Mountain of the mountains

Trip details

10 Days, 7 Days trek, Period : Spring to Autumn
Level:  Challenging, Assistance : Mules

In an east west traverse, we cover the Occidental High Atlas from its wildest part. Starting from the Zat Valley, we discover red sand stone high plateaus before we get engaged in superb canyons carved in granitic rocks. After a “mineral” world, the lush green valleys on the southern face of the Toubkal hospitably welcome us and the turquoise waters of the high lake Ifni will refresh us before the big ascent.

Day1. Marrakech

Arrival at Marrakech airport where you will be welcomed by your guide and transfer to your 3* hotel in the medina of Marrakech, overnight on half board basis.

Day2. Marrakech - Yagour Plateau

Early departure towards and the village of Larbaa n’Tighedouine where we meet our muleteers. We start our trek at 1200m by a long regular uphill path. At the highest point of the day, we reach the summit of Adrar n’Yagour at 2600m. We enjoy the stretched view on the Houz Plain before we join our first camp is settled at 2230m after 8h de trekking.

Day3. Yagour Plateau - Ourika Valley

We traverse the Yagour plateau and discover some amazing pre historic carved rocks 2000 bc. We progress through transhumance territories where herds of sheep and goats breed during summer time. We leave the plateau and start a long descent through Berber villages towards the Ourika Valley. After a picnic near the river we carry on our trek until the village of Agadir n’Ait boulmane near which we camp at 1500m, 6h30 de trekking.

Day4. Ourika Valley - Boukchoud

Aquatic morning through the gorges of Tamatart, in lucky days we might see colonies of monkeys feeding on walnut in these superb granit canyons. After lunch at Assaka, we leave the river and climb the Amenzal pass 2400m before we join a village of the same Name. A long regular climb takes us to our bivouac at Boukchoud at 2500m, 6h00 trekking.

Day5. Boukchoud - Azib n'Ourai

We start early this morning for the long ascent of the Adrar n’Dern 4001m. We follow an amazing crest until the sumit, the long course is largely rewarded by a superb panorama dominating the anti Atlas Range and the high Atlas summits towards north. Our camp is pitched at l’Azb n’Ourai at 3000m, 9h trekking.

Day6. Azib n'Ourai - Lake Ifni

A short climb leads us to the Ourai Pass; we could nearly touch the imposing pyramid of the Toubkal manifesting to us towards north. By a long way downhill we reach the smart village of Amsouzert where our team can buy some fresh supplies for us as well as for the precious mules. After a refreshing pause and a good mint tea at Mr Belaid’s house we carry on our walk to reach Lake Ifni where we camp at 2300 m, 7h00 trekking.

Day7. Lake Ifni - Toubkal Base Camp

A steep morning walk to climb the Tizi N´Ouanoums (3650 m), and a quick downhill path towards the refuge Neltner (3200 m). Our Toubkal base camp is set bellow the refuge, 6h00 trekking.

Day8. Base Camp - Toubkal - Aremd - Marrakesh

A very early start to attempt the summit of mount Toubkal, and why not assist to sun rise over the Atlas Mountains. On top the superb scenery extending to the Sahara south and magnificent high peaks contrasting with flat low planes north is really rewarding. We start our long way downhill and join the Ouawgant Valley. We reach our last lunch spot at Aremd before the last steps to get to our minibus in Imlil 1700m, 9h00 de trekking. After farewells to our Berber team and the Atlas, a 2 hours transfer leads us to our Riad in Marrakech, overnight on half board basis.

Day9. Marrakech

A whole to explore the vibrant Marrakesh! There is a lot to see and visit from the souks to palaces and museums or enjoy a mint tea on a terrace overhanging the amazing Jamaa Lafna Square. Overnight in Riad in Marrakech, Bed & Breakfast basis.

Day10. Return flight

A transfer is organised from your hotel to Marrakech Airport to take your return flight.

Dates & prices

Fri 07 Jul 2017 - Sun 16 Jul 2017 Code 008 Adult420€ Available Book now
Fri 21 Jul 2017 - Sun 30 Jul 2017 Code 008 Adult420€ Available Book now
Fri 25 Aug 2017 - Sun 03 Sep 2017 Code 008 Adult420€ Available Book now
Fri 15 Sep 2017 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 Code 008 Adult420€ Available Book now

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