Toubkal Ascent And Desert Trip 6d-5n The best trip we can recommend to our guests is a combination of two different parts of Morocco, the Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara. So the first part which trekking in the Atlas Mountains is an adventure part and the second part is a Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Merzouga and for fun. The first adventure part includes the Toubkal ascent and the second part is an experience for a night in the Azzaden valley and a night at the Berber camp.
What to Expect
Mount Toubkal And Camel ride In the desert 5 DayTake a private 5– day Toubkal to Merzouga desert tour and explore the real Morocco. Enjoy breath taking scenery ranging from the snow-capped Atlas Mountains to the color changing sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Visit mud-brick fortified Berber settlements and Casbahs.
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil Azib n Tamsoult
After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off a 6-hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way, you will pass
Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult, and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).
Day 2: Azib n Tamsoult – Agelzim peak 3600m – Base camp of Toubkal
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a
bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning
Day 3: Ascent of Toubkal – Imlil
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil!
Day4 : Imlil – Dades Valley
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00 am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain
pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs
(fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios or stop for a hike. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 7 hours)
Day5 : Dades Valley – Todra gorge – Merzouga
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge – a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 meters in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch, you’ll head further into the desert
to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert camp. (Total driving time 6hours ).
Day 6 : Merzouga -Marrakech
Wake up early, just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower, and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring, and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs. ( 10 h drive)
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