TOUBKAL MOUNTAIN ASCENT - 4 DAYS
Experience the thrill of playing with patches of snow in the highest peak of the High Atlas Mountain range. Because the view of perfectly white snow tops from the balcony of your place in Marrakech, will awake an urge in you to climb the Toubkal Mountain!
If you have always been in love with mountains, and want to experience this love on another level, then our 4 days Toubkal Mount winter trek is what you are looking for. Because there is nothing as serene as climbing a mountain decorated with a fresh sheet of snow. Climbing Toubkal mount is not really a walk in the park but it is not also a high profiled mountain climb, which requires only professionals. It is something in between, meaning that you should only be reasonably fit and have enough determination in you that will make your hike to the summit possible. However, climbing Toubkal in winter will need special mountaineering tools, such as walking pols, ice axes and crampons.
Now you can check off “climbing the highest mountain in North Africa” from your bucket list!
4 DAYS TOUBKAL MOUNTAIN WINTER CLIMB ITINERARY:
DAY 1: MARRAKECH- IMLIL- TOUBKAL REFUGE
Leave the chaotic streets of Marrakech and head to the mountain village of Imlil in a 90 min drive. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. You will meet your guide in Imlil, and that is where your adventure will begin. We will follow the path uphill in a serious hike crossing the Mizane Valley, then towards the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. The latter is a convenient halfway point to rest and, get fed and watered. The final hours of the hike will take us to the Toubkal refuge, where we will spend the night. The refuge is pretty basic and cover your necessities. It has a lounge area with a fireplace and a heater to get you warmed up. Added to this, there are toilets and hot showers. On the overall the refuge is clean and well kept.
DAY 2: TOUBKAL REFUGE- CLIMBE THE PEAKS OF OUANAKRIM- TOUBKAL REFUGE.
Today, we will target the Ouanoukrim Twins, the 2nd and 3rd highest peaks in the High Atlas. They both stand at the head of Mizan Valley. The trek to the twins will not only be culminated with a stunning view of Toubkal mount, but it will also test your legs and prepare your body for the big hike.We head back to the Refuge for lunch.
DAY 3: TOUBKAL REFUGE- MT TOUBKAL PEAK- TOUBKAL REFUGE.
Today is the day! We wake up early and start climbing the Toubkal Mount. Time for the ascent during winter season is around 2 to 4 hours. The path rises steeply as we continue our hike steadily. Our professional guides will help you navigate safer routes to the summit. You will begin feeling footsore and exhausted, but the view from the summit are magical and definitely worth the pain you are feeling. Peaks and snowbound valleys will make themselves visible to you, as you stretch your eyes North and South contemplating the Atlas Mountain Range and whole of Marrakech! We will retrace our way back to the refuge. .