Trekking Atlas Mountains,Excursions,Desert Tours,Toubkal ascent,
Atlas To Sahara 8 Days:
DAY 1 - MARRAKECH TO IMLIL
Pick up from your Riad /Hotel in Marrakech,then 1.5hr transfer to the Berber mountain village of Imlil (1700mts) for our Acclimatization day include a short walk to Tizi Tamatert ,and Back to our Tamtert Village ,where we stay the night in a guest house and make final preparations for the trek.
DAY 2 - IMLIL TO AZIIB TAMSOULT
After breakfast we load up all equipment and food supplies and leave Imlil for Azib Tamsoult. As we leave the village of Imlil we pass through walnut and cherry orchids making our way up the Mizane valley before heading west over the Tizi Mzik pass (2489mt) for lunch. The trail then slowly leads it way to Azib Tamsoult (2400mt) our camp for the night.
DAY 3 - AZIB TAMSOULT TO NETLER REFUGE
Today is a planned acclimatisation day. We leave Campearly morning and our aim for today is the summit of Aglzim (3500mt).Once on the summit we will have time to enjoy the stunning views over the High Atlas before starting our decent into camp. Finally arriving at camp (3206mt) in the Mizane Valley at the foot of Mt Toubkal late afternoon.
DAY 4 - TOUBKAL CLIMB
Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal (4167mt), the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back to Toubkal Refuge for overnight.
Day 5 - TOUBKAL REFUGE TO IMLIL
Today we walk back from the Toubkal Refuge to Imlil via different route to Sidi Chamharouch and Armed,then we contine to Tamatert where we will stay in our great guest house with a nice view of all imlil valley.
Day 6 – IMLIL TO DADES GORGES
After Breakfast in our Guest House in Imlil,Meet our Driver/Guide,and transport over the High Atlas Mountains by Tizi ‘n Tichka pass. We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes, and break for coffee or fresh-squeezed orange juice. We will spend the afternoon visiting World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. This village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road where caravans brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. We’ll then pass through Ouarzazate, and the Valley of the Roses, famous for soft Persian rose oil. You will pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, see barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). After visiting the Tamnalt hills, we stay Dades valley in the upper gorge.
Day 7 – DADES GORGES TO ERG CHEEBI
After breakfast we take a short drive to walk through a massive fault dividing the High Atlas Mountains. Todra Gorge with sheer rock walls rises to 300m in its narrowest part. Then we’ll head for the Erg Chebbi sand. We continue deeper into the desert landscape, until dunes appear on the horizon. Our mid-afternoon destination is the auberge near of the dunes, where you meet your camel guide and ride into the bivouac (camp). Upon arrival you will enjoy a mint tea and traditional tagine dinner prepared (vegetarians welcome) under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the clear night sky. Climb the dunes and watch the moon rise before retiring to your bed in a nomad tent.
Day 8 – ERG CHEEBI TO MARRAKECH
Return by camel at sunrise to the Auberge for breakfast and shower. The remainder of the day is spent driving back to Ouarzazate via Tazarine where we’ll stop for lunch and visit the old Glaoui Kasbah Taouirirt. Then we cross the High Atlas once more, down the Tizi nTichka pass. Arrival in the evening in Marrakech.
Price include are :
-Transfer from Marrakech and back To Marrakech.
-Local English speaking guide.
-Food during the trek.
-Accommodation during the trek and desert trip.
-Cook and Mules for the bags.
-Camel Ride and Night in a berber tent.
-Transport during the desert tour.
Pice Not Include is :
-Lunches on the way to the desert.
-Personnelle Equipments (sleping bag,…)
- Soft drinks and Tip.