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At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal (4167m) is the highest mountain in North Africa. The 2 Days Toubkal Trek to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes the hard work worthwhile.
With the start of the 2 Days Toubkal Trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within 2 Days Toubkal Trek and still have time to explore Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech
the first day : After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
Day 2: Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil.
TrekkingToubkal - Lead dnf - 15/Dec/12
Arrived at Imlil at approx 6am, jogged to first Village; fast walked to Refuge. took on fluids and more diamox, reched summit at 12.00, then returned back to imlil-marrakech same day. Hard work....
m296mux - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12
malc - 16/Aug/12
Laurence Everitt - 07/Jun/12
Main summit and Western summit by south cwm/south col route. Organised through Jamal Imerhane at www.toubkalguide.com. Guide Ibrahim. Fairly high winds and some soft snow left in the cwm.
church465 - 18/May/12
freeheel47 - Jul/93
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