Perfect long weekend combining a good trek and some time in the ‘pink’ city of Marrakesh.
This is a fantastic long weekend experience combining a short trek through the magnificent Atlas Mountain range taking you to the summit of North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal (4165m) and the sensory overload of the walled city of Marrakech.
Trekking through stunning scenery, it is suitable for inexperienced and experienced trekkers alike and although challenging it is, surprisingly, not too strenuous. As you climb, you will start to see the dramatic landscape unfold until you reach the summit and your ultimate reward; panoramic views across the entire Atlas chain, and on clear days you will also be able to see Marrakech, the Sahara Desert and the Atlantic Coast. Reaching the top of North Africa is a breathtaking experience and as you look across the savannah and the Atlas chain, the reward is a feeling never to be forgotten.
Our expert local guides are on hand to support you and they are always happy to give you an insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Berber people and the real Morocco.
Starting and ending in Marrakech, you will also have time to enjoy this colourful and captivating city: expoloring the famous Djema El Fna and the endless maze of markets in the Medina.
Morocco’s is such a captivating and charming country of contrasts which has a knack of drawing you back repeatedly to explore it further.
Summit the highest peak in North Africa in just 3 days
Extensive views out to Atlantic and the Sahara (weather permitting)
Excellent short trek; rewarding challenge
Try a traditional Hammam in 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.
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.
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!
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!
Date and Prices Content
Meet in Country
28 Jun - 2 Jul 2017
26 - 30 Jun 2017
2 - 6 Aug 2017
Min number to guarantee the trek’s departure – 2
If Sole Occupation is requested – £90
The above prices are based on a min of 4 pax. For groups of 2 or 3 pax, prices are Flight inclusive £790 pp and Land Only £490 pp
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. Depart for Imlil, trek to the Neltner Refuge (3200m)
After breakfast, you will depart and drive into the High Atlas mountains to the town of Imlil. This is just a 90 min journey. Once you have met your trek crew, complete with mules, you will trek steadily up to the Neltner Refuge, some 5 – 6 hrs away. The Refuge is a large imposing stone building capable of housing many people, which is extremely useful in bad weather. Camping grounds are next door to the Refuge and it is often preferable in the summer months; it’s cooler. Approx 5 hrs, BLD
Day 3. Summit Mt Toubkal (4167m) – and return
A long day ahead as you have a pre-dawn start for the ascent of Toubkal (4167m). The terrain varies and can be steep in places. You will also highly likely cross patches of snow and certainly some sliding scree. There are some great views from the infamous triangle that marks the summit. Trekking poles are an advantage on this mountain, especially in the scree on the descent. The descent is by the same route and you can take your time as once back at the Refuge, you can rest. Approx 7-8 hrs, 1000m ascent, BLD
Day 4. Trek to Imlil and transfer back to Marrakesh
In the morning, it’s a nice descent back to where the trek begun, meet the transport, say goodbye to your trek crew and head back to Marrakesh. The afternoon is free. Approx 4 hrs, B
Day 5. Depart for London, B
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.
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