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8 Days Ski Touring In high atlas mountains Morocco

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8 Days Ski Touring In high atlas mountains Morocco

 

Morocco is located at the north-western tip of Africa, the towering peaks of the High Atlas force the clouds to dispel large amounts of rainfall and snow down to 2000m in the winter. Mountain passes, covered by snow and lonely valleys form a strong contrast to the oases and palm trees in the south of Morocco.

Enjoy the winter months in the High Atlas. Morocco’s mountains are a paradise for snow climbers and ski fans. We start most of our ski-tours at the Toubkal-Hut (3,200m / 10,499ft). Our itinerary starts at the end of the Mizane valley in the village Aroumd (1,900m / 6,234ft). We ascend the well-defined mule trail above the eastern side of the Assif Reraya to the hamlet and shrine of Sidi Chamharouch(2,200m / 7,218ft). From here we can usually continue in the snow to the Toubkal-Hut (3,200m / 10,499ft). The mules which carry our baggage from Imlil will return here as they cannot continue in the snow. Our baggage will now be carried by local people.

We will climb North Africa’s highest peak Mt Toubkal (4,167m / 13,671ft), Ouanoukrim (4,088m / 13,412ft), Akioud (4,010m / 13,156ft) and others with our skis and enjoy our descent to the Toubkal hut. This trip is designed to be non-technical but crampons and ice axes may be required. The participants need to have experiences with ski-tours and an excellent physical condition is required due to the high altitude differences we have to manage. The best time of year for ski touring is February – April when snow conditions are usually at their best. Skiers need to be competent and reasonably fit.

Day One: Arrival in Marrakesh 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to Riad / Hotel  in the center of city.  Once you have settled in, you have the time to experience the famous Djemaa el Fna square where you can see entertainers performing, a myriad of food stalls all lit up with the smells to accompany them and the general melee of activity. Dinner & Overnight stay in the accommodations Riad / Hotel.

Day Two : Marrakesh -Imlil (1700m) – Refuge Azib tamsoult (2250M)

After Breakfast early mourning, transfer from Marrakesh to the Atlas Mountains mainly Imlil, passing by Tahnaout, Moulay Brahim Gorges, and Asni Town. The journey will begin from Imlil with your Berber team(guide, muleteers) up, along with the valley westward. Here, you will explore the beauty of Imlil and its villages. Then, continue up through a juniper forest till we get to place called Tizi Mzik (2448m) for the first break, enjoying the lunch meal with an amazing view of Imlil and Azzaden valleys. After that, we continue our journey down to Tamsoult, a summer hut for sheep and goats. Dinner and Overnight in Refuge.

Day Three:  Refuge Azib tamsoult (2250M) – Aguelzim Pass (3500M) – Refuge Toubkal ( 3207m) 

Enjoy a good breakfast, then start the journey of today out of Azzaden t valley, over the pass of Aguelzim (3500m altitude). Here, we start a superb ski, descending down to our next destination Dinner and Overnight in the Toubkal refuge.

Day Four: Refuge Toubkal ( 3207m) – Toubkal Summit (4167M) – : Refuge Toubkal ( 3207m)

After Breakfast, Today, involves a good and challenging climbing, up to Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. You will have a magnificent scenery on the top, then, the descent down, skiing to Toubkal refuge again where spend another night 

Day Five: Refuge Toubkal ( 3207m) – Ouanoukrim Summit (4080M) – Aremd Village (1940M) 

After breakfast, heading up at the summit of N’Ouanoukrim and descent down skiing to the refuge of Toubkal for lunch. After lunch, we Head down with the crew passing Sidi Chemharouch (2300m), returning to Aremd where we spend the night.Dinner and Overnight in our riad.

Day Six: Aremd Village (1940M)Tachddirt (2300M) – Likkemt Pass (3600M) – Tachddirt (2300M)

After breakfast, we go along the valley up, go with the way that goes over the pass of Tizi n’Tamatert (2200m). Here the lunch will be prepared for you, surrendered by surprising views of Atlas Mountains. Then, continue for an hour to climb to the of col of Likkemt  with a complete scenery of Tachedirt valley and it’s peaks like (Angour 3600m, Likkemt, Aksoual 3920m). Descend skiing down to the village of Tachddirt Dinner and Overnight in Gite 

Day Seven: Tachddirt (2300M) – Bou Iguenouane (3800M) –  Marrakesh 

After breakfast, you will skin up to bou iguenouane peak this can take up 5 hours steady uphill effort, you are rewarded with stunning views, especial across to Mount toubkal, after picnic and enjoy amazing view from the summit and a have a picnic, we descend down to the Gite have a last lunch on this trip before you transfer back to Marrakesh Dinner and Overnight in Riad / Hotel.

Day Eight: Transfer back the Airport of Marrakesh 

After breakfast then you have time for shopping or something else in the center of city … then back to your hotel preparing your luggage etc … transfer two hours and half to the airport of Marrakesh we arrive before two hours schedule of your flights.

Price on request.

What is Included?

Local Guide

Private Transport

Personnel chef cook 

Full board Durant tour

Mules and Porters for carrying your luggage 

Accommodations (Riad or Hotel, Guest house, Gite, Refuge)

What is Not Included?

Travel insurance

Personal Expenses

Soft Drinks and Mineral water 

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