Challenge yourself to ascend the top peak in North Africa in two or maybe three times. The tour begins and finishes in the lively city of Marrakech, and also involves transportation to as well as from Imlil. We’ll trek with a neighborhood English speaking manual, a neighborhood cook and mules to haul the luggage of ours. It is a difficult hike as opposed to a climb, and anyone in excellent physical condition is able to reach the top. Be sure you take the camera of yours; the ideas from the summit are spectacular. Mount Toubkal 4167m is probably the highest peak in North Africa, and is really a trekking peak involving no climbing 2 days include walking in crampons having an ice axe for protection (Nov to April). The itinerary was created for keen walkers, as the ascent is non technical, but involves a few really easy scrambling and snow slopes.
Day 1. Drive from Marrakech to Trek and Imlil to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley
Making the town behind we drive south now, towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass from the small town of Asni, from wherever our road starts climbing towards the foothills of the Massif. Below us the valley of the Oued Rhirhaia extends out into tiny villages and the distance hang on to the sides of the high hills as we meander
the way of ours towards the village of Imlil. Here we leave the car of ours and also, within the organization in our mountain guide, start the Toubkal trek 3 days of ours, proceeding along the Mizane Valley, initially towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Constructed on the moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the biggest village in the valley and offers a fascinating blend of classic terraced farming, gites plus roadways which appear to be completely gridlocked by cows and goats. For generations the area Berber villagers have been effective these lands, producing walnuts, potatoes, and corn from the strong landscape. Continuing east and also crossing the flood plain our path takes us along mule path and up into the higher rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we ultimately arrive at the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, that draws in pilgrims and visitors equally (although just Muslims can cross the stone bridge to check out the marabout shrine itself). The village rests besides a tiny waterfall, a jumbled bunch of houses which appear to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, zigzagging and also snaking the way of its around the
snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), the stop of ours of the evening. Approx 5hrs walking.
Day 2. Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal(4165m); go back to Imlil: Early this morning we create the try of ours on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, probably the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our path takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge after which heading across among the
mountains numerous scree fields, where we are going to have to negotiable a seemingly limitless carpet of rocks and boulders. The walking is pretty straightforward, but the altitude as well as the scree can make the going rather challenging in parts, nonetheless, the views across the way help make the journey more than worthy. Cresting the ridge line we find ourselves over the plateau, from in which it’s a brief hike to the vistas and the summit out throughout the surrounding landscape are amazing. From here but there are unrestricted scenery in each course, from the Marrakesh Plain on the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Sahara and the Anti Atlas. Pliny, the excellent Roman scholar, previously described the High Atlas Mountains as “the most incredible mountains in most of Africa” and from our vantage point high above the valley it’s simple to see exactly why. Retracing the actions of ours we then get back on the mountain and head back towards Imlil Before get to Marrakech.