April 03-04, 2022, October 18-11, 2022
Mount Toubkal Trekking
Namaste Nomad offers the best hiking holiday for 2022 to Morocco in Atlas Mountain. After the pandemic, we had to cancel and postpone a few trips to Morocco. For 2022 we are hopeful and set the 2 dates. One is in Early April and one is in late Autumn. Please book in advance to avoid any kind of disappointment.
To join this hike you should be able to walk 6-7 hours a day and need a good fitness level. This trip is included with food during the trek and all accommodations. Please click the itinerary section and includes and excludes section.
We trek to Mt Toubkal through the high passes of the Atlas Mountains which will allow us to enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, we will also experience the cultural city of Morocco, Marrakech, on the way to trek we will also visit the famous Berber village.
This is a privately guided walking holiday, you will not be part of any other groups except our own exclusive group, in the mountains our staff and guide will be accompanied by group leader Mohan. All needed facilities and services will be provided to a high standard.
Please check the itinerary, price, and date of departure.
Day 1: Fly from Dublin Arrival to Marrakech
Arrive in Marrakech. Private transfer from the airport to the hotel. The group meeting, dinner, and itinerary discussion.
Day 2: Oukaimeden (2,600m) – Tizi Nadi (2,900m) – Tacheddirt Village (2,300m)
Today we transfer by car with guides to Oukaimeden, which is the trek’s starting point, and where you’ll meet your mule team to load our bags and equipment. You will visit some ancient relics, then walk towards Tacheddirt passing by Tizi Nadi to arrive at the valley. Overnight in a lodge. Have a tea inside a Berber house in the late afternoon and walk the village. Accommodation: Dar Techdirt Lodge. Meals: full board Walking distance: 5-6 hours
Day 3: Tacheddirt (2,300m) – Tamatert Pass (2,280m) – Imlil (1,740m) – Armed (1,800m)
After breakfast, you start your trek from Tacheddirt and head towards Tizi n’Tamatert pass. You will descend to Imlil valley, then to Targa Imola. Today you will have the chance to spot Toubkal peak in the background of Ait Mizane Valley) where you will spend the night in a riad. Accommodation: a traditional riad (Jnane Imlil or similar) Meals: full board Walking distance: 5-6 hour
Day 4: Tizi Mzik Circular (1,740m – 2,664m – 1,740m)
This is an 8-hour trek west of Imlil past Berber hamlets with a stunning mountain panorama including the Oukaïmeden, Tasskssout, Imsserdan, Azzaden valley. The walk features a waterfall where a swim may be possible, juniper, and pine forests. The trail then heads west from Imlil (1,740m) up through almond, walnut, and apple groves offering a panoramic vista of the beautiful valley and Berber hamlets of Tanghourt, Imlil, and M’Zik. The return leg is via the same general route but via different paths via the Tizi M’Zik pass back to Imlil. Accommodation: a traditional riad (Jnane Imlil or similar) Meals: full board Walking distance: 8-9 hours
Day 5: Imlil (1,740m) to Mt Toubkal Base Camp (3,207m)
At the village of Imlil, you will leave the vehicle and, in the company of your mountain guide, begin your trek, heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an exciting mix of traditional terraced farming and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. Continuing east and crossing the floodplain your route takes you along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river you eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the shrine itself). From here the trail continues to ascend steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Mouflons Toubkal Refuge (3,207m), your stop for the night. Accommodation: (dormitory; optional upgrade to private room depending on availability) Meals: full board Walking distance: 6-7 hours
Day 6: Base Camp (3,207m) to Mount Toubkal (4,167m)
Early in the morning, you will make your attempt at the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. The route takes you up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the numerous scree fields, where you will have to negotiate a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make it difficult, however, the views along the way make the walk more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline, you will reach the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas are quite breathtaking. From the peak there are unrestricted views 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. Retracing your steps you then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil, before your transfer back to Marrakech. Accommodation: a riad in Marrakech Meals: breakfast and lunch Walking distance: 8-9 hrs
Day 7: Departure or Extra Nights in Marrakech
Today is the free day for exploring Marrakech. Your accommodation is included for tonight. To visit places you have to find what suits you best, as activities and food is not included in City. Some people may choose to leave today if that’s the case we will transport you to Airport. Vibrant Marrakech is a fascinating city, home to numerous mosques, palaces, and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery, and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.
Day 8- Return to home
Going back home with lots of memories.
- 2 nights in a comfortable 3-star grade riad in Marrakech
- 2 nights in basic raids in the mountains
- 2 nights in dormitories in mountain refuges (cabins)
- 6 breakfasts
- 4 dinners
- 5 lunches (some of which are packed lunches)
- 1 airport transfer on arrival and 1 airport transfer on departure
- Bag transfers of one bag of up to 20 kg per person between accommodations.
- Services of a qualified mountain guide, a muleteer, and a cook as appropriate in the mountains
- Detailed holiday information pack
- 24/7 emergency assistance by our local office in Morocco
Single Room & Solo Traveller Supplements
Where individual members of a group require a single room, a single room supplement is applicable. Please note that in mountain refuges single room accommodation cannot be guaranteed.
This holiday is available for solo travellers. As costs are not shared, a supplement is payable on the standard trip cost
Options and extras
Optional “In Style” hotel upgrade: if you prefer to stay on Days 1 and 6 in a luxury 4-star hotel (riad), e.g. Charme d’Orient (or similar) rather than at Riad Zanzibar (or similar), you can add this option when completing the online booking form.
- Flights From Dublin
- Lunches and dinners not listed in itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
- Any items not explicitly mentioned in the program.
- Upgrade in accommodation or single room.
See what people are saying about us!
"I went to India and Ladakh with Namaste Nomad two years ago. I absolutely loved it, particularly the Himalayas. I therefore challenged myself to trek to Everest Base Camp with them. I did this last year and I can truthfully say that it was one of the most wonderful things I have ever done in my life. I am in my sixties, but the care and attention given me made everything not only manageable but immensely enjoyable. I've now signed up to climb Island Peak with Mohan and the team - my first serious Himalayan mountain. It's a prospect that fills me with a mixture of great excitement and a healthy dose of fear - but I know that I am in the safest of hands. Mohan and the team are watching you every step of the way. Safety is their number one priority, but they manage to make every trek great fun too. Bring it on!
Malachy DTruly a high-point of my life
"I recently traveled to Nepal with Namaste Nomad to climb Mera Peak. This trip was an absolute amazing life experience for me. Mohan arranged everything from flights to accommodation to food and everything in between. His local knowledge was invaluable especially in Kathmandu where he even got our money changed to ensure we received the best rate. The trek itself could not have been better for acclimatisation. It’s a slightly longer route than some but gives you the best chance of summiting. Our 2 Sherpas could not have done more. They treated us like family and not just clients. They did everything they could to give us the best chance at summiting .. which the whole group did. I would definitely use NN for an future treks in the Himalayas. 10 out of 10!!
Cathy ReavyMera Peak
"Just come back from Bhutan and India, had the most amazing time. Mohan looked after us well and always made our travels easy, taking care of everyones needs. I experienced some amazing sights which I do not think I would have on any average tour, we really did see the real India. I am now planning my next trip. Can not recommend them enough.
Julie JBhutan and India
"Travelled to the north of Spain for a week with Mohan from Namaste Nomad - travelled with 2 friends - 12 in total in the group - 12 had such a laugh. Great bunch of people of all age groups. The holiday was fool proof with all activities and meals organised. We age local cuisine with the locals. Truly an amazing holiday and I would highly recommend it. I thought the holiday was so well organised I have decided to travel to Nepal with this company in 2018. Get booking - you wont regret it.
G-Barrett72Picos De Europe Treking 2017
"My serious walking career began at the age of 60, when I trekked with Mohan of Namaste Nomad in Ladakh. Since then I have gone back to the Himalayas with him every year: Everest Base Camp, Langtang, Island Peak... Each year I've thought it was as high as I could go, and each year I've come away wanting more. This time I hoped to attain the summit of my ambitions - to climb a 6500 metre mountain, Mera Peak, at the age of 65. Mera, known as the highest trekking peak in the world, was hard. It was steep. It was exhausting. It was wonderful. With the help of Mohan's right-hand-man, Dawa, and Nerbu, a younger sherpa; in the company of three other incredibly supportive Irish trekkers; with the amazing aid of our porters; and with the help, in my case, of copious amounts of oxygen (!), I made it to the very top. Mohan and Dawa always believed in me and did everything in their power to get me to the top. I am immensely proud to have done this, and immensely grateful to Namaste Nomad for giving me the opportunity. Seize the day, people. You are capable of so much more than you think.
Malachy D[email protected]: Mera Peak
"I recently returned from a thoroughly enjoyable trek to EBC and Kalapathar. The trip was beyond amazing and a life changing experience. This was all made possible, largely due to our highly organised and very knowledgable Leader Mohan (and his team of local Sherpas and Porters) who educated us on all aspects of life in Nepal including environmental issues which he is very passionate about. Mohan’s attention to detail was second to none, ensuring everyone stayed healthy and safe, while also thoroughly enjoying ourselves. This is the trip of a lifetime with breathtaking views and such cheerful and welcoming locals. We had a fantastic group that supported one another throughout and the craic was brilliant. I would highly recommend travelling with this company and I for one, can’t wait here for my next trekking adventure with them. Thank you Mohan.
PaulineK884Everest Base Camp & Kalapathar
"I love traveling with Nameste Nomad! This is my fourth trip with Mohan and Nameste Nomad, the reasons I keep coming back are; 1. Affordable- they are half price of most guide companies! 2. Ecologically friendly- when trekking in Nepal we take boiled water over plastic bottles, He asks that people think of their impact as travelers, leaving only footsteps not trash. 3. Quality- from transport to hotels we stayed in high quality hotels and comfortable transportation. 4. Personal touch- the guides where fantastic in looking after all sorts of details and needs. Each trip I have learned new words to use in the countries I’ve been in. 5. Humane travel- Nameste Nomad asks you to participate in the local culture by trying and eating the locally. As in Nepal you will be asked eat Vegetarian since that is the local norm. 6. As a small organization I have had the privilege to travel with the owner, Mohan on multiple trips. 7. Local impact- since I have traveled multiple times with Nameste Nomad, I have had the privilege to see Mohan do charity work while trekking. We have fed small children as we hiked and have stayed at off the beaten path locations to provide a more equitable impact in the mountains of Nepal. One group raised money to aid a village women’s group. Two years later I visited to see the final work that the money did. 8.safety- All guides with Nameste Nomad have had training in first-aid. In Nepal most of his guides have mountain rescue skills from working on Mt. Everest. 9.Multi-National groups. As an American, it is refreshing to travel with persons from all over Europe and Australia. Each time I’ve been on a trip I have met new friends. 10. Experience-each trip has been filled with wonder and delights; from my co-travelers to the knowledge of the guides. I have nothing but great memories and new friends!
N2teleAnnapurna basecamp trek
"What can I say about Namaste Nomads, just Excellent. From start to finish, everyone that we dealt with were helpful, professional, caring and accommodating in what we wanted for our adventure. Itinerary changes were no problems. The advice we were given before we flew out to Kathmandu and all through the trek were invaluble in making the trek a success. We were picked up at the airport and taken to our hotel and met by Ashim who checked us in and explained about the rest of the trip. We met our guide Dawa (5 times Everest summitier). So much experience from all the Namaste Nomad staff. The trek was fantastic and Dawa (guide) and Sudip (sherpa) looked after us throughout. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Their advise from what to eat and how to cope with the altitude was invaluble. The porters who carried our bags were efficient and our bags were always at the lodge well before we arrived. When we got to EBC a change to the itinerary was discussed with us. Dawa suggested we climb Kala Patthar that afternoon and see the sunset over Everest rather than seeing the sunrise early in the morning. What a brilliant suggestion as we saw Everest on fire. If you want to do trek in Nepal then check these people out. I would not hesitate to go with them again. Already planning a trip in 2020 with them.
KaushalEverest Base Camp Trek
"It truly was the greatest experience I've ever had. Going into the Trip I Didn't known anyone, Leaving we were the best of friends. The Shepherds knew exactly what they were doing and Also Great fun. Accommodation was brilliant And the views breath taking. The Main man Mohan, Always with a smile on his face, Made sure that every one of us went up and came down safely. I'll be doing more treks with Namaste Nomad in the future for sure!!
Padraig BOnce in a Life Time Experience
"Had an amazing trip. Was worth every penny. The sherpas and guides were very experienced and professional (two of them had summited Everest). The food was great too. Mohan knew what was best for the group, was great at leading us to Everest!
Kate FAdventure of a lifetime