TOUBKAL AND ATLANTIC COAST
TOUBKAL AND ATLANTIC COAST
- tafraouat: Toubkal and coast
- Grade :
- Trip Days : 13 days
- Trip Type : trekking and camel rading
- Tour Hours : 5 to 8
- Altitude : 4167m
- 1 Person : On request
- 2 – 4 People : 820 € Per Person
- 5 – 10 People : 680 € Per Person
A great discovery of Morocco with the family! The valleys that frame the Toubkal are home to many villages of land and Adobe on the mountainside, bordered by centuries-old walnut trees, to which the terraced fields are leaning. Above, the landscape becomes alpine, dominated by the master of the premises, the Toubkal, 4 167 metres. After the mountain, the ocean and the Wild Coast, south of Essaouira, accessible only on foot by a few trails leading to the traditional fishing villages.
DAY1 : Arrival to marrakech transfer to hotel or riad night in marrakech
DAY2 : Marrakech-Imlil-Tacheddirt (2314m)
Pick up in Marrakech after breakfast (9am) and drive oukaimden ( 26683m) via ourika valley we meet our team multeres in ououkaimden after 1hours 30 minutes the drive from marrakech to ski station we start our trek from oukaimden ski station one of the best ski station in afrika after 2 hours walking we can stop for our picnic lunch at the pass tzizi n addi at (2690m) nice view from the pass ou imnane valley and the sommet of aksoual at (3912m) after lunch we down to tacherdiret vallet our hiking can be take 2 hours Ouanesekra and then onto Tacheddirt (2314m) where you usually spend the night camping at the river-side. Approx. 4 hours walking time (300m ascent & 600m descent) Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Camping Transport (where relevant): Private Transfer
DAY3 : Tacheddirt – Tizi Likemt (3555m)
Azib Likemt This morning starts with a long slow ascent across the valley and up to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). It is fairly tough going with a long ascent and loose scree on the ground. From the pass, there is a fine view of Toubkal and its sister peaks. Then it is a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt (2600m), where you camp for the night. Approx. 5-6 hours walking time (1241m ascent & 955m descent) Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Camping
DAY4 : Amsourzerte – Ifni Lake (2392m)
Heading West out of Amsourzerte, you pass through several small villages on your way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the High Atlas Mountains. The Lake is surrounded by towering peaks, scree and rubble and is a pleasant place to set camp and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. Approx. 3-4 hours walking time (595m ascent) Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Camping
DAY5 : Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal summit (4,167m)– Imlil
Today you will be up early for the ascent of Toubkal (4,167m). It’s a challenging trek to the summit, but, weather permitting, you will be rewarded for your efforts with incredible views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert. After the glory of the summit, you will retrace your steps to the Toubkal Mountain Refuge and then follow the well-trodden path back to Imlil, passing the holy Muslim site of Sidi Charmmharouch. Once you arrive in Imlil, you will be transported back to Marrakech, arriving in the early evening. Approx. 10-12 hours walking (960m ascent & 2427m descent) Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch Accommodation: n/a over night in the guest house tamatert www.atlasguest.com
DAY6 : Excellent day of coastal walking along high cliffs to the li
Leaving camp we climb above the sea into a wild plateau landscape of argan forest, where we may be lucky enough to see herds of goats grazing on the scrubby plants. The seed from these trees is ground down into an oil which is known for its cleansing and healing properties. The oil is also made into edible preparations for cooking and drizzling on food. However the most famous Argan oil is used to make soaps, and can be found in the traditional hammams (hot baths). We eventually drop down and walk beside the waves to our campsite at Sidi Ahmed Assayh, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Coast. Our camels will take a different route today, due to the terrain and we will take a picnic lunch to enjoy along the way. Tonight we camp next to the sea, so there will be time to stroll along the sand or beach comb before dinner.
DAY7 : Trek through villages with gardens and orchards to our camp
We continue our traverse of the coast on the imposing cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean as we pass through several Berber villages. Today is a wonderful day of trekking as waves lap below a landscape of wild arable farming. We may see local fishing boats hugging the coast before we arrive in an exceptional landscape of dunes. We make camp beside the assif (river) Boud which cuts through the dunes to the sea. This is a great campsite surrounded by a sandy landscape, near a pretty waterfall, and close to the beach. This is a great place for showering under the warm waterfall and the surrounding dunes are magical for exploring. After our arrival at camp there will be time to explore the beach which appears to go on for miles or climb the magnificent dunes for far reaching views of Sidi Kaouki, the town where we finish our trek the following day.
DAY8 : Trek and relaxe in the afternoon in essaouira
Trek along beaches and through coastal forest to Sidi Kaouki. Transfer to Essaouira.
Our final day is a beautiful day of beach walking through a spectacular landscape from one deserted beach to the next. During the morning session the light is particularly breathtaking and the wide ocean views are spectacular. Finally our caravan reaches the wide expanse of Sidi Kaouki beach which is very popular among wind surfers due to its constant warm wind. Here we say goodbye to our camel drivers and of course the camels before boarding a minibus for the 40 minute drive to the UNESCO town of Essaouira. This is a superb place to end the trip with its beautiful architecture, fascinating mix of history, vibrant colours, art galleries, open squares, walled medina and pavement cafes. The port is a bustling place to explore with the fort walls being excellent for taking wonderful photos of the ocean and white washed buildings.
DAY9 : Explore half day in essaouira for visit it
Morning to explore Essaouria. Afternoon transfer to Marrkech.
The morning is free to further enjoy the special ambience of Essaouria before we make the 3hr drive back to Marrakech. After checking in at the group hotel there will be time to explore the souks before an evening wander around the Djeema El Fna. Our farewell dinner together is taken in one of the traditional restaurants near the square.
DAY10 : Transfert to Airport Marrakech
- All food on trek, including plates, cups, utensils.
- All ground transport required to and from the trek.
- Services of an English speaking, qualified Local Guide.
- All Accommodation during the Trek (Campsites & Guest House and hotels)
- Portages (Cook and Camels and Porters
- Hôtels or riads with breakfast
- Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…)
- Personal travel insurance .
- Personal equipments (Sleeping bags,walking shoes ,…)
- Tip for the guide and cook and driver and Muleteers
Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated). Additional hotel or riad nights after trek from 25 EUR p.p. twin/35 EUR single
Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).
Note about payment : Payment : can be done in € / $ / £ or MAD