17-24 October 2021
|✓||4 days trekking|
|✓||3 nights camping|
|✓||Height gain 4167m|
|✓||Joint celebration with cyclists|
|✓||Flights NOT included|
This trek goes through the High Atlas Mountains to the summit of Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak at 4167m. It’s not just a great challenge; it's an immersion into the culture of the Berber people, Morocco's original inhabitants. Few roads penetrate this craggy mountain stronghold, where the way of life has changed little over centuries.
Our journey takes us from the exotic sights of Marrakech to the remote, barren and dry High Atlas Mountain range. The route is on a mixture of rocky and sandy paths as we pass grassy meadows, towering limestone peaks to sheer red-rock canyons, isolated patches of snow and flowing rivers. We pass through traditional Berber villages which cling to the side of mountains, seemingly carved into the rock in layers of terraces that appear to defy gravity, and will see Berber women in brightly coloured dresses tending fields, and higher up, we meet nomadic shepherds in summer pastures.
The tough final ascent around sunrise is over boulders and rough scree where at the top of North Africa we will enjoy breath-taking panoramic views to the east and west over the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. To the south the Sahara stretches out below us and to the north the plains of Morocco. A finish in the vibrant city of Marrakech with all of its history, bazaars and nightlife and this is a challenge with something for everyone.