Jean-Marc Kaufmann

Mountain guide UIAGM

Passionate about the great outdoors

Jean-Marc Kaufmann - Mountain guide
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Dates : Friday, June 22 to Sunday, July 1, 2018

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The highlights : An unusual way of discovering the Moroccan mountains, at a time of year where there are few visitors.

                            Contacts with the local population are made easier by the presence of our local guide and the team of cooks and mule drivers.

                            Nights under tents alternate with stays in very comfortable riads in Marrakech, Tabant and Imlil.

                            Riads are the old mansions of the medina, the ancient fortified town, and are build on a square plan around a patio garden and fountain.

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Programme : Day 1 (Fri 22/06) Flight to Marrakech. Diner and night in a riad of Marrakech Medina.

  1. Day 2 (Sat 23/06) Transfer from Marrakech to the Aït Bougmez valley and the village Tighiza.

  2. Beginning of the trek to the Azibs Ikkis plateau 2200m. Night and diner in tent.

  3. Day 3 (Sun 24/06) Tizi n’Tarkeddit Pass 3450m - Down to the Tarkeddit plateau 2900 m - Night and diner in tent.

  4. Day 4 (Mon 25/06) M’Goun ascent 4071m - Down to the Oullilimt valley 2800 m - Night and diner in tent.

  5. Day 5 (Tue 26/06) Oullilimit - Village de M’Rabtine 1950m - Night and diner in tent.

  6. Day 6 (Wed 27/06) M’Rabtine - Tighanimine village and Aguerzaka. Down to the M’Goun gorges walking in the river. Night and diner in the Aguerzaka lodge.

  7. Day 7 (Thu 28/06) transfer with a minibus to Imlil village at the bottom of the Toubkal by the Dadès vallée, the Roses valley, Ouarzazate and Tizi n’Tichka pass. Diner and night in a comfortable riad in Imlil.

  8. Day 8 (Fri 29/06) Walk to the Toubkal refuge. Diner and night in Toubkal refuge.

  9. Day 9 (Sat 30/06) Toubkal ascent 4167 m. Down to the Toubkal refuge and Imlil valley. Diner and night in a riad in Imlil.

  10. Day 10 (Sun 01/07) Transfer in the morning to Marrakech. Flight in the afternoon to your final destination.

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Best time of the year : May-June and September-October

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Other dates possible : For a group composed of 6 to 12 people minimum we can offer you an other date for this program

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Number of days away : 10

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Number of days walking : 8

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Difficulty level : Legs of 4 to 5 hours when climbing, 6 to 8 hours when hiking

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Participants : 6 to 7 people to a guide 

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Lodgings : Riads in Marrakech, Tabant and Imlil in double room.

                   During the trek, under tents, in mountain huts or with the locals.

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Porterage : You will carry a day backpack when walking. The main luggage and equipment will be carried by mules.

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Local transport : Minibus for all transfers during the whole stay.

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Air Travel : Airline ROYAL AIR MAROC

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PRICE : € 2450  / pp excl. flights to Marrakech.

              + Flights are now around € 350.

              + Extra for single rooms for nights in hotel or riads during the trip.

Trekking in Morocco to climb the two highest peaks of the Atlas, Toubkal 4167 m and M'Goun 4071 m

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Beyond Marrakech and its palm trees surges the barrier of the High Atlas mountains.  Within this mountain range lies Toubkal and the M’Goun, the two Moroccan peaks above 4000m.

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The Ighil M'Goun is in the heart of the High Atlas, a wild and remote region where traditional cultures are still very much alive. It is very popular with hikers and climbers.  We shall climb the 4071m summit at the end of a 4-day trek which begins in the Aït Bougmez valley, nicknamed “Happy Valley”.  Sleeping is under tents during the trek and a comfortable riad on the way back to Tabant.

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We will then proceed to the Toubkal which, at 4167m high, is the roof of North Africa. The ascent proper is done in two days with the help of mules carrying all the luggage. This brings not only an amusing touch out of the ordinary, but also allows for close contact with the local Berber villagers.

From the summit unfolds a vast panorama dominated by the Atlas mountains and the desert to the south: Jebel Sirwa lies 50km to the south-east and 150km to the north-east rises the mass of Jbel M’Goun and the top of the Oukaïmeden resort.  Then follows a two-day walk to the north of Toubkal from Asni and we finish our trek in Imil.  This is the last village on paved road and is known as the “Chamonix” of Morocco.  There a beautiful riad awaits us.

Trekking in Morocco and Toubkal and M’Goun ascent
Trekking in Morocco and Toubkal and M’Goun ascent
Trekking in Morocco and Toubkal and M’Goun ascent
Trekking in Morocco and Toubkal and M’Goun ascent

TREKKING IN MOROCCO / HIGH ATLAS

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