8 Days

Morocco – Mt Toubkal Trek

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$1690/ Adult

Minimum 2 passengers

Please Note: This trip is currently only available for private bookings with a minimum of 2 people on the date of your choice. Pricing will be based on your level of accommodations and the number of people in your group. 

Why travel with us?

What's Included

  • 3 nights Hotel in Marrakech w/ Breakfast
  • 4 nights Lodging on the Mountain
  • All meals while on the mountain (large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food)
  • Professional, Experienced, Mountain Guide
  • Private Transportation (as indicated in itinerary)
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Mule Team and Cook
  • Transport to/from the Airport

What's Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Airport taxes and excess baggage fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa/ Vaccination fees (if applicable)
  • Beverages & meals not specified
  • Tips for your guide, porters, cook and crew, & drivers
  • Optional Activities
  • Personal Expenses
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Sustainability Commitment

Our local travel partner for the Mount Kilimanjaro Trek is a Moshi-based, family-owned company who encourages environmental conservation and regeneration practices and participate in mountain clean-up efforts and tree-planting activities in collaboration with the local government and various NGOs. Furthermore, they proudly support the Nguzo Women’s Foundation, a grassroots non-profit in the Hai District of the Kilimanjaro region, whose initiatives include providing menstrual kits and health education to young girls in six government primary schools. In addition, they have taken proactive steps to create opportunities for female guides and porters on their team.

Overview

Embark on an exhilarating journey to conquer the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Our guided trekking tour offers an unforgettable adventure through the stunning landscapes of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Trekking through picturesque valleys, rugged terrain, and traditional Berber villages, you'll immerse yourself in the rich culture and breathtaking scenery of the region. With expert guides leading the way, you'll challenge yourself physically and mentally as you ascend to the summit at 4,167 meters (13,671 ft), rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. Get ready for an unforgettable experience of exploration, discovery, and achievement on the majestic Mount Toubkal.

Adventure Highlights

  • The route to the summit of Mount Toubkal offers a diverse range of landscapes, from verdant valleys to barren peaks, making it a truly unforgettable trekking experience for adventurers seeking both natural beauty and cultural immersion in the heart of Morocco.
  • Experience warm hospitality, learn about local customs, and appreciate the unique way of life in the region. as you encounter the rich Berber culture.
  • Navigate diverse terrain, including rocky trails, scree slopes, and high-altitude ridges.
  • Encounter natural wonders such as mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, and alpine flora and fauna along the trekking route.
  • Joining a guided trekking tour fosters a sense of camaraderie among fellow hikers and guides.
  • Start and end your adventure in the captivating city of Marrakech, providing a perfect blend of adventure and cultural exploration.
  • Discover the highlights of Marrakech including its historic medina, Jemaa el-Fnaa Square, Bahia Palace, and Majorelle Gardens, to name a few.
  • Join a Small Group Tour

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    Daily Itinerary

    Upon arrival at the Marrakech Menara Airport, you’ll be met by a driver and your guide who will escort you to your hotel. Enjoy dinner on your own at a local restaurant.

    INCLUDE:
    — Airport Transfer

    Overnight at Marrakech Hotel

    Hotel

    This morning, you’ll have the option of experiencing a hot air balloon ride over Marrakech, which offers a truly magical and unforgettable experience, providing a unique perspective of this vibrant city and its surrounding landscapes. As you soar gracefully into the sky, you’ll be greeted by panoramic views of Marrakech’s iconic landmarks, bustling medina, and majestic Atlas Mountains in the distance.

    Afterward, a guided city tour of Marrakech is a fascinating journey through the vibrant heart of Morocco, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life. Led by knowledgeable guides, the tour offers a comprehensive exploration of Marrakech’s rich history, captivating architecture, and bustling cultural hubs.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast

    Overnight in Marrakech

    Breakfast
    Lodge

    After breakfast, you’ll depart Marrakech for your journey to the Atlas Mountains. As you leave the city behind, you’ll pass through vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, and iconic landmarks such as the Koutoubia Mosque and Djemaa el-Fna Square. The landscape gradually becomes more scenic as you drive through fertile plains and verdant valleys, dotted with olive groves, citrus orchards, and traditional Berber villages.

    As you approach the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, the terrain becomes more rugged and mountainous. After a journey of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, you’ll arrive in the village of Imi Oughlad, a picturesque Berber village nestled amidst the mountains, where your adventure in the Atlas Mountains begins.

    As you depart Imi Oughlad on foot, you’ll trek through lush green valleys and terraced fields, passing traditional Berber villages along the way. As you ascend towards Tizi Oussem, the trail may become steeper, with rocky paths and occasional switchbacks. The elevation gain from Imi Oughlad to Tizi Oussem ranges from approximately 600 to 800 meters, depending on the specific route and variations in terrain. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    Stop for a picnic lunch amidst the stunning scenery, soaking in the tranquility of the mountains. Continue trekking towards Tizi Oussem, a picturesque village located in the Azzaden Valley. Arrive in the late afternoon and settle into your accommodation. Spend the evening exploring the village, interacting with locals, and enjoying a hearty dinner prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

    Est Travel Time: 1.5 to 2 hours driving
    Hiking Distance:
    12 km (7.5 miles)
    Est Hiking Time: 4-6 hours
    Elevation:
    600 m/1,970 ft to 800 m/2,625 ft

    Overnight in Tizi Oussem

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodge

    This morning, we’ll depart the picturesque village of Tizi Oussem and follow the trail that descends gently through terraced fields, walnut groves, and traditional Berber settlements. As you bid farewell to Tizi Oussem, you’ll be surrounded by towering peaks and lush greenery, creating a serene atmosphere for your trek.

    The trail meanders along the valley floor, following the course of the Azzaden River as it winds its way through the rugged terrain. You’ll cross rustic stone bridges and traverse narrow footpaths, passing by grazing livestock and local farmers tending to their fields.

    Throughout the trek, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, looming majestically in the distance. The ever-changing landscape offers a feast for the senses, with vibrant wildflowers, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations lining the trail.

    As you approach the village of Imlil, the scenery transitions from remote wilderness to bustling mountain villages, with clusters of traditional Berber houses clinging to the mountainsides. The trail winds its way through the narrow streets of Imlil, where you’ll encounter friendly locals going about their daily lives amidst the stunning mountain backdrop.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

    Hiking Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)
    Est Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Elevation:
    600 m/1,970 ft to 800 m/2,625 ft

    Overnight in Imlil

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodge

    This morning we will depart Imlil and follow the well-marked trail that winds its way through picturesque valleys, lush walnut groves, and terraced fields, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

    As you ascend higher into the mountains, the trail becomes steeper and more rugged, with rocky paths and occasional switchbacks. Along the way, you’ll pass through traditional Berber villages, where locals go about their daily lives amidst the stunning mountain scenery.

    As you continue on the trek, you’ll gradually gain elevation, ascending towards the Toubkal Massif. Along the route, you may encounter mountain streams, cascading waterfalls, and alpine meadows, adding to the natural beauty of the landscape.

    After several hours of trekking, you’ll arrive at Refuge Toubkal, the base camp situated at an elevation of approximately 3,207 meters (10,522 feet). The refuge offers basic accommodation and facilities for trekkers, including dormitory-style sleeping quarters, meals, and hot drinks.

    Upon reaching Refuge Toubkal, you’ll be greeted with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, providing a sense of accomplishment and anticipation for the summit ascent the following day.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Hiking Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)
    Est Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
    Elevation:
    1,400 m/4,600 ft to 1,600 m/5,200 ft

    Overnight at Refuge Toubkal

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodge

    This morning,  we’ll wake up in the early hours to prepare for the challenging journey ahead, ensuring everyone has proper gear, clothing, and supplies for the ascent to the summit of Mount Toubkal.

    The trail from Refuge Toubkal to the summit initially follows a steep and rocky path, ascending steadily through alpine terrain and scree slopes. Trekkers navigate switchbacks and rocky outcrops as they make their way up the mountain, guided by the light of headlamps and the glow of the rising sun on the horizon.

    As the trek progresses, the air becomes thinner and the altitude increases, presenting a physical challenge for hikers. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and pacing are essential to ensure a safe and successful ascent.

    As dawn breaks, trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains bathed in golden light, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring atmosphere. The final push to the summit involves negotiating the steepest sections of the trail, where hikers may need to use their hands for balance and stability.

    Finally, after several hours of strenuous effort, trekkers reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, standing at an impressive elevation of 4,167 meters (13,671 feet) above sea level. At the summit, trekkers are greeted with unparalleled panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains stretching as far as the eye can see, with the vast expanse of the Moroccan landscape unfolding below.

    At the summit, trekkers have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment, take photos, and soak in the sense of achievement and wonder. After enjoying a well-deserved rest and taking in the stunning scenery, trekkers begin their descent back to Refuge Toubkal, where they can rest, recuperate, and reflect on their unforgettable journey to the summit of Mount Toubkal.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Hiking Distance: 4 km/ 2 miles
    Est Hiking time: 3-5 hours
    Elevation: 3,207 m/10,522 ft to 4,167 m/13,671 ft

    Overnight at Refuge Toubkal

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodge

    After breakfast, we’ll make the descent from Refuge Toubkal to Imlil following the same trail we used for the ascent. Trekkers make their way down the mountain, navigating rocky paths and switchbacks as they descend through alpine terrain and scenic valleys.

    Upon reaching Imlil, trekkers are greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of the village, signaling the end of their mountain adventure. In Imlil, trekkers may have the opportunity to rest, enjoy a meal, and explore the village before continuing the journey back to Marrakech.

    As trekkers travel back to Marrakech, they leave behind the tranquility of the mountains and re-enter the vibrant hustle and bustle of the city. Upon arrival in Marrakech, trekkers may choose to return to their accommodations, relax and unwind, or explore the city further, reflecting on their unforgettable journey to the summit of Mount Toubkal.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

    Est Travel Time: 1.5 to 2 hours driving
    Hiking Distance:
    12 km/ 7.5 miles
    Est Hiking time: 4-6 hours
    Elevation: 1,400 m/4,600 ft to 1,600 m/5,200 ft

    Overnight in Marrakech

    Breakfast, Lunch
    Hotel

    Today is departure day and there are no scheduled activities. At the appropriate time, a driver will be waiting to take you to the airport for your departure.

    INCLUDED:
    — Meals: Breakfast
    — Airport Transfer

    Depart Marrakech

    Breakfast

    FAQs

    What is the best time of year to trek Mount Toubkal?

    The best time to trek Mount Toubkal is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) months when the weather is mild and stable. Summers can be hot, while winters bring snow and colder temperatures, making trekking more challenging.

    Do I need to be an experienced trekker to climb Mount Toubkal?

    While Mount Toubkal is accessible to trekkers of varying experience levels, it is important to have a good level of fitness and some prior hiking experience, especially for the summit ascent. The terrain can be rugged, and the altitude can pose challenges, so being adequately prepared is essential.

    What gear do I need for trekking Mount Toubkal?

    Essential gear for trekking Mount Toubkal includes sturdy hiking boots, layered clothing suitable for varying temperatures, a waterproof jacket, a daypack, a sleeping bag, and a headlamp or flashlight. Additionally, trekking poles, sunscreen, and a hat are recommended.

    Is altitude sickness a concern when trekking Mount Toubkal?

    Altitude sickness can be a concern when trekking Mount Toubkal, especially during the summit ascent. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk of altitude-related issues. If symptoms of altitude sickness occur, descending to a lower altitude is necessary.

    Are there accommodation options along the trekking route?

    Along the trekking route to Mount Toubkal, there are several mountain refuges and guesthouses where trekkers can stay overnight. These accommodations offer basic amenities such as dormitory-style sleeping arrangements and meals, providing a comfortable resting place during the trek.

    Do I need travel insurance?

    Travel insurance with medical evacuation and repatriation as well as hiking insurance is mandatory for this trip. This should cover high-altitude trekking of at least 13,671 ft and should be on a ‘non-reimbursement’ basis so the insurer will pay for the hospital bills immediately, as opposed to claiming when you get home. We strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance which provides coverage for trip interruption, flight cancellation, and loss of baggage.

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