OPTION : SUMMIT THE DJBEL TOUBKAL, 4167m

Duration : 3 days from October 3 – 5 or October 10 to 12, 2022

Why ?

Morocco’s, and North Africa’s, highest peak, the Djebel Toubkal is just a mere hike away from the UTAT playground. A great opportunity to climb a peak culminating above 4000 meters and easily accessible.

Take advantage of your participation at the UTAT to summit this mountain, either before to optimize your acclimatation before the race, or just for the pleasure of adding yet another summit to your mountain adventures.

Why acclimatize to the altitude ?

One of the characteristics of the UTAT is itineraries at high altitude (average altitude is 2400 m). The start of all the races is at 2 620m and there are 6 cols above 3000m, one at 3690 – there are no other races with similar altitude profiles. It is quite possible to participate, and even perform, at the UTAT without an acclimatization.

After listening to the feedback and requests from racers over the years, we decided to add the option to climb the Djebl Toubkal to our race package, offering an additional chance to finish the race in good conditions as well as a possibility to discover new territories.

An all-inclusive package

We will welcome you at the airport in Marrakech and transfer you to the village of Imlil, a Berber version of Chamonix, and you will stay in a charming inn. The following morning you will start hiking towards the Toubkal CAF mountain hut, accompanied by your mountain guide and mules to carry your bags. After an afternoon spent in altitude, a nice evening meal a good night’s sleep you will start very early in the morning, at the light of your headlamp. After summiting you will hike back down to Imlil. From there a shuttle will bring you to the UTAT base camp at the end of the day.

2 options available : either before the UTAT (October 3 – 5) to acclimatize, or after (from October 10 to 12) to finish off your adventure with a trek.

 

Before the UTAT

D1 – Transfer from Marrakech airport / Imlil (departure 6 PM)

D2 – Imlil / Bivouac in a one-person tent

D3 –Toubkal summit / Imlil / Transfer to Oukaïmeden

– Mountain Guide

– Full board from dinner D1 to breakfast D4

– Luggage kept & guarded D1 – D3 at the inn in Imili

 

After the UTAT

D1 – Transfer Oukaïmeden / Inn Imlil (departure 11 AM)

D2 – Imlil / Bivouac in a one-person tent

D3 – Toubkal summit / Imlil / Transfer to Marrakech

– Mountain Guide

– Full board from dinner D1 to lunch D3

– Luggage kept & guarded D1 – D3 at the inn in Imili

 

 

More details HERE