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Marrakech

MOUNT TOUBKAL AND SAHARA DESERT IN 6 DAYS

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Hiking

Category

6 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Medium

Fitness

From 1 to 12

Partecipants


What you'll do

This journey offers a splendid blend of adventure, encompassing the ascent of Mount Toubkal and exploration of the Sahara Desert. Over the course of a week-long vacation, you will reach the highest peak in North Africa and enjoy a beautiful sojourn amidst the sand dunes.


Itinerary

Your pickup is scheduled for 7:30 PM at Marrakech. Typically, there's an additional pickup from Menara Airport at 8:00 PM to collect other members of the group. From Marrakech, you'll embark on a 1 hour and 40-minute journey to the town of Imlil (1750 m) where you'll be greeted by your local team. Upon arrival, you'll be welcomed with dinner and a brief overview of the trek and stay in shared rooms for the night.Length: 64 km (39 m) (driving)
Embark on a 6-hour trek to the Toubkal refuge, situated at 3200 meters. Start your day with breakfast at 7:30 AM, and commence your hike around 8:30-9 AM, entrusting your primary luggage to the muleteers. You'll pause for lunch halfway through the journey. The hike is steady which gives a good acclimatisation for beginner hikers. Accommodations will be in shared dormitory-style rooms.Length: 11 km (6 m)Time: 6 hours
From Toubkal refuge to the summit (4167 m) and then back to Imlil (1800 m). We'll start with an early breakfast at 3.30 AM before setting off on our climb to Mount Toubkal around 4.30 AM. The climb to the peak can take approximately 4 hours. After reaching the summit, we'll descend to the refuge for lunch, followed by a 6-hour trek down to Imlil. You'll be accommodated in a local house where you can enjoy a hot shower and a hearty dinner.Length: 6 km (3 m) Time: 10 hours
We'll start the trip to Ouarzazate Region at 8 AM. Set off on a journey southeastward today. Take in the historic Ait Barka view point afterwards to cross the Tichka pass with a spectacular view on the Atlas Valleys. We will visit the Telouet Kasbah, an old castle belongs to Pasha Glaoui. Drive down to Ounila Valley and lunch in Ait Benhadou. After lunch we will explore Kasbah and then drive to Ouarzazate (Morocco's cinema capital). Your stay will be at a hotel where dinner and breakfast are provided. Jump in the swimming pool and enjoy the afternoon! Length: 300 km (186 m) (driving)Time: 7-8 hours
From Ouarzazate to the Sahara Desert. We will pass through Agdze and Zagoura, to arrive to Oulad Idriss and enjoy the lunch in a local camp restaurant. After a relaxing break, a local team will greet you and commence your camel trek across the dunes for about 2 hours. and then jump on a 4x4 off road to complete the trail to the camp. We will stop in a nomadic family to experiences the bread making and saharien mint tea. Settle into the camp to witness the sunset, followed by dinner, a campfire, and music.Length: 259 km (186 m) (driving)Time: 6 hours
Wake up early to enjoy the sunrise and have breakfast. We will drive to Mhamid and take a minubus to Tinzouline. We will stop there for some coffee break. We will stop at Ouarzazate for a quick lunch and then, reaching Marrakech at approximately 8 PM.Length: 550 km (341 m) (driving)Time: 9 hours

What's included

Accident insurance
Medical and luggage insurance
Travel cancellation insurance
Hiking Guide
Transport from Marrakech to Imlil (Atlas Mountains)
English-speaking guide
All meals in the mountains
All accommodations
Porters
AC private minibus for Sahara trip
Dinners and breakfasts during the Sahara trip
Camel ride
4x4 off road drive to Erg Chegag dunes
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Soft drinks
Mountain equipment hire
Local tipping
Everything not mentioned in the “What’s included”
Lunch meals for Sahara desert (day 4-5-6)

Accomodations

Toubkal Refuge


Toubkal refuge at 3200m, basic but nice shelter. It has chimneys and hot shower.

Riad Bab Imlil


You will stay at Riad Bab Imlil. Local & Authentic guest house with private rooms facilities.

Kasbha Les Jardins de Ouarzazate


We stay Kasbha Les Jardins or similar. An authentic accommodation.

Carave De Desert camp - Erg Chegaga


We stay in simple camps but clean with shared facilities, the Carave De Desert camp.


Guides

Lahouceine & Atlas Vertical

Lahouceine & Atlas Vertical

Lahouceine is a hiking guide proud to offer his professional services to anyone wishing to discover the mountains and deserts of his home country. His company is a family affair based in the village of Asni at the entrance to the Toubkal National Park. He was born in the Atlas and has an intimate knowledge of and passion for these mountains that he call home.


Meeting point

31.6008085-8.0252375
Marrakech


Frequently asked questions


Departures

All departures are guaranteed to run

July 2024
Mon
29 Jul
6:00 PM
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3 Aug
5:00 PM

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12 spots left
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790 €
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12 Aug
6:00 PM
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17 Aug
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Mon
19 Aug
6:00 PM
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24 Aug
5:00 PM

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790 €
Mon
26 Aug
6:00 PM
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31 Aug
5:00 PM

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790 €
Mon
9 Sep
6:00 PM
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14 Sep
5:00 PM

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12 spots left
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790 €
Mon
23 Sep
6:00 PM
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28 Sep
5:00 PM

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Mon
7 Oct
6:00 PM
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12 Oct
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Mon
11 Nov
7:00 PM
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16 Nov
6:00 PM

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Mon
9 Dec
7:00 PM
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14 Dec
6:00 PM

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790 €
Mon
30 Dec
7:00 PM
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4 Jan
6:00 PM

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12 spots left
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790 €

Reviews 5.0

3 total

er
erica beninca (Apr 2023)

really great


ju
juan (Oct 2022)

Great experience! better than excepted!


Fe
Federica (Aug 2022)

Cool, nice people and nice place!


From 790 € / person