Four 4000 metre Peaks of Toubkal
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 15 days - from £695 (land only) - from €870 (land only) - from $1,215 (land only)
- Explore the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
- Trekking to the summit of Toubkal
- High-altitude walking off the beaten track
- Trekking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco
- Hiking holiday in the Altas Mountains and Toubkal
A new and challenging walking adventure holiday in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, trekking to the summit of Toubkal and more! With their rugged walking trails, varied and picturesque scenery, lofty passes, non-technical peaks and the guarantee of a cheerful welcome from the Berber people, the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco are the perfect choice to explore on an adventure trekking holiday. This excellent new walking holiday adventure to Morocco allows us to thoroughly explore the High Atlas Mountains around Toubkal including trekking to the summit of the four highest peaks in the area. The walking starts out from the Zat Valley in the east, after which we will be trekking into the foothills of the Toubkal Massif, taking a route that largely avoids the well-established trekking itineraries. En route we'll explore isolated Berber villages, walk through deep gorges and trek across largely unknown passes, we reach the first of our summits, Adrar n Dern (4001m), which provides us with brilliant and unusual views of Ouanoukrim (4088m) and Toubkal (4167m), our next two objectives. Highlights of our extended trekking holiday into the rugged, central part of the High Atlas Mountains will include our night in a gite at Amsouzart and the optional chilly dip in Lake Ifni. Finally, from the foot of Toubkal, we walk out northwards to trek via a high pass which gives access to the last of our summits, Bouiguinoussem (4025m). Seeking out some of the secret places around Toubkal, this trekking holiday in Morocco manages to explore the grandeur of the High Atlas Mountains in a way that no other walking holiday can. On our return to exotic Marrakech, we have time to further explore the old Arab quarter of this fabulous city. The Marrakech souks (markets) and the quality of their handicrafts are celebrated the world over and to explore Marrakech on foot is a magical experience. The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco make the perfect choice for a walking adventure holiday and KE's ‘Trekking Four 4000m peaks of Toubkal' offers both a brilliant high-altitude trekking experience and a real taste of Morocco.
Is this holiday for you?
This trekking holiday traverses a variety of terrain from well-established trails between valleys and villages which are suitable for mules, to zig-zag trails on scree during the ascents of the four peaks and whilst trekking up to the passes on our route. Daily distances walked are not particular large but the trek does involve a fair amount of ascent and descent and typically you will be walking for about 6 hours each day with the occasional longer day. Additionally, the summer months in the High Atlas can be hot with July and August particularly so, and this does have an effect on trekking performance. Considering that the highest sleeping altitude of the trip is only a little over 3000 metres, altitude related problems are unlikely to be a concern. However, trekking at altitudes above 3,000 metres does make extra demands on the body and will provide a challenge even for fit hikers. In consideration of the sustained nature of the trekking and the four ascents to 4,000 metres you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek. You should be comfortable with walking on good trails but with some steep ascents and descents, for up 6 or 7 hours each day and for several days continuously. To reach the summit of Ouanoukrim requires some straightforward scrambling. The optional ascents of the four peaks with the exception of Ouanoukrim present no technical difficulty and should be within the capabilities of fit and active hikers.