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Mount Toubkal Kit List

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Trekking Mount Toubkal?  Fantastic choice – here’s everything you’ll need to pack for your trip.

Our Mount Toubkal trek is one of our most popular adventures, and for good reason. Toubkal is the biggest peak in North Africa, but despite the height, it’s relatively straightforward; you don’t have to be the best trekker in the world to get through it.

What you do need is the right kit, and that’s exactly why we’ve put together this article: to make sure you’ve got everything you need to make your trek a roaring success.

Bear in mind that the kit list is extensive, and if you were to buy it all from scratch, it’d cost you a lot.

With that in mind, it’s worth thinking about whether you’ll use these items again – if not, hiring or borrowing some of them is likely to be a smart way to save yourself some pounds.

Before we dive into the list, there are a few things to mention:

  1. This list is only a guide – if you ARE going to Toubkal and you want specific advice, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
  2. You’ll only be able to take ONE bag on the mountain (maximum 13kg), but you’ll be able to leave some items at your hotel.

Equipment for Trekking Mount Toubkal

ItemImportanceChecklist
90-110 litre duffle bag or backpack (NO WHEELS)Essential
30-35 litre (minimum) rucksack, with rain cover for personal items on trekking daysEssential
3 season sleeping bagEssential
Strong Heavy duty bin liners or waterproof bag liner to keep clothes and equipment dryEssential
Smaller waterproof bags to organise equipment into and keep spare clothing dryEssential
Head torch and spare batteriesEssential
2-3 litre platypus/camelback water carrier and 2x 1 litre water bottlesEssential
Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection that blocks the sun from both sidesEssential
Thin sleeping bag liner (cotton or silk) for extra warmthRecommended
Camera with spare batteries and memory cardsRecommended
Snacks for up to 4 days trekking – can be bought locally in MarrakechRecommended
Carbohydrate gels/energy tablets/ Electrolyte replacement tablets for adding to drinking waterRecommended
iPod for travellingOptional
Ear PlugsOptional
Travel PillowOptional
Travel TowelOptional
Trekking PolesOptional
Mobile Telephone with charger and adaptorOptional

Clothing for Trekking Mount Toubkal

ItemImportanceChecklist
Gortex or breathable waterproof jacket with hood must fit over fleece or down jacketEssential
Gortex or breathable waterproof over trousers must fit over trekking trousersEssential
Heavy weight trekking trousers for summit nightRecommended
Lightweight trekking trousers and shorts for warmer days (Zip offs are good)Essential
Down or Synthetic Puffa JacketEssential
1 x Micro fleece tops for layeringEssential
2-3 trekking t-shirts wicking or synthetic NOT COTTONEssential
Light to mid weight wicking or synthetic long/thermal underwear/base layers for tops and bottom NOT COTTONEssential
1x warm pair of wind stopper gloves – must be able to fit under waterproof glovesEssential
1x thick pair of gloves must be waterproofEssential
Warm fleecy hat/head band which covers ears or a balaclavaEssential
Peaked cap with neck cover or wide brimmed hat for sun protectionEssential
Casual clothes for hotels and travel can be left at the hotel to avoid carrying on the mountainRecommended
Tracksuit bottoms/spare trousers for the eveningsRecommended
SwimsuitOptional

Footwear for Trekking Mount Toubkal 

GoreTex or Leather Hiking boots – water repellent and fully broken in with ankle supportEssential
Trainers or light footwear – for eveningsRecommended
Trekking gaiters – used to stop scree getting into your boots and keep your boots dry in the wetRecommended
3x pairs of thick walking socks and 3x pairs of thin liner socks to avoid blistersEssential
1x pairs of heavyweight mountaineering socks for Summit NightRecommended
La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX

Documents

Passport and photocopy of passport – stored separately from passport in case passport goes missingEssential
1 passport sized photo – again stored separatelyEssential
£ or Euros to change into Dirhams Essential
Credit card/additional funds in case of curtailment costsEssential
Emergency contact listEssential
Travel insurance certificate and 24hr emergency contact telephone number for insurance company and NOKEssential

Personal First Aid Kit

Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / Aspirin Essential
AntihistaminesEssential
Rehydration powder (dioralyte) Essential
Anti-Diarrhoea tablets (Imodium)Recommended
Antiseptic WipesRecommended
Throat LozengesRecommended
Muscle Rub/ Deep heat / ibuprofen gelRecommended
Knee Supports (if required)Recommended
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to rub on your feet, to reduce friction with boots / socksRecommended
Talcum PowderRecommended
Diamox tablets for those who have consulted GP/clinicOptional
Any personal medication that has been prescribed by a GP or clinic – split between hold and hand luggage If Applicable

Toiletries

Anti-Bacterial Hand GelEssential
Toilet roll or packs of travel tissues for 4 days trekkingEssential
Sunscreen (at least factor 30+), lip balm and after sunEssential
Wet wipes for personal hygieneRecommended
Toothbrush and small tube of toothpasteEssential
Shampoo and shower products for the hotelRecommended
Insect repellent wipes/sprays or patchesEssential
Soap/face wash Optional
Small nail brush to keep hands and nails cleanRecommended
Feminine hygiene productsIf Applicable
Contact lenses and solutions and a pair of glasses as backupIf Applicable
Personal First Aid Kit Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / AspirinEssential

Check out the video below, where I go through all of the Kit listed above and pack my bag ready for a Mount Toubkal Trek.

Looking for your next Bucket List adventure?

If you’ve already booked a Toubkal trip, we really hope these lists help you make the most of your adventure.

If you’re yet to book, we’d love the chance to show you why you should book through us – click here to check out our Mount Toubkal trek now.

And if you’ve decided Toubkal’s not for you, but you’re still keen on adventure travel, we organise trips to all sorts of incredible destinations, from Nepal to Peru – click here to see all our adventures.

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