6 days trekking VALLEY OF AZZADENE ASCENT TO MOUNT TOUBKAL

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trekking VALLEY OF AZZADENE ASCENT TO MOUNT TOUBKAL

Start on an epic adventure through the enchanting Valley of Azzadene to conquer the towering summit of Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. This trek is a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping challenges and soul-nourishing experiences. Traverse rugged trails, marvel at breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Berber people

tour program :

  • Arrival at Marrakech airport, welcome by our local Spanish-speaking guide, transfer to Riad Atlas Imlil once all group participants have arrived (we recommend in the morning). Option to stop off at the Souk d’Asni (market days only). In Imlil, we’ll be staying at the charming and welcoming Riad Jnane Imlil, where we’ll dine on traditional Berber food. After dinner, free time for a stroll around this charming Berber and mountain village, sipping mint tea and getting to know its inhabitants and their culture.
  • After a hearty traditional breakfast at Riad Jnane Imlil, at 9 a.m. we hand over our bags with our belongings to be loaded onto the mules, which are taken care of by the support staff: (muleteer/s and cook). With our expert guide, we set off for Aguerssioual along a path overlooking the river, which takes us first to Taddert to begin our trek into the Azzadene valley. From Aguerssioual, after a short stretch of track, we take a path that leads us to Matate, then on to the Col de Tizi Oudidte at 2,219 metres altitude, with its breathtaking views of mountains and Berber villages. We pass through a spectacular forest dotted with conifers (thuriferous juniper and cypress), contrasting its greenery with basalt rocks and red earth. Before the pass, we meet up with our team, who are waiting for us with a cup of tea and a delicious traditional Berber lunch.
  • Over the pass, we make a pleasant descent to the village of Aït Aissa, admiring the multicolored beauty of this valley, to continue from the village on a short stretch of uphill track to Tizi Ousem at 1,850 meters, a pretty Berber village where we’ll spend the night in a gîte (inn in a traditional house). After dinner, carefully prepared by our team, we’ll stroll through the steep streets and enjoy the spectacular local architecture and wonderful people.
    (6 to 7 hours walking)

  • We have to get up early for breakfast and set off at 5 a.m. on this technical day, which is essential for acclimatization at altitude and for climbing Toubkal in perfect conditions.
  • On this second day, a steep ascent awaits us from the impressive Azzadene valley to the Neltner refuge. Once we’ve left Tizi Oussem behind, we quickly gain altitude, and after passing through Azib Imnouatts, a picturesque path between conifers leads us to Refuge Azib Tamsoult, with its pretty cultivated terraces, which we leave behind to continue up to the Cascades Ighoulidene, and once these have been passed by the narrow defile, the path turns and climbs to our left until we reach the 600-meter-high Rocher de Tiguinuria, The 600-meter-high, winding ascent takes us directly to the Col d’Aguelzim at 3,650 meters, the high point of this day of acclimatization and learning.
  • We’ll have a picnic lunch at the pass, with a breathtaking view of the Atlas mountain range. From here, the descent takes us directly to the Neltner hut at 3,207 meters, where we’ll share a room with other comrades in bunk beds. Our team will prepare tea for us on arrival, followed by dinner to replenish our strength. We’ll have to go to bed early, because the next day we’ll be completing our challenge: the roof of North Africa.
    (9 to 10 hours’ walking on the most technical and beautiful day).
  • We have to get up very early, at four in the morning, to begin the ascent. We first climb to the Akhbi n’Tizi crevasse to the left of the refuge at 3,700 meters, and from there, gently through a wide couloir, we reach the Col du Toubkal at 3,950 meters, where we’ll have the chance to admire a spectacular sunrise. From the Col, we continue our ascent along the Toubkal ridge, which takes us to the summit of the peak at 4,167 meters, where we pause to rest after a three-and-a-half-hour walk, picnic, take photos of the exceptional views of the Atlas mountain range, verdant valleys and Berber villages, and enjoy panoramic views of Djbel Siroura at 3,500 meters, known as the gateway to the desert. A descent of just under two hours to the refuge, rest and descend to the Marabout Sidi Chamharouch at 2,350 metres, a much-frequented saint venerated by pilgrims with spiritual ailments, also known as the Sultan of the Devil, where our team will be waiting for us as always with tea, and will have prepared the regenerating meal. Once we’ve rested and recovered our strength, we’ll take an easier trail down to Imlil.
  • Depending on weather conditions, if we are unable to climb Toubkal on day 4, we can make the ascent on day 5 and return to Imlil in the afternoon. (5 to 6 hours’ impressive ascent and 3 to 4 hours’ descent to Imlil).
  • If we’ve made it up the first time, we’ll have the day off, in which case we’ll take a gentle stroll through the Imenane Valley. We don’t need to get up very early, and after breakfast at the Riad, we’ll take the vehicle up to the Col de Tizi n’Tamatert at 2,280 meters altitude, through the green valley of the same name.
    From the pass, a winding trail takes us to Tinerhourhine and on to Ikkiss. From here, we climb up to Col Tizi n’Aguersioual where, before arriving at the pass, our team welcomes us as usual with a welcome tea and Berber lunch. After lunch, we take a direct path down to Imlil. Afternoon at leisure, which we can spend taking a rejuvenating Arabian bath at the Hammam d’Imlil, shopping for souvenirs of our stay in these parts, or relaxing with a cool drink in one of its picturesque establishments.
  • The best option is not to be lazy and make the most of our time in Morocco. We suggest you get up a little early to leave at 8 a.m. for Marrakech and depending on your flight schedule (we recommend you take it for the afternoon), enjoy the Medina, have lunch and after lunch, we’ll drive you to the airport. (Ask us for a quote for additional nights and activities in Imlil or Marrakech if you wish)
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