Mountains and Medinas
Jebel Toubkal (4167m / 13,671ft) is the roof of North Africa and the highlight of our Moroccan adventure, as we journey through traditional Berber settlements and wild mountainous landscape.
We blend exquisite accommodation in Marrakech, with a charming guest house in Toubkal national park, and scenic mountain camps, as we journey through the High Atlas to climb North Africa’s tallest mountain.
Adventure and culture in abundance, we absorb the sites, sounds and smells of this vibrant and diverse country. An optional Hot Air Balloon flight and/or hamman leaves us feeling fullfiled with our North African adventure.
June to September 2024 & 2025
(Private departures available)
Duration: 7 days
Grade: Challenging to Strenuous
Airport: Marrakech (RAK)
Authentic, flavorful Moroccan cuisine
Traditional Riad hotel in Marrakech
Optional pre-dawn, Hot Air Balloon flight
Days 1 - 2
Beginning in Marrakech in a traditional Riad (Hotel), we will have time to explore the walled medina. Highlights include the Musee des Confluences and Le Jardin Secret, both of which are beautiful introductions to Moroccan architecture and craftmanship. Departing Marrakech for the High Atlas we drive for 2hrs before before meeting our trekking crew and organising our mules before starting on the trail. After several hours of hiking we arrive in the small village. where we spend our first night in a traditional adobe/earth stone Guest House in Ait Aissa with views over the Azzaden Valley, and a perfect opportunity for star gazing in the night sky.
Days 3 - 4
From our village we ascend through the Tinzart Valley through high meadows to cross the col of Tizi Oussem (1850m) with far reaching views and passing nomads and shepherd’s along the way. Enjoying lunch near Lepiney waterfalls with a further hour of hiking before arriving at our refuge. The following day after breakfast we hike to the Agulzim pass at 3650m with far reaching views of the Toubkal range before descending to our overnight camp shelters near Mouflon and Neltner (3207m).
Days 5 - 6
Today is the big day! An early start we expect to reach the roof of North Africa in approximately 5 – 6 hrs. From the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m) we enjoy unparalleled 360 views, a perfect photo opportunity and chance to celebrate our climb before descending back to the same camp for a 2nd night. A long but rewarding day! Our final day of hiking and we descend passing by Sidi Chamharouch a shrine still visited by Moroccans for Pilgrimage, before descending to Imlil at 1800m for lunch. Afternoon we return to our riad in Marrakech, time to relax or maybe enjoy a Hamman and a farewell dinner.
Need To Know
2 x nights in traditional Riad in Marrakech
1 x night in a mountain guest house
3 x nights mountain camping
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners. (Except one one dinner Marrakech on arrival).
Traditional Morrocan cuisine such as tagines, Moroccan flatbread, mint teas, rice, olives, prunes. *Specific dietary requirements catered for on request.
We provide private vehicle support throughout the trip including 4×4 jeeps
Our guides are exceptionally experienced with a passion for sharing the mountains, desert, flora, fauna and culture. Qualified and licensed Mountain Leaders will bring the trip alive.
We adopt an excellent guiding ratio working with our local in country team and LBH guide (Hassan).