DAY1: MARRAKECH –TAHNOUET- ASNI- IMLIL 1740M-REFUGE TOUBKAL 3207M
Departure from Marrakech early morning 8am, towards the high Atlas Mountains via Tahaouet (local market on Tuesdays), Valley Ghighaya, Moulay Brahim gorges, Asni (market on Saturdays) then between terraced fields of vegetables, fruit trees walnuts & cherries arrival to imlil 1740m meet the team guide, muleteer then start the trek between fields and surrounding villages of Imlil along the Ait Mizane valley, Taouerite, Targa Imola, Tagadirte, Armed 1900m then into the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch 2500m lunch next to the river, then continue to climb steadily to the Toubkal refuge 3206m through snaking and zigzagging along mule tracks. Overnight at the refuge. Approx. 5h30 walking.
DAY2: REFUGE 3207M – SUMMIT TOUBKAL – REFUGE TOUBKAL- IMLIL 1740M- MARRAKECH
An early start to catch sunrise from the summit of Toubkal passing by the river into the south cirque above the refuge and climb through an avalanche of rooks, it’s a challenging walk rather than a climb, then straightforward between giant rooks, where the altitude will make our steps very difficult in few parts before reaching the plateau from where you can enjoy the first lights on surrounding peaks above 4000m, a short walk to the summit with a panoramic views on each side of the mountain before finding ourselves on the top of north Africa after 3 hours walking, a beautiful view in every direction, North Marrakech plain and ll the northern valleys, lake villages, South Anti Atlas & Sahara, the time spend t the top will depend on the weather, 30 minute will be enough before descending same way to refuge it takes 2hours lunch/rest then 3 hours walking down to Imlil retracing our steps and heading back to Marrakech.