Toubkal ascent trek 2 days plus desert merzouga in 3 days
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Sidi Chamharouch – Toubkal Refuge
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech around 8:00 am. Our driver will take you to Imlil (1740m), a Berber village located about 65 km south from Marrakech, where from our trek will start. Here we will meet the Berber muleteer crew. They will accompany you during this exciting trek and take care of your baggage, food and other necessary equipment.An official and experienced mountain guide will take you on a walk through the Berber villages via the shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2500m) to reach the mountain hut. Here we will stop for a picnic lunch, prepared before hand by our cook. After enjoying the lunch and having a short break, we will continue towards the Refuge (3200m). A glass of tasty mint tea will be served for you there. Hot shower will be available to wash off the dust from your body and freshen up for the nextday. In the evening a traditional Moroccan meal will be prepared for dinner. During summer months there is an option to spend a night in the tent.
Day 2 : Toubkal Refuge (3207m) – Toubkal Summit (4167m) – Return to Imlil
The next day starts with an early wake up to escape from the full power of the Sun. Breakfast is served around 5:00 am. We will begin the ascent climb at 5:30am. In the middle of our climb we will stop for a short break with some refreshments – water, oranges and nuts. After walking uphill for some 3-4 hours, we will be able to enjoy a picturesque view of all the High Atlas Mountains, valleys and Berber villages. When reaching the summit, we will have a break of 45 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the magnificent view. Afterwards we return back to the hut, where the lunch will be awaiting for us. To get back to Imlil we will follow the same route down the hill.
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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.