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Join us for the ultimate High Atlas trek & Yoga 14th - 22nd June 2014~£599

Join us for the ultimate High Atlas trek, a 6 day circular trek in a broad circular route around Mount Toubkal. With a number of spectacular passes, stunning campsites and of course the summit of Toubkal to contend with, this isn’t a trek for the light hearted. The rewards are immense though, as we strike out into the wilderness from the relatively populated valleys around Imlil.

The Atlas Mountain range runs through much of the length of Morocco, but is at its most spectacular around the trailhead town of Imlil, just 90 minutes’ drive from Marrakech. There are at least fifteen peaks above 3,800m in a concentrated area around Mount Toubkal, which itself is the highest peak in Northern Africa at 4,167m. The area is perfect for trekking with an expansive network of mule trails and traditional Berber Villages providing hospitality in simple village gites.

This 6 day / 5 night circular trek around Mount Toubkal includes the summit of Toubkal, but the real highlight is in getting away from the crowds into areas of mountain wilderness. Lake Ifni, a deep blue water lake at an altitude of 2,312m is the only lake in the mountains. Passes at Tizi Likemt (3555m), Tizi n’Ououraine (3,120m) and Tizi n'Ouanoums (3,664m) afford incredible views of the Toubkal massif and Ifni Dome. Stunning campsites on the shore of Lake Ifni and at the riverside in Tacheddirt provide peaceful resting spots whilst stays in Gites in traditional Berber Villages give wean insight into the Berber culture.


• The prices above include all transfers, accommodation and trek services.

• On trek we will be accompanied by professional English speaking guides, cooks and mules (to carry food, camping and kit bags)

•  Meal inclusions are noted in the itinerary. Lunch on the arrival day and lunch and dinner in Marrakech are not included.

• Bottled water is included on the trek

•  All camping equipment is included except for sleeping bags

• Yoga; Morning Meditative breathing exercises and evening gentle yoga


• International flights, insurance, tips

• Evening meal in Marrakech

• Personal expenses

Outline Itinerary


DAY 1 Sat 14 Jun 2014: Arrival & transfer to Atlas Mountains. (Dar Adrar)

DAY 2 Sun 15 Jun 2014: Trek Day 1. (Camp)

DAY 3 Mon 16 Jun 2014: Trek Day 2. (Camp)

DAY 4 Tue 17 Jun 2014: Trek Day 3. (Village Gite)

DAY 5 Wed 18 Jun 2014: Trek Day 4. (Camp)

DAY 6 Thu 19 Jun 2014: Trek Day 5. (Camp at Refuge)

DAY 7 Fri 20 Jun 2014: Trek Day 6. (Dar Adrar)

DAY 8 Sat 21 Jun 2014: Transfer from Atlas Mountains - Marrakech. (Hotel Assia)

DAY 9 Sun 22 Jun 2014: Departure. (End of Services)


Trek Itinerary


Picked up from Marrakech airport and transferred to the small town of Imlil in the Atlas Mountains. The first night is spent in a friendly family run guest house where we will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner on the roof terrace (weather permitting)

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: Dar Adrar

Transport (where relevant): Private Transfer 90 minutes

DAY 2 SUN 15 JUN 2014: TREK DAY 1

Imlil-Tacheddirt (2314m).

After breakfast, we will meet our guide and muleteer. Once we have loaded up our bags, the mule and cook set off together, taking a head-start to pick a perfect picnic spot and start cooking your lunch. We will start our  trek by walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8kms from Imlil. The trail climbs up the pass at Tizi n'Tamatert (2279m) and then down to the pretty village of Ouanesekra and then onto Tacheddirt (2314m) where we usually spend the night camping at the river-side. Approx. 5-6 hours walking time (844m ascent & 150m descent)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp

Transport (where relevant)


Tacheddirt – Tizi Likemt (3555m) - Azib Likemt. The morning starts with a long slow ascent across the valley and up to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3555m). It is fairly tough going with a long ascent and loose scree on the ground. From the pass, there is a fine view of Toubkal and its sister peaks. Then it is a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt (2600m), where we camp for the night. Approx. 5-6 hours walking time (1241m ascent & 955m descent)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp

Transport (where relevant)

DAY 4 TUE 17 JUN 2014: TREK DAY 3

Azib Likemt - Tizi n' Ououraine (3120m) – Amsourzerte

Today is easier than the previous. The trek takes us through a variety of landscapes including more fantastic views of Toubkal and the Ifni Dome from Tizi n’Ououraine (3120m). The trail leads on towards Amsourzerte (1797m), arguably one of the nicest villages in the region, where you’ll spend the night in a simple village Gite. Approx. 5-6 hours walking time (520m ascent & 955m descent)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Village Gite

Transport (where relevant)

DAY 5 WED 18 JUN 2014: TREK DAY 4

Amsourzerte - Ifni Lake (2392m)

Heading West out of Amsourzerte, we pass through several small villages on your way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the High Atlas Mountains. The Lake is surrounded by towering peaks, scree and rubble and is a pleasant place to set camp and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. Approx. 3-4 hours walking time (595m ascent)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp

Transport (where relevant)

DAY 6 THU 19 JUN 2014: TREK DAY 5

Ifni Lake - Nelter Hut (3207m) This is the hardest day, heading up a long steep path up a scree slope towards the pass at Tizi n'Ouanoums (3684m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent down a precipitously steep scree slope to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where you’ll spend the night. The dorms at Neltner tend to be crowded with other trekkers aiming to tackle Toubkal early next morning so in the summer and when the weather allows we typically camp at the Refuge. Approx. 5-6 hours walking time (815m ascent & 477m descent)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Camp at Refuge

Transport (where relevant)

DAY 7 FRI 20 JUN 2014: TREK DAY 6

Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal summit (4,167m)– Imlil

Today we will be up early for the ascent of Toubkal (4,167m). It’s a challenging trek to the summit, but, weather permitting, we will be rewarded for your efforts with incredible views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert. After the glory of the summit, we will retrace your steps to the Toubkal Mountain Refuge for lunch. From the refuge it is a long walk back down along the well-trodden path back to Imlil, passing the holy Muslim site of Sidi Charmmharouch on the way. Today can take anywhere between 8 - 13 hours walking depending on your pace (960m ascent & 2427m descent)

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Dar Adrar

Transport (where relevant):


We will be picked up after breakfast and transferred to Marrakech (about 1 ½ hours). Once we have settled into your riad, we suggest we set off and explore Marrakech's medina. We can spend all afternoon exploring the souks and taking in the atmosphere or we could relax on the roof terrace on one of the sun loungers. In the evening, be sure to head down to the main square where food stalls, acrobats, snake charmers and story tellers congregate creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel Assia

Transport (where relevant): Private Transfer 90 minutes


We will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: End of Services

Transport (where relevant): Private Transfer 15 minutes

Fitness Requirements

The Toubkal Circuit is our longest in the Atlas Mountains, and whilst at no point does it require technical skills (unless we plan on doing it in winter) it is for keen trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. You’ll spend a number of days at altitudes above 3,000m with a maximum altitude of 4167m so altitude sickness can be an issue. The route offers good steady acclimatisation with all but one night spent below 3,000m, so anything worse than minor altitude sickness (minor head-aches or mild nausea) is unusual. There are three significant passes plus the peak of Toubkal itself on this trek, so a good level if fitness and a determined attitude is essential



Dar Adrar, Imlil.

Dar Adrar is a comfortable local guesthouse in Imlil. The rooms are comfortable and en-suite. This is the kind of place that independent travellers dream of with superb food, a lovely ambience with plenty of space to relax on the rooftop, free Wi-Fi and reasonable rooms. What more can we ask for ;)

High Atlas Trek Accommodation

The mountain gites can be real gems. Each village in the Atlas Mountains has a gite. The gites are part government funded part locally owned guesthouses and are simple traditional buildings with a number of private rooms and shared facilities. They are situated right in the heart of traditional Berber villages and some have outdoor terraces with wonderful views.

In the warmer months, we will also be offered the choice of camping instead of staying in gites. During the summer months, camping is a great option. Modern dome tents are provided along with roll up sponge mattresses for sleeping on, you just need to bring your sleeping bag (or one can be hired locally). Meals are served in a mess tent.



 Our lovely yoga instructor Aneta (yoganeta) will be coming with us.

The morning meditative breathing exercises will help to sharpen up our senses to appreciate the nature and those special surroundings/settings we are in, also to detoxify the body. To relax, release any stress of daily life and help to adapt with the altitude and set up the mind to conquer the heights and the challenge. The evening gentle yoga will help the body to stretch and recharge after the active day of hiking.

Flights and getting there

Flying from the UK, Marrakech has an international airport (RAK) which is serviced by several airlines flying direct from the UK. The airport is about six kilometers outside the city Centre.

Airlines flying direct from the London:

Gatwick: Easy Jet (daily), British Airways and Thomson 

Heathrow: British Airways 

Luton: Ryanair 

Stansted: Ryanair, Easyjet

Example Flights

Outbound Easyjet, £80.49                             Inbound Ryanair, £66

London Gatwick to Marrakech                          Marrakech to London Stansted

Dep Sat, 07 June[masked]:20                           Dep Sun, 15 June[masked]:30

Arr Sat,   07 June[masked]:00                           Arr Sun, 15 June 2014   23:05


From within Morocco.... If you are planning on visiting Fes before or after your trip, there is an excellent train service linking the two cities. Your tour guide can help you buy tickets at the station. 

If you are planning to visit Essaouira, there are regular buses between the two cities, or we can arrange a transfer for you after your trek



1) RSVP on Meetup with an initial deposit of £10 via PayPal

2)  To secure/ confirm your place, you need to pay £200 deposit. Only a payment    confirms your placement on this event.

3) Then transfer remaining balances into the account below by 30th March 2014

**Please use the payment reference of: ‘Atlas +yourname'

Bank: Santander

Account name: H H Jama 

Sort Code:[masked] 

Account No:[masked]

The Atlas Mountains have a typical mountain climate with cool but sunny summers and the temperatures average around 25°C. The summer season in the Atlas Mountains offers visitors a cool break from the hot temperatures of Marrakech.

What to bring

• hiking gear

• Sleeping bag (can be hired locally)

• warm/comfy and waterproof clothing,

• water bottle, some snacks or extra cash to get it.

• yoga mat or a beach size towel, comfy outfit to practice.

• camera and your travel essentials.

**** You will be sent a full kit list, along with all of your pre-departure information, once your place is confirmed ****

Visa Information

Please note that Citizens holding passports of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Morocco (If your stay is longer than 90 days, a resident permit is required and can be issued by the Police Department of your place of residence in Morocco):

Algeria - Andorra - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bahrain - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria Canada - Chile - Congo (Brazaville) - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Great Britain - Greece - Guinea (Conakry) - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy -Ivory Coast - Japan - Kuwait Latvia - Libya - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxemburg - Mali - Malta - Mexico - Monaco Netherlands - New Zealand - Niger - Norway - Oman - Peru - Philippines - Poland Puerto Rico - Qatar - Romania - Russian Federation - Saudi Arabia - Senegal Singapore (They can stay one month without visa) - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Korea Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Tunisia - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - United States of America - Venezuela.

Citizens from countries not listed above do need a visa and must apply for a TouristVisa.

For more information please visit:


For further queries please contact [masked]


We lookforward to having you guys join us for this awesome adventure;)


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  • aneta

    what a trip! a sneak peak of what yoganeta gang - TOUBLAH crew, were up to during their hard core high Atlas venture. is presented in the downloaded album. All the yoga, laughter, 'Berber whiskey', culture, stars, mountains, dust, salty waves encounter with such incredible company! for the passion and love of living- lets have a replay. check yoganeta group for the future trips and events

    July 1, 2014

  • Hibak

    Hi Rebecca, I've send out an email with all the transfers info and meeting point. 14 of us are on the same flight tomorrow, which is great :) so see at the airport tomorrow. please feel free to call me on my mobile number!!

    June 13, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Hi Hibak.....two more sleeps left :) Can I ask what the plan is for meeting up when we get to the airport please? Thanks!

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Hibak

    Hi Susana, try, they are great for trekking :)

    June 8, 2014

  • Susana

    Hi, can anyone advice any particular travel insurance that covers this hiking trip? Many thanks

    1 · June 7, 2014

  • Ally

    Can I still sign up for this trip? Is it too late? What time should be plan on arriving & leaving on the first & last days? Anyone staying longer?

    May 27, 2014

    • Shazad J.

      Received PDF thank you Hibak. :-)

      June 2, 2014

    • Ally

      I got it too & was able to open it this time :) Thanks!!

      June 4, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Hi Hibak. Hope you're well? I'm just wondering when the check list for our hiking essentials will be sent? I'm just keen to get going on making sure I've got everything I need in plenty time. Thanks

    1 · May 1, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Tim, I will resend the email!!

      May 20, 2014

    • Susana

      Hi Hibak can you please also resend it to me too? I don't think I have received anything, thanks

      May 25, 2014

  • Shazad J.

    Come on out there must be someone who would like to hike in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco?? Give me a bell on[masked] cheers

    May 14, 2014

  • Timbo

    Yep as Rebecca and Susana say, would be good to have kit list, also would be good to have a meet in the next coupla weeks - I know a few of the peeps coming but would be good to meet the others ahead of the trip.

    1 · May 2, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi all, I will be sending one out shortly!!

      May 2, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Hi Hibak. I'm planning on going shopping for my hiking essentials this weekend. Is there any way of sending the kit list out by then please? Thanks :-)

      May 13, 2014

  • Shazad J.

    Hello again I may not be able to make trip if anyone would to buy my place please call me on[masked]

    May 13, 2014

  • Reuben J.

    Hi Hibak

    Just relaised that we haven't paid you the outstanding amount which I have now done.

    Also we are all booked into Hotel Assia for the Saturday 21st June. Could you arrange to change ours to the Monday 23rd June as we are thinking of going straight off to Essaouria for 2 nights when we reach Marrakech on the Saturday if you can arrange this for us.

    Can you get back to me asap and let me know

    thanks Reuben

    April 15, 2014

  • Susana

    Hi, the remaining balances are soon due, it's £389 ??

    Many thanks.

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Harry

      Okay, paid the remaining £389 - grateful if you could confirm receipt Hibak (puts my mind at ease!)

      1 · March 31, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Harry, Sorry for the rely. Payment Received :)

      1 · April 4, 2014

  • Shahzad

    Hello , what is the last date for payment considering someone need a visa. I have tried emailing organizers etx but no one has responded

    January 28, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Shahzad, did you receive my email regarding visa?

      March 13, 2014

    • Shahzad

      Yes Hibak but too late for me. AlreAdy planned something else. Sorry n thank u

      March 13, 2014

  • Harry

    Hi hibak - I've booked my flights, going in on easyjet at 12:20 on the 14th, coming back separate at 11:35 from Tangiers on the 29th.

    Can you confirm which email i need to send to and what details you want? i.e. whether you want a copy of the confirmation or just the details or whatever :)

    February 11, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Harry, that's great. Can you please send me just the flight times with flight numbers. [masked]

      February 12, 2014

  • aneta

    last spot, last chance to be in this life time adventure! be quick to secure your spot!

    February 10, 2014

    • Shahzad

      I sti haven't received any documentation from Hibak to apply for visa

      February 10, 2014

    • Hibak

      Shahzad, I'm waiting for the trek company to put all your papers together as stated on my email.

      February 10, 2014

  • Shahzad

    Hi hibak, can you please send me documents from travel operator and hotel booking, in my name? this will help me in obtaining visa (hopefully)

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Shahzad, please email me your full name, the passport you hold and a contact email so I can get the documents sorted out for you. [masked]

      1 · February 4, 2014

    • Shahzad


      1 · February 4, 2014

  • aneta

    Happy New Year beautiful hikers!

    the final dates are 14-22 June. Fligths are in the booking! The most important it to secure your spot by transfering the deposit fee so we know and Morrocco knows that you are in! :-)
    So looking forward to this adventure

    aneta xx

    January 3, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Susana, deposit received many thanks ;)

      February 4, 2014

    • Susana

      Great Hibak, many thanks for confirming! :)

      February 4, 2014

  • Timbo

    I've booked my outbound flight but not back to London yet am thinking about maybe coming back overland via Tangier/maybe Barcelona - anyone else interested in doing that?

    2 · January 27, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Hi Just a quick question- I tried to confirm my attendance on the page to the right but this takes me through to the £10 deposit via paypal. Do I still need to do this even though I have paid my £200 deposit? Thanks!

      February 3, 2014

    • aneta

      Hi Rebecca, once you have paid the deposit you are defintiely in so just get in touch with Hibak to make sure she got your transfer and your name. Welcome on board! :-)

      February 4, 2014

  • Harry

    have paid the deposit - would be good to get a confirmation Hibak just to make sure :)

    I haven't booked flights yet but as I discussed below, my plan is to join up with everyone on the Saturday 14th as per standard then fly back from Tangiers on Sunday 29th, giving me a week to travel up the country and visit Fes, Essauoira, Casablanca, Rabat etc.

    Looking forward to it!

    January 29, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Harry, deposit received

      January 30, 2014

    • Hibak

      Many thanks nd don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

      January 30, 2014

  • Harry

    I haven't been on a udare event before but I am really tempted by this one. As this might be the only major break I take in 2014 I was wondering whether it was possible to travel out, do the trek and then stay on a bit? I have this idea in my head of staying an extra week, travelling from Marrakech up along the coast Fes/Rabat/ Casablanca to Tangiers and then getting the flight back.

    I can see that Fes/ Essaouira are said to be possible further points of interest but I was just wondering whether that would make sense/ if there's anything I should consider before committing to that. Also, if there's any date I have to pay deposit by - I was going to think it over this weekend and chat to a friend before doing so...

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • aneta

      you have a wonderful idea! in fact, im hoping to do some of it too :-), i was lucky enough to live in Morocco for a while and let me tell you that this is one of the most wonderful and divers lands i ever visited! it has it all, so your extension plan is a MUST if you have that flexibility! the trek istelf is my personal life dream to do so i would be more than happy to share that experience with you! as for the deposti deadlin- there is one which is NOW! you should be able to find all the info below, otherwise, pls contact Hibak- the trip organiser or myself, looking forward to meeting you and to than trip :-)

      January 13, 2014

    • Harry

      Hi Aneta - sorry for not replying sooner, didn't get a notification or anything that I was expecting so didn't know you had replied. Am new to Meetup as well so still working out how it all works! Also I've had a busy couple of weeks at work which can tend to push other things out of your mind.

      Great to hear that I could plan something like this. I will look at flights and getting the time off work sorted and pay the deposit as soon as i can. Sorry as I know I said this two weeks ago but I've been trying to convince my brother and/or my friend to come along as well. Am still but want to commit anyway so will sort this as soon as I can.

      January 28, 2014

  • Timbo

    Hibak, Aneta, you booked your flights yet?

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Hi Hibak. I've paid my deposit so am officially on board :) the email address you gave above is different to the one on the page details. Which email should I send the flight details to? Can you confirm you've received payment in reply to my email once sent please? Thanks!

      January 15, 2014

    • Hibak

      Hi Rebecca, deposit received....many thanks !!
      Please send it to [masked]

      January 19, 2014

  • Susana

    I'm in, really looking forward to this adventure!
    For the flight tickets do we have to be in Marrakech airport at 9am?? The easyjet flight only arrives at 4pm...

    January 3, 2014

  • Susana

    What are the dates for this meet up? 7-15 June? Or 14 - 22 June as per the header? Thank you

    January 3, 2014

  • Timbo

    D'oh! Only in the event heading.... :-)

    2 · December 18, 2013

    • Hibak

      Hi Timbo, hope you can join us for this awesome trip :D

      December 18, 2013

  • Timbo

    Hi Hibak and Aneta! Very interested, any idea of full cost - can't see it but maybe it's in there somewhere.

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • aneta

    yey, we are going on a life time experience to Morocco! to catch all the sunsets and sunrises in the dream destination of Atlas Mountains! :-)
    to make it clear: yoganeta is only a guest teacher to provide you with the mind and body strech and relaxation on this trip, the head and organiser, who so kindly and efficiently is inviting us there is our one and only beatuiful Hibak so all questions you may have-fire into her directions! Can't wait to see you, meet you there! yoganeta xx

    November 15, 2013

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