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A perfect combination of trekking in the High Atlas and the Moroccan Sahara. This itinerary will give you an opportunity to discover a real Berber life and experience the culture, traditions and heritage.

 


At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal (4167m) is Morocco's highest mountain. This challenging summit takes courage and dedication but once summited, the panoramic view from the top makes all the hard work worth while! Once Mount Toubkal is under your belt, you will be driven on to discover the surreal but stunning landscape of the Sahara. Here you will pass through old fortified villages and Berber castles, know as Kasbahs. The Sahara region is undoubtedly the most diverse in its landscape and tastes as you will discover...

Day 01:

Marrakech - Imlil Valley 1740m

 

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.

Day 02:

Mizane Valley - Jebel Toubkal - Imlil


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.

Day 03:

Imlil - Tichkapass 2660m - Dades Gorges

 

Departing early from Aït Aïssa you will walk towards Tizi Oussem (1900m). We pass by Tizi Mzik (2400m), where you will have a final chance to take in the stunning views before descending to the village of Mzik before arriving back in Imlil and on to Marrakech.

Day 04:

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.

Day 05:

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.

Services Include :

- Transport from and back to Marrakech
- Guide
- Hotel in Dades Gorges
- Breakfast and Dinner during desert excursion
- Camel Ride


Services doesn't Include :

- Flights
- Beverages
- Tickets
- Tips and personal expenses 
- Lunches during the desert excursion

Trek information

 

The Price
This will vary according to the following:
High Season or Low Season
Number of participants
Age of participants
Special Offers
Changes to the length of trek
Changes to the length of transportation


Period Desirable
All year round


Departures
Please contact us for further information on up and coming departures

Trek Grading:

Easy

 

Price:

€ 430 PP