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After arrival in Marrakech, your tour guides will transfer you to the little village of Imlil. Here you will be able to explore the village, meet some Berber people, and spend the night in a guesthouse.
Begin your trek by heading along the Ait Mizane Valley, first passing the village of Armed and then heading to the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Continue and cross the flood plains along old traditional mule tracks, and head up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. You’ll eventually reach the pastoral shrine symbolized by a white-painted boulder — the burial place of the king of the Jinns, which attracts hundreds of pilgrims every year. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toubkal Refuge (3206m/10,500ft), your stop for the night.
Walking: 4-5 hours
Early in the morning, attempt to summit Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. The route takes you up the south cirque, crossing a stream above the refuge. The hike is relatively straightforward, but the ice and the altitude will make the going quite difficult on occasion. Don’t doubt for a second that your efforts won’t be rewarded — the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile! Panoramas from the summit are unrestricted in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north, and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara! Retrace your steps down the mountain and head back towards Imlil before your guides transfer you back to Marrakech.
Walking: 9 hours
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
These hiking adventures are for intermediate hikers with previous experience with long-distance hiking and very good fitness.
You can expect to hike anywhere between four to eight miles per day. You might encounter an occasional steep descent and challenging switchback or loose footing. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude could make hiking quite difficult at moments. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot, and quite cold and changeable in the winter months.
Additional training recommendations include hiking for three days per week at least 12 weeks prior to your trip. Start with short hikes about one hour in length with a light daypack. Also, the altitude can really catch people off guard, so for a 72-hour period before your trip begins, ensure that you are consuming sufficient amounts of sodium and fluids.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
These tours include all meals on the trail. You can expect typical Moroccan dishes, such as tagine and couscous. Fresh produce and meat are usually bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads are usually served at noon, and warm cooked meals in the evening. If you have any dietary restrictions, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
You will be provided with safe drinking water while you’re in the mountains. We recommend you bring a flask or thermos to fill up with hot water or traditional mint tea as it will keep you warm and replenished throughout the day.
Group sizes and prices:
Trekking in Atlas Mountain can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has hikers under the age of 17, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
Registration for an adventure with your guide requires a 30% non-refundable deposit. The balance of program fees will generally be due 90 days prior to the starting date of the program. It is your responsibility to adhere to the fee payment schedule. Late payment will result in cancellation of program reservations and forfeiture of all fees paid.
If you cancel the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, you are entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. After that deadline, you are not entitled to any refund.
In some cases, if you are required to forfeit your spot, you may find an acceptable replacement in which case your deposit and fees would transfer to your replacement without penalty.
To get to Marrakech, most people fly into Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, just under 3 hours away, or into Marrakech Menara Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet in Marrakech. From there, you will head to Imil where your adventure begins!
In 2023, Ramadan will take place from 10th March to 8th April. While this is an interesting time to travel, you should expect that some restaurants will be closed. Your dinner will most likely be served after locals break their fast in the evenings.
You will also have to spend you free time differently as activities might be limited during the day. However, the nights are very active as the fast ends at sundown.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Morocco, please refer to the official Visit Morocco website.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!