Toubkal ascent
An extraordinary hike in the heart of Morocco, which ends with the ascent of Toubkal (4167 m), the highest point in North Africa.
Toubkal 2 days

2 Days Toubkal climb:

  1.  Day : Marrakech – Imlil – Refuge.
  2. Day : Refuge – Summit – Imlil.

 

 

 

 

 

Toubkal 3 days

3 Days Toubkal & Berber villages:

  1. Day : Marrakech – Oukaimeden –  Imlil.
  2. Day : Imlil – Chamharouch – Refuge.
  3. Day : Refuge – Summit – Imlil.

 

 

 

Toubkal 5 days

4 Days Toubkal & Berber villages:

  1. Day : Marrakech – Imlil – Refuge.
  2. Day : Refuge – Toubkal Summit  – lepiney refuge.
  3. Day :  lepiney refuge – Tamsoult  – Azzaden Valley.
  4. Day : Azzaden Valley – Imlil Valley – Marrakech.
Toubkal 5 days imnane v

5 Days Toubkal & Berber villages:

  1. Day : Marrakech – Imlil – Refuge.
  2. Day : Refuge – Toubkal Summit  – lepiney refuge.
  3. Day :  lepiney refuge – Tamsoult  – Azzaden Valley.
  4. Day : Azzaden Valley – Imlil Valley .
  5. Day : Imlil Valley – Ikes – Agersioual – Marrakech.
 
 
 

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Toubkal 6 days imnane v

6 Days Toubkal & Berber villages:

  1. Day : Marrakech – Imlil – Refuge.
  2. Day : Refuge – Toubkal Summit  – lepiney refuge.
  3. Day :  lepiney refuge – Tamsoult  – Azzaden Valley.
  4. Day : Azzaden Valley – Imlil Valley .
  5. Day : Imlil Valley – Ikes – Imsker.
  6. Day :
    Imsker – Lbour village – Marrakech.

 

 

 

Toubkal 6 days imnane v

8 Days Toubkal & Berber villages:

  1. Day : Marrakech – Imlil – Refuge.
  2. Day : Refuge – Toubkal Summit  – lepiney refuge.
  3. Day :  lepiney refuge – Tamsoult  – Azzaden Valley.
  4. Day : Azzaden Valley – Imlil Valley .
  5. Day : Imlil Valley – Ikes – Imsker.
  6. Day : Imsker – Lbour village – Imi Oughlad.
  7. Day : Imi Oughlad – Azzaden valley.
  8. Day : Azzaden valley – Ouirgan – Marrakech.
Toubkal National Park is a national park in the High Atlas region of Morocco. It’s best known for Jbel Toubkal, the continent’s highest mountain outside.
Imlil Valley is a good starting point for a trekking holiday or for climbing Mt Toubkal the highest mountain in North Africa (4,167m). Imlil
Toubkal trekking ascent

THE TOUBKAL NATIONAL PARK

While traveling in the High Atlas, trekkers and hikers will naturally venture into the Jebel Toubkal National Park, the highest mountain in North Africa (4167m). Many hiking opportunities are available to you: the park has an exceptional natural diversity! Traveling through vast forests of holm oaks, cedars and junipers, you will encounter contrasting landscapes of plateaus and cliffs, overlooking the fertile valleys of Ourika, N’Fiss or Sous.

EXCURSION TO DJEBEL TOUBKAL

Go on an excursion by the mule track that leads to the Neltner refuge at 3200 meters above sea level. It takes about 4 to 5 hours. From here you can start climbing Mount Toubkal. For those who wish to try this climb, we advise you to call a mountain guide, and to take a mule of portage. In winter be very careful because snow conditions can be a real danger when you do not know the terrain. From the refuge, you will take the path that climbs up on the slopes of this gigantic massif. You will discover exceptional panoramas on all the reliefs of the High Atlas. It takes about 3h of climb before reaching the summit of Toubkal. We advise you to do this two day trek: spend the night at the shelter and start climbing the next morning.

DISCOVER THE VILLAGES OF TOUBKAL

From the valley of Immane, a nice excursion of about 5 hours will lead you to the discovery of charming villages perched on the mountainside. The valley offers a superb panoramic view of the Toubkal peaks and the surrounding mountains. Pass the Tacheddirt pass to reach the village of the same name. You can spend the night at the cottage or opt for the bivouac. Then leave for 6 hours walk towards Imlil, the largest village in the massif. This is a great starting point for many hikes, spend at least 2 days! Since Imlil, do not miss the climb to the village of Aremd. That’s where you go to Tizi Mzik. You can admire very different views of the surrounding mountains. Finally descend to the village of Tizi Oussem where you can spend the night (cottage or camp) Since Aremd it takes 5 to 6 hours of walking.

USEFUL INFORMATION

The best time to hike in the Toubkal region is from April to October, the climate is very pleasant and the conditions are more gentle. During the day the temperature does not exceed 30 ° C in summer, count between 15 ° C and 25 ° in the spring and Autumn. The nights are very mild, between 15 ° C and 20 ° C.

These are hikes without significant technical difficulty. Throughout the journey your luggage can be transported by the mules. Be aware however that the difference in altitude can be important: equipped with walking shoes, beautiful physical sensations await you!

The Toubkal National Park is located about fifty kilometers from Marrakech and about 70km from Ouarzazate. From the Ourika valley you can also get there through Setti Fatma which is located at the north-east limit of the National Park.

THE MOST Trip:
• The crossing of Oukaimeden Toubkal
• The ascent of Toubkal (4167m), the highest point in North Africa
• The high mountain atmosphere and the highest villages of the Atlas
• The bivouacs of altitude, the beautiful lake of altitude of Ifni
The highest point in North Africa, Toubkal is surrounded by giant foothills, none of which drops below 3000m. The routes of penetration are not lacking, and this massif is the most accessible of the High Atlas, close to Marrakech and its medina. This week-long hike is a true altitude trekking. Of classic invoice, it allows a beautiful sporty hike with the ascent, of an affordable level, Toubkal (4167m), the high point of this hike.
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More About Toubkal

 

 

 

 

Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa. It reaches 4167 meters above sea level. Located 63 kilometers from Marrakech, it is visible from this city. Many hikes are possible in the massif. From family hiking to mountain running, all levels will find their account, the massif has a large number of varied routes.

 

The area is accessible and one of the most picturesque of all the High Atlas. Treks are usually done with muleteers. Summer is the ideal season for hiking, snow and snow melted. However, brief and violent storms can occur.

 

The ascent of Jebel Toubkal, also called the roof of North Africa, is not very difficult technically. It will however be necessary to count with the efforts made at 4000 meters of altitude. Two refuges are placed under the summit at 3 hours of walking, at 3200 meters altitude. From the top, a wide panorama will reward you for the trouble of your climb. To the south, you will contemplate the vast landscapes of the Atlas and all the Great South. As you turn, it is Marrakech that you will observe, and still turning a little, it is the Jebel M’Goun located 150 kilometers away that will offer to your view.

 

The number of hikers has changed the lives of mountain dwellers living in the massif, mainly Berbers. Many have become guides, hosts, muleteers, cooks. It is Imlil, the last village accessible by road that benefits the most tourist lamanne. A two-day walk from Jebel, it is about to become the Moroccan Chamonix. The guides can take you to another remarkable place: the Ifni lake, which you can reach by passing the Tizi n’Ouanoums pass.

 

Dark rocks of volcanic origin are found on Jebel Toubkal. Andesites and rhyolites rub shoulders. You will also be able to observe the traces of the last glaciation in the refuges of Jebel: this valley was occupied by the longest glacier of the Atlas, 5 kilometers long.

 

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MOROCCO – Extract / To the Travelers of the World. G.Clastres

The first magic of Morocco is its accessibility. Past Spain and the ocean, we find ourselves in a world totally exotic, where shadows and lights play the contradictions of a country that hesitates … Tradition and modernity, plains and mountains, cities and deserts, everything seems to answer each other, like the women we see veiled in the shadows of the houses and who, in the evening, come out in evening dress.

 

Thirty-three million Moroccans, more than a third (40%) of whom are Berbers, “Imazighen” or “free men”, form on the map a crescent between Tangier and Tafraoute. The Rifains (speaker of the northern dialect) and Chleuh (southern dialect) of the Sous plain and the Dra and Dades valleys are the oldest. The Arabs will come later, in the seventh century. Some will first go to Andalusia where their religious influence will leave such splendors as the Alhambra of Granada. All will adopt Islam, a tolerant Islam, like a country that has a large Jewish community during the Second World War. Today, most of them have emigrated to Israel. Only three to eight miles would remain in the whole country.

 

For a long time, Morocco has been a moderate country that has avoided the pitfalls of radical Islam, perhaps, as Mohamed Tozy, a renowned analyst of the national political system, writes, because this country has always had traditions of debate. between brotherhoods, favoring written support for preaching in mosques. In fact, we find here a relatively flexible press, forgetting this censorship of the tempting image (slightly naked woman) and, even if the most rigorous complain, it is not rare now to see in large cities of young Moroccan show themselves in miniskirts on the arms of their fiance.

 

Nevertheless, like an increasingly tense international news, it is becoming difficult for the country to escape Islamic pressure. In recent years, many activists have been arrested. In addition, the diet remains “hard”. On May 2, 2007, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, an American NGO, reported that Morocco was one of the countries where freedom of the press had deteriorated the most. And, in fact, four years after the Casablanca bombings, the Islamic question dominates political debates. Now, the news is hot. In September 2007, the victory of the legislative elections has nevertheless escaped the PJD (Party of Justice and Development), a rising party whose leaders develop disturbing Islamic theses.

 

Mohammed Tozy [1] states: “Rather than a rise in Islamism, Morocco is suffering from a rise in conservatism due to collective anxiety over a loss of landmarks and identity. In March 2007, a poll commissioned by the American Institute IRI announced that 47% of Moroccan voters would not exclude to give their votes to the PJD. In fact, Moroccans are also tired of corruption, parties without influence and the gap between the rich and the poor that keeps growing. Thus, while new upstarts build their fortunes by speculating and investing where labor is cheap, the public education system is in shambles and the public health sector is sorely lacking in means. Two worlds face each other, on one side, the privileged, attending the best schools inaccessible to the most deprived, on the other, the “vulgum pecum”, forced to fend for survival.

 

In addition, in a country that seeks its modernity in the eyes of the outside world, Morocco is and remains above all a society of men. Obviously, this does not prevent many breaches to be created, such as these women who have always played tricks to loosen some of the social shackles. Thus, caught between the walls of silence of the interior courtyards, the beautiful ones quickly transformed the terraces of the houses, sheltered from the prying eyes, in as many escapes to communicate between them, when it was not about these “loves suspended “as they were practiced in Fez in the past, alluding to the romantic escapades of the bourgeoisie …