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Ouirgane, Toubkal Ascent & Imlil: 6 days/5 nights

Trek Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Day 1:

1. Depart accommodation

2. Trek to Tiziane (1800m) via Tiz n'Tachete (2000m).

3. Overnight in Tiziane

Day 2:

1. Depart Tiziane

2. Trek to Assoul via Tizi n' Taghrhourte (1995m) for overnight camping

Day 3:

1. Depart Assoul

2. Trek to Tamsoult via Tiz n' Tagoudalte (2700m) and overnight stay in a gite

Day 4:

1. Depart Tamsoult

2. Trek to Toubkal Refuge via Tiz Aguelzim (3550m) for overnight stay

Day 5:

1. Depart Toubkal Refuse

2. Trek to Toubkal Summit (4167m) return to base camp

Day 6:

1. Depart Toubkal base camp

2. Climb to Mount Ouanakrim (4088m). Return to Imlil

3. Return to Marrakech by car

 

Ouirgane, Toubkal Ascent & Imlil: 6 days/5 nights

Trek Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Day 1: Imi Oughlad (1450m)

Ouirgane valley is the starting point for this trek in a north-westerly direction for a 2 hour acclimatisation up switchback mule tracks to the Tiz n'Tachete (2000m). After picnic lunch at Imi n'Ifri, a slow trek of 2.5 hours down to Tiziane (1,800m). The route goes through the juniper and redwood forests of the Tassa National Park and along the beautiful red-soiled Azzadene Valley.

Day 2: Trek to Assoul

Trek up along the Assif n’ait Oussaden valley, passing through the walnut groves and up to Tizi n’Taghrhourte  (1995m ), then onwards to a rare almost flat stretch to arrive at Assaka spring, where you have a picnic lunch. After some 2 ½ hours relatively easy walking. the afternoon hike takes you down along the edges of the forest as far as the Berber village of D’knt (1870m) or Agouns n Assoul  where we will have our dinner and spend the in a  bivouac/gite.

Day 3: Trek to Tizi Oussem

3 hours hike up through walnut groves and fields and reach the Tizi ‘n Tagoudalte pass (2700m) from where we have views of the western High Atlas mountain range. Lunch at a small spring in the juniper trees, then a long descent through alpine areas with superb wildflowers and herbs, and follow a river past terraced fields to the village of Tizi Oussem (1,900m). Continue to village of Tamsoult to spend night in a gite.

Day 4: Trek to Toubkal Refuge

Set out eastwards on a moderately difficult hike up winding mule tracks to the Tizi Aguelzim (3550m), thence a further 3 hours south-east to the Toubkal  Refuge which marks the spring snowline at 3207m, where dinner is cooked in a bivouac around the Refuge.

Day 5 - Summit Mt Toubkal

An early start for the challenging trek to the summit of Mt Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa at 4167m. We return to our base camp near the refuge for the night.

Day 6 - Summit Mt Ouanakrim & trek to Imlil

Climb Mt Ouanakrim (4088m) and descend to Imlil, where you will meet your driver to be taken back to Marrakech or whichever mountain accommodation you have booked.  

 

There is the option of taking a 7 day/6 night trek of Ouirgane, Ascent of Toubkal and Imlil. Please click here to view the full trek details.

Duration
5 nights/6 days
Season
May to November
Location
High Atlas
Trip Grade
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • Altitude exceeds 2000m