5 days - from 450 €
A perfect combination of trekking in the High Atlas and the Moroccan Sahara
This journey will give you the opportunity to discover the traditional Berber culture and heritage.
With its 4167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa. It takes courage and dedication to the summit, but once your goal is reached, the panoramic view will reward you for your effort!
After the ascent of Toubkal, you will discover the magnificent and surreal landscapes of the Sahara. You will cross old fortified villages (Ksar) and citadels (Kasbah). The Sahara region is undoubtedly the most diverse in its landscapes and its habitat.
Day 1 (4 to 5h walking) :
Arrived in Imlil, you walk along the Mizan valley, you go through the small village of Aremd. You cross floodplains by mule and then to high cliffs. After crossing the river, short break will give you the opportunity to admire the ancient sanctuary of the Marabout Sidi pastoral Chamarouch, which always attracts pilgrims. Then you continue your ascent to reach the limits of the snow and the refuge of Toubkal. This will be your accommodation for the night.
Day 2 :
Early in the morning, you begin the ascent of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. After the trail around the south circus, you cross a small stream located above the refuge. Until then, walking is relatively simple, but then scree and altitude complicates the ascent, quite difficult in some passages. However you will have breaks and the landscape will reward you for your efforts. After the peak, you discover a panorama breathtaking. You have a 360° view of a large part of Morocco, at one side Marrakech leading to the Anti Atlas and the Sahara at the opposite. Then, you go back on your way to Imlil where you spend the night.
Day 3 :
After breakfast, you take the direction to the Sahara through 4x4.
You go through the mountain pass Tizi n’Tichka, the highest in North Africa, with spectacular views of the High Atlas. Your route will be dotted with Berber villages, oueds, slopes, kasbahs ... After lunch, head to the road of 1000 Kasbahs, the Valley of Roses, the Dades Valley. Night in the Dades gorges.
Day 4 :
After breakfast, head to Todra and the dunes of Erg Chebbi. There, on camel, you join the camp where you spend the night in Berber tents. After watching the sunset, you can enjoy a typical dinner and a Tuareg atmosphere.
Day 5 :
After watching the sunrise, and had breakfast at the camp, back to the inn with your camel. From there, return to Marrakech by the mountain pass Tizi n'Tichka.