5-Day Atlas Mountains Trekking & Sahara Desert Camel Trekking

5-Day Atlas Mountains Hiking & Sahara Desert Camel Trekking Strongly recommended year round, this is a fantastic trek for those not climbing Toubkal. It offers in our opinion the best mountain scenery and Berber villages within the Imlil and Toubkal National Park area & best 3 days to Erg Cheebi and Ait ben Haddou kasbah

DAY 1

Marrakech–Imlil 1740m-Toubkal Refuge 3207m

After a transfer to the small village of Imlil you begin your trek. Heading along the Mizane valley, you first cross the village of Armed then you join the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Here you will have your first break for lunch, before you continue following mule trucks going up into to Toubkal refuge 3207m for overnight and get ready for the following day. Aprox 6 hours walk

DAY 2

Toubkal refuge 3207m–Toubkal peack 4167m –Imlil 1740m

 Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal(4165m); return to Imlil Early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as "the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa" and from our vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil - overnight in the riad in imlil or similar

DAY 3

imlil – Tizi -n-Tichka – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley/Gorges

We will pick up you from your GuestHouse we will start our journey from Imlil to Dades Gorges. Across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and we continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksour).you’ll take your lunch at Ait benhaddou or ouarzazate and continue to Dades valley, we well spend the night in a riad/hotel in dades gorges

DAY 4

Dades Gorges – Tenghir – Todra Gorges — Erfoud – Rissani – Merzouga

After breakfast, we go from DADES to Toudra gorges, tenghir and to the Sahara desert of Merzouga, berber villages are scattered along the way. we’ll pass through Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet then we continue to Merzouga , Camel Ride & Night in Desert.

DAY 5

back to Merzouga – Agdz – Ouarzazate –Marrakech trough Tizi-n-Tichka

After seeing the sunrise in desert we go back on the camels to Merzouga after the breakfast and take shower in Hotel then start our journey to Ouarzazate trough the Berber villages of the atlas mountains ( Tinjdad , tenghir todra gorges ,Boumalene-du-Dades ),will visit the majestic Atlas Mountains. Cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby. arrive a in evening.

  • All transport
  • 1 Overnight in imlil (HB)
  • 2 Overnight in the Refuges (MT)
  • English speaking guide, and cook (MT)
  • Muleteers and mules for assistance (MT)
  • Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea (MT)
  • 4×4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour
  • 1 overnight in hôtels at Dades (HB)
  • 1 overnight camping on Dunes at Erg Chebbi (HB)
  • Camel Ride on Duns
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches during the desert part.
  • Trekking or duffle bag to carry trekking gear. Imlil-Trekking can provide a duffle bag for you to borrow during your trek. This will be returned after your trek,
  • Trekking daypack for personal items such as water, snacks, extra layers and camera,
  • Water purification tablet and bottles,
  • Sleeping bag,
  • Travel Pillow,
  • sun glasses,
  • walking poles,
  • Small torch light or head lamp with spare batteries,
  • Sun block,
  • Lip balm with sunblock in it,
  • handkerchief or wiping papers,
  • Money belt,
  • first-aid kit,
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