A unique opportunity to hike from the Tichka Pass up to the Yagour Plateau, down through the amazing Kissaria Gorges and up to Toubkal via Lake Ifni.
START / FINISH - Marrakech.
Activity code: ITCTTEL03m
Difficulty: GRADE TWO to THREE [Between moderate and strenuous. Good boots essential. We recommend that you be confident of your fitness and endurance levels; preferably having had previous experience of trekking at altitude and in variations of climate Full support team.]
Duration: 8 Days Trek ONLY / 11 Days Holiday version
This spectacular trek traverses a line from the Tichka Pass over the Yagour Plateau, down the stunning Kissaria Gorge and up to the Toubkal Refuge via the incomparable Lake Ifni. Much of this route is off the beaten track such as the Zat Valley and Yagour Plateau where many nomadic families still spend the summer months grazing their sheep and goats. Your approach to North Africa's highest peak will be from the south, from the spring at the foot of Toubkal, passing through several large Berber villages and a steady climb to Lake Ifni; here you may take a dip, weather permitting.
This trekking route and itinerary is unique to Rediscover the World and takes in some beautiful scenery and many of the lesser-visited areas of the High Atlas - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
The months from December through to mid-April could possibly preclude the Toubkal summit climb due to sudden, heavy snowfalls. We shall advise you of adverse climatic conditions and alternate nearby peak options, such as Jbel Aguelzim (3547m) prior to setting out from Marrakech.
MEALS - examples of food & drink during trekking:
- Breakfast - tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, cheese plus porridge in the winter and cereal in summer.
- Picnic lunch - fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, slicing sausage, tinned tuna fish and sardines, bread, fruit, mint tea.
- Dinner - Tajine (chicken or mutton with vegetables), spaghetti, cous cous (main courses rotate depending on duration of trek), bread, coffee, tea, cake, fruit.
It is recommended that you bring (depending upon season): good walking boots; sleeping bag (3 seasons); waterproofs and fleece/duvet jackets, hats, balaclavas or ear muffs; gloves; rambler or ski pole; personal toiletries; small First Aid kit, thermal underwear (Dec-May); day pack; filled water bottles; torch and batteries (LED head torches are excellent), penknife (remember not to pack in hand baggage for flight); towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, hygienic wipes/gel, nibbles and/or dried fruit. Drinking chocolate if preferred to tea and coffee, camping mug (otherwise it is small Moroccan tea glasses for everything), energy sweets and toilet rolls could come in handy!
PRICES (for individual bookings)
Whilst we run this particular trek as a small group twice per year and there is a fixed cost (which includes airport transfers, city tour and accommodation in both Marrakech and Imlil) most of our holidays are bespoke and available to book for your indiiudual party on any reasonable date. In this circumstance the ultimate cost of each trek is based upon:
- The number of people in your group
- Where you are starting from and to where you wish to travel at the end of the hike;
- Whether you are including any additional accommodation (e.g. in Imlil or Marrakech)
- Extras such as WC tent, etc.
All our "from" prices for a private group are based on a party of 4 persons; if you are a larger group then the price will be discounted but if there were just 2 persons the cost would be slightly higher. The prices are inclusive for land arrangements only (starting and finishing in Marrakech), please contact us to arrange accommodation in Marrakech or Imlil as well as flights from your preferred airport.