Toubkal Circuit Via Lake Ifni - 7 days

Code: 7IFNI
7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS
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Tour Overview

The Toubkal Circuit Trek consists of 6 days trekking in the Atlas Mountains, combining beautiful panoramas with the time to explore Berber villages and culture. From the first day of trekking you will be immersed in everyday Berber life watching the locals working in their terraced fields and tending to their animals. This itinerary involves early starts and strenuous trekking days, moving from camp to camp each day but you will be rewarded with many fine photo opportunities, in particular at the summit of Jebel Toubkal 4167m. At the end of the day you will be able to relax in village cafes and enjoy a cup of mint tea or paddle alongside refreshing rivers and the turquoise shores of Lac d ifni 2295m.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From Airport or Your Hotel/Riad
DEPARTURE TIME At 9h AM from the Hotel/Riad
INCLUDED
Transport pick us from Marrakech and get us back to Marrakech.
Accommodations ( Type of Accommodation )
All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Mules to carry your luggage during days of the trek

English French speaking guide / Local Guide
NOT INCLUDED
Travel Inssurance
Guide gratuity

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Airport in Marrakech-Transfer to Hotel in Marrakech

we will meet you in the airport and transfer you to Accommodation in Marrakech about 30 minutes , in this arrival day no activities are planed, So we will have just dinner together and discuss the first days of our trip.

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Day 2: Marrakech - Imlil - Tacheddirt

We will pickup you from hotel in Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil village, Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, Here We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 10kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi Tamatert (2,279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouanesskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (3,000m), where we generally camp.

Approx : 5-6 hours walking

Accommodation : Camp

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Day 3: Tacheddirt - Azib Likemt :

Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi N Likemt (3,555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib N Likemt, where we camp for the night.

Approx :6/7hours total walking

Accommodation: Camp

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Day 4: Azib Likemt - Tizi n'Ourai - Amsouzert :

This long, but relatively easy, day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. From Tizi Ououraine (3,120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3,876m). The trail leads on towards Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night – dormitory-style - in a simple village Gite.

Approx :7hours total walking

Accommodation : guest House

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Day 5: Amsouzert - Ifni Lake :

West of Amsouzert are several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the massif. It is a memorable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp tonight in this area.

Approx: 4 to 5hours total walking

Accommodation: Camp

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Day 6: Ifni Lake - Nelter Hut :

By now we should be both fit and acclimatized, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At length we reach the pass at Tizi n'Ouanoums (3,664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside).

Approx : 6 to 7hours total walking

Accommodation : Toubkal refuge

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Day 7: Mt. Toubkal Summit - Imlil -transfer back to Marrakech

We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit. If conditions are good it should take no more than 2-3 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy expansive views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base, we then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd Village, before following the Mizane River, along a well-forested trail, to the trailhead at Imlil. If you are staying in Marrakech, you will be taken there by car at the end of the day.

Approx: 9 to 10hours total walking

Accommodation : hotel in Marrakech

Highlights

  • Climb ascent of the highest mountain in North Africa - Toubkal (4167m)
  • Acclimatization walks amid beautiful remote Berber villages
  • Magnificent panoramic views from the summit of Mt Toubkal
  • Explore varied scenery from every peak and valley of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Trek through remote villages and discover the traditional Berber way of life
  • Hike through many berber villages in Toubkal National Park.
  • Explore berber villages in Toubkal Nation Park.

Tour Price

  • Group 2 people : 400€/person
  • Group 3 people : 400€/person
  • Group 4 - 7 people : 390€/person
  • Group 8 - 12 people : 385€/person.

What to Take

  • We recommend packing the following items:
  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Head torch / headlamp
  • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended