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Berber Village Trek

Toubkal and the Berber Villages

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The Toubkal and the Berber Villages trek is available from the end of April to early October

The Moroccan High Atlas mountain’s offer many attainable summits, including the enigmatic J’bel Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in North Africa. The mountain gives its name to the National Park in which it lies – its beauty and accessibility making it a very attractive proposition. But their popularity is beginning to make them busy and, outside of the winter season, swarms of trekkers sometime gather on the more popular footpaths. If you can spare a couple of extra days, this remote trek will give you the solitude you've been looking for!  

Leave the crowds behind, dear reader, and follow this deserted mountain path to Toubkals summit!

   

Day 1: Arrival to Marrakech and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Tiziane: In the morning we leave Marrakech in our private minibus and meet the mules and cook at Imioughlad. Here we begin the trek by crossing a 2000m passand dropping down into the village of Tiziane. 4hr 30 min walk. Camp.

Day 3: We start the day early to avoid the sun during the ascent of the Teouti pass, 2400m. We take lunch in the village of Assaka and then follow the path to the village of Tizgi, where we set up camp. 6hr walk.

Day 4: Today we hike along beautiful, wild, landscapes of the Toubkal range. After the morning ascent, we descend to the valley of the river Azaden, where we have lunch.  We then climb to the remote campsite at Azib Tamsoult, at 2,250m. 6hr walk.

Day 5: The toughest day of the trek. Ahead of us we have the demanding ascent to the Aguelzim pass, at 3450m.  The ascent is long but progressive. Once on the pass we will be able to admire the summit of Toubkal.  We then descend towards the Toubkal base camp, at 3200m. 6hr 30min walk. Camp.

Day 6: Toubkal ascent. Start early to ensure that we get the best of the weather and the views. If conditions allow, we will ascend by the North Cwm and descend by the South Cwm to add variety to the climb. After tea at the refuge, walk to Armed where a vehicle will be waiting. Gite. 7 hrs walk.

Day 7: Return to Marakech. Services end.