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5 Days Mt. Toubkal trek & Sahara Desert Tour




Toubkal Hike & Morocco Desert Tour:

Explore the dramatic hike of Mt. Toubkal Summit and a road journey through the Morocco Sahara desert on this five-day trip that combines the very best Morocco is famous for is The Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert! Begin by getting familiar with the local culture while you rest in High Atlas Mountain huts. After, you will take a loaf of bread along with Berbers and campers in the desert of Merzouga as you learn how you can play Tam Tam drums with the nomads.


Mt. Toubkal Trek & Morocco Sahara Desert Tour Highlights:

High Atlas Mountains trek and Morocco desert tour itinerary:

The adventure of a lifetime will begin in the early morning, with a trip to Marrakech to Imlil, which is the entry point for Mount Toubkal. Mount Toubkal hike.

Begin with your guide, muleteer and cook who will look after your personal belongings prior to starting by hiking a few minutes up to Aroumd village ( 2000m ).

From here, you'll walk across the flood plains in Ait Mizane and start a 1207-m ascent in the altitude. Zigzag along with several switchbacks that follow the tracks of mules, passing by the sacred site that is Sidi Chamharouch. You will arrive at Toubkal Hut ( 3200 m ) later in the afternoon to eat dinner and stay the night.

Start your day early to embark on an eight-hour hike. Toubkal the summit will require traversing steep, rocky fields which require hiking experience during the winter snowy season.

After about 4 hours of hike after which you'll arrive at Toubkal Summit (4167 meters). Take in the breathtaking views of the top of North Africa: Look up to the east and you'll be able to be able to see the Sahara plains of desert. To the west lies the Atlantic coast, hidden behind the mountains in Nfiss Valley.

Enjoy an energizing breakfast before descending to Toubkal the hut's base for lunch. After lunch, you travel to Imlil for a well-deserved Hammam dinner, followed by an stay overnight in the hotel you booked.

After breakfast It's time to leave for the Toubkal climb behind and begin the Morocco Sahara desert tour.

Cross Tizi N'tichka Pass towards Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. This village on earth is recognized as an UNESCO world heritage site. It also was the setting for numerous Hollywood epics.

Begin with your local guide for an hour-long excursion to the village and learn more about the 17th century building. After lunch then you'll continue your journey to Ouarzazate. You can easily find Atlas Film Studios at the city's entrance to the left. If you'd like to go guided tours are scheduled during the day.

Continue through the oases of Skoura known for its oldest Kasbah situated in Morocco: Amridil. This is an oasis worth a visit to find out more about Berbers in the oasis's culture and their lifestyle, as well as architecture.

Then, in the evening, we drive on to Boumalne Dades, driving through the road that runs through 1001 Kasbahs and the Valley of the roses. It is possible to visit local distilling facilities that are artisanal to get a better understanding of the process.

Your hotel is located near the outskirts of Dades canyons, for dinner and a night's stay.

After breakfast, our route will take you towards Tinghir which was a former Fench military fortress during the occupation of the 20th century. It was also known for its significant Jewish community as well as its sterling jewelry making.

Begin with your local guide to take you on an excursion through the oasis and on to the magnificent Todgha Canyons.

After lunch, we'll continue our journey towards Rissani which is a holy city that is famous for being the birthplace of the real monarchy that was ruling Morocco The Alaouites.

Go to the dates market before heading to Merzouga. On arrival, you will meet your camel caravan before heading straight for Erg Chebbi to continue your adventure.

Visit the highest point of the dunes in order to see the sun set on the horizon, while the sand dunes transform in color. As soon as it gets dark, you will arrive at the Morocco Sahara desert camp nestled in the middle of the desert.

After relaxing in your tent, prepare to enjoy a delicious Moroccan dinner in the open air and then a relaxing night by the campfire, entertained by your hosts who play Tam Tam drums.

The early morning is a time to view the sun rise (optional) breakfast and a ride on a camel back to the camp's lodge.

Begin with your driver for an extensive trip back to Marrakech through Ouarzazate along with The High Atlas Mountains.

Your Atlas trekking and Sahara desert adventure will conclude at your Marrakech hotel, riad, or at a place that you choose.

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Know Before You Go:

Frequently Asked Questions:

In contrast to many trek destinations around all over the globe, visitors can go trekking in Morocco throughout the year. But, during the cold winter months, only basic knowledge of trekking is required.

Toubkal the summit requires at least a basic level of ability to hike, especially during winter and good physical condition. If some of your group members aren’t able to meet these standards and prefer not to do the trek portion on the itinerary. If that happens you could invite them to join you at Imlil and take a gentle hike in Toubkal National park separately or stay in Marrakech until we meet them in order to begin the Sahara desert portion of the tour.

Many people physically fit can climb Mount Toubkal easily. However, the winter snow season is a time to develop experience in hiking.

If you need hiking equipment in order to hike Jbel Toubkal, get in contact with us and we’ll assist you to rent trekking equipment in Imlil.

  • Crampons
  • Ice ax
  • Sport sunglasses (Cat.3 or 4 100
  • 100% UVA/UVB. )
  • Ski goggles
  • Wool hat
  • Sun hat
  • Buff
  • Thick gloves

Marrakech from Merzouga the distance between them will be 560 Km. But, it’s divided into two days when you go in, including a stay spent in Dades Valley. After that, you’ll drive back to Marrakech in the return trip.

It takes about 1 hour to watch sunset and then another hour for sunrise the next day. The time will vary based depending on season, daylight Saving timing, as well as sunset/sunrise timing.

Yes, you can. A different 4×4 will transport your to the desert camping if decide to not take taking the camel ( A charge of 30 euros per return transfer applies ). If you choose to upgrade to the luxurious desert camp, there are no additional costs are applicable to a return 4×4 transfer.

Yes, you can. There are a lot of ATV rental firms in Merzouga that provide high-quality dunes buggies and quad bikes at Erg Chebbi dunes. Your guide will assist in this and you’ll directly pay the provider in Merzouga. They will charge you 50 Euros per hour, per quad.

The luxurious Merzouga camp in the desert. Showers will be provided in the lodge of the camp’s operator in Merzouga the following day, prior to departure for Fes. The only toilets shared are in the comfortable camp. If you decide upgrading to a luxurious desert camp, you’ll be able to use a separate bathroom and shower inside the luxurious tent.

Yes, you can. Our team will design an itinerary to mix with the Toubkal Mount ascent with the less popular Erg Chigaga in lieu of Erg Chebbi.

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