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climb Mount Toubkal

itinerary

DAY 1

Arrive in Marrakech

We meet the group and Action Challenge guides at our hotel in central Marrakech. This evening we meet with our local guides who give us a detailed briefing on the challenge ahead.  

Meals: L,D*   Accom: Flight / Hotel *   *(dependent on flight schedule)

DAY 2

The Atlas Mountains and Basecamp

We wake early for breakfast and transfer (1.5 hours) across the Haouz Plain to the Atlas Mountains where we start our trek from the village of Imlil. Here we start our ascent towards the mighty Mount Toubkal. Leaving the river below, we climb gradually until reaching the tiny settlement of Chamharouch at (2,310 m) where we stop for lunch. We continue to climb during the afternoon until we reach the base of Mount Toubkal where the surrounding environment is barren and rocky. We arrive at the Neltner refuge to a welcoming cup of mint tea and excellent Berber hospitality.

 

 Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 3

Toubkal Summit

A long but exhilarating day of trekking through majestic scenery awaits. After an early start we begin to climb. Our guides will lead us through the hidden valleys and up to the rarified atmosphere on the higher reaches of Mount Toubkal. We reach the summit before midday and are rewarded with truly magnificent views over the surrounding Atlas Mountains. We eat a well-deserved lunch before spending the afternoon descending back down to our camp at the Neltner refuge. Tonight we sleep well after an exhausting day.

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

DAY 4

Descend and Marrakech

Today, after breakfast we start our final descent out of the Atlas Mountains and back to the village of Imlil where we meet our transfer vehicles that will take us back to Marrakech. We have free time to explore this fascinating city, to visit the souks and try your hand at haggling for leather bags and enjoy the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, alive with food stalls, musicians and snake charmers. Alternatively, a visit to the famous historical site of Medersa Ben Youssef or the Koutoubia Minaret will give you a glimpse of the stunning Islamic architecture found in Morocco. In the evening we have a special congratulatory meal at a restaurant where the celebrations will go on well into the night!

 

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

DAY 5

Depart Morocco

We have our final breakfast in Marrakech. 

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