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Jebel Toubkal - 6 day summer ascent

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Destinations: Marrakesh, Toubkal
Type of adventure: icon-11.png Climbing & Mountaineering
Guide language: English
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Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Range and North Africa. It might be just on our doorstep but provides us with the chance to experience an ascent of a mountain more than 4,000m high offering a striking alternative to European Alpine trekking and allowing us to get a taste of this fascinating country. We start our journey in Marrakech, Morocco’s fascinating and other-worldly capital before transferring to the foothills of the Atlas to begin our climb passing through villages where the houses seem to have been scraped up from the desert floor, along meandering mule paths, and marvelling as the high mountain scenery begins to open up around us. We acclimatise on Toubkal’s neighbour, Ouanoukrim Peak and then winding our way through rocky paths bounded by steep scree slopes we reach the summit of Toubkal where the whole of the Atlas range opens up before us. The silence is remarkable, the High Atlas is unforgettable.

Departure & Return Duration Price (incl. flight) Price (excl. flight)
28 May 201702 June 2017 6 days £945 £795
19 June 201724 June 2017 6 days £TBC £TBC
       
       
       


INCLUDED:
- Local guides and an English 360 guide
- Hotel / refuge accommodation
- Group climbing and cooking gear
- Scheduled restaurant meals
- Porters
- Ground transportation in country
- All accommodation based on two people sharing
- All food whilst on trek and breakfast when city based
- 14 Course tasting menu celebratory dinner
- Professionally edited highlights video of your trip!
NOT INCLUDED:
- International airfares
- Personal equipment
- Staff/guide gratuities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Trip Insurance
- Items of a personal nature: phone calls, laundry, room service and so forth
- Unscheduled hotels and restaurant meals
- Visas where applicable
- Unscheduled lunch and dinner when city based
DAVID CLOVER
(Jebel Toubkal - 6 day summer ascent )

Marrakech
You will be met at Marrakesh airport and taken to your charming 4 star riad. The day is yours to relax, explore the souks and enjoy this vibrant city before heading out for dinner with your leader who will take you through the plan for the days ahead.
Marrakech - Aremd - Sidi Chamharouch - Toubkal Refuge (3,207 m)
After a hearty breakfast, our minibus will drive us up to our start point at Imlil (1,800 m) in the foothills of The Atlas. We set out from there and head initially to Aremd (1,940m) about an hour away and stop for a quick lunch. We continue up meandering mule paths for a further five hours through the Ait Mizen valley and into breathtaking high mountain scenery. On the way we call in to the marabout of Sidi Chamharouch before reaching Toubkal Refuge for dinner and where we overnight.
Mouflon Refuge
Today is spent acclimatising, exploring the area around the refuge. There is the option of climbing Ouanakrim (4,088m), a local peak for those who feel up a bit more of a challenge. We stay at les mouflon Refuge that evening for dinner and sleeping overnight.
Mouflon Refuge - Toubkal Summit (4,167m) - Kasbah Du Toubkal (1,800m)
Up very early for breakfast to set us up for the climb to the summit of Toubkal. We wind through rocky paths as the vegetation starts to disappear at this altitude. As we pass the 4,000m mark the whole of the Atlas range opens up before us before we get a full, magnificent 360 degree panorama at the summit. The silence is remarkable, the High Atlas is unforgettable. Once we've all had time to contemplate what we've just achieved, we head all the way back down to Aremd Village. We'll stop for lunch as we wend our way down. We'll be picked up at the bottom and taken to the fabulous Kasbah du Toubkal where we'll spend the night for a well-earned rest.
Kasbah du Toubkal - Marrakech
We set out in the morning from Kasbah du Toubkal to make our way steadily back down to Imlil, enjoying stunning views all the way to our minibus that will take us back to Marrakech. The lively souks and the city of Marrakesh are yours to explore in the afternoon before we head out for an amazing 14 course celebratory tasting dinner that evening via Jemaa El Fna square. Overnight in the hotel.
Depart to UK
Transfer to airport to catch flight home.

1 * 4 Season Sleeping Bag
1 * Daysack
1 * Dry Sacks
1 * Kit Bag
1 * Sleeping Bag Liner
1 * Small Bag
1 * Waterproof Rucksack Cover
1 * Buff Or Scarf
1 * Sunglasses
1 * Wide Brimmed Hat
1 * Woolly Hat
2 * Base Layers
1 * Down Jacket
1 * Gilet
1 * Gloves
1 * Hard Shell
1 * Light Insulated Jacket
1 * Mid Layer
1 * Outer Layer
1 * Long Johns
1 * Softshell Trousers
1 * Trekking Trousers
1 * Underwear
1 * Waterproof Trousers
1 * 3- 4 Season Walking Boots
1 * Gaiters
1 * Spare Laces
1 * Trainers
3 * Trekking Socks
1 * Alcohol Rub
1 * Insect Repellent
1 * Nappy Bags
1 * Toilet Paper
1 * Wash Kit
2 * Water Bottles
1 * Water Purification
1 * Wet Wipes
1 * Personal First Aid Kit
1 * Personal Medication
1 * Camera
1 * Entertainment
1 * Headtorch
1 * Lipsalve
1 * Money
1 * Padlocks
1 * Penknife
1 * Snacks
1 * Sunblock
1 * Trekking Poles
1 * Copy Of Passport
1 * Passport
1 * Travel Insurance

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