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5 DAYS MT TOUBKAL ASCENT AND SAHARA DESERT TOUR WITH EXPERIENCED LOCAL GUIDES AND PRIVATE HOTEL TRANSFER

DAY 1. MARRAKECH - IMLIL - BASE CAMP OF TOUBKAL

We organize combined Atlas and Sahara tour from Marrakech with depart from your hotel to Imlil and trek to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd and the Mizane ValleyLeaving the city behind we drive south today, towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass through the tiny town of Asni, from where our road begins to climb towards the foothills of the Massif. Below us the Valley of the Oued Rhirhaia stretches out into the distance and small villages cling to the sides of the steep hills as we meander our way towards the village of Imlil. Here we leave our vehicle and, in the company of our mountain guide, begin our trek, heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the Valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the Valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently grid locked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing east and crossing the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the High rocky cliffs above the Valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx 5 hours walking.


DAY 2.BASE CAMP - TOUBKAL SUMMIT - IMLIL

 Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal(4165m); return to Imlil early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as "the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa" and from our vantage point High above the Valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil - overnight in riad Atlas prestige or similar.

private tours from Marrakech, Toubkal trekking and Atlas hiking

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

All transport and overnight in Imlil (HB)

English speaking guide, and cook (Mountain Trek)

Muleteers and mules for assistance (Mountain Trek)

Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea (Mountain Trek)

4x4 or Mini-bus during desert tour

Overnight in a hotels / riads

Overnight camping on dunes at Erg Chebbi

All dinners and breakfasts

Camel Ride on dunes

private tours from Marrakech, Toubkal trekking and Atlas hiking Marrakech tours

HIGHLIGHTS:

Explore Middle Atlas mountains

Guided tour in Sahara desert

Camel trek to desert camp

Visit Todgha and Dades Valley

Explore Ait Benhaddou and Marrakech



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DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:

Contact us for actual price for this Marrakech desert tour.  

We require 20 % deposit payment for private tours in Morocco.

DAY 3 : IMLIL - DADES VALLEY

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9 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 . A side trip is possible to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous Hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide.. Once you reach Dades Gorges, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time  6 hours)


DAY 4 : DADES VALLEY - TODGHA GORGE - MERZOUGA

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todgha Gorge - a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres 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 5 hours ).


DAY 5 : 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 and 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.


NOTE : This is a private Morocco Atlas and desert tour so it means nobody else will travel in your group. If you require any modification for our suggested itinerary please fill up the contact form on page.

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