Mount Toubkal Trekking

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Mount Toubkal walking holiday in Morocco with Namaste Nomad combines the challenge of summiting Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak (4,167 m), with some moderate walking in the Atlas Mountains.

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Mount Toubkal Trekking

Namaste Nomad offering the best hiking holiday for 2020 to Morocco in Atlas Mountain. We have put the date for October 1st 2020, after we discuss with our travel partner in Morocco. October is pretty much low season with day temperature of around 24 degree. To join this hike you should be able to walk 6-7 hours a day and need 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 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 then our own exclusive group, in the mountains our staff and guide will be accompanied by group leader Mohan. All needed facilities and service will be provided in high standred.

Please check the itinerary, price and date of departure.

Day 1:  Fly from Dublin Arrival to Marrakech

Arrive in Marrakech. Private transfer from airport to the hotel. Accommodation: Marrakech city Meals for the day: not includedWalking distance: relax

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 equipments. 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 Imoula. 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 riadm (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, Fimlil 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 on 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. You 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 thats 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 jewellery. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Let us know in advance if you staying tonight or leaving today.

Day 8- Return to home

Going back home with lots of memories.

Price Includes
  • 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.

Price Excludes
  • Flights
  • 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.

Testimonials

See what people are saying about us!

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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 B

Once in a Life Time Experience

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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-Barrett72

Picos De Europe Treking 2017

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I took part in a trek to Annapurna Basecamp with Namaste Nomad in April 2019. I had trekked with Mohan and his team twice before- to Langtang Valley in Nepal in March 2018 and The Picos, in Northern Spain in June 2018. This was my third trip- so I wasn’t as anxious about what awaited me in Nepal! The route to Annapurna is very accessible, the walking was tough enough, I thought- a lot of steps, which are sore on the knees! We were well looked after my our guide, Mohan, and his Sherpa team, Dowa and Mingma, as well as the rest of the team. The food, as on all the trips I’ve been on, was really superb. I loved the rice, lentils, local vegetables and of course the ginger tea! The accommodation was basic but always clean and adequate. Reaching Annapurna Basecamp was the high point of the trip for me- I will never forget it! We were part of a small group, just four hikers. I was traveling with a friend. We had both been part of larger groups on our previous two trips.I think I would prefer to travel in a bigger group if/when I go on a trip like this again. It was a great experience and I recommend Namaste Nomad.

Grace M

Annapurna Basecamp trip

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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.

Kaushal

Everest Base Camp Trek

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I am a professor at George Mason University. Namaste Nomad arranged our study abroad trip to Nepal (Conservation Storytelling). We had used another company the year before and have spent many years in Nepal. This company out performs anyone else in Nepal and anywhere globally. Mohan (the CEO) is extraordinarily knowledgable and works very hard to make sure everything is exactly as you need. The people that work for him are the absolute best available in country. Our guide had led multiple tours up Everest and I 100% trusted him with our lives. Our drivers were the same. In addition, Mohan cares very much about the world, the environment and the ability to share cultures and beliefs. And this is how his company is run. With responsibility and heart.

JennLewDC

Great for Student Learning Trip!

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Did the errigal sunrise hike. We didnt see the sun because of the mist and the Rain, but is was still a very beautiful trip to the top. Had a great guide (Malachy thanks again) and the trip was well organized by Mohan.

Tim Sterken

Errigal sunrise hike

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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 D

Truly a high-point of my life

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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 F

Adventure of a lifetime

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The trip with namaste nomad to Everest Base Camp was truly amazing. The group I was with were also a great bunch of people and it made the trip a lot more enjoyable. The professionalism that mohan and his team of Sherpas provide is exceptional. We did see some other groups on the trip and unfortunately we could clearly see that a lot of things were not provided for them. Travelling with mohan, everything is taken care of from food to the bed you sleep in. It’s almost like you have a group of babysitters because the only thing you have to worry about is the walking !. Mohan and his team provide a safe friendly and thoroughly enjoyable journey even when you hit some hard points. I would highly recommend Namaste nomad for any trip you might want to do. From start to finish the trip was amazing !

Stephen D

Life changing !

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I have achieved my goals of adventure eye opening experience of pure amazing life's memories that were very special for me personally. Sometimes in life l realise ed to crab life opportunity with both hands life is short . Travelling is my passion and adventure is dream . Married to the mountains lol There is no other feeling to compare the sense of accomplishment where your own feet has taken yourself one step at a time to the summit and importantly back home safe again. Never give up on your dreams . I can't wait to begin my next adventure I have now travelled a few times with this group and will again travel to island peck 6000mtrs to see again some very good friends l have made from previous trips All ways felt very well looked after never had any worries at all . Safe and sound at all times . Food accommodation l never had any issues Enjoying the whole experience Can't wait For this adventure to start. Namaste Josephine

Seoasimhin

Island peck Nepal india


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