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Hiking the Toubkal for Muslims

Climbing over 14 000 ft the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains trekking trails for Islamic Outposts...

This Halal tour itinerary caters directly to the fantasies of mountain enthusiasts, who will climb to heights of over 14,000 feet. On these Morocco hiking tours, you will discover the unparalleled beauty of countless natural wonders as you travel the Atlas Mountains’ craggy surface, both walking or horseback riding. Halal with Islamic activities. Best Morocco hiking tours either in pre-packaged Morocco small group tours or on personalized private expeditions.

When one thinks of high mountains and vast deserts, Morocco should immediately come to mind, offering some of the most impressive mountains and desert treks to hikers and trekkers worldwide. Additionally, its indigenous populations of Berbers and Moors provide thought-provoking insight into the ancient cultures of these mountains that differ remarkably from our own; nevertheless, they are very accommodating and hospitable. One should know how generous mountain cultures are. The Toubkal Berbers are renowned for their hospitality, joy of life, and generosity. Those who dwell in the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert have long fascinated ethnologists, as they represent cultures unchanged by time. Our Halal treks in Morocco have native Muslim Berber guides who will enhance your travels through these little-known regions. These Islamic journeys cover regions unique to the kingdom, from the lofty crags and screes of the Toubkal to the cedar forests of Michlefen and plunging gorges and karsts of the M’Goun valley. You will explore unusual rock formations, the pristine oases of the Jbel Sehro, and the enchanting groves overflowing with almonds, saffron crocuses, and cliff dwellings. You will also discover the picturesque plateaus, blooming wadis, oases, palm groves, and the voluptuous dunes and tents of the desert’s nomad cultures. Nestled among the high peaks of the Atlas, you will find cultures and vistas untouched by the modernity of the twenty-first century. We welcome you to share an experience only an insider can offer.

Besides our set group of Morocco hiking and trekking tours, we also put together custom-made tours in the Toubkal Mountains and other peaks of the Atlas Mountains throughout the kingdom to meet your requirements. We can customize a journey for you, a family, or even a small group of friends, following any route at any time of the year except January for the Toubkal. Other peaks are available throughout the year for any mountain enthusiast. All our Morocco hiking tours and mountain treks, including the Toubkal Mountains, include English-speaking, experienced local guide(s), a whole support team to carry your luggage and general equipment by sherpas and on horseback, all accommodation (modern igloo tents / Berber guesthouses/mountain refuge), all meals are cooked freshly for you with Moroccan flavor. Moroccan cuisine would delight every taste. Its diversity can satisfy every taste. You will love it. Contact us for your next adventure tour to Morocco in 2024 and 2025. If you prefer independent travel, we can personalize a special Morocco private tour just for you.

Climbing the peaks of the Toubkal is a treat for all hikers, especially those who wish to mix adventure discoveries with cultural encounters. Visiting cliff-hanging villages and exploring how these Berber dwellers cope with their daily life is like stepping back into neolithic times.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1Marrakech - arrival and Visit

Upon arrival, you will meet your Muslim guide, who will help you transfer your belongings to your hotel for check-in. You will have the remainder of the morning to relax and acclimate to your new environment.

Day 2Marrakech - Imlil - Imioughlad

The following morning, you will depart for Imioughlad (5,800 feet), which is found in the Ait Misana Valley. You will stop en route to visit a weekly market at Asni, after which you will meet the mule crew that will accompany you for the duration of your journey. You will enjoy a typical Berber tea ceremony and load up the mules. Afterward, you will cross the Tacht Pass (7,100 feet) through the juniper forest. You will stop for lunch at the Tiziane Springs and spend the night in a typical Berber home.

Day 3Imioughlad - Tikkent Valley

After breakfast on the traditional mountain way, you will have time to prepare for a day of walking. You will begin by climbing the Teouti pass (7,000 feet), hiking through the evergreen juniper forests. Your guide will prepare a halal lunch for you. Later, you will continue hiking to the Tikkent Valley, where you will camp for the night.

Day 4Trekking from Tikkent to Tizi Oussem

Today, you will visit the Azaden Valley, which ends at the pass of the Tougdalt (8,200 feet). You will eat lunch in the open air of the Thuya forest, bordering a mountain stream. You will then continue to Tizi Oussem, where you will camp for the night.

Day 5Tizi Oussem Trail to Sidi Chamharouch Maqam

After a halal Berber breakfast, you will cross the pass of Mezzik (9,000 feet) and descend to Imlil-Aren. You will then climb to the Marabout of Sidi Chamharouch (9,550 feet) and spend the night in tents.

Day 6Walking from Sidi Chamharouch to Neltner Summit

At this elevation the Mountains are baren as very few trees can resist the harsh climat. You will follow a trail to the Neltner refuge (11,000 feet), where you will camp for the night.

Day 7Neltner Refuge to Lake Ifni

You will leave your campsite early in the morning to travel to the Toubkal summit. Upon your arrival there, you will eat lunch. Afterward, you will visit the Lake of Ifni and return to your campsite for the night.

Day 8Hiking back from Lake Ifni to Imioughlad

You will descend from the Toubkal peaks to spend the night at Imioughlad in a Berber home.

Day 9Imioughlad - Imlil - Marrakech

You will depart from Marrakech airport in the morning to connect with your flight back home.

Day 10Marrakech - Historic Guided Tour

You will spend your day exploring Marrakech, touring the city with a professional local guide. Your tour will feature the city’s major monuments and museums. You will visit the exotic markets and workshops in the city’s older section in the afternoon and finish your afternoon in the bustling Jamaa El Fna Square. You will enjoy a festive dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant with traditional local entertainment.

Day 11Marrakech - Home

In the morning, you will depart from Marrakech airport to connect with your flight back home.

Price Includes

  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Accommodation in 3* Hotels
  • Halal Breakfast, Lunch and dinner daily
  • Services of English-speaking guides in major & tour leader throughout
  • Fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel taxes and luggage handling
  • Camping equipment and trekking crew
  • Mules for transportation while trekking

Price Excludes

  • Round Trip Flight
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending

Hotels Used

  • Marrakesh: 3 nights, Grand Imilchil Hotel