Mount Toubkal Trek

Overview

This 2-, 3- or 4-day Mount Toubkal trek takes you on a trekking adventure to the summit of the highest mountain peak of North Africa! Walk through mountain valleys of the High Atlas, the villages of Aremd and Imlil, and enjoy the spectacular views along the way. This trekking tour in the High Atlas Mountains is a great alternative if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakchi life, and want to enjoy some nature and quiet! As well, our guides are certified professional mountain guides who will happily take you through their High Atlas mountains on a journey you will never forget!

Note

Be aware that the hike is moderate to advanced level, as you will walk an average of around 8 hours a day, sometimes on steep hillsides.

Itinerary

2- or 3-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

Day 1 – Base camp Mount Toubkal

After an early breakfast we depart by minibus. Leaving the plains around Marrakech we then pass via the villages of Asni, Imi Oughlad to Imlil, where we’ll meet our mules and muleteers to begin our trekking adventure. Our trekking mules will carry your larger bags as well as tents and equipment. Luggage is limited to 12kg per person for the trek and bags must be soft duffle bags or frameless backpacks. We walk up through small villages after we get to the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, we continue to climb steadily so as to get to the refuge 3200 m. Overnight in tents or in the refugee at the base camp (6 to 7 hours walk).

Day 2 (and 3) – Aremd / Marrakech

An early start today for the challenging trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal, at 4.167 m. After conquering the highest mountain in North Africa, enjoy the magnificent views in all directions and relish the sense of achievement! We then descend to our base camp for lunch, after which we return to the gîte in Aremd or straight back to Marrakech (10 to 11 hours walk).

3- or 4-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

Day 1 – Aremd

Pick up in the morning from your hotel in Marrakech, after which we will drive via the villages of Asni and Imi Oughlad to Imlil, where we will meet our mules and muleteers to begin our hike. Our trekking mules will carry your larger bags as well as tents and equipment. Luggage is limited to 12kg per person for the trek and bags must be soft duffle bags or frameless backpacks. We walk for about an hour to the mountain gîte in Aremd, where you can explore this village and walk around. 

Day 2 – Base camp Mount Toubkal

From Aremd, we walk up through the village, after which we will get to the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. We continue to climb steadily so to get to the base camp at 3.200 m. Overnight in tents at the base camp (6 to 7 hours walk).

Day 3 (and 4) – Aremd / Marrakech

Today we will reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, where you will have an amazing view of the surroundings of Toubkal National Park. Then descend back to Aremd and stay there for another night (9 hours walk), or continue to Imlil and return to Marrakech (10/11 hours walk).

If you have chosen to stay the night in Aremd, you will return on day 4 in the morning to Marrakech and arrive there before lunch.

Details

Inclusions:

  • – Private certified English- / French- / Spanish- / Italian-speaking mountain guide;
  • – Private certified driver and air-conditioned transportation for the transfers from and to Marrakech;
  • – Basic accommodations for the duration of your tour (mountain gîte and tents in mountain camps);
  • – Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, 9 in total for the 4 day trip, 6 for the 3 day trip);
  • – Muleteers and mules that carry your luggage;
  • – Pick up from the hotel in Marrakech / airport on day 1 and drop off at day 3/4.
Checklist for Climb Mount Toubkal

For this trekking, you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.

Necessities
  • – Good walking boots and socks;
  • – 3 to 4 season sleeping bag (can be provided);
  • – Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse;
  • – Trekking pants, shirts, and fleece jacket or warm jumper, hat;
  • – Day sack/backpack;
  • – Head torch/headlamp;
  • – Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket;
  • – Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer).

Exclusions:

  • – All additional meals and drinks not listed;
  • – Optional activities;
  • – International flights;
  • – Travel insurance;
  • – Tipping and souvenirs.
Extra
  • – Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain-pants;
  • – Long johns (winter);
  • – Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves (winter);
  • – Ice axe and crampons (winter);
  • – Penknife (useful);
  • – Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds;
  • – Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in;
  • – Matches e.g. burn toilet paper;
  • – Trail snacks;
  • – Zip-up bags for camera;
  • – Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape).

Prices

GROUP SIZE 2-3 GROUP SIZE 4 GROUP SIZE 5 AND UP
2 DAYS € 180 € 155 € 125
3 DAYS € 240 € 215 € 185
4 DAYS € 320 € 295 € 265
Note :

Prices are per person and depend upon group size.

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