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A spectacular long weekend

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A spectacular long weekend climbing the highest peak in Morocco Toubkal

South of mystical Marrakech lie the Atlas Mountains, rising to over 4000 metres and including Mount Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in North Africa.  Mount Toubkal is usually clear of snow by mid summer and presents nothing more than steep hiking on well-marked trails across scree and rock.  A 2-hour drive from Marrakech, followed by a moderately-paced 5-hour hike and you’re at the Neltner Refuge at just over 3200 metres.  This easily accessible mountain can be tackled within the course of a long weekend.  However, to fit this climb within just 2 days (Marrakech to Marrakech) we make our ascent from the Neltner Refuge and return to the roadhead at the village of Aremd before transfering back to Marrakech within a single, long day!  This adventurous weekend will appeal to regular mountain walkers looking for a challenge and offers the chance to experience the delights of Morocco and the High Atlas in a short trekking break. From the colourful souks of Marrakech trading spices, carpets and leather goods, to the pretty stone-built villages of the Berber people, this is a fantastic weekend escape for those in need of a quick adventurous fix!

A GENUINE SMALL GROUP ADVENTURE – THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS ON TOUBKAL AND IN MOROCCO

We are proud to say that our holidays in Morocco are limited to a maximum group size of 12, ensuring we leave only our footprints on the trails whilst enjoying a genuine small group adventure.  We’ve been taking our clients walking, trekking and mountaineering for almost thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide and a successful group adventure.  On our Toubkal treks, the mountain is neither particularly high nor technically demanding, but the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders, teamed with a smaller group size, can make a big difference to your chances of success on summit day. Those who are new to High Atlas trekking will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business. Our Toubkal Weekend remains one of our best selling trips due to our fantastic local team.

Is this holiday for you?

The maximum altitude attained on this trekking holiday is not great and we spend only one night at just above 3200 metres (10,500 feet). This means that altitude acclimatisation is not usually a problem. However, climbing Toubkal from the Neltner Refuge and then hiking out to Aremd in a single day is a relatively tough undertaking, with about 1000 metres of ascent and almost 2200 metres of descent. We follow a good trail up to the Neltner Refuge and a rough mountain track on Toubkal itself, including zig-zag trails on scree. 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. You should also be prepared to walk for 10 hours on the second of the trekking days on this trip. This weekend holiday should be within the capabilities of fit and active hikers.

  • Trek with our fantastic local leaders on this KE `best seller`
  • Spectacular views across the High Atlas from Mount Toubkal summit
  • A superb adventurous trekking weekend and exotic Marrakech
  • Easy to extend in Marrakech, Essaouira or the Sahara desert