Diversity, excitement and achievement as an 8 day trip. Based out of 5 star hotel in Marrakesh, we depart to trek up the highest mountain in North Africa; Jebal Toubkal (4,167m) and also encounter and learn about the local Berber tribes people in the High Atlas Mountain range. After achieving getting to the top of Mt. Toubkal we then move into the Sahara desert sleeping as the Nomads do in authentic tents and eating authentic nomadic food sitting round and open fire, under the stars. Later we experience trekking to the top of sand dunes and watching the sun set and sun rise over the vast Sahara desert. Combing trekking to the top of the highest mountain in North Africa and then experiencing the wonders that the Sahara desert has to offer is simply a unique experience! On our return to Marrakesh we have time to explore the famous food stalls in the square and souks which are steeped in history.
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Grade 4 Trek (Challenging): are for the hill walker that has some experience, good level of fitness and moving onto the next level of challenge. Walking days are normally 4-5 hours and involve up to 300m or more ascent or descent. 2 to 4 consecutive days walking in altitude, where the fitter you are the more you will enjoy it.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Departure is usually London Heathrow, this may vary and the specific location will be provided upon booking|
|WEAR||Comfortable Clothing for the flight|
Marrakech – Imlilvalley (1,775m) – Toubkal Refuge (3,207m)
Toubkal refuge - Toubkal Summit – Imlil
Imlilvalley –AitBenhadou – Ouarzazate – Todra Gorges. 360km
Todra Gorges – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi. 270km
Erg Chebbi – Merzouga – Alnif – Tazzarine –Ouarzazate - Marrakech. 585km
Marrakech – home
Clothing and equipment required for the trekking part of the trip
- Personal first aid kit including any medication needed
- Walking boots
- Walking socks
- Walking poles
- Day sack: 35 to 50ltrs
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof trousers
- Warm and water proof gloves
- Warm and water proof hat
- Warm jacket for the evening
- Sun glasses
- Sun protection for skin/head/hands
- Loose cotton clothing for the Sahara Desert phase.
- Sleeping bag – 4 season.
- Water proof sacks for the inside of your day sack
- X2 1ltr water containers
- X1 3ltr bladder with drinking tube
You will need extra money to cover the cost of drinks, souvenirs, meals (where applicable) airport taxes, etc. It is advisable to change money on arrival at international airports whilst waiting for your luggage, as opportunities for changing money are subsequently few. Credit cards are generally not accepted.
Please note all illness, injuries and medication need to be disclosed to EDGE Travel Worldwide at time of booking – please seek advice from your Doctor to your suitability of participating on this trip.
These will vary throughout the year, but early bookings will avoid a possible change in fee. (These are built into the trip cost.)
In this area, tipping is a recognised part of life. Although EDGE Travel Worldwide pays most gratuities for the trip, porters and guides on the trips still look to members of the group for reward. Accordingly, you should allow $100 for tipping. (Please carry low denominations of US Dollar currency.)
Local food and drink: Meals other than those included in the itinerary are paid for separately by the traveller.
These maybe available, please contact us for further details.