Trek Jebel Toubkal
Trekking in the Atlas is not to be passed up. The experience will reward you with some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.
Morocco offers exceptional trekking opportunities.
Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech and explore this amazing city and its souks.
Day 2: Marrakech - Imlil - Toubkal Refuge
After an early breakfast at the hotel in Marrakech, our driver will pick you up and take you to the heart of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, the trek starts from Imlil (1740m), a small Berber village located at 1740m above the sea level, at 67km on the south west of Marrakech, here you will meet the team who will accompany you during this amazing adventure, the driver will drop you off in the village, the muleteers will deal with your luggage, food & all other equipments that we usually provide for our clients, within half an hour you start the walk with an experienced mountain guide through the Berber villages following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine Sidi Chamhrouch (2500m) where you will have your picnic lunch prepared in advance by our cook, after lunch & a short break, continue towards the refuge (3200m), as the mules walks faster, the muleteers & cook, will pass over & will be waiting for you at the hut or camp, get a tasty mint tea upon arrival while you will enjoying the scenic Mountain surrounded the based camp.
The hot shower is available to clean your body and be ready for the next day.
Option: the night could be spent on the tent but in summer time.
Day 2/3: Toubkal refuge - Toubkal Summit - Imlil
Wake up early to avoid the sunny way, breakfast around 5.00am and start the ascent climb at 5.30am, each one of you may need to pack his own pack-lunch, step by step until you get to the point above the hut where you have a short break with nuts, water & oranges etc..
After 3h/4h walking up the hill, you will be able to see all the high atlas mountains like a view from the air, stunning view of the green valleys & Berber villages, a break of 45min on the summit will allow to take pictures & enjoy the views before heading down to the hut, a diversify lunch will be ready for you there. After lunch you walk down hill towards Imlil by the same route but you have an option to stay on the hut 2nd night or a hotel in Imlil depending to your flight time & holiday schedule (to be informed in advance if needed).
Pick up from Imlil and return to your Riad in Marrakech to spend an extra day to explore the city.
Day 4/5: Depart
PRICE: £500 without flights
Trek the Sahara Desert
"YOU HAVE TO GET LOST BEFORE YOU CAN BE FOUND."
The name itself conjures up romantic images of vast unending sands, desert oasis, and the night sky. If visitors to Morocco really want to lose themselves and get away from it all; there is no more extreme way than to set off across the great desert by foot and spending the evenings camped out under the "hotel of 1000 stars".
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora – Faija
At 8 AM we leave Marrakech, driving through the spectacular Tizi n’ Tichka Pass (2260m above sea level). This beautiful mountain road has unforgettable scenery and is the highest road in Chegaga trekking 7 Days / 5 Nights the country. We continue through the towns of Ouarzazate and Zagora, enjoying the palm groves and local villages. Our direction changes just before the famous sign “52 Days to Timbuktu” and we continue along the plateau of Faija. We overnight at a camp in Faija.
Day 2: Faija – Oum Laachar-Pass – Oued Mhasser.
After breakfast and loading the camels, we start our hike by crossing the pass of Oum Laachar. We continue along a dry river and pass a hidden oasis between the mountains. We continue with short climbs and descents till we reach our camp on the river bank of Oued Mhasser. About a 5 hour trek.
Day 3: Oued Mhasser – Chegagacamping in desert – Chegaga –
Today we start walking along the river of Oued Mhasser and cross a pebbly desert. If it’s clear, we can begin to see the great dunes of Chegaga, which appear more impressive the closer we get. We join our team in camp on a plateau and enjoy an amazing sunset over the dunes. As the stars come out, we relax in traditional tents and have a tasty meal around the campfire. About 5 hours walk.
Day 4: Dunes of Chegaga – Dunes of Bougarne
If you wake up early, you can enjoy a breathtaking sunrise on the dunes before breakfast, after which, we continue our trek. We cross a dry lake and rocky desert to reach Oued Laatach (‘river of thirst’) and along the way see nomad camps with their flock of goats. We cross another rocky desert to reach our camp near the dunes of Bougarne. These dunes are smaller than those of Chegaga , but still provide panoramic views across the landscape as we watch hiking in desert – Chegaga – www.adrartravel.comthe sun set. About 5 hours of walking.
Day 5: Dunes of Bougarne – Oued Naam
Our trek today starts across a rocky desert plateau, which gives a mineral edge to the landscape. After a long walk, we arrive in our camp next to Oued Naam, with its famous well. We can have a wash, but must be conscious of this fragile resource. About 5.5 hour walk.
Day 6: Oued Naam – Mhamid – Marrakech
We depart very early because we have a long trip back to Marrakech. We trek across a plateau of small dunes and then a forest of Tamaris. Around noon, we arrive in the village of Mhamid, the last village before the vast Sahara. We say goodbye to our team of camel drivers and drive back to hiking in desert -2- Chegaga – www.adrartravel.comMarrakech, passing through Zagora and Ouarzazate. We overnight in Marrakech before full departure the following day. About 4 hours walk.
Day 7: Return flight
Transfer to the Marrakech airport for your return flight according schedule.
PRICE: £975 Without flights