Magical Moroccan Adventures

Trekking Marrakech, Morocco

Find your mojo in magical Morocco, journey from the marvellous Saharan desert to the magnificent Atlas mountains. Immerse yourself in the Berber culture and discover the history of a country bridging the gulf between Europe and Africa. Stay in Marrakesh to enjoy fabulous accommodation, exquisite food, and vibrant culture.

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Packages at this location

Climbing with Culture - Ourika valley to Toubkal Massif Trekking

Climb through lush alpine valleys and spectacular high alpine scenery. Immerse yourself in pristine Berber culture, exploring villages and hidden valleys. Break bread and share mint tea with local people. Refresh yourself with the spray of magnificent waterfalls, and spring water. Open your eyes to the beauty of the High Atlas - the unique qualities of its people and geography.

Accommodation during the trek will be in lodges and homestays

Day 1 – Marrakech – Imi Oughlad – Tacht Pass – Ait Aissa
Leave Marrakesh crossing the El Haouz plains, travelling through small Berber villages along the way to Imi Oughlad. Meet your team (guide, muleteers, mules) and enjoy a mint tea. Begin your trek with views of Berber villages, as you cross the oak and juniper forest. Have lunch at the pass of Tizi N Tacht. Descend to the village of Tahliwin, entering the Azzaden Valley (Colours Valley), meeting local people and experiencing their culture first-hand.

Day 2 – Ait Aissa – Tisi Oussem – Aazib Tamsoulte
Trek to Tizi Oussem the highest village in Azzaden valley, with spectacular views. Join a local Berber family for mint tea. Explore the Tamsoult sheepfold and the summer groves of the local people. Trek to a local waterfall and overnight in Tamsoult.

Day 3 – Tizi Oussem – Mzik Pass – Imlil
Trek to the foot of the Toubkal summit, enjoy expansive views of the valleys, and the Atlas mountains range. Reaching the pass of Tizi Mzik enjoy amazing views of Imlil valley. You descend towards the picturesque Imlil village where you will overnight.

Day 4 – Imlil – Tamatert Pass – Tinghrine – Tachedirte
Trek along a paved road shaded by walnuts and pines to Tizi n’Tamatert with superb views of the Imnane valley. Hike, to the bottom of Imnane valley visiting Tineghrine and Ikiss Tamguest. Ascend over the top of the valley, and spend the night in Tachdirte.

Day 5 - Tachdirte – Tizi N’ Addi – Oukaimeden – Oussartek
Trek to the pass Tizi N’Addi with a panoramic view of the villages and the High Atlas mountains range. Be entranced by the rock carvings of Oukaimeden and a local spring. Descend through juniper trees towards the valley of Ossertek where you will overnight.

Day 6 - Oussertek – Imsker – Imi Oughlad – Asni – Marrakech
Descend to the village of Imsker in Imenane Valley. Hike along a mule trail in a juniper forest to Imi Oughlad then drive to Marrakech.

All year round

Top of the Arab world - Toubkal Winter Climb Trekking

Ascend Jbel Toubkal - the highest peak in the Arab World. Climb through lush alpine valleys and spectacular high alpine scenery. Immerse yourself in pristine Berber culture. Stand on top of North Africa. Soak up the awe-inspiring views from this ultra prominent peak - the highest point for 2000 kilometres. Look over the High Atlas mountains out to the Sahara desert.

Arrange your own accommodation in Marrakesh from which you will be collected at the start of the tour. For the first night you will stay at Riad Jnane Imlil, a family operated guest-house in the village of Imlil. For the second, third and fourth night you will stay in the Toubkal refuge, a private refuge built by a mountaineer.

Day 1 – Marrakech – Imlil
Be picked up from your hotel in Marrakesh and drive to the picturesque village of Imlil. Check in at Riad Jnane Imlil. Undertake day trek to Tizi Mzik Pass (2400m)

Day 2 – Imlil – Chamharouch – Toubkal Refuge
Begin your second day at 8: 00 am, Crossing the Imlili valley enjoy overlooking a juniper forest on the way up to Sidi Chamharouch marabout. Stop for lunch and visit the small market. Expect some snow on the second half of the walk as you begin to climb towards the Toubkal refuge. Enjoy a nights sleep at the Toubkal refuge.

Day 3 – Toubkal Refuge – Jebel Ouankerim
Start early to ascend Jebel Ouankerim, pass through the summit’s ridge at 4088m. From the top, enjoy spectacular views of Toubkal and the surrounding mountains. Return to the Toubkal refuge for overnight accommodation

Day 4 – Toubkal Refuge – Mount Toubkal
Start early to ascend Toubkal. Climb steeply through scree and snow before traversing the hard Step of Tizi N Toubkal (4000m). Enjoy the best views in North Africa, and sunrise from the summit. Return to the Toubkal refuge for overnight accommodation

Day 5 - Toubkal Refuge – Imlil – Marrakech
Return to Marrakesh via Imlil. Enjoy lunch under the genneper trees at Chamharouch.

Winter in Morocco. December – February

Ascension in the High Atlas - 8 Day Mount Toubkal Climb Trekking

Spend a week exploring Jbel Toubkal - the highest peak in the Arab World. Climb through lush alpine valleys and spectacular high alpine scenery. Immerse yourself in pristine Berber culture. Stand on top of North Africa. Soak up the awe-inspiring views from this ultra prominent peak - the highest point for 2000 kilometres. Look over the High Atlas mountains out to the Sahara desert.

Accommodation during the trek will be camping.

Day 1 – Airport – Marrakech
Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Marrakech.

Day 2 – Marrakech – Imlil – Tachdirte
Leave Marrakech and drive to the picturesque village of Imlil. In Imlil, you will meet your mule teams and load your gear to begin your trek. Soon the trail begins to rise as you climb up to the pass at Tizi n' Tamatert (2279m). Then you descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra (2200m) and continue to Tachedirt (2400m), where we set up camp near the river.

Day 3 – Tachdirte – Tizi n’Likemt – Azzib Likemt
Make a slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). Marvel at your first view of the Toubkal Massif. Descend to the village of Azib Likemt (2200m), where you camp for the night.

Day 4 – Azzib Likemt – Assif n’ Ouraie – Ighir n Tagnite – Amsouzarte
Enjoy a day of exquisite views and alpine landscapes. Including views of the Toubkal Massif, the summit, the east face and the Ifni Lake. Trek towards Amsouzart (1700m), one of the most striking villages in the region, where you spend the night in a local gite or camping.

Day 5 - Amsouzarte – Ait Igrane – Ifni Lake
Visit several small villages on your way to the deep-water Ifni Lake, where you camp for the night.

Day 6 - Ifni lake – Tizi n’Ouanoums – Toubkal Refuge
Climb steeply to the pass at Tizi n’Ouanoums (3664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelther Refuge (3200m), where you camp for the night.

Day 7 - Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal summit – Imlil – Marrakech
Leave before dawn to ascend Toubkal (4167m). Be amazed by the vision of mountains stretching to the Sahara desert. Descend to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd, before following a well-forested trail along the Mizane River to Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech.

Day 8 - Marrakech – Home
Departure from Marrakech

All year round

About the location

Accommodation

Whilst staying in Marrakesh you will find plenty of options for accommodation catering for all budgets and tastes. Whilst on tour there are a number of accommodation options depending on the package chosen. From mountain huts on Toubkal to Berber tents in the Sahara – including guest houses, riads, homestays, and hotels.

Location

Marvel at the wonders of Marrakesh, a city of enchantment and adventure. Witness, ochre walls rising out of the Moroccan deserts, magical Moorish architecture, aromatic gardens, minarets, archways, and fountains. Throw-away your map and simply enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of this bewitching place. Haggle your way to happiness in the many souks of Marrakesh, shopping for anything you can imagine, and even items that you have never considered. Purchase North African spices, wonderful local art, magic carpets, slippers or jewellery, the list goes on and on. Had enough of shopping, make sure you visit the Majorelle Garden previously owned by Yves Saint Laurent, here you can enjoy the sunshine and mosaic fountains. You can fly direct to Marrakesh through the Ménara International Airport, or travel by train within Morocco to Marrakesh railway station.

Food

Eating meals and drinking tea is a major part of Moroccan and Berber culture. When sharing a meal with your Berber hosts expect to hear them say over and over “Eesh Eesh” literally “eat eat”. It is the responsibility of a host to feed their guests, and luckily for you the food is magnificent. A fine blend of exotic spices including chilli, cinnamon, pepper, nutmeg, berries, turmeric and grains of paradise. Most food is spicy but not hot. Make sure you enjoy a Tajine whilst in the High Atlas region, various meats flavoured with fruit, olives, vegetables and wonderful spices. Slow cooked with steam in a Tajine pot. Vegetarians can also experience the joy of Tajine with a simple vegetarian Tajine made from vegetables, chickpeas and flower petals. If you want to try the local version of a pie, then make sure you try a pastilla, chicken or pigeon with almonds and spices wrapped in a filo pastry. Of course, you have to sample some delightful Moroccan mint tea, be warned this will be fully flavoured, sugary sweet, and scalding hot.Magical Moroccan Adventures

Activities

Trekking, Climbing, and Cycling in the High Atlas Mountains Trekking, Cycling and Camel Riding in the Sahara Desert. Historical and Cultural trips throughout Morocco. Packages tailored to your required activities and locations.

Amenities

  • Guides

Available activities

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  • Horse Riding

  • Hiking

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