Itinerary for this Trip
Here you will pass through the small village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Eastward bound you will cross floodplains where you take a mule track up onto the higher cliffs. Once crossing the river you will have an oppotunity to take a short break to inspect an ancient pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. Snaking slowing upwards you carry on with your ascent, reaching the snowline and Toubkal Refuge. This will be your accommadation for the night. approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.
Mizane Valley - Jebel Toubkal
Following the track up onto the South Cirque you will cross a small stream located above the refuge. From here the walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. However, as always the views and landscape will make up for any doubts you may be feeling and as always you will have breaks! Once you have reached the the summit you will see for yourselves why the journey became worthwhile as the landscape and views are purely breathtaking. From the summit you will have a 360 degree view of a huge part of Morocco, with Marrakech plain to one side leading to the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara in the other direction. After photos you will retrace your steps back down the mountain and back into lmlil where you will spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Imlil - Dades Valley
You will firstly cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Passing through many Berber Villages along the way you will have a chance to view riverside oasis and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs. After lunch you will drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley and the valley of a thousand kasbahs. You will stay overnight in Dades.
Dades Valley - Merzouga
After waking, we will drive back toward Merzouga, along the way you will have a chance to visit the famous Todhra Gorge with another stop at Soukra Palm Groves. In the afternoon you will ride camels into the dunes. Your accommodation will be in Berber tents. After relaxing and enjoying a beautiful sunset you will enjoy a fantastic dinner and have the opportunity to listen to authentic Berber music.
Merzouga - Marrakech
Once awoken you will enjoy a fresh breakfast after which you will be shown your camels. Once mounted you will be able to sit back and enjoy the stunning sunrise. Once you have left your camels at the Auberge there it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech.