Winter Ascent Mt. Toubkal
Climbing a mountain in the summertime is tough. Climbing one in the winter? That’s for adventurers only. While the climb up Mount Toubkal is the undisputed centrepiece of this week-long escapade in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, it’s not the only once-in-a-lifetime encounter you’ll have. Beginning in captivating Marrakech, you’ll trek deep into the hills (no prior experience required – promise!), happening upon snowbound Berber communities and' along the way, enjoy some of the most majestic mountainscapes you’ll ever see along the way. Prepare to return home a completely different person than when you left.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Arrive at any time.
Trek from Imlil to the mountain village of Armed and take in the views of Mt Toubkal. In the afternoon explore the village and local area.
Sidi Chamarouch/Refuge (1B,1L,1D)
Trek to Sidi Chamharouch, a pilgrimage site for many Moroccans. Continue on to Mt Toubkal refuge.
Mt Ouanakrim/Refuge (1B,1L,1D)
Full-day trekking to the summit of Mt Ouanakrim.
Mt Toubkal/Refuge (1B,1L,1D)
Another full-day of trekking to the 4,167m-high (13,671 ft) summit of Mt Toubkal. Take a moment to enjoy the views and then head back to the refuge.
Armed (1B,1L, 1D)
Descend to the village of Armed via Tizi Ouanoums Pass. En route, and on a clear day, there may be a chance to see Lake D'ifni clearly.
Hike back to Imlil before transferring back to Marrakech, tour ends upon arrival.
Travel Style — Active
Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Physical Grading — 5
These trips include serious high-altitude treks, cycling or other heavy exercise. For superhumans only. (Remember to pack your cape)
2015 3/8, 11/15, 12/20
2016 1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 11/13, 12/18