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Marrakech

MOUNT TOUBKAL AND SAHARA DESERT IN 6 DAYS


Hiking

Category

6 Days

Duration

Intermediate

Experience

Medium

Activity

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 the Hotel Ali cafe located in Jamaa Elfna Square. 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 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 a quadruple rooms for the night.
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 AM, entrusting your primary luggage to the muleteers. You'll pause for lunch halfway through the journey. Accommodations will be in shared dormitory-style rooms.
From Toubkal refuge to the summit and then back to Imlil: We'll start with an early breakfast at 5 AM before setting off on our climb to Mount Toubkal. 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.
Imlil to Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, through Ouarzazate, concluding in Dades Valley: Set off on a journey southeastward today. Take in the historic Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, venture through the city of Ouarzazate—Morocco's cinema capital—and traverse the Rose Valley. Your stay will be at a hotel where dinner and breakfast are provided.
From Dades Valley to the Merzouga Dunes: Depart from Dades Valley heading to Todra Gorges for a brief stroll in the valley. Enjoy lunch at the village of Tinjdad before proceeding to the enchanting Erg Chebbi sand dunes. A local team will greet you and commence your camel trek across the dunes. Settle into the camp to witness the sunset, followed by dinner, a campfire, and music.
From the Merzouga Dunes to Marrakech: Following a delightful night in the Sahara Desert, you'll return to Marrakech. En route, pause in Ouarzazate for lunch and a visit to the renowned Taourirte Kasbah. Then continue the drive via the magnificent Tichka Pass, reaching Marrakech at approximately 8 PM.

What's included

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
Flight
Visa (if applicable)
Soft drinks
Mountain equipment hire
Local tipping
Everything not mentioned in the “What’s included” Single supplement: an extra US$30 for a private room.

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.

Dar Essiyaha - Dades Valley


We stay at Dar Essiyaha or similar ( authentic accommodation)

Bouchedour camp - Merzouga


We stay in simple camps but clean with shared facilities, the Bouchedour 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 confirmed with 2 people

May 2024
Mon
6 May
6:00 PM
Sat
11 May
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
20 May
6:00 PM
Sat
25 May
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
3 Jun
6:00 PM
Sat
8 Jun
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
17 Jun
6:00 PM
Sat
22 Jun
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
1 Jul
6:00 PM
Sat
6 Jul
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
15 Jul
6:00 PM
Sat
20 Jul
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
29 Jul
6:00 PM
Sat
3 Aug
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
12 Aug
6:00 PM
Sat
17 Aug
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
19 Aug
6:00 PM
Sat
24 Aug
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
26 Aug
6:00 PM
Sat
31 Aug
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
9 Sep
6:00 PM
Sat
14 Sep
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
23 Sep
6:00 PM
Sat
28 Sep
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
7 Oct
6:00 PM
Sat
12 Oct
5:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
11 Nov
7:00 PM
Sat
16 Nov
6:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
9 Dec
7:00 PM
Sat
14 Dec
6:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €
Mon
30 Dec
7:00 PM
Sat
4 Jan
6:00 PM

Planned

2 to confirm
Total
620 €

From 620 € / person