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Climb Mount Toubkal (Winter)



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)


The Atlas Mountains

We have a slow-paced morning, enjoying a good breakfast & lunch in Marrakech, before transferring 1.5 hours across the Haouz Plain to Imlil. This mountain town is a starting point for many treks, with mule paths branching off in all directions. Here we start our ascent towards the mighty Mount Toubkal. We follow the river bed across some easy trekking paths to the village of Aroumd, where we spend the night in a comfortable mountain refuge. 


 Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Refuge


Toubkal Basecamp

After a filling breakfast, we climb gradually until we reach the tiny settlement of Sidi Chamharouch at (2,310 m) where we stop to rest. This village, nestled on a steep hillside, is home to a shrine and the tomb of the King of Jinns. We continue to climb 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.

The afternoon will be spent learning how to use our crampons and ice axes, testing them out on nearby snow with our guides. We will then have an early dinner, before getting some rest.


 Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping


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


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


Depart Morocco

We have our final breakfast in Marrakech. 

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