The goal of this backpacker trip, is to know the inside of an unknown and full of contrast country as it´s Morocco. To know both it´s surprising landscapes, where we can see our self in the middle of a sand dessert, in a forest around waterfalls, hiking the highest point of North Africa full of snow, or learning their people, the Berber, their culture, customs and their life living ways.
An intesive trip of sensations, smells and experiences that we will never forget.
Let´s live a backpacker trekking experience! Are you coming with us?
THE PLACE WHERE WE ARE GOING:
We should be warned to enjoy the place that we will be visitng, as if we don´t know where we are going we could have a bad experience.
Morocco and the Berber villages are incredible places but very different from what we are used to and their ways of life or act could surprise or shocked us.
In the country there are many differences between their people and their cities with all luxuries such as electricity, clear water, toilets, roads, infraestructures. But the most really interesting in happening in the other side. Villages with no electricity where they offer you all they have, where children run barefoot and they play with a hose. A place without sidewalks, roads, where donkeys will passed us while we do all our best not to have a dung under our feet and many extrange situations like this. 😉
Except cities as Marrakech, you can see that it´s not going to be any luxury trip since it consists of learning to live with and be tolerant of differences. So we need to be clear where we are ggoing and what we will experience. We assure you will be surprised!!
An unforgetable experience for sure!!
THURSDAY 11 th: We will meet at 13:30 in the Marrakech Menara airport. We will be picked up and driven to M´zik. Accomodation in a Berber hostel (shared room and toilet). We will enjoy our first welcome meal. In the evening we will go for a walk on the surroundings and forests visiting Imlil, Acheim, Tagardit, Imoula… and the women´s Argan oil cooperative.We will have dinner in our hostel in M´zik such as Moroccan salat, Moroccan soup or a delicious cous cous made by our Berber hosters.
FRIDAY 12 th: We will go canyoning: in the morning we will abseil the waterfalls of Imlil. A canyon with 8 rappels and water pools just in front of our village. Lunch in our hostel During the afternnon we will have time to relax and to prepare our back for the next days and a for a yoga-stretching session.
SATURDAY 13 th: Trekking to the refuge of Toubkal. We will give all our bigger backs to our muleteers and we will find them again in the refuge.We will have a long day of hiking taking a smaller backpack with us and going though the mountain range that separates Imlil (1800m) from the Toubkal refuge (3207m). We will have lunch on the way and will rest in and have dinner in the Toubkal refuge.
SUNDAY 14 th:
Ascent to the West Toubkal and Toubkal. It´s the highest mountain in the North of Africa at 4167m. We will start hiking at sunrise and we will probably need to use crampons due to the season It will take us around 4 hours to get to the summit and we will be doing it at around 11. After making some pictures and getting freezed on the top we will start going back to the refuge.
MONDAY 15 th:
Ascent to Ras and Timezguida summits. They are 2 mountain tops above 4000m close one to each other. In the evening we will get back to M´zik. This day will be the hardest one as we will start hijing at the sunrise and we will be finishing when arriving to the hostel by the sunset.
TUESDAY 16 th: We will be driven to Ourika Valley (around 3h) where we will do our second canyoning. An aquatic canyon trhough a forest and in a very picturesque place. When we finishe the canyon and before getting back to our hostel we will have lunch in one of the area´s typical restaurant.
WEDNESDAY 17 th:
Transfer to Marrakech in the morning to get there by midday. We will stay in a very centric hotel next to Jemaa el Fna central square and we will have free time during the evening to visit the main city of Marrakech and to go shopping in it´s Zoco and Bazar.
THURSDAY 18 th:
End of our trip at around noon.
*Early payment before del 1st of february of 2019 = 495€
-All transfers in Morocco since we arrive to the Marrakech airport until our retun to it.
-Accommodation for every day: mainly in Berber house/hostel, mountain refuge and hotel.
-Full board during the trekking days. (Drinks not included).
-Guides, cookers, muleteers.
-Flights to Marrakech.
-Lunch and dinner in Marrakech (last day).
-Cancellation or accident insurance.
-Presents and souvenirs for friends and Family.
-Anything not mentioned in “Included”.
We recommend to have an accident/helth travel insurance for the expedition dates.
For any unexpected illness or situation, we recommend to take a cancellation insurance, as once paid, no refunds are available.
You can choose your flights dates being aware that the trip will start on the 11 th at 13:00 at the airport of Marrakech and will finish there on the 18th. If you would like to get to Marrakech earlier or go back home some days later is also optional.
In this case, just let us know!
We´ll need to take comfortable and sporty clothes (trekking pants, technical/breathable T-shirts) for the days that we´ll be at Berber villages or Marrakech. However for the hiking to the Toubkal it will be much colder as it will mostly probably it will be snow and temperature will probably be under 0 degrees. For this we wil need mountain waterproof boots (preferibly with Goretex), waterproof and warm pants, termic underwear, polars, leggins and shirts, mountain jacket, windstopper, feader or synthetic jacket, gloves, winter hat, necklwear, anything for the cold!!
It can weight as much as is allowed for you to carry it on your flight as during the trekking days we will just carry a small backpack with space for water, any jacket, camera, suncream… The rest of our luggage will be taken by our muleteers or by car. Anyway, trolleys are not reccommended as they are not confortable to take on the donkeys.
In some places where we will be we won´t have much water and we overvalue being showered!! Because of the conditions that we will have we suggest to take hygienic towels, soap, deodorant and different ways of selfcleaning.
MEDICINE CHEST: We will bring a medicine and a first aid kit for little injuries, bites… but as we are not allowed to give any medicine nor pills, we reccommend you to bring with your main medicines for headaches, muscular pains, stomach upsets, for rubbes...
PASSPORT: check you own conditions to enter the countru as it will be checked when travelling to Morocco.
In the cities we will be able to pay in € but it´s better to use dirhams as it will be cheaper for buying small things such as water, juices… In the same airport or Marrakech you will find many exchange houses and ATMs. Remember that you can also bring it already exchanged.
Without doubt we should always have to bring a camera with us. A headlight will also be very helpful for the early departing trekkings or refuge nights as it´s bateries. Walking steaks are always helpful as they will help us save some energy. And of course a warm sleeping bag.
In the Toubkal hiking we will surely need to use crampons due to the snow. You can bring your own ones, or you can also hire them in the village which it won´t be expensive.
-Send us an email to email@example.com to check availability.
- Once we have confirm you there´s place, you can make the payment making a bank transfer to the following account and on 2 different ways:
1)Full payment before the 1st of January. Price of 495€.
2)Half payment before the 1st of January and 50% before the 1st of February.
- On the 1st of February on, the price will be of 550€.
- The trip is already confirmed so you can buy your flights as soon as you received the availability confirmation from us.
The payment will be done by bank transfer to:
Victor Fornié Ortega
ES60 0081 0402 9600 0175 8280
BIC: BSAB ESBB
Cancellations done before the 1st of January will be the 100% refunded.
Cancellations done after the 1st of January, no refund will be done.