Mt Toubkal Ascent via Azzaden Valley’s and waterfall
With 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the peak is challenging, but requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work worthwhile. An amazing combination of 3 days & 2 nights trek on the western high Atlas starting by visiting a lot of Amazigh villages and hike over High Mountain passes to adapt with the altitude before reaching the peak in the 3rd day.
Transfer from Marrakech to Agersioual village, meet the team (guide, cook and muleteers) and we set off on first day which will be an acclimatization trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentle with copper green soil and juniper trees, then 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 its sister peaks at the head of the Valley. We will spend the night in Azib Tamsoult Gite or camping. Approx 6 hours walk.
This day involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzaden Valley to the Toubkal Refuge passing 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 at 3,200m where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning. Approx 7 hours walk.
after an early breakfast we set off walking up slowly to the highest peak in North Africa (Toubkal 4,167m) from we will have wonderful views over the whole area of Berber villages of Tifnout, Imlil, Imnan, Oukaimden station, and the high peaks around. After few minutes there we trek down to the refuge for some lunch, and then continue to Imlil to transfer to Marrakech passing by Shamharouch and Aremd villages. This is a fairly long day with 8 to 10 hours walk.