TOUBKAL TREK AND DESERT TOUR

TOUBKAL TREK AND DESERT TOUR

Morocco is a country of amazing contrasts. In one journey you can explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.
From the bustling city of Marrakech to the stunning High Atlas Range down into the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert, our team can help you design the trip of your dreams, taking in the amazing variety landscapes. Explore Berber villages,

Please note that we strongly advise making the Toubkal trek in 3 days/2 nights, especially in the winter season.

DAY 1: MARRAKECH–IMLIL–TOUBKAL REFUGE

We will pick you up at your accomodation in Marrakech and travel to Imlil, the starting point of the Toubkal Trek. You will meet your guides and portage mules and from here trek 5 hours to the Neltner Refuge (3207m), stopping for a lunch along the way. Depending on the weather conditions, you will stay the night in a refuge or a tent.

DAY 2: TOUBKAL REFUGE–TOUBKAL PEAK-IMLIL

Today you will ascend Mount Toubkal (4167m). From the summit you can take in the breathtaking views of the valleys below and the Sahara Desert. The day’s hike will be 10-12 hours long. You arrive back in Imlil, spending the night in a local guesthouse.

DAY 3: IMLIL–OUARZAZATE–DADES GORGES

We will depart Imlil and travel to Ait Ben Haddou, the “Hollywood of Morocco” where the movies Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia, among others, have been filmed. Ait Ben Haddou has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitation and a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco. From this point you can take in some great views of the surrounding landscape. Traveling to the Valley of the Roses, the scenery transforms along the riversides and oases. Arriving in Dades Gorges, a traditional Moroccan dinner awaits you at the hotel.

DAY 4: DADES GORGES–MERZOUGA–ERG CHEBBI

After breakfast at the hotel we will journey to the Todra Gorge (300m), a large fault line dividing the Atlas Mountains.
After lunch, we head deep into the Sahara to the village of Merzouga, where we will camel trek to the gorgeous Erg Chebbi dunes, the highest in Morocco. At sunset you will ride your camels for an hour and a half and return to camp for a Berber meal and a night spent under the stars at the camp.

DAY 5: ERG CHEBBI-MARRAKECH

We will wake before dawn to enjoy the beautiful desert sunrise. Your camels await you for the journey back to your driver.
We will drive you back to Marrakech, arriving around 17:00.

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Aitidar Maroc Trek

You plan to hike or trek in Morocco, you want to organize your trek à la carte guided by a professional, you want to explore the high Moroccan atlas, the Anti Atlas, hike in the desert, you want to climb Toubkal, M’Goun, Siroua, make a circuit in 4X4, our habit is to be at your disposal and meet your needs for the organization of your stay…