Hidden Peaks High Atlas Mountains Trekking
This trekking takes you to the High Atlas, the highest mountain chain in North Africa with several peaks over 4000metres and beautiful scenery. The itinerary we propose is flexible. We can arrange treks for one, two, three, or more days depending upon your plans. We can also arrange hotel accommodation in Marrakesh before and after the trek.
Day 1: Marrakech
Pick up at Marrakech airport and transfer to a traditional Moroccan riad. Welcome drink. Overnight stay in Marrakech.
DAY 2: MARRAKECH – IMI-N’OUGHLAD – TIZI OUSSEM (1850m)
After a tasty breakfast, we take a scenic drive into the Atlas Mountains to Imi-n-Oughlad, the starting point of our High Atlas adventure. Here we meet the cooks and mountain guides with their sturdy mules; this team will trek with us for the next 5 days.
After trekking up winding paths to the beautiful Tizi-n-Tacht pass at 2.260 meters, where we will stop for lunch, we will continue to the Berber village of Tizi Oussem, which is tucked away in a picturesque valley. Here we will spend the night in a rustic Berber house.
DAY 3: TIZI OUSSEM – TIZI N’OUGLZIM (2800m)
After a breakfast in the breeze, we trek through theTizianeValley following the route of the River towards AzibTamsoulte and passing by Berber villages, goat herders, cultivated fields and walnut groves. We will stop en route to visit a waterfall before climbing over the mountain pass of Aglzim from where we you can admire spectacular views. In Aglzim camp we will have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 4: TIZI N’OUGLZIM- TOUBKAL REFUGE (3200m)
After breakfast, we continue our trekking through rugged terrain, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas, up to Toubkal refuge, which we will reach in the afternoon and have a late lunch. The bustling refuge is the last resting point before the final hike up to Toukbal Summit, a great place to meet fellow trekkers. Dinner & overnight stay in Toubkal refuge.
DAY 5: TOUBKAL REFUGE – TOUBKAL – TIMLILTE (4168m)
After enjoying breakfast, we start our trek early to reach the summit of Toubkalbefore the fierce midday sun. Although the route is straight, Toukbal has huge slopes and this makes the final hike more challenging. We will stop for lunch and rest at the summit, where our fatigue will be rewarded by breathtaking panoramic views over the High Atlas. Afterwards we return to the refuge to spend the night at a campsite in the picturesque BerbervillageofTimlilte.
DAY 6: TIMLILTE – AROUMD – MARRAKECH
After a nice breakfast, we begin the final leg of our journey taking a steep descent down rocky paths, through almond groves and across flood plains. We pass the tiny settlement of Sidi Chamharouche with its Muslim shrine and the village of Aroumd. After lunch, we will bid farewell to our trekking team and head back to Marrakech in time for dinner and some deserved rest and relaxation.
DAY 7: EXPLORE MARRAKECH
After breakfast at the hotel, we start a full day of exploration to enjoy the exotic city ofMarrakech, with its beautiful Koutoubia mosque, historical monuments and fabulous central square Djemma El-fnaa. Characterized by intense colors, spicy aromas, traders, snake charmers and fortune tellers, this square will stimulates all of your senses! We’ll meet up in the evening for our final dinner, before you return to the hotel to spend the night.
DAY 8: MARRAKECH – BACK TO THE AIRPORT
After breakfast, the morning is at leisure for some last minute shopping or more sightseeing. Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure.