Mt. Toubkal Expedition

Saturday, May 23 – Saturday May 30, 2015

Image of Mt ToubkalTrekking in Morocco is always a special experience. This eight day itinerary is suitable for experienced trekkers who have a good level of fitness. This circular route includes six days of walking, taking us to the more remote villages and wilderness areas of the High Atlas mountains.

We cross many high passes and near the end of the week we summit Mt Toubkal (4167m), North Africa’s highest peak. Mt Toubkal is a non-technical trekking peak and requires no previous mountaineering experience.

Enjoy stunning views of mountain vistas and walk through beautiful villages surrounded by orchards of apple, fig, walnut and cherry trees. Trekking in Morocco offers you the opportunity to meet plenty of friendly locals and learn about the Berber culture and way of life.

As well as enjoying this fantastic trekking route you will also get a chance to sample the dramatic sights and smells found in the walled city of Marrakesh.

For more information, contact Clodagh at clodagh.ryan@fightingblindness.ie or 01 6789 004.

Image of Mt ToubkalItinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Marrakesh.
Fly Dublin to Morocco, overnight Marrakesh.

Day 2: Marrakesh to Tacheddirt (2300m), five hours trekking.
Drive to Imlil (1720m) and trek to Tacheddirt.

Day 3: Tacheddirt to Azib Likemt (2650m), six hours trekking.
Trek from Tacheddirt to Azib Likemt.

Day 4: Azib Likemt to Amsouzert (1740m), seven/eight hours trekking.
Trek from Azib Likemt to Amsouzert.

Day 5: Amsouzert to Ifni Lake (2295m), four hours trekking.
Trek from Amsouzert to Ifni Lake. Relax by the lake in the afternoon.

Day 6: Ifni Lake to Mt Toubkal Refuge (3207m), six hours trekking.
Trek from Ifni Lake to Mt Toubkal Refuge.

Day 7: Mt Toubkal Refuge to Marrakesh (1720), eight/nine hours trekking.
Trek to Morocco’s highest peak Mt Toubkal (4167m) and then descend to Imlil and drive to Marrakesh.

Day 8: Marrakesh to Dublin.
Enjoy some shopping and sightseeing in the morning. Evening flight back to Dublin.

Image of Mt ToubkalExpedition Costs

€399 deposit at the time of booking (paid directly to Earth’s Edge) and fundraising total of €2,200 due two months prior to departure. Total €2,599.

Costs include international flights to Morocco, Earth’s Edge expedition leader, Earth’s Edge expedition doctor, all transport in Morocco, all accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels and camping, all meals on the trek, trekking permits, local support team and Earth’s Edge trekking t-shirt.