3 Days Toubkal Trek and 3 days Sahara Trip

Description

3 Days Toubkal Trek and 3 days Sahara Trip – Express Toubkal Trek & Sahara Desert Tour – Toubkal & Camels Ride

Amazing combination Tour, 3 days Toubkal trek and 3 days desert trip which will take you to Imlil town, the point from where you will hike & explore Atlas Mountain on the following days to get to fulfill your dreams to visit the Sahara Desert dunes by camels in Marzouga.


Itinerary

DAY One: MARRAKECH – IMLIL 1700M – TOUBKAL REFUGE 3207M

After breakfast we have 1h 30 drives to Imlil village, and we will begin the trek. Heading along the Ait Mizane Valley, we first pass Aremd village and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route take us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline in ( in winter ) and the Toukbal Refuge (3207m), our stop for the night, Approx 4 to 5hrs walking. Height difference 1507m between Imlil and Toubkal hut.

Day Two: TOUBKAL REFUGE 3207M – TOUBKAL SUMMIT 4167M – TOUBKAL HUT 3207M

Very early in the morning, you will start to climb this beautiful summit that is the Toubkal, the highest 4167m, a grandiose panorama North Africa in the south or Siroua lies, the only mountainous massif in Morocco with the cultivation of saffron, west of M (goun where the brightness is clear, all the plain of Haouz and all the surrounding peaks and then down to Refugio accommodation.) 6 hours walks.

Day Three: REFUGE TOUBKAL 3207M - RAS SUMMIT AND TIMESGUIDA OUANKIM 4089M - AREMD 1940M

Breakfast at the refuge and climb to the tops of Timesguida 4089m and Ras 4080m, you leave the shelter in the direction of Tizi n Ouagane. Before reaching the hill, turn right which will take you easily to the slopes of the east edge. From here, we reach the summit of Ras 4083m; we return to the slopes and turn off to the southwest to follow the easy hill to the 3965m pass that separates the summits of Ras and Timesguida. We climb the slopes to the top of Timesguida 4088m. After, return to the refuge for lunch and continue the descent. Accommodation in Aremd 1940m. 9 to 10 hours of walking

Day Four: AROUMD VILLAGE – TIZI N’TICHKA – TELOUAT KASBAH – AIT BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZAT – GORGE DADES

First we cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas Mountains. You will pass through many Berbers villages, and once in the desert, riverside oasis and barren hillsides are clustered with Kasbahs. After lunch we drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley, valley of a thousand Kasbahs. Overnight in Dades.

Day Five: GORGE DADES – MERZOUGA DESERT

After breakfast we drive to Todra Gorge and after a short stop there we drive on to "Auberge" at the dunes of Erg Chebbi We will arrive there around 4 and after a short break you will ride camels into the dunes, where you will spend the night in Berbers tents. After seeing a beautiful sunset you will enjoy a fantastic dinner.

Day Six: MERZOUGA DESERT - MARRAKECH

After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site you will ride the camels back to the Auberge from there it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech, again via Tichka pass.

THIS TREK AVAILABLE FOR FOUR SEASONS


Cost

6 Days combined trek – 3 days Toubkal trekking & 3 days Sahara desert trip (Nov to end Mai)

  • 325€ per person based on 4 to 6 persons
  • 220€ per person based on 7 to 10 persons
  • 575€ per person based on 2 to 3 persons Private

6 Days combined trek – 3 days Toubkal trekking & 3 days Sahara desert trip (June to end Oct)

  • 285€ per person based on 4 to 6 persons
  • 265€ per person based on 7 to 10 persons
  • 535€ per person based on 2 to 3 persons Private

Includes:

  • Transport from and back to Marrakech
  • Two nights in Toubkal Refuge with full board
  • One night in Imlil with half board
  • Mountain guide
  • Mule and (porters in winter)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Crampons and ice axes (in winter)
  • One night in Dades Gorge with half board
  • One night in tent nomadic in Marzouga with half board
  • Camels

Excludes:

  • Mineral water
  • Soft drinks
  • Snacks
  • Showers in the refuges
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches in Desert Tour

Clothes and Equipments:

Should be dress according to altitude and the environment you will be located in. The most hikers are in high altitude climate in remote area. Therefore, there are often large temperature swings. Temperatures are usually colder at the high altitudes.

Trekking Clothes:

  • Trekking boots or light weight walking shoes. Have comfortable footwear is essential for a good trek. Make sure all footwear is broken in well prior to your trek. Do not break in boots on your trek,
  • A track suit and a pair of track shoes to wear in lodges
  • Two pairs of woolen socks for trekking shoes and track shoes,
  • Warm down jacket and rain proof jacket with hood for protection from rain
  • Warm hat for the cold and sun hat or cap for sunny days
  • A pair of woolen gloves and a pair sandals
  • Cotton T-shirts and pairs of long shorts/skirts
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters as well as wind and water proof trousers
  • Pair of light or heavy weight trouser and one light weight long sleeve shirt
  • Pairs of thermal undergarments

Equipments:

  • Big bag to carry trekking gear
  • Trekking daypack for personal items such as water, snacks, extra layers and camera
  • Water purification tablet and bottles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel Pillow
  • Walking poles
  • Head lamp
  • Sun cream
  • Handkerchief or wiping papers
  • Money belt
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves Liner
  • Gloves (waterproof in winter)
  • Down or synthetic, windproof outer
  • Snow Goggles (winter)
  • Hiking socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Refuge shoes - sandals
  • Rain and windproof jackets
  • Crampons and ice axes and Gaiters (for winter)

ELECTRICAL

  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Power pack - plugs are available in the refuge for charging
  • Camera

THINGS IMPORTANT

  • Sun cream and lip salve
  • Toilet roll
  • Ear plugs
  • Passport, travel insurance details, money, credit cards, plane ticket
  • Book, cards, games etc
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Wash kit - there are showers in the hut
  • Towel

KIT PERSONAL MEDICAL

  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Latex gloves
  • Plasters
  • Zinc Tape
  • Rehydration Sachets
  • Throat Lozenges
  • Knee/ankle support egg. Tub grip
  • Crepe Bandage
  • Imodium for diarrhea
  • Sudocrem

Noted: Trekking equipments are available. If you do not wish to buy equipment, we can rent them for you the duration of your trek with reasonable prices.


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