Morocco

Morocco 3 Peaks Trek

Morocco, Ouanoukrim's summit

Summit the 3 highest peaks in North Africa (all over 4000m) on this spectacular High Atlas trek; all in 8 days.


On arrival in Marrakesh, you have an overnight stay before departing for the beautiful valley of Ait Bougamez early the next day. For 3 days you will trek upwards, initially through classic Berber villages, to tackle the first summit; Mt Mgoun (4068m). This summit has a spectacular ridge walk and by some quirk, has genuine fossils along its path.

After descending, a road transfer through the desert town of Ouarzazate will take you into the Toubkal region. Once back trekking, you will camp beside Lac D’Ifni before eventually reaching the imposing French Alpine Refuge at Neltner. A safe place in all weathers, this is your base for 3 nights. The next 2 summits are taken in succession, first Ouanoukrim (4089m) and then the highest – Mt Toubkal (4167m). Both present superb views from their summits, from as far down as the Sahara and out to the Atlantic if the weather is clear enough.

Your final trekking day will take you back to Marrakesh and hot showers! Another chance to explore this wonderful small ancient city, which can be achieved in a relatively short space of time. Don’t forget the Medina and perhaps a Hammam.

This trip is ideal for inexperienced adventure trekkers whilst providing a challenging environment in true mountain terrain.

Highlights

  • 3 highest peaks in North Africa; all very different peaks
  • Impressive ridge walk on Mgoun
  • Experience local Berber Gites
  • Time in the ancient city of Marrakesh

Clothing and Equipment – No specialist equipment is required. Please refer to our Kit List webpage.

  • Morocco Three Peaks, Aug 2016, beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. A 'must see' the scenery is stunning...I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions; what they produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Thinking of doing this trip? Stop thinking now and book.
    Tom, Exeter
    Tom, Exeter

    Recently completed the Morocco Three Peaks Trek from beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. The team at Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. The trip itself is a must see the scenery is stunning both in and out of the mountains. Everybody involved was helpful and friendly the guide kept us informed of where we were where we were going and what was going happen next. The chefs are incredible I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions, what these guys produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Any thinking of doing this trip with this company should stop thinking now and book.

  • Mt Toubkal and Ouanoukrim Ascent...The trip was great, Guide awesome and the food good. Thanks, all good.
    Jonny, Exeter
    Jonny, Exeter
  • Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! The guides were outstanding, the rest of the crew fantastic as for the chefs..... how anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! An experience of a lifetime; you wont be disappointed!
    Dave Eveleigh
    Dave Eveleigh

    Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! Loved every minute of it! From getting collected from the airport to being dropped off not 1 thing went wrong! (Well apart from the Marrekech taxi drivers, I did fear for my life, but that's a thrill in itself). The guides were outstanding, friendly, full of info and a pleasure to have met, the rest of the crew were also fantastic and as for the chefs..... How anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! The food in the desert was better than most restaurants I've been too and I like my restaurants and food! The hotels were excellent before and after and as for Morocco itself the people are very welcoming, friendly and somewhere I'm likely to visit again with my family! The group we had were spot on, everyone helped each other even through the hot days when it was clear others were struggling! Id like to think I've met some friends for life out there! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! Even whilst away updating family and friends you did a cracking job and I can't thank you enough. First day back at work today and all I thought about was returning to the desert and doing it all again! Can't fault anything and I can't thank you enough for the experience! I would highly recommend everyone, young/ old, fit/ unfit to give this ago! An experience of a lifetime; you won't be disappointed!

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Date and Prices Content

Date With Flight Meet in Country Availability
7 - 16 Jul 2017 With Flights £1150 Without flights £920 Available
11 - 20 Aug 2017 With Flights £1150 Without flights £920 Available
With Flights £ Without flights £ Available

Min number to guarantee the trek’s departure – 2
If Sole Occupation is requested – £90

Quick links to: Kit Lists, Travel Insurance, Travel Health, High Altitude Trekking

Ramadan is 27 May – 25 Jun 2017.

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What the Price Includes

  • International flights and airport transfers in Morocco (flight inclusive)
  • An experienced and qualified English speaking local guide
  • All land transfers involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary
  • All meals on trek and B&B in hotels
  • Local porter assistance on trek (mules)
  • All necessary trek and National Park access permits

What the Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch & evening meals in Marrakech and en route to/from the desert (itinerary shows full meal plan)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing tours
  • Guide and Crew gratuities

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We can tailor make this trip to suit you; dates, extensions, reductions, adjusted trek itinerary, just about anything. Additional charges only apply when additional services or time are added.

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  • Morocco Three Peaks, Aug 2016, beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. A 'must see' the scenery is stunning...I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions; what they produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Thinking of doing this trip? Stop thinking now and book.
    Tom, Exeter
    Tom, Exeter

    Recently completed the Morocco Three Peaks Trek from beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. The team at Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. The trip itself is a must see the scenery is stunning both in and out of the mountains. Everybody involved was helpful and friendly the guide kept us informed of where we were where we were going and what was going happen next. The chefs are incredible I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions, what these guys produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Any thinking of doing this trip with this company should stop thinking now and book.

  • Mt Toubkal and Ouanoukrim Ascent...The trip was great, Guide awesome and the food good. Thanks, all good.
    Jonny, Exeter
    Jonny, Exeter
  • Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! The guides were outstanding, the rest of the crew fantastic as for the chefs..... how anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! An experience of a lifetime; you wont be disappointed!
    Dave Eveleigh
    Dave Eveleigh

    Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! Loved every minute of it! From getting collected from the airport to being dropped off not 1 thing went wrong! (Well apart from the Marrekech taxi drivers, I did fear for my life, but that's a thrill in itself). The guides were outstanding, friendly, full of info and a pleasure to have met, the rest of the crew were also fantastic and as for the chefs..... How anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! The food in the desert was better than most restaurants I've been too and I like my restaurants and food! The hotels were excellent before and after and as for Morocco itself the people are very welcoming, friendly and somewhere I'm likely to visit again with my family! The group we had were spot on, everyone helped each other even through the hot days when it was clear others were struggling! Id like to think I've met some friends for life out there! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! Even whilst away updating family and friends you did a cracking job and I can't thank you enough. First day back at work today and all I thought about was returning to the desert and doing it all again! Can't fault anything and I can't thank you enough for the experience! I would highly recommend everyone, young/ old, fit/ unfit to give this ago! An experience of a lifetime; you won't be disappointed!

Land Only clients – we meet you at the hotel in Marrakesh (hotel details supplied).

Day 1.  Depart UK, fly to Marrakesh
For Land Only packages, your trip starts on arrival in Marrakesh.

Fly from London on a direct flight to Marrakesh. On arrival in Marrakesh, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel/Riad. Once you have settled in, you will want to experience the famous Djemaa el Fna square. Your first experience of the square is one of a senses explosion; entertainers performing, a myriad of food stalls all lit up with the smells to accompany them, and the general melee of activity.

Day 2.  Drive to valley of Ait Bougamez, begin trekking
After breakfast, you have a 5 hr drive into the valley of Ait Bougamez before you begin your trek. At Arous village, you will meet the mule team and set off on the ascent to Ikiss n Arous- camp. Drive – 5 hrs, Trek 2-3 hrs, BD

Day 3.  Trek to Tarkeddit plateau
Another ascent straight after breakfast, the Passes in front of you are the Tizi-n-Tazite (2900m) and the bigger Tizi-n-Targadit (3400m). After the latter, you will descend onto the Tarkeddit plateau. It is a remote area and you will see few other trekkers although it is the favoured base area for ascents of Mgoun. Trek 5-6 hrs, BLD

Day 4. Ascent of Mgoun (4068m) – descend to Assaka
Peak No 1 – Mgoun. A long, slow ascent which becomes steeper as the summit approaches, although the ridge line is a wonderful experience. The views from the top are superb, weather dependant. The descent is obviously faster but no less demanding! You will have earned the rest once you reach the camp at Assaka. Trek 8 – 10 hrs, BLD

Day 5.  Trek out, road transfer and trek towards Lac d Ifni camp.
Today is almost a rest day with a short 1 – 2 hr trek to the waiting transport at Imi N Oulaoun. The transport will take you to the next range of the High Atlas. The route goes down past Skoura and the southern town of Ouarzazate before going north over the passes of the High Atlas and the smaller roads to Amzouzart. On arrival, meet up with the second set of mules and continue on another short trek towards Lac D’Ifni camp. Drive about 4-5 hrs, Trek 2 hrs, BLD

Day 6.  Trek to Neltner (3200m)
Passing the Lac D’Ifni, the route ascends to the pass of Tizi N Ouanaoumas (3684m) before descending to Neltner, camp. Trek 5-6 hrs, BLD

Day 7. Ascent of Timesguida n Ouanoukrim (4089m)
Peak No 2 – Timesguida n Ouanoukrim. Trek up to the Tizi N Ougan (3750m) and onwards to the summit of Timesguida n Ouanoukrim. This route is rocky in places, minor scrambling to be done and some patches of snow may also be lying but no technical assitance required. Descend back down to the camp. Trek 8-9 hrs, BLD

Day 8.  Ascent of Toubkal (4167m)
Peak No 3 – Mt Toubkal. The final peak and the biggest. It’s an early start to make best use of the weather and a tough 3 – 4hr ascent to the summit. A similar path today with some rocks, scrambling, loose scree and possibly lying snow to encounter. Trekking poles for the descent may be useful. Descend back to Neltner. Trek 6 – 7 hrs, BLD

Day 9.  Descend to Imlil, road transfer to Marrakesh
After the tough climbing of the previous days, today’s easy descent should be welcome. An easy few hours of descent back to Imlil where your transport will be waiting to whisk you back to Marrakesh and a well deserved wash and brush up. We get you back as soon as we can leaving you plenty of time to get out into the Medina and experience the multitude of Souks. The bartering and market activity is something special. Trek 4hrs, Drive 90 mins, BL

Day 10.  Depart for London, B
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.

Note – B: Breakfast   L: Lunch   D: Dinner

  • Morocco Three Peaks, Aug 2016, beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. A 'must see' the scenery is stunning...I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions; what they produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Thinking of doing this trip? Stop thinking now and book.
    Tom, Exeter
    Tom, Exeter

    Recently completed the Morocco Three Peaks Trek from beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. The team at Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. The trip itself is a must see the scenery is stunning both in and out of the mountains. Everybody involved was helpful and friendly the guide kept us informed of where we were where we were going and what was going happen next. The chefs are incredible I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions, what these guys produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Any thinking of doing this trip with this company should stop thinking now and book.

  • Mt Toubkal and Ouanoukrim Ascent...The trip was great, Guide awesome and the food good. Thanks, all good.
    Jonny, Exeter
    Jonny, Exeter
  • Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! The guides were outstanding, the rest of the crew fantastic as for the chefs..... how anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! An experience of a lifetime; you wont be disappointed!
    Dave Eveleigh
    Dave Eveleigh

    Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! Loved every minute of it! From getting collected from the airport to being dropped off not 1 thing went wrong! (Well apart from the Marrekech taxi drivers, I did fear for my life, but that's a thrill in itself). The guides were outstanding, friendly, full of info and a pleasure to have met, the rest of the crew were also fantastic and as for the chefs..... How anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! The food in the desert was better than most restaurants I've been too and I like my restaurants and food! The hotels were excellent before and after and as for Morocco itself the people are very welcoming, friendly and somewhere I'm likely to visit again with my family! The group we had were spot on, everyone helped each other even through the hot days when it was clear others were struggling! Id like to think I've met some friends for life out there! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! Even whilst away updating family and friends you did a cracking job and I can't thank you enough. First day back at work today and all I thought about was returning to the desert and doing it all again! Can't fault anything and I can't thank you enough for the experience! I would highly recommend everyone, young/ old, fit/ unfit to give this ago! An experience of a lifetime; you won't be disappointed!

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Prices

Without flights
from £920
With flights
from £1150
Trip at a Glance

Duration
10 days UK - UK
Days on Trek
8 Days
Accommodation
2 nights hotel
7 nights camping
Meal Included
Breakfast 9-01
Lunch 7-01
Dinner 7-01

Maximum Altitude
4167m
Difficulty
Grade 4 - Challenging-01
Sole Occupancy
£90

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