Marrakech and Imlil: 5–Day Mountaineering Tour

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Climb the highest peak in North Africa and Morocco, then head to the Sahara Desert for an overnight camel trek to a Berber camp.
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Duration 5 days
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You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech
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  • Reach the highest peak in North Africa
  • Walk through Berber villages
  • Explore the High Atlas Mountains
  • Explore the Sahara
  • Ride a camel
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Day 1:

After hotel pick–up in Marrakech at 8:00am, drive south to the Berber town of Imlil. Enjoy a welcome glass of mint tea in a gite d'etape and set out for a 4 kilometer hike towards the villages of Aremd, Taourirt, and Targa Imoula. Stop at Armed, then carry on to the equally-quaint village of Sidi Chamharouch, set beside a waterfall and small stream. Take a break for a picnic within full view of mighty Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in the Maghreb. Head to your overnight accommodation to rest for the night.

Day 2: 

Start the day with a climb up the highest peak in North Africa. Descend via the south Circuit for a straightforward 2 to 3–hour descent back to the refuge, and have lunch before walking back down to Imlil for your overnight stay. 

Day 3: 

After pick–up from your accommodation in Imlil, head to Ait Benhaddou over the high Atlas Mountains, passing through the Tizi N’tichka pass. Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and stop for lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Ouarzazate and stop near the atlas film studios for a photo, then continue to the city center for a panoramic view of the Kasbah of Taourirt. Move on to Boumalne du Dades for dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 4: 

Drive through the Dades Valley and Todra Gorges, and explore the sights of this region. Lunch can be taken at any restaurant on your way. Merzouga is the final destination of the day, meet camels to take you to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, where you will spend the night at a Berber desert camp.

Day 5: 

After enjoying the amazing sunrise among the sand dunes and having breakfast, ride camels back to your transport. Drive directly back to Marrakech and have few stops on the way. Continue to the red city of Marrakech over the mountains of High Atlas passing through the Tizi N’tichka. 
  • Transport from Marrakech to Imlil
  • A local guide
  • Mules for luggage
  • Food during the trek
  • 1 night at Toubkal Refuge
  • 1 night at a guesthouse in Imlil (half board)
  • Transport during the desert trip
  • 1 night at a Hotel in Dades (half board)
  • 1 night at a camp in Merzouga (half board)
  • A camel ride in the desert
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Lunches during the desert trip
  • Accommodation in Marrakech
  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bags