Day 1: Meet at the group hotel in Marrakech. Airport transfers provided.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing in Marrakech. Transfer to Imlil in the High Atlas.
Day 3: Acclimatisation day in and around the charming Imlil Valley.
Day 4: Trek through High Atlas valleys to the Neltner Refuge (3207m).
Day 5: Acclimatisation day and optional ascent of spectacular Mount Ouanoukrim (4089m) that day you can do mountaineering skills course alongside the summit.
Day 6: Trek from Neltner refuge to the summit of North Africa's highest peak Toubkal (4167m). That day you can do mountaineering skills course alongside the summit.
Day 7: Descend from Neltner Refuge to Imlil and transfer to Marrakech.
Day 8: Departure Day. Marrakech Airport transfers provided.
Recommended Periods By Adrar Adventure
In the High Atlas, hiking is done all year round, with the ideal period from April to October. In the middle of summer, it is advisable to plan the circuits of the high valleys, where water is always abundant.
The best season for canyoning runs from May to September.
In summer, severe thunderstorms can momentarily make canyons impassable.
Ski ingeling, or rather the famous "mulet-ski" suit specific to the High Atlas, takes place from the beginning of February to the end of April. The lower limit of snow rises rapidly above 2,500 m in the north face and 3,000 m in the south face.
In the Rif and Middle Atlas, lower massifs but characterized by beautiful cedar and holm oak woods, autumn and spring are ideal seasons for walking.
Thanks to the snow from December to February, the cedars of the Middle Atlasic Causse offer an incomparable cross-country ski area.
From November to May, the pre-Saharan mountains of Sirwa and Saghro roam on foot, in a mineral atmosphere in the heart of unusual and jagged landscapes. The same goes for the camel trek in the Merzouga Desert, Dayet Chgaga and the Iriqui Plateaus.
In summer, you can take sand baths with therapeutic effects
Adrar Adventure Accompaniment
Although the Moroccan mountain is particularly open and welcoming, itineraries are not always obvious and contact with a population that does not speak foreign languages can be difficult to establish. Hikers are therefore strongly advised to hire a qualified mountain guide.
These guides (or mountain guides) have received extensive training.
These mountain guides were selected and then trained at the CFAMM (Mountain Trades Training Centre) in Tabant, Aït Bouguemmez Valley.
Since January 1992.
Mountain guides are authorized to lead hikers on trails, normal routes to peaks and passes, excluding routes that will require the implementation of climbing, mountaineering or skiing techniques. In addition, climbing the peaks of Toubkal and Mgoun requires crampons. However, in view of the development of these activities in the High Atlas and the demand for tourism in specialized support, the CFAMM has set up development cycles for graduate coaches.
For example, guides specializing in mountain skiing, canyoning and climbing are currently operational.
The specialization "mountain skiing" allows the supervision of ski hikes on terrain where progression does not require the use of means of insurance, only knives, crampons and axes are accepted.
The "canyon" specialization allows the supervision of hiking in gorge sabrased courses using short climbing passages equipped.
The "climbing" specialization allows the supervision of activities in climbing school or on equipped tracks not exceeding two lengths of rope 40 and 90 m.
These qualifications are mentioned on the professional cards of the guides concerned. In general, it should be noted that even guides are not allowed to supervise certain sports activities (paragliding, rafting, canoeing, caving, etc.), they can nevertheless provide logistical organisation (tracking, portage, camp...) On the other hand, guides are empowered to supervise mountain biking groups, a sport practiced by all age groups.