High Atlas ocidental

A few kilometers from Marrakech, the Toubkal with its 4167m high dominates Morocco and North Africa. It is surrounded by giant hills between 3000 and 4000m. The roads are not lacking and the Toubkal is the most accessible of large massifs of the High Atlas. With a selection of several walks from valley to valley, from hill to hill with or without ascent. Season: The end of May at the end of September. Participants: from 2 to 15 Pax.


High level


Mountain Trekking

Trip Days


Trip Nights






Max Altitude

4.167 m


For transfers at the beginning of the trekking we use Land Rover Defender, Toyota Land Cruiser or Minibuses, depending on each starting point of the trek, sometimes for departures of 2 and 3 people could be in taxi-mercedes, but in any case always using vehicles with your corresponding transport license. In special cases, we may have to use local Atlas transport, known as a Berber van, for short stretches. It is a very traveling experience to use these typical transports.


Breakfast: A tea, Nescafé, cheese, bread, jam, butter, honey, etc.

Dried fruit and nuts: The guide carries dried fruits during the route that are taken at some of the mid-morning stops and all the moment are available at any time.

Lunch: The kitchen is advanced to the point of food, the cook prepares a large salad based on seasonal vegetables accompanied by cheese or sardines, or tuna, pasta, potatoes, bread, etc. The vegetables are scrupulously washed and disinfected with cooking liquor. It is served in plates and cutlery and tea in glass cup. A large mat with mattresses is installed, which is very pleasant to rest for a while after the meal.

The afternoon tea: Mint tea and cookies or sfinch from time to time (Berber typical fritters).

Dinner: Always soup and second typical stews or tagines, with vegetables, legumes combined with lamb or chicken. Always one night you take the famous couscous and other times it can be pasta to give energy to the walkers. In any case, the menu changes every day. After dinner, a lemon verbena is offered, which serves as a relaxant to help you fall asleep.

Trip Overview
  • Type
    Mountain Trekking
  • Trip Days
  • Trip Nights
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Max Altitude
    4.167 m

Day 1

Arrival in Marrakech, assistance at the airport and direct transfer to Seti Fatma in the Ourika valley, meeting with our team, after loading the luggage we walked towards the camp, overnight in tents.

  • 2h: 30 march according to the arrival time.

Day 2
SETI FATMA (1500m) - BOUCKCHOUD (2600m)

After breakfast, we start our route by a mule track along the Ouroika River, little by little we penetrate the Toubkal massif, crossing the very isolated Berber villages with their crops on the terraces, at the foot of the mountain on the river Assif N'Oufra we set up our camp.

  • Hours of march: 7h.
  • Positive drop: 1100m.
  • Negative gain: 200m.
  • Accommodation: Camp.
  • Full board.

Day 3

Today's route begins with a climb to reach the pass of Tizi n'Oumchichka, we continue along the ridge to the highest peak where we appreciate magnificent views of the Toubkal massif. We continue going through another few peaks (3996m, 3358m, 3528m ...) to Tizi n'Ourai. We raised the camp.

  • Hours of march: 8 a 9h.
  • Positive slope: 1400m.
  • Negative difference: 900m.
  • Accommodation: Camp.
  • Full board.

Day 4

We have breakfast and start our route again, this time we go away from the shores and the terraces of crops that we leave below, arriving at Tizi N'Aouray hill, and then slowly descend to the village of Amsouzert (1800m). We will make a rest stop before going up through other Berber villages, arriving at the magnificent lake of Ifni where we set up our camp.

  • Hours of march: 6a 7h.
  • Positive slope: 500m.
  • Negative difference: 1300m.
  • Accommodation: Camp.
  • Full board.

Day 5

Today's stage is one of the most e accumulated altitude almost 1800 m. We left after having breakfast, we climbed up a zigzag gorge on some curves with Tizi n Ouanoums, from there we can already see the refuge of Toubkal and magnificent views over the plain of Marrakech, Siroua in the anti atlas in the part south of the massif. We gradually descend through a rock path that leads us to the Neltner refuge (3200m).

  • Hours of march: 8 a 9h.
  • Positive drop: 1800m.
  • Negative difference: 1000m.
  • Accommodation: Camp.
  • Full board.

Day 6

We leave the camp direction to Laazib-n-Tamsoult crossing the Tizo n Agulzim, wonderful views over the valleys of Azzaden and Imlil, Then we descend quietly on the road of 88 curves like a snake.

We arrive at the camp in Tamsoult, in the afternoon we will make an excursion to the Tamoult waterfalls.

  • Hours of march: 5h.
  • Positive slope: 300m.
  • Negative difference: 1300m.
  • Accommodation: Camp.
  • Full board.

Day 7

On the last day of our trekking, we went up a juniper and oak road to the town of Imlil via the Mezzik pass.

The arrival we loaded our luggage, we said goodbye to our team of mulateros and we returned to Marrakech

  • Hours of march: 4h.
  • Positive drop: 200m.
  • Negative difference: 750m.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

Day 8

Transfer to the airport 2 hours before the departure of the flight.


  • Long trekking pants and long-sleeved and short-sleeved Breathable T-shirts.
  • Polar fleece and waterproof and windproof jacket.
  • Boots or trekking shoes.
  • One day backpack.
  • Telescopic pole (recommended).
  • Cap with visor and sun protection.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Feather jacket or similar coat.
  • Gloves and hat.
  • Sturdy travel bag, large backpack or backpack to carry on mules.
  • Bathing suit and towel For the ascent to the Toubkal.
  • Ice ax and crampons (in winter).
  • Guetres (snow gaiters) and warm, waterproof gloves (in winter).
  • Boot suitable for crampons (if it is sufficiently warm and hard it can be the same one you use in the trekking).

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Cost Per Person


  • 2 nights accommodation in Marrakech, the rest in igloo camping tents for 2 people.
  • Full board except in Marrakech.
  • Road transfers Marrakech / Imlil / mMarrakech.
  • Collective material (tents, mattress, covered).
  • Moroccan escorted guide.
  • Team of muleteers with their mules.
  • Flights.
  • Meals in Marrakech.
  • Drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    En el mes de agosto hicimos esta ruta, magnifico paisaje, organización excelente, y muy buena comida del Lahcen, un auténtico maestro.
    Iván , A Coruña

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