pass offers a stunning view over the north version with its Berber villages due to its location and height. Here we will stop for taking some panorama pictures. After 20 minutes from the pass we will turnoff the main road and drive along the Telouet valley, in the earlier times the road use to be the only path for the former Caravans coming from the south to Marrakech.
After 20 KM drive we will stop in the heart of the Telouet Area, a short visit in the Pasha Glaoui’s Abandoned Kasbah. Then drive along the Onila valley till we arrive to the spectacular Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will stop for lunch and then a visit of the Kasbah afterwards. The Kasbah has been one of the UNESCO world heritage sites since 1987. And several American Hollywood movies have been filmed there. Such as Alexander: Gladiator, Kingdom of heaven and much more. There about 36 movies In Total.
In the afternoon we will have another 2 hours drive to the Dads Gorges will you will spend the night. before you get there you will be driving along the valley of the roses at the same time enjoying its beauty.Day 4
Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga . 270km
After breakfast we will have drive up along the Dades valley, visiting Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge and other interesting sites, lunch will be in the Todra gorge or in the half way to Merzouga . Afterwards we will drive onwards passing through many Berber Villages, such as Arfoud and Risasani Towns, optional stops in Arfoud to visit the big fossil factories. When we arrive to Merzouga we will meet our Camels who will take us for 2 hours into the Dunes to reach our Nomadic camp at Erg Chebbi. Admire the sun set. Over night in camp on half board.Day 5
Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Alnif – Tazzarine – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Marrakech. 570km
Waking early to appreciate the stunning sun rise, we will ride another 2 hours on your camel back to Merzouga, where we will have breakfast and shower. Afterwards we will change the way and pass through Alnif, Tazzarine & along the Draa valley before arriving to Agdez and then continue to Marrakech via Ouarzazate where we will stop for lunch and head back to Marrakech via Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m).Day 6
- English speaking guide
- Private transfers
- Dinners and breakfasts
- A night in desert camp
- Excursion with local guide
- Camel trek in desert
- Travel insurance
- Soft drinks
- Tips and personal expanses
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