Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Tour
Atlas mountains trek and desert trip in 7 days, Toubkal ascent, Berber villages,
Merzouga Erg Chebbi. From and back to Marrakech 4 days toubkal and 3 days Merzoug
Mount tobkal in 4 days 4 DAYS TREK IN TOUBKAL AREA At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The walk to the peak is very challenging, but requires no mountaineering skills and the panoramic views from the top make the tough work worth-while. as well as in this trek you will be able to visit erg chabbi too in Merzouga desezrt,
Transfer from Marrakech to Agersioual, meet the team ; guide, cook and muleteers then set off on first day which will be an acclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees. Overnight in a Gite in a Berber Village of Tizian. Aprox. 4-5 hrs walking time.
After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and her sister peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in a village ,Gite or camping. Aprox. 7 hours walking.
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge past the the Ighouliden waterfalls and over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) at 3,200m where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning. Aprox. 7 hours walking.
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil for night.
Day 5: Imlil - Tichka pass (2260m) - Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah - Dades Gorges
Once you have taken breakfast you will begin your drive to the Sahara. You will firstly cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. Passing through many Berber Villages along the way you will have a chance to view riverside oasis and barren hillsides that are clustered with Kasbahs. After lunch you will drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley and the valley of a thousand kasbahs. You will stay overnight in Dades.
Day 6: Dads Gorge – Todra Gorge – Merzouga send dunes
After breakfast you will be taken to Todra Gorge, this stunning gorge creates the perfect opportunity for pictures and recording memories of your trip. After this stop you will head on-wards to 'Auberge du Sud' at the dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 7: Merzouga Erg Chebbi - Marrakech
Wake up in the morning to enjoy sunrise in Chebbi Dunes. After breakfast we Return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, arrival around 8 pm.
Duration: 7 days
Duration: 7 days
- English speaking guide, and cook
- Muleteers and mules for luggage
- all the meals during the trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
- Transportation from and to Marrakesh
- Travel insurance.
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expanses