The High Atlas Mountains Trail 6 days Trekking Circuit route is the most exciting route on Toubkal national park. The trek follows the Northern Toubkal trail in the beginning from Oukeimden 3260m, approaching Toubkal summit from Imlil berber village. However, instead of following the northern traverse like all the other, this great trekking is considered a challenging event, the southern Circuit traverses the mountains around the quiet, rarely visited valleys and slopes.
The Southern Circuit route is a six day climb, which is the longest route in terms of time and distance travelled. The days spent at around 4000 m- 13000 feet are great for acclimatizion, resulting in the highest success rates for all routes on Mount Toubkal
With a high success rate, incredible varied scenery and a very low number of visitors, the Toubkal trail Circuit route is certainly one of the best routes to Toubkal.
Day 1: Marrakech – Oukeimden – Tachddirt
Rendez-vous by your guide at your hotel in Marrakech, a private drive to Oukaimeden village, only ski station in the high Atlas, we discover the prehistoric engravings before lunch under poplar trees, our morocco one week trekking starts. A steady climb takes us up to the Tiz N Aadi (2980m.) stunning views over toubkal, picturesque descent to our first camp in the village of Foussarou. we cross the Berber village of Tacheddirt we settle down near Tachddirt under canvas (2500m). trek distance approx; 5 hrs, Climb up 600m & descent 800m
Day 2: Foussarou – Likmt – Azib Ourayn
This morning, early wake up, breakfast followed by a long climb toward spectacular views over Tizi-n-Likemt (3500m). Our trekking afternoon follows assif likmt (likmt stream) through narrow canyons before the valley opens up to a high pasture, our camp at the foot of Tizi n Ourayn (approx 3000m) homeland of berber shepherds in summer times. Walk distance approx; 8hrs, Climb 1900m & 1500m descent.
Day 3: Aazib N Ourayn – Amsouzarte – Ifni Lake
Morning short trek up to the pass Ourayn (3100m) and our first views of Mountain Toubkal dominating the landscapes from the top. We then walk down through green valleys filled with walnut trees, very lush valley irrigated from the natural lake of IFNI before descending to Amsouzart berber village. (1700m). An afternoon ascent to the only lake in the western High Atlas leads to our camp at Ifni lake (2300m). Walk distance approx; 8hrs, 1100m ascent and 1700m descent.
Day 4: Ifni – Tizi Ouannoums – Toubkal refuge
Challenging and tough trek, but memorable as we start a long climb to cross one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the High Atlas – Tizi-n-Ouanoums (3650m) across great canyons. Situated between two summits – Toubkal and Ouankrim, followed by a steep descent before we arrive to Neltner Refuge (3207m). Walk distance approx; 6-7hrs, ascent 1500m ascent & 700m descent.
Day 5: Toubka ascent
An early breakfast at dawn, start trekking steeply up above the refuge zig-zagging across scree before reaching the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4170m) – North Africa’s highest peak. After panoramic views breaks, we get to the summit of Toubkal, snacks and summit shot, our long descent leads to gite near Imlil, Celebrity end after a long trekking day. Walk distance approx; 12 hrs, 21.5km, ascent 1600m & 2800m descent.
Day 6: Imlil – Marrakech
Today starts with a short walk down to Imlil village where we meet our transport and drive back to Marrakech. Last chance to meet your friendly team of muleteers and team, good bye followed by memories shots.