Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. KE group package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing around the Djema el-Fna and souks with an English-speaking guide. After lunch, we drive to Imlil and make the short walk to the start point of our trek at Ait Souka. Ovenight in a gite.
Day 3: We have an acclimatisation day in and around the Imlil Valley. One option is to trek up to a col at 2660 metres in the nearby Mezzik Valley. We return to spend a second night at our gite in Ait Souka.
Day 4: Setting of towards Toubkal, our trek takes us via the village of Aroumd and on to the small settlement and Muslim shrine at Sidi Chamharouch. Here, the valley steepens and we continue the ascent to reach the Neltner Refuge (3207m) which will be our accommodation for the next 3 nights.
Day 5: We now have two big mountain days. The guides will decide in which order we tackle the peaks. Toubkal is our main objective but if the weather is stable we may opt to first make an ascent of Ouanoukrim (4089m), a straightforward climb with a final scramble to reach the summit.
Day 6: If we have opted to save North Africa's highest peak for today, we will make an early start for the steep ascent to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m). After time to enjoy the panoramic views we return to the Neltner Refuge for a final night.
Day 7: After breakfast, we leave the refuge and trek down the valley to our gite in Ait Souka. Here, we have lunch and then drive back to Marrakech, arriving in the late afternoon, we check in at the group hotel, before going out for a celebration dinner in Marrakech.
Day 8: KE group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.