Day 1: 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: Drive to valley of Ait Bougamez, begin trekking
After breakfast, you have a 5 hr drive into the valley of Ait Bougamez before you begin your trek. At Arous village, you will meet the mule team and set off on the ascent to Ikiss n Arous- camp. Drive – 5 hrs, Trek 2-3 hrs, BD
Day 3: Trek to Tarkeddit plateau
Another ascent straight after breakfast, the Passes in front of you are the Tizi-n-Tazite (2900m) and the bigger Tizi-n-Targadit (3400m). After the latter, you will descend onto the Tarkeddit plateau. It is a remote area and you will see few other trekkers although it is the favoured base area for ascents of Mgoun. Trek 5-6 hrs, BLD
Day 4: Ascent of Mgoun (4068m) – descend to Assaka
Peak No 1 – Mgoun. A long, slow ascent which becomes steeper as the summit approaches, although the ridge line is a wonderful experience. The views from the top are superb, weather dependant. The descent is obviously faster but no less demanding! You will have earned the rest once you reach the camp at Assaka. Trek 8 – 10 hrs, BLD
Day 5: Trek out, road transfer and trek towards Lac d Ifni camp.
Today is almost a rest day with a short 1 – 2 hr trek to the waiting transport at Imi N Oulaoun. The transport will take you to the next range of the High Atlas. The route goes down past Skoura and the southern town of Ouarzazate before going north over the passes of the High Atlas and the smaller roads to Amzouzart. On arrival, meet up with the second set of mules and continue on another short trek towards Lac D’Ifni camp. Drive about 4-5 hrs, Trek 2 hrs, BLD
Day 6: Trek to Neltner (3200m)
Passing the Lac D’Ifni, the route ascends to the pass of Tizi N Ouanaoumas (3684m) before descending to Neltner, camp. Trek 5-6 hrs, BLD
Day 7: Ascent of Timesguida n Ounakrim (4089m)
Peak No 2 – Timesguida n Ounakrim. Trek up to the Tizi N Ougan (3750m) and onwards to the summit of Timesguida n Ounakrim. This route is rocky in places, minor scrambling to be done and some patches of snow may also be lying but no technical assitance required. Descend back down to the camp. Trek 8-9 hrs, BLD
Day 8: Ascent of Toubkal (4167m)
Peak No 3 – Mt Toubkal. The final peak and the biggest. It’s an early start to make best use of the weather and a tough 3 – 4hr ascent to the summit. A similar path today with some rocks, scrambling, loose scree and possibly lying snow to encounter. Trekking poles for the descent may be useful. Descend back to Neltner. Trek 6 – 7 hrs, BLD
Day 9: Descend to Imlil, road transfer to Marrakesh
After the tough climbing of the previous days, today’s easy descent should be welcome. An easy few hours of descent back to Imlil where your transport will be waiting to whisk you back to Marrakesh and a well-deserved wash and brush up. We get you back as soon as we can leaving you plenty of time to get out into the Medina and experience the multitude of Souks. The bartering and market activity is something special. Trek 4hrs, Drive 90 mins, BL
Day 10: Depart
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.
Note – B: Breakfast L: Lunch D: Dinner