2 days toubkal trek & 3 days sahara tour
We have an amazing combined trip of 2 days toubkal trek from Marrakech & 3 days sahara tour to the Merzouga dunes.
During this combined tour, you will start by the 2 days toubkal climb which will be as below:
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Toubkal Refuge. You will leave Marrakech to Imlil valley,you will take the opportunity to discover mountain landscapes and Berber villages throughout the valley of Aït Mizane. Imlil is the starting point of your hike where you meet your guide and his team (the mule driver and the cook). They will take care of you, take care of the stewardship and make you taste the delicious Berber cuisine. The more you climb, the more the view becomes magnificent, the mule track is the only way to reach the refuge of Toubkal (3200m). On your way, you will see the famous Sidi Chamharouch shrine (2500m). Non-Muslims are not allowed to visit but you can take photos from outside. Have a stop for lunch, and carry on towards the Toubkal refuge for overnight.
A hot shower is available at the shelter, the mint tea will be ready upon your arrival. You can spend the night in the shelter dormitory. 5 to 6h walk.
Day 2: Refuge – Toubkal summit – Refuge – Imlil. Early morning breakfast to start the climb very early and avoid the sunny path to the summit. During the 3h uphill walk, you will have the best feeling of your life, the beauty of the High Atlas mountain will surprise you, you will see the surrounding Berber villages, the green valleys and even the Jbel Siroua can be seen.
At the top, after resting and taking pictures, you will go back to base camp by a the same route. The descent takes around 2h30. Stop for lunch at the refuge before walking back to Imlil for overnight at a guesthouse. around 10 to 12h walk.
After relaxing in Imlil from this challenging climb to mount toubkal, the next morning you will be picked up & set off on the 3 days sahara tour from Imlil to Merzouga dunes. The itinerary of the rest of trip is as below:
Day 1: Imlil – Ouarzazate – Dades valley. You take the road to the dunes of Merzouga, through the High Atlas via the Tichka pass located at 2260 altitude. The first stop will be Kasbah Ait ben Hadou. This fortified villages, recognized by the World Heritage of Unesco, offer you a complete panorama of the techniques of construction of the old houses in earth … Lunch at the Kasbah and direction towards Ouarzazate.
In Ouarzazate, you visit the Kasbah of Taourirt and movie studios before going to the Dades Gorge. Enjoy, as well, the splendid landscapes of the valley of Dades, the valley of the Roses and Kalaa M’gouna. On arrival, you attend the sunset: the gorges of Dades showed all their magic … First night in a typical hotel Very clean and comfortable, ideal for a night shift.
Day 2: Dades valley – Merzouga dunes. Breakfast in Dades and direction to the dunes of Merzouga: starting point for an unforgettable ride in the desert. Merzouga is known for its dunes of Erg chebbi, or the most commonly called dunes of Merzouga, which are greater than 100 km². Enjoy an hour and a half of camel riding through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi and admire the sunset which offers an incredible and unique view to the world … Second night in bivouac under the stars after a dinner traditional around the fire.
Day 3: Merzouga – Marrakech. After the sumptuous sunrise, enjoy a typical breakfast and take a camel ride back to Merzouga. Admire the beautiful landscapes of the Sahara, oasis, palm groves and green valleys … Back to Marrakech. Your 3 day trip to the desert will end in Marrakech around 19:00.
Such a combined trip will cost you 560€ per person based on a minimum of 2 people. If you are interested in this tour , please feel free to contact us.