Morocco Trek to Mount Toubkal
About the area
A one-week Mount Toubkal trek to the summit of North Africa’s highest mountain.
Mt Toubkal stands 4167m above sea level. Its summit is the highest point in the Atlas Mountains and boasts superb views of the North African landscape. It is the central attraction of Toubkal National Park and lies about 40 miles south of Marrakesh. Most companies off the Mount Toubkal trek in 2 or 3 days. To help with acclimitisation and increase summit chances our trek is 4 days in length.
Marrakesh is home to palaces, mosques and gardens. Visible from miles away is the Moorish minaret – the largest mosque in the city. It is known as the ‘Red City’ because of the buildings and clay that contribute to its make up.
In Morocco, nature is never far away. With desert, mountains, valleys and the coast line, wildlife can be found around every corner! There is plenty to offer fans of the outdoors and hikers of all levels will love walking the Moroccan mountains. Due to the time of year and the altitude, you will probably have the chance to see snow when climbing Mount Toubkal!
Our trek passes through scenery on well-defined paths and consequently, it is not as strenuous as you may think. As the altitude increases, the paths do become steeper but the climb awards dramatic views towards Marrakech and the spectacular Anti-Atlas mountains. We discover an insight into the life and culture of the locals who are unbelievably friendly people when passing through remote Berber villages and terraced fields. A really Unforgettable and authentic experience. We finish the trek with some free time in the colourful imperial city of Marrakech where you can pick up your last minute souvenirs!
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Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech and explore the souks:
Depart UK and arrive in Marrakech, Morocco. You will be transferred to your Riad and then spend the evening shopping and exploring Marrakech.
Day 2: Tour of Morocco and optional hot air balloon ride:
Today we will enjoy a guided tour of the Red City, Marrakech. Walk through the colourful souks in search of souvenirs, visit Jmaa el-Fnaa square, the Bahia Palace and Koutoubia Mosque. Alternatively, you can choose to enjoy an add-on experience taking a hot air balloon ride from nearby. This is a unique way to see the Moroccan countryside in all its beauty.
Day 3: Transfer to Imlil, trek to Tizi Oussem:
You will be transferred from Marrakech to Imi Oughlad (1350m). You will then trek to Tizi n’Tacht Pass (2100m) and Tizi Oussem (1800m) where you will sleep overnight at a berber house.
Day 4: Trek from Tizi Oussem to Imlil:
In the morning you will trek from Tizi Oussem (1800m) to Tizi Mzik Pass (2489m) and then Imlil (1740m) where you will sleep overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek from Imlil to Refuge Toubkal:
Today you will trek from Imlil (1740m) to Refuge Toubkal (3206m). The route will climb up a river gorge, passing waterfalls, Berber settlements and mountainside shops.
Day 6: Summit Mount Toubkal:
Trek from Refuge (3206m) to the summit of Mount Toubkal (4167m). This incredible mountain climb affords stunning views over the High Atlas mountains, Anti-Atlas, and even the Sahara desert in the distance. Once we have reacvhed the summit, we then descend back via the Refuge to Imlil.
Day 7: Transfer back to Marrakech:
After breakfast we will be picked up from the guest house and driven back to the Riad in Marrakech. Enjoy one last evening in Morocco, eating delicious tajine and drinking a tasty Moroccan mint tea.
Day 8: Return flight to the UK:
Depart and fly back to the UK.
No experience is needed, however we strongly recommend you practice and train well. You will require a reasonable amount of fitness and a strong will to succeed. Remember that you are walking between 4 and 8 hours a day, uphill to an altitude of 4000m.
Training should involve long uphill walks (with a daypack) to accustom yourself to long distance hiking. Once you have booked on the trip, you will be given an advice pack which will contain information on how to train and make sure you are prepared physically to make the trek.
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- All accommodation
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- Safety equipment
- Our own expedition manager
- 24 UK operations and emergency cover whilst you are in the country
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- Lunches and Evening Meals in Marrakech
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for local crew (30-50 Euros is recommended)
- Personal spending money
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Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The Trek Leader and our local agent will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!
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