5 Days Oukaymden to Toubkal
This five day trek in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco offer a combination of nice trekking and a berber culture discovry. The High Atlas Mountains nearMarrakech offer some of the finest trekking trails in the world. We trek through a variety of landscapes from villages to the highest staion of ski to the top of the mountains with volcanic rocks. day per day and slowly ascending to our highest point at 4,167m at the top of Mount Toubkal,
The trek will be supported by a berber team ; Mountain guide, cook and muleteers & mules for luggages.
The nights will be spend in the gites ( berber homes) & mountain huts on the last 2 days.
Transfer from Marrakech to Imi Ouglad village (1300m). This will be about an 1 hour and 15 min drive from Marrakech. There you will meet your mules and muleteers. First you will walk to Tizi l'bour (1500m). Then on to Imsker village (1300m). Then you walk up to Ousertik valley. Here you will spend the night in a local village gite (2200m).
Approx 5 to 6 hours walking.
Today you will walk from Gliz village to Oukaimeden (premier resort of ski 2500m). Then its on to Tizi n'Addi (3000m) and to Tacheddirt (2300m) village where you will spend the night.Tacheddirt is the highest village in the Atlas Mountains.
Approx 5 hours walking.
Today we cross the Imnane Valley, one of the most famous valleys in the Toubkalmassive. We walk by Tizi n'Tamatert (2300m) and will end up in Imlil where you will spend the night.
Approx 3 to 4 hours walking.
Heading along the Mizane Valley , we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
Approx 5 hours walking.
Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa . Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here 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 . We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Transfer to Marrakech.
Approx 9 hours walking.
This Day trip runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference, please get in Touch.
note: expect to pay a little more for a winter trip.
English speaking guide.
Ground transfers by minibuses / 4*4: ( hotel - trek - hotel)
Tips and personal expanses