5 days point-to-point walking with full porterage. Crampons may be needed for April & October departures. Altitude maximum 4167m, average 2600m.
4 nights semi-participatory camping, 1 night gite with shared facilities and 2 nights 3-star hotel in en suite rooms.
Camping on some nights will be in wild camps, as official campsites simply do not exist in some of the areas we visit. Wild camping means there is no ablutions or toilet block; however, ground conditions and space permitting, a basic toilet tent is erected at each camp. All camp chores are done for you from erecting and dismantling your tent to all the cooking and washing up. A table and chairs are also provided for meal times. On day 6, we spend the night at a simple gite with showers and toilets.
All the hotels we use are of a similar standard, clean and functional although the rooms and facilities may be basic and limited and the breakfasts simple. Our hotel in Marrakech has a swimming pool.
All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners included.
This is a challenging yet non-technical short trek to an area of outstanding scenic and cultural interest. Although this trip is not technically difficult, you should be an experienced walker as trails can be very stony.
Most routes follow mule trails but there are some rough paths that involve walking on scree.
All 5 days walking include full porterage and you should be prepared for a couple of long days walking (maximum 8-9 hours). Jebel Ouanakrim requires a small amount of scrambling near the summit and is optional.
The temperature at a particular time of year can make a difference to how tough this trek feels. Please note that Morocco can get very hot during the summer months of July and August and departures during this time may not be suitable if you struggle with the heat. Be prepared as well for some stormy weather during the summer. There can be snow patches in late April/early May and from the end of September so crampons may be needed for April and October departures.
We will advise no more than two weeks before departure if extra equipment (such as crampons) is necessary. Altitude maximum 4167m, average 2600m.
Altitude Warning - This trip goes to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Please refer to the Altitude Warning in the Trip Notes for further information. In order to keep a circular itinerary, this holiday offers four nights camping, with two of these spent over 3000m.
Please note most nights camping are in wild camps as official campsites do not exist in some of the areas we visit.
On the treks we use mules to carry personal gear so only a light daypack is required, occasionally with a share of the picnic lunch.
Our hotel in Marrakech is of a good standard and usually has a swimming pool to help relax after a challenging trek. If you would like to a more strenuous ascent of Mt Toubkal, using ice axe and crampons, please check out our winter itinerary - Mt Toubkal Winter Climb (trip reference TMW).
Normal group size and age
Normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Minimum age 16.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Fitness is important and you may have to improve yours before departure. Most treks at this grade compare to extended walking in mountainous terrain such as the Lakes of Snowdonia, but usually at significantly higher altitudes; climate and remoteness can also play a part. Previous trekking experience is desirable, but not vital if you are confident of your physical condition.
Walking & Trekking: Trips are wholly trekking-focused or simply include a significant number of walking days during the itinerary.
For those clients who wish to travel with a group of other solo/single travellers, on certain trips we have set aside departure dates that are specifically recommended for clients booking individually. Solo departures are aimed at taking away that concern that you may be the only solo traveller when you arrive overseas. Look out for the solo departures (marked with a grey icon's') by checking the notes in the dates and prices table.
However, please note that we inform any couples, or friends travelling together, who enquire about these dates that the trip is recommended for solos, but we do not refuse bookings from non-solo travellers, and we are therefore not able to guarantee that a solo departure will be exclusively made up of solo travellers.