||Meet in Country
|8 - 15 Jul 2017
|5 - 12 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 £995 pp and Land Only £755 pp
Ramadan is 27 May – 25 Jun 2017.
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When we guarantee a trip and you book it, we guarantee that:
- The trip will not be cancelled
- The trip will run on the dates as advertised
- You will not be surcharged
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
Tailor Made Option
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.
Day 1. Depart UK, fly to Marrakesh
For Land Only packages, your trip starts on arrival in Marrakesh (meet at group hotel).
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, begin trekking, camp at Assaro (2300m)
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 be on your way. The first leg will take about 4.5 hrs to Tacheddirt via the Col de Tamatert (2229m). BLD
Day 3. Tacheddirt – Foot of Tizi n’Ououraine (2900m)
This is a fairly long and tough day and starting with a long climb up and over the 3555m Tizi Likemt (3550m), passing shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats. The descent drops down into the village of Azib Likemt. A short section of flat trekking along the valley floor before another climb towards the next Pass. The campsite is at the foot of the Tizi n’Ououraine. About 6.5hrs. BLD
Day 4. Trek to Lac D’Ifni (2392m)
A short sharp climb over the Pass before a big drop down to the village of Tagadirt. It’s then an easy few kilometres south to Amsourzerte before heading west towards Lac D’Ifni. This is the beginning of the gully that takes you all of the way to the Neltner Refuge. It’s about 5km to the lake with a climb of about 500m. The lake a typical green, cold mountain lake; have a dip if you dare! The camp is at the side of the lake. About 6 hrs. BLD
Day 5. Lac d’Infni – Nelter Refuge (3200m)
Following the stream up the valley, it’s about a 4km climb to the 3684m Tizi n’Ouanaoums before a steep descent. Turning north and following another stream, it’s just 1 km into the Neltner Refuge. Camp or use the Refuge here. A shorter day with a chance for a rest in the afternoon. BLD
Day 6. Toubkal (Summit Day) – trek to Around (1900m)
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. Trekking poles are an advantage on this mountain, especially on the descent. There are some great views from the infamous triangle that marks the summit.
The descent is by the same route. Once back at the Refuge, you can take a little rest before descending further to camp near the village of Around. Approx 12 hrs, 1000m ascent, BLD
Day 7. Trek to Imlil and transfer back to Marrakesh
In the morning, it’s a short descent to where the trek begun, meet the transport, say goodbye to your trek crew and head back to Marrakesh. The afternoon is free. B
Day 8. 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