Mgoun (4,071m) | Ouanoukrim (4,089m)| Toubkal (4,167m)

20th - 29th July: £XX

Day 1: Arrival Day - Fly to Marrakech

The adventure begins! You will be met and picked up from Marrakech Airport and transferred to our hotel/riad.  Settle into your hotel and head out to experience the famous Djemaa el Fna square where your senses will explode with the riotous colours, sounds and smells of Marrakech. Watch the entertainers performing, the myriad of food stalls lit up and the general hustle and bustle of the medina.

Peak 1: Mgoun (4,071m)

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Day 2: DRIVE TO VALLEY OF AIT bOUGAMEZ TO BEGIN TREKKING

After breakfast, we depart for the 5 hour drive into the valley of Ait Bougamez (Happy Valley) before beginning our trek. At Arous village we will be met by our mule team and then set off on our 2-3 hour trek to Ikiss n Arous camp.

[Breakfast - B, Lunch - L, Dinner - D]

Day 3: trek to the Tarkeddit Plateau - 5-6 hours hiking

An ascent straight after breakfast, we will be met by the Tizi-n-Tazite (2,900m) pass and the Tizi-n-Targadit (3,400m) pass before heading down to the Takeddit Plateau. This is a remote area with very few other trekkers and favoured as a base for the ascent of Mgoun.  [B, L, D]

Day 4: ascent of Mgoun - 10-12 hours hiking

We set off early in the morning at X, for our summit attempt of Mgoun. This is a long, slow ascent which becomes steeper on approach to the summit, though the ridge line is truly spectacular. XXX, we head down for our demanding descent and into camp at Assaka. [B, L, D]

Day 5: Trek out and 4X4 transfer to lac d’ifni camp - 1-2 hours hiking

Today is a rest day with a 1-2 hour hike to our transfer at Imi-n-Oulaoun. Our 4X4 jeeps will transfer us to the next range in the High Atlas Mountains and take us down the route past Skoura and the southern town of Ouarzazate before going North over the passes of the High Atlas and smaller roads to Amzouzart. On arrival we meet with our second set of mules and continue on a short trek to Lac D’Ifni Camp. [B, L, D]


Peak 2: Ouanoukrim (4,089m)

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Day 6: Trek to the nelter refuge (3,200m) - 5-6 hours hiking

We leave Lac D’Ifni Camp and make our way to the refuge below Ouanoukrim and Toubkal. The route ascends to the pass of Tizi-n-Ouanaoumas (3,684m) before descending down to the Nelter camp. [B, L, D]

Day 7: Ascent of Ouanoukrim (4,089m) - 8-9 hours hiking

We leave camp at X for our summit of Ouanoukrim trekking up to the Tizi-n-Ougan (3,750m) and onwards to the summit. This route is rocky in places, with minor scrambling but no technical assistance required. We reach the summit around X, take in the views before heading down to Nelter camp. [B, L, D]

Peak 3: Toubkal (4,167m)

Day 8: Ascent of Toubkal (4,167m) - 7-8 hours hiking

After a light breakfast at X, we begin the hike to the summit of Toubkal, the final and highest of the peaks. It’s an early start to make best use the weather and it’s a tough ascent to the summit. It’s a similar path to Ouanoukrim, with some rocks, some scrambling sections and some loose scree. Just before X, we reach the summit and the top of our final peak. After taking in the views and the obligatory summit selfie, we start the descent down to camp. [B, L, D]

Day 9: Descent to Imlil and road transfer to Marrakech - 4 hours hiking

After the tough climbing for the past few days, today’s ascent will be much easier back to Imlil where your transport will be waiting to whisk you back to Marrakech and a well deserved rest. We will try to get you back as soon as possible so that you have time to go and explore the Medina and the souks, or treat yourself to a well deserved massage. Maybe try your hand at bartering and bagging a bargain or two!

After a long awaited shower, it’ll be time for our celebration dinner and drinks together. [B, L]

Day 10: Departure day - transfer to Marrakech Airport

Today is our last day and group transfers will be available to take you back to Marrakech Airport.  [B]

You are of course more than welcome to extend your stay with us after your challenge.  City tours, desert treks and excursions can be arranged.  Please contact us for details. 

*Itinerary is indicative and may be subject to some small changes.  Hiking times are also approximate and will depend on the group.


Exclusions

  • Flights (approx £400/500 if booked in advance)

  • Tanzanian Visa Fees

  • Travel Insurance and Mountain Insurance (see insurance)

  • Optional trips and excursions

  • Dinner on Day 1

  • Lunch and Dinner in Arusha and Moshi on Day 14 (to give you the opportunity to sample some local cuisine)

  • Drinks [apart from on the mountain]

  • Bar bills and laundry

  • Tips for hotel/drivers

  • Tips for mountain crew (approx US$390 - US$565 for 11 days on the mountain)

  • Personal hiking and expedition kit

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposits: Please note that all deposits are non-refundable

  • Cancellations: We strongly suggest that you take out trip cancellation/travel insurance. Due to our small size, cancellations affect us greatly. Trips cancelled between 90 and 65 days prior to the expedition start date will incur a 25% cancellation fee. 50% of the total expedition price will be charged for cancellations between 64 and 30 days. No portion of the total expedition price will be reimbursed for cancellations within 30 days of the trip start date.

  • Discounts on future trips: Provided the trip is cancelled more than 90 days before the start date, the £250 deposit may be applied to a future trip if booked within 365 days, at the discretion of the company.

  • Final Payments: Final balances are due 90 days prior to the trip start date.

 

 

 

Price and Dates - Challenging Route

2019 Full Expedition Cost: £3,495 [£233 per day]

Deposit

  • 25th May - 8th June 2019

  • 5th to 19th October 2019

Average Group Size: 6 - 12

Minimum Group Size: 6

Inclusions

  • 15 days with other like-minded adventurous individuals climbing the Three Peaks in Tanzania!

  • National Park fees, camping, lodge and administrative fees

  • Group airport transfers from Kilimanjaro International Airport

  • All transfers between hotel and national parks

  • Accommodation including camping equipment [5 nights hotel, 5 nights camping, 3 nights hut] (Single supplements available at extra cost)

  • Meals [Breakfasts - 14, Lunches - 12, Dinners - 12] (dietary requirements are catered for - please let us know)

  • Filtered drinking water on the mountains

  • All costs for professional guides (Wilderness First Aid and Leave No Trace), cooks, porters and mountain crew (salaries paid in accordance with the National Park and KPAP recommendations)

  • Baggage porterage (max 12kg per person)

  • Emergency oxygen and equipment for Kilimanjaro

  • Immediate emergency medical evacuation cover from AMREF Flying doctors (*note - individuals still require appropriate insurance)

  • Dedicated UK expedition and support team to help best prepare for your expedition. This including a pre-expedition training weekend run by Love Adventures, expedition training plans and talks on kit and equipment

  • 15% off class credits at Digme Fitness, UK's premier Spin and HIIT fitness studios across London and Oxford


Ready to book? Great!

The deposit for this trip is £250.

Your full balance is due 90 days prior to the expedition start date.  If you book within 90 days of departure then the full balance will be due at the time of booking.  If you have any queries please contact info@threepeaksafrica.com

We look forward to having you on board!