Mt Toubkal Ascent Via Azzaden Vally and waterfalls
At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but no mountaineering experiences needed and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work worthwhile. A perfect combination of 3 days & 2 nights trek on the western hight Atlas starting by visiting lot of berber villages and hike over high Mountain passes to acclimatize with the altitude before reaching the summit on third day.
Day 1 : Marrakech to Agersioual
Transfer from Marrakech to Agersioual, meet point with your team , guide, cook and muleteers then set off on first day which will be an acclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees then head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and its neighboring peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in the Refuge of Azib Tamsoult. Aprox.
Day 2 : Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge past the the Ighouliden waterfalls and over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) at 3,207m where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning. Aprox. 7 hours walking.
Day 3 : Toubkal summit
Early morning start to climb up the Toubkal summit (4,167m). You’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 9-10 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil. Overnight in imlil or going back directly to Marrakech.