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.
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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.