After a very early breakfast we will set out around 6am to summit after a 3 hour steep climb, the highest peak in North Africa, the Jbel Toubkal (4167m). The panorama from here is simply stunning. Whenever you are read, we take the Ikkhibi Sud or South Cirque for a 2 to 3 hour descent back to the Refuge for a picnic.
After lunch we set off towards the north along steeply descending, zigzagging trails of the higher slopes of the Valley of the Assif n’Isouhouanem n’Ouagounss towards the Shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Set beside a waterfall, there is a pilgrimage ‘marabout’ shrine here, probably the remnant of a pre-Islamic culture, but forbidden to non-Muslims. Another 2 hours downhill will take us to the village of Imlil from where most of the treks start prior to taking the taxi back to Marrakech.