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Morocco: Toubkal High Atlas Adventure
Trekking in Morocco offers a rich and colourful experience, where spectacular scenery and great walks are mixed with friendly locals and ancient cultures. The Atlas mountain range in North Africa runs for 1,000 miles forming a spectacular barrier between the sea and the Sahara. The mountains are not continuous but rather form a series of ranges, interspersed with plateaus, basins and gorges. The most prominent is the High Atlas, which contains the highest peak in North Africa, Toubkal. Its stunning summit rises 4,167 metres providing some exciting and challenging walking, as well as fantastic views.
The High Atlas has a scattering of traditional Berber villages decorating the hillside. The life of the Berber people in this area has changed little over the centuries. Shepherds still lead their flocks on the mountainside, women still gather at the village wells and mule trails still carry walnuts to the weekly souks. The Berbers are a friendly, independent people who are proud of their origins. Known for their hospitality, you should enjoy the company of your guide, cook and muleteers.
Overall this High Atlas guided trekking holiday is graded challenging due to the length of some of the days coupled with the altitude. Daily walks range from 4 to 9 hours walking and represent moderate to very challenging outings. Average days include 7 hours trekking and 1000m of altitude gain. Maximum altitude gain on any one day is 1500m. The paths are sometimes rough underfoot; with gravel paths and scree slopes. The ascent of Toubkal is fairly steep; but not difficult and well within the capability of fit mountain walkers. Toubkal is at an altitude of 4167m and altitude problems may effect some people on the mountain, although our carefully managed trek itinerary enables most people to acclimatize very well for the final ascent.
Day 1: Arrival
Welcome, pick-up from Marrakech airport and drive to hotel in the city
Day 2: Tacchedirt
We depart early in the morning by minibus to Oukaimden, where we meet up with our team of muleteers (2500m altitude). We then trek to Tacchedirt ,over the pass Tizi nou Addi (2960m) with great views of the valley below. The path then decsnds to camp at the village (2314m). 4.30 hours of trek
Day 3: Tizi n'lkemt
Accommodation & Meals
Our guided trekking holiday in the High Atlas includes 2 nights B&B accommodation in a traditional hotel in Marrakech, double and twin rooms with own bathrooms. Located in the centre of the city it’s ideally placed for sight-seeing. A warm welcome and comfortable stay. Below is the guest house you are likely to stay in.
During your guided trek there are 5 nights camping. Tents are set up for you with mattresses and our team is available to provide the touches that make "roughing it" an enjoyable experience. Where possible, the camps will be located away from other tourists to provide an away from it all experience. All meals are provided on trek. They are variety of traditional dishes, wholesome and healthy with plenty of vegetables.
Transfers from Marrakech airport
Please contact us before booking your travel arrangements. We would like to try and arrange for as many people to arrive at similar times as possible to reduce trips.
Easy jet: London Gatwick – Marrakech
Ryanair: Bristol - Marrakech
Royal Air Maroc: London - Marrakech
Tui Fly: Manchester - Marrakech
Please visit our travel shop for links to useful sites for reserving airport parking or booking train tickets to get to the UK airport.
Please note – This information is correct at the time of publication. High Point Holidays cannot be held responsible for any change in schedules made by the above operators. Please check concerning the availability of this High Atlas guided trekking holiday before booking any flights. If you need further information or would like to discuss any aspect of your travel arrangements, please contact us, we’re here to help you.