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At 360, we fuel your enthusiasm for adventure. Expeditions to the remotest regions of the world, treks that challenge you physically and mentally, or fun escapes where the focus is simply on the adrenaline rush of doing something new. Whatever adventure you choose, you’ll be led by mountaineers & expedition leaders with decades of professional experience surviving and thriving in the world’s harshest, most exciting environments.
Take the road not taken.
Join 360 Expeditions and DG Outdoor Adventures on this amazing expedition to the top of the Atlas Mountains.
An expedition from Marrakech to Jebel Toubkal is a true North African adventure in 6 unforgettable days. At 4,167m, Mt Toubkal is the highest of the Atlas Mountains. It might be on our doorsteps but it offers an experience and trekking challenge totally different from the mountains we’ve come to know and love in Europe.
Our diverse itinerary gives you the best chance of summiting an iconic 4,000m mountain, while offering a taste of the wonderful Moroccan country and culture in a short timescale. We start our journey in Marrakech, Morocco’s fascinating, frenetic and other-worldly capital before transferring to the foothills of the Atlas.
Arriving in the village of Imlil we meet our mule team and begin our slow meandering climb up to the high refuge that is our mountain home. We pass through ancient villages, dominated by an enormous Kasbah, and meet hospitable Berbers who treat us to refreshing drinks and show us beautiful crystals found in the mountain.
We stop often to marvel as the high mountain scenery opens up around us, and wind our way through rocky paths and, depending on the time of year, snow, to reach the peak where the Atlas range opens up before us. The silence is remarkable, the High Atlas utterly unforgettable.
You will be met at Marrakech airport and taken to your charming 4-star riad. The day is yours to relax, explore the souks and enjoy this vibrant city before heading out for dinner with your leader who will take you through the plan for the days ahead.
After a hearty breakfast, we head out on a stunning drive to our start point at Imlil (1,780m) in the foothills of the Atlas.
Here you will set off on a 6-hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzaden Valley. Along the way, you will pass breathtaking high mountain scenery including Tizi n’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tamsoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls before reaching our rest point for the night at Azib n’ Tamsoult.
Today involves a hearty climb out of the Azzaden Valley to the Toubkal refuge over the Aguelzim mountain pass at 3,600m. A delicious lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas mountain range. The day will be about 6 hours trekking and you will stay overnight in the Refuge du Toubkal before you start tackling Toubkal early the next morning.
Up very early for breakfast to set us up for the climb to the summit of Toubkal. We wind through rocky paths as the vegetation starts to disappear at this altitude.
As we pass the 4,000m mark the whole of the Atlas range opens up in front of us before we get a full, magnificent 360-degree panorama at the summit. The silence is remarkable, the High Atlas is unforgettable. Once we’ve had time to contemplate what we’ve just achieved, we head all the way back down to Aremd Village. Stopping for lunch as we wind our way down, we’ll be picked up at the bottom and taken to Imlil to our fabulous hotel – either the Kasbah du Toubkal or Dar Imlil – where we’ll spend the night and have a well-earned rest.
We have a leisurely start to the day and can enjoy a hearty breakfast in our lovely hotel before being picked up by our transfer that will take us back to Marrakech. The lively souks and the city of Marrakech are yours to explore in the afternoon before we head out for an amazing 14-course celebratory tasting dinner that evening via Jemaa El Fna square. Overnight in the hotel.
Transfer to airport to catch flight home.
These are subject to minor changes depending on flight arrival and departure times, weather, group dynamics and fitness and so on, but the itinerary outlined provides an excellent indication of the trek and what you will experience.
24 September 2024 - 29 September 2024
£1,035 Without flights
£1,285 With Flights
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Leader: Pete Lambert - DG Outdoor Adventures
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