Duration: 3 days
from 30/09 to 02/10/2019
or from 07/10 to 09/10/2019
UTAT Acclimatization Stay
Toubkal ascent 4167m!
D1 (30/09) - Transfer Airport Marrakech / Imlil Hostel
D2 (01/10) - Hostel/ mountain shelter Caf Toubkal
D3 (02/10) - Mountain Hut Caf Toubkal /Toubkal Summit / Imlil / Transfer Oukaïmeden
Chalet CAF + half board
- Qualified guide
- Full board from the dinner of the day 1 to the breakfast of the of day 4
Stay before UTAT
D1 (07/10) - Transfer Oukaïmeden / Imlil Hostel
D2 (08/10) - Hostel / Mountain Hut CAF Toubkal
D3 (09/10) - Mountain Hut CAF /Toubkal Summit / Imlil / Transfer Oukaïmeden
- Qualified guide
- Full board from the lunch of the day 1 to the lunch of the day 3
Stay after UTAT
Price: 290.00 €
All inclusive package, let us guide you!
We will welcome you directly upon your arrival at the Marrakesh
Airport from where you will be driven to the village of Imlil, the small
Berbers’ «Chamonix» where you will stay in a charming hotel. The next
morning you will go to the Mountain Hut of the Toubkal (CAF) with your
guide accompanied by mules for the transport of your luggage.
After the end of the day in high altitude, a good dinner and a night rest,you
will start very early the next morning by the light of your Headlamp to
conquer the Toubkal and then, will walk down to Imlil.
Note : The description refers to the stay before UTAT, but you
also have the option to experience this stay after the UTAT races
Jbel Toubkal, the highest point in North Africa with its
4167m is easy to reach from the UTAT playground. It is a
great opportunity to achieve this climb of more than 4000m,
accessible in «hiking» mode!
Thus, we offer you to complete your stay UTAT by this climb
to contribute to your acclimatization to the high altitude of
the High Atlas before the race, or simply to add a new peak
of + 4000 m in your list of Mountain races.
Acclimatization to Altitude, Why?
The UTAT is characterized By high altitude courses (average
of 2 400m).Starting from 2,620m followed by 6 passes over
3000m, including a passage at 3690m, is one of the highest
However, it is possible to participate and even perform on
the UTAT without any acclimatization. In fact, this stay is a
new option, so almost all the previous participant didn’t get
acclimatized and their race went well.
After many requests, we ended up creating this short stay
to give you the best chance of succeeding and to extend your
*No technical means can replace physiological
(source: Santé et Altitude/ARPE)
The perfect travel kits in the High Atlas
The UTAT is taking place in a mountain environment with high altitude. Thus, it requires to be suitably
equipped. In this period, it is common to face favorable weather during the day (sunny and temperatures
between 20 ° C to 30 ° C). However, in the evening and at night the temperature drops dramatically (from
0 ° C to -10 ° C felt beyond 3000m). Sometimes a powerful wind, an intensive rain or even snow may
occur above 2,500 / 3,000m.
keep in mind that you are in high mountains!
• Mountain pants and Bermuda shorts or shorts for the day,
• Technical T-shirts and long Sleeved Base Layer,
• Warm underwear and socks, such as «Odlo, HH, Icebreaker, etc...»
• 1 Down jacket,
• Warm fleece jacket,
• Attire gore-tex (up and down mandatory),
• Warm gloves and hat, buff, etc. (body’s extremities are vulnerables),
• 1 hat,
• 1 pair of sunglasses,
• 1 small backpack (~ 30L)
• 1 sleeping bag (0 ° C to 5 ° C)
• Toiletry case and towels (fast drying)
• Sunscreen and lip blame,
• Survival blanket and a small knife,
• Headlamp with replacement batteries,
• Hiking or trail shoes (rugged mountain terrain, abrasive rock),
• 1 pair of walking sticks (optional but strongly recommended),
• Wipes (it’s convenient in bivouac) and toilet paper,
• 1 small pharmacy kit for headaches (this is often the case in the first days with high
altitude), stomach ache (It’s sometimes the case the first days of a change of environment)
and others: paracetamol, anti-diarrhoeal drugs, Smecta, antibacterial gel, antiseptics and
• A tip for those who wear lenses: a humectant for eyes will be useful because the altitude,
combined with the sun and the wind dries the eyes. (we recommend this product: «Optone»
eye spray very easy to use in the outdoor environment).
• A watch,
•All the stuff you like to bring on a trip
(camera, MP3, solar charger (there is no electricity in the mountain and
batteries get discharged faster with cold temperature)
Keep in mind that you will be in high mountains and that the first concern in this environment
must be security. Thus even if the weather is often nice in the Atlas, you must have
appropriate equipment to deal with any unexpected situation.
Have a good stay with us!