6 Days mixture between two different part of Morocco, Atlas Mountains, and Desert. So first part which Starts by trekking in the Atlas Mountains Toubkal ascent is an adventure part and the second part which is Camel ride in Erg Chebbi Merzouga and night in Berber camp for fun and relax.
The following option is an example of that combined tour and is an express Toubkal Ascent Trek followed by a more relaxed drive to the edge of the Sahara; just at about 40kms away from the Algerian borders.
Pick up at 8 oclock
Start from marrakech to imlil and trek to toubkal shelter thru aremd & the mizane valleyleaving the metropolis in the back of we force south these days, in the direction of the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the toubkal massif. crossing the haouz plain we bypass thru the tiny metropolis of asni, from where our avenue begins to climb closer to the foothills of the massif. beneath us the valley of the oued rhirhaia stretches out into the space and small villages dangle to the sides of the steep hills as we meander our manner toward the village of imlil. here we go away our vehicle and, within the business enterprise of our mountain manual, start our trek, heading along the mizane valley, first in the direction of the village of aremd and then onto the shrine of sidi chamarouch. constructed on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, aremd is the most important village inside the valley and gives an thrilling blend of conventional terraced farming, gites and streets that appear to be permanently gridlocked with the aid of goats and livestock. for generations the local berber villagers have worked those lands, generating corn, potatoes and walnuts from the tough landscape. persevering with east and crossing the flood plain our direction takes us alongside mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. crossing the river we sooner or later come to the pastoral shrine of sidi chamarouch, which draws tourists and pilgrims alike (even though only muslims are allowed to move the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). the village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that appear to melt together into an anarchic mass. from right here the trail keeps to climb regularly, snaking and zigzagging its way as much as the snowline and the toukbal shelter (3206m), our forestall for the night time. approx 5hrs on foot.
trek to summit of jebel toubkal(4165m); return to imlil early this morning we make our strive at the summit of jebel toukbal, the best top in northern africa. our path takes us up the south cirque, crossing the circulation above the refuge after which heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, wherein we will must negotiable a seemingly limitless carpet of boulders and rocks. the on foot is
fantastically trustworthy, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite hard in elements, but, the views along the manner make the adventure greater than worthwhile. cresting the ridgeline we discover ourselves at the plateau, from in which it’s miles a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the encompassing
landscape are quite breathtaking. from right here there are unrestricted perspectives in each direction, from the marrakesh simple to the high atlas inside the north and as far south as the anti-atlas and the sahara. pliny, the extremely good roman pupil, once described the high atlas mountains as “the most appropriate mountains in all of africa” and from our vantage factor excessive above the valley it is straightforward to recognize why. retracing our steps we then go back down the mountain and head back toward imlil – in a single day in dar adrar or comparable
you will be picked up from your accommodation in imlil at nine.00am and head out over the atlas mountains, riding over the lovely tizi-n-tichka mountain bypass. you’ll bypass via plenty of berber villages, and when you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that residence families and their cattle). alongside the manner, you will have the option both to take a smash and go to the ouarzazate movie studios or forestall for a hike. when you attain dades gorge, you’ve got the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your resort. in a single day in dades. (general using time 6hours)
breakfast on the resort. transfer from the dades valley to todra gorge – a big fault dividing the excessive atlas mountains, growing up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and berber villages. here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a inexperienced oasis complete of huge date palms. after lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway city of merzouga to choose up resources in your desert journey. you’ll then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. at sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-1/2 via camel to a berber camp wherein you will enjoy a conventional moroccan dinner, and sleep beneath the celebs or in tents at a desolate tract camp. (general driving time 5hours )
wake to a wilderness dawn after which return to the kasbah by camel. you’ll then have a hazard to freshen up and enjoy a breakfast. when you are refreshed, you willhead out of the desert for a force to ait benhaddou. that is an historical fortified metropolis containing limitless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric challenge of numerous hollywood movies (the mother, gladiator, Alexander, lawrence of arabia…) you’ll have the threat to walk across the homes and discover with your guide. you may in a single day in a motel near ait benhaddou. (overall riding time 5 – 6hours)
tour along the ounilla valley to the telouet kasbah, a crumbling kasbah that changed into as soon as an vital stop for investors. explore the kasbah after which after lunch, you may head returned over the tizi-n-tichka skip to marrakech (overall using time four hours).