Ifni Lake Trek & Mountain Toubkal

Mountain Toubkal Trekking

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing View from the Top .
  • High Atlas Villages
  • Atlas Mountains Peaks View

Ifni Lake Trek & Mountain Toubkal

The Atlas Mountains reward their visitors with a stunning combination of valleys, summits and traditional villages clinging to mountainsides. On this active adventure through one of Morocco's most naturally beautiful regions, you'll experience magnificent views and enjoy meeting local people along the trail. Recount the day's exploits over home-cooked dinners each night from the comfort of your cozy accommodations. Designed with those who are fit in mind.

Day to Day Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Imlil - Tacheddirt :
Day 02 :Tacheddirt - Azib Likemt :
Day 03 :Azib Likemt - Tizi n'Ourai - Amsouzert :
Day 04 : Amsouzert - Ifni Lake :
Day 05 : Ifni Lake - Nelter Hut :
Day 06 :Mt. Toubkal Summit - Imlil - Marrakech:


We offer a wide range of services for those planning a trip to the High Atlas, from basic one day guided walks to full package treks, including transport to the region, accommodation, food, guides, mules, tents, cuisine, entertainment and much more. We are able to suggest itineraries to meet the requirements of our visitors based on the number of days available, number of group members (from sole travellers to large groups), difficultly of treks, level of food and accommodation required, etc..

Cost Includes

  • Private Transport from and back to your Hotel
  • Mountain Guide speaking english
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during your your trek
  • Cook
  • Mules to carry your luggages + Porters in winter time

Cost Excludes

  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Travel inssurance
  • Tip

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 01: Marrakech - Imlil - Tacheddirt :

We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, and a busy market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down from the mountains, and an equal supply of activity from those about to embark on their adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n'Tamatert (2,279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (2,400m), where we generally camp near the river. Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.

Day 02:Tacheddirt - Azib Likemt :

Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3,555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt, where we camp for the night.

Day 03: Azib Likemt - Tizi n'Ourai - Amsouzert :

This long, but relatively easy, day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. From Tizi n'Ououraine (3,120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3,876m). The trail leads on towards Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night – dormitory-style - in a simple village Gite.

Day 04:TAmsouzert - Ifni Lake :

West of Amsouzert are several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the massif. It is a memorable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp tonight in this area.

Day 05:Ifni Lake - Nelter Hut :

By now we should be both fit and acclimatised, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At length we reach the pass at Tizi n'Ouanoums (3,664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside).

Day 06:Mt. Toubkal Summit - Imlil - Marrakech:

We leave before dawn, following a well-worn route to the summit. If conditions are good it should take no more than 3-4 hours to reach the summit, where we enjoy expansive views of the entire Atlas range and the Marrakech plains beyond. Returning to base, we then descend fairly rapidly to the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd, before following the Mizane River, along a well-forested trail, to the trailhead at Imlil. If you are staying in Marrakech, you will be taken there by car at the end of the day..


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