Atlas Mountains in Morocco: Toubkal Peak

Start :

Marrakech

Duration :

6 Days

End :

Marrakech

Languages :

English, Francais

Hiking the Atlas Mountains and Toubkal Peak

The Best Adventure Hiking in the Mountains of Morocco

Hiking in the Atlas Mountains and conquering the mighty Toubkal Peak is an awe-inspiring adventure that combines breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and a thrilling physical challenge. Located in Morocco, the Atlas Mountains stretch across the country and offer an incredible playground for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The Atlas Mountains, known for their dramatic peaks, deep valleys, and picturesque villages, provide a stunning backdrop for trekking adventures. As you embark on your journey, you’ll be greeted by rugged terrain, lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks. The diversity of the landscape ensures that each step you take will be filled with wonder and amazement.

the Best Experience Hiking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco:

At the heart of the Atlas Mountains; lies the crown jewel, Toubkal Mountain. Standing proudly at 4,167 meters (13,671 feet), it is the highest peak in North Africa and a sought-after conquest for hikers and mountaineers. Scaling Toubkal requires a good level of fitness and determination, but the reward is beyond words. The summit offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including the vast Sahara Desert on one side and the beautiful valleys on the other.

To embark on a trek to Toubkal, the most common starting point is the village of Imlil, which serves as a gateway to the High Atlas range. From here, the journey takes you through traditional Berber villages, where you can experience the local communities’ warm hospitality and rich cultural traditions. The Berber people have inhabited the region for centuries and have a deep connection with the mountains, making your trek a physical challenge and an opportunity to immerse yourself in their way of life.

As you ascend higher into the mountains, the trails become steeper and more challenging. The ascent typically takes two to three days, depending on the route and the pace you choose. Along the way, you’ll encounter spectacular landscapes, including alpine meadows, rocky slopes, and snowfields. Your trek will be accompanied by experienced guides who are familiar with the routes and can provide valuable insights into the local flora, fauna, and geography.

Getting to The Peak Of Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains:

Reaching the peak of Toubkal is a moment of triumph and accomplishment. Standing on the peak, you’ll feel a sense of exhilaration and awe as you take in the breathtaking vistas and reflect on the incredible journey you’ve undertaken. The descent back to Imlil allows you to appreciate the beauty of the mountains from a different perspective, and the memories of your trek will stay with you for a lifetime.

It’s important to note that trekking in the Atlas Mountains and climbing Toubkal requires proper preparation and equipment. It is advisable to go with a reputable tour operator or hire an experienced guide who can ensure your safety and provide the necessary support. And, weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to pack appropriate clothing, including warm layers and sturdy footwear.

Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or a first-time trekker, exploring the Atlas Mountains and conquering Toubkal Peak offers an unforgettable adventure. The combination of stunning natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge, makes it a truly unique and rewarding experience. So lace up your boots, embrace the spirit of adventure, and embark on a journey that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Overview of the Trekking Mountains in Morocco

This trekking tour offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters with Berber villages, challenging hikes, and the ultimate achievement of reaching the summit of Toubkal Peak. It’s an adventure that allows you to immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and rich traditions of the Atlas Mountains. Contact us for further details on the trekking experience.

Highlights of this Trekking Mountains experience in the Atlas Mountains

  • Visit the village of Imlil
  • Trek Imi-Oughlad
  • Explore Berber Villages
  • Cross over Tizi n-Labour Pass
  • Trek Imsker and Gliz mountains
  • Climb the peak of Oukimden 
  • Experience snowboarding
  • Spend the night in Toubkal Refuge
  • Trek the peak of Toubkal
  • Trek the Atlas Valley
  • Spend the night at the Matat Valley
  • Climb Toubkal Peak 

Program of Atlas Mountains Trekking in Morocco

Day1: Marrakech – Imi – Oughlad – Imsker – Gliz (Km 54)

Our trekking tour in the Atlas starts from Marrakech and will take about 5-6 hours. You will pick you up, and head towards Imi Oughlad, a beautiful village located in the mountains in the region of Marrakech and near the famous village of Imlil. We will see the Imenane Valley then we trek slowly to the Tizi n Lbour (over 2000m above sea). We will have a pause for lunch at Imeskar Village (a Berber village in the mountains). After that, we continue to cross the small valley surrounded by several huge walnut trees. The trekking to the next village of Tinghar is easy and no need for technical materials. You can stop wherever you wish to take pictures until we reach the village of Gliz where we will spend the night.

Day2: Gliz – Oukaimeden – Tizi n Addi – Tachdirth

One of the famous peaks in the Atlas Mountains is the Tizi-n-Oukaimden an altitude of 2600 to 3200 above the sea. So, our adventure for today will be a great one. We will hike the mountains enjoying the gorgeous view of the Ousrtik Valley. The mountains belong to the famous Toubkal series which has the highest peak in Morocco. Okaimden is known for snowboarding, after enjoying the experience, we will have a pause for lunch. Later, you will continue trekking to see the impressive Valley of the High Atlas near the Berber village of Tachddirt where we will have the overnight. 

Today’s trek takes 6 hours

Day 3: Tachdirth – Ikkis – Tizi N’aguersiwal – Aguersiwal – Matat

Day three of our trekking adventure in the Atlas Mountains (Tobkal). After breakfast, we set off on a trekking tour to the Assif Imnane Valley. On our way, we will cross over several Berber  Towns. Before we reach our destination, we will stop at the Tizi N’ageursiwal (2000m of altitude), which offers breathtaking views made of mountains series and a beautiful valley. When you explore the site and take some pictures, we will continue the trekking to the village of Aguersiwal where we will have a Berber lunch and get refreshed. The next destination and the last one for today’s trekking is the valley of Matat, where we will spend the night and have dinner. 

Today’s trek takes 5 hours (easy trekking)

Day 4: Matat – Tizi Oudite – Azib n Tamsoult

The region is full of beautiful valleys and impressive mountains which make it the best destination for trekking and climbing adventures. After breakfast in Matat, you will start a new 6-hour trek to reach the Azib n-Tamsoult Village. But the first stop is Azzadene Valley, another breathtaking valley. Then, you will have the opportunity to pass over Tizi Oudite Pass (at 2,250m of altitude). Also, you will discover the Ait Aissa Village and Tizi Oussm Village, then you arrive at  Azib n’Tansoult. The Azib n Tamsoult is located in the middle of Toubkal Park at an altitude of 2250m. It’s great to spend the night here enjoying the gorgeous views.

Today’s trek takes 6 hours (easy trekking)

Day 5: Azib n Tamsoult – Tizi Agelzim – Toubkal Refuge

Today, you will wake up early to watch the panoramic sunrise between mountains then you prepare for today’s trekking adventure. When you get ready, we will head to explore the Ighouliden waterfalls situated next to the Azzadene Valley. Our peak destination for today is Toubkal Refuge at 3207m of altitude it was built by a professional climber and mountains lover from the village of Imlil. The refuge can receive more than 180 guests. After we take our lunch, we will get out of Toubkal Refuge to discover the sight and experience snowboarding. The sunset here is just breathtaking. You will spend the night in the Toubkal Refuge.

Today’s trek takes 6 hours

Day 6: Toubkal refuge – Toubkal Summit – Toubkal Refuge – Imlil – Marrakech

Today is the last day of our trekking experience in the Atlas Mountains but the most adventurous one. We will continue to hike the Toubkal peak (4,167m) from where you could live memorable moments. The peak offers a panoramic view made of clouds so you feel yourself touching the sky also you can see the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert from there. Then, we get back to the Toubkal Refuge to take our luggage and from there we head via Imlil village to arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. 

Today’s trek and drive takes 9 hours

What is Included

  • All-night accommodations.
  • Private vehicle from and back to Marrakech.
  • Hiking the Atlas Mountains
  • Free stops when you want.
  • Lunches and picnic.
  • Dinners and Breakfasts
  • Water

excluded

  • Tips.
  • Extra.

Prices Per Person