6 Days Trek Toubkal Circuit Via Lake Ifn

6 Days

Embark on a thrilling 6-day Toubkal Circuit Treks via Lake Ifni and explore the breathtaking scenery of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. will hike through different valleys of the High
Atlas Mountains, conquer various peaks and really get to know the lifestyle of the Berber people
living in the mountain villages.

In 6 days, you will travel through Morocco on foot. You will hike past forests, water mills, and mountain tops. From traditional Berber houses to mountain cottages. And from a delicious tajine for
a picnic to a fresh dinner with ingredients from the terraced crops, you’ll pass along the way.

A great manner to be in touch with nature and escape the busy city life for a week.
The best months for this hike are from April to October, though we also are happy to guide you
around in other months. When you plan to come in winter, make sure to pack enough warm clothing
for the nights. Toubkal Circuit Treks

Trip Highlights

  • A great outdoor experience in the High Atlas Mountains, offering panoramic views of the mountains and insight into the lifestyle of the Berber people living in the mountain villages.
  • A climb to Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa
  • Professional guidance and a mule carrying your luggage.
  • A round-trip from Marrakech, including your transportation

Itinerary

Toubkal Circuit Treks

Get ready for a week in nature! After breakfast, a driver picks you up from your hotel in Marrakech and brings you to the Imlil Valley. This is a place attracting lots of trekkers that will summit Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco. We meet with your guide and muleteer. Once all equipment is loaded, we start our hike along the valley towards Tacheddirt, a village about 8 km from Imlil. To get our legs ready for the coming days, we start climbing already at the beginning of the trail. We hike over the pass of Tizi N’Tamatert and descend again to the beautiful village of Ouaneskra. From here, we continue to Tacheddirt, the Berber village, where we will spend the night. Here we usually camp near the river or sleep in a traditional Berber house.

5 hours
Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the local family home.

Toubkal Circuit Treks

After breakfast, we will leave Tachaddirt Valley. A steep but steady climb brings us to the top of the mountain Tizi Likemt (3,555m). At this mountain pass, you will also have a great view of the peak of Mount Toubkal, the highest Mountain in Morocco. After we took some time to enjoy the view, we descended to Azib Likemt. In this village, the Berber nomads stay for 6 to 7 months per year. This also is where we will give our legs some rest and
spend the night.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Toubkal Circuit Treks

Today we have a long day of hiking ahead, though the trails make it a relatively easy day. After breakfast, we will continue our hike to the Amsouzert Valley. We will climb the mountain Tizi N’Ourai (3120m). From there, we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face, and the Ifni Dome (3,876m). The trail leads on toward Amsouzert Valley, one of the most striking villages in the region. This is where we will spend the night in a simple guesthouse.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the local family home.

Toubkal Circuit Treks

Today’s hike will be shorter than the other days. Plenty of time to take our time and enjoy the stunning views along the way! The trail will bring us past various traditional Berber villages, stunning viewpoints of Morocco’s highest peaks, and the great Ifni Lake. The Ifni Lake offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant piles of rubble. Its opalescent green color brings an unexpected spot of color to the southern slope of Toubkal. As we have an afternoon of rest, you can either swim in the lake or enjoy nature at our campsite.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Toubkal Circuit Treks

Today we will start hiking early: a long but amazing day ahead!
We will depart from the Ifni Lake to the mountain called Tizi N’Ouanoums. We climb to the top via a gorge that, in some places, can be quite narrow. Throughout the climb, we will have a view of the Ifni Lake. As the lake gets smaller and smaller, we will see the progress we are making in our hike to the top.
The peak of Tizi N’Ouanoums is a narrow rim between 2 rocks. A spectacular landscape as a reward for the climb! After we enjoyed the views, we had a long zigzaggy descent to the refuge of Mount Toubkal. Here stay, a lot of people will summit Morocco’s highest peak. The night we can either spend the time in the refuge or camp in the surrounding nature.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the Refuge.

Toubkal Treks

During the hike, we’ll conquer Morocco’s highest peak step by step. If the conditions are good, it should not take more than 2-3 hours to reach the summit. The climb is steady, without technical difficulty, on an easy stone path. We’ll summit and enjoy the stunning views from the top of the mountain. All the way from the plains of Haouz in the north, the Ifni Lake, and the endless horizon towards Ouarzazate and the desert. The descent is about 5 hours and leads us past the Marabou called Sidi Chamharouch. The descent is made by the same route and, from the refuge, after lunch, return to Imlil. The driver is waiting in the village to return to Marrakech and drop you at your accommodation late afternoon. 8 hours of walking.

8 hours
Breakfast, Lunch

The Trip Cost Includes

  • A local guide.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food.
  • Mule for luggage.
  • Transportation.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airport transfers.
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water.
  • Tips.
  • Sleeping bags.
What equipment should I bring?

Winter season (Nov – Mar)
Winter can be quite cold on Mt Toubkal, with temperatures on the summit going as low as -20°C. March starts to warm up with a higher chance of rain.

Early/late season (Apr-May & Oct)
Temperatures at lower altitudes can reach 26°C, with little chance of rain. The summit can still go as low as -10°C with wind chill.

Summer (Jun-Sep)
June has a higher chance of rain but still stays warm. July to Sept are the hottest months with temperatures at the lowest altitudes reaching 30°C. The summit of Toubkal can be as low as -10°C with wind chill

Here are the documents and clothing/items you’ll need to bring:
Documents:
• Passport & visa (if needed)
• Travel insurance details
• Boarding passes for flights
Clothing:
• 2 base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
• Fleece/soft-shell jacket
• Waterproof jacket
• Insulated jacket for warmth, if possible (from e.g. Rab, Alpkit, Mountain Equipment)
• Underwear
• Base-layer trousers (optional)
• Trekking Trousers
• Waterproof trousers
• Shorts
• 2 pairs of thick wool hiking socks
• Warm Gloves and Hat
• Walking Boots
Other:
• Large rucksack for the mules/porters
• Daysack (25-35L)
• 3L of water bottles (minimum)
• Sunglasses
• Suncream
• Sunhat
• Insect repellent
• Glasses/contact lenses (if needed)
• Sleeping bag (2-3 seasons)
• Bathroom items including travel towel
• Electronics – Head torch, phone & charger
• Lip balm
• Book/mp3 player (optional)
• Walking poles
Most of that equipment can be rented locally in Imlil:
• Crampons : £5 / Day/pair
• Ice Axe : £3 /day
• Walking boots: £5 /day
• Sleeping bags: £ 2.5 /day
• Rain Jackets: £ 3 /day
• Walking Poles: £ 3 /day/pair
• Backpacks: £ 3/day
• Stoves: £ 2/day

Do I need to carry all my stuff up the mountain?

The local guides utilize mules to transport your primary baggage, cooking equipment, and food are carried by the mule, leaving you to carry only a rucksack with whatever you need close at hand for the days.
NB: Left luggage or unnecessary luggage can be left safely in our storage in Imlil till you come back from the trek.

FOOD ON THE TREK?

The meals served during the trek are prepared by the Berber muleteers and consist of fresh and healthy ingredients. A typical breakfast may include jam, bread, cookies, fruit, juice, butter, coffee, and milk. For lunch, you can expect a salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, fish (sardines, tuna), and seasonal fruit. Dinner often includes soup, classic Moroccan tajine, couscous, olives, nuts, and fruit.

If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, don’t worry, we can cater to your needs. Just inform us of your requirements when you confirm your booking, and we will ensure that your meals are prepared accordingly. Additionally, please remind your guide and cook of any dietary requirements on the first day of the trek to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

How much tip to expect?

For the guides, you can tip between 30£ to 50£ for the whole trip.
For porters, you may expect 15 to 20£ per porter.
For the cook around 30£
For drivers and hotel staff, you can leave 10£.

NB: these amounts are approx but it is up to your satisfaction.

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6 Days Trek Toubkal Circuit Via Lake Ifn
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From $270.00
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  • A pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation in Marrakesh. If you stay in the medina, we’ll pick you up from the closest point that is accessible for vehicles.
  • Will be a mix of camping, gites, and mountain huts.
  • Vegeterian, Non Vegeterian and Vegan
  • English and French and local Berber
  • A local Guided
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