Photo by Alan Kraft
Trip Details at-a-Glance
|Lodging:||2 nights hotels, 2 nights mountain camps with tents|
|Meals:||Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)|
|Activity:||Hiking / Trekking|
3 hiking days, 2.5 to 5 hours a day, altitudes to 13,664'
Visa RequirementsA visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Morocco.
Our Trips using this Extension
Morocco: The High Atlas Trek
Choosing the Right Trip
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More than a dozen peaks in Morocco’s High Atlas top 13,000 feet, forming a physical frontier between the semi-arid Mediterranean coast and the huge desert expanses of the Sahara. Toubkal lies about 50 miles due south of Marrakesh between two major passes that cross the range. This extension with Trip Leader Mark Gordon is a perfect post-trip extension for our High Atlas trek since we will be fit and well acclimatized for a Toubkal ascent.
Marrakesh / Imlil (5,576')
After breakfast, we drive to Imlil, a large Berber village that serves as the starting point for our climb of Toubkal. We arrive in time for lunch and have time to explore the village or enjoy a hike. Tonight we stay in the Dar Imlil, a 10-room riad on the outskirts of the village. The rooms are en suite and decorated in traditional Moroccan style. Overnight at Dar Imlil in Imlil...BLD
Mount Toubkal Base Camp (10,332') / Ascent of Toubkal (13,667')
Our trek begins with a gradual ascent on a pleasant mule track that leads to our camp below the summit of Toubkal. The following day we ascend to the summit of Toubkal (13,667'), highest point in North Africa, and marvel at the views of the Atlas Mountains all around us. The uphill going is strenuous, but Toubkal is walkable right to the top. Return to base camp for overnight...BLD each day
Imlil / Marrakesh
We hike back to Imilil, then continue by vehicle to Marrakesh, arriving in the afternoon in time for one last foray to the souks or a relaxing swim in the hotel pool. Overnight at hotel...BLD
Depart / Casablanca
Transfer to the airport and fly to Casablanca, where we connect on our own with homeward-bound flights...B
Prices are for 2014
$1795 per person, double occupancy (3-5 members)
$1995 per person, double occupancy (2 members)
Solo traveler: $2995
Single supplement: $150
All costs subject to changemore on pricing
Extension Cost Includes:
- Two nights in hotels, two nights in mountain camps with tents
- Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Mineral water during meals at camp
- Services of trekking guide (Mark Gordon) and cook
- Group camping equipment including tents, sleeping pads, toilet tent, dining tent
- Mule handlers and mules for transportation of luggage from/to Imilil