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Mount Toubkal Trek

DURATION

08 days

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels, Refuges & Guesthouses

Trip Difficulty
DIFFICULTY
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Long Days of Trekking

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LOCATION

Africa, Morocco, Toubkal

MEETING POINT

London or Marrakech Airport

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Who said Morocco was all sand, sun and sea? Join us on a Mount Toubkal Trek and you’ll probably see snow too. 

If you want to tick a serious mountain off your Bucket List but you’re not the most experienced of climbers just yet, Toubkal is the perfect peak to set your sights upon (and your crampons). 

This 4-day trek to the highest peak in North Africa will both challenge and reward you at every turn. On your way to the summit, you’ll learn about Berber life, see some of the most spectacular views on the planet, and test the strength of your calves too.  

Experience the unforgettable and discover one of Africa’s most authentic hidden gems as you conquer the majestic Mount Toubkal. (And yes, of course, you’ll get the chance to barter with the souks in Marrakech too.)

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What's Included In Our Mount Toubkal Trek

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotel, Guest Houses and Refuge (Twin Share) 3* Hotel, Guest Houses and Refuge (Twin Share)

Private Transport Private Transport

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners 7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches & 4 Dinners

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Mount Toubkal Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: ARRIVE IN MARRAKECH AND EXPLORE THE SOUKS

    ARRIVE IN MARRAKECH AND EXPLORE THE SOUKS You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Morocco soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Marrakech. Special Information: Your adventure begins with a Welcome Meeting at 6 pm today.  

  • Day 2: FREE DAY IN MARRAKECH AND OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

    FREE DAY IN MARRAKECH AND OPTIONAL HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE Today we will enjoy a free day in Marrakech. Walk through the colourful souks in search of souvenirs, and visit Jemaa 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. Before dinner, you will meet with your guide at the Riad for a trek briefing.

  • Day 3: TRANSFER TO IMI OUGHLAD, TREK TO TIZI OUSSEM

    TRANSFER TO IMI OUGHLAD, 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

    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

    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

    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 reached the summit, we then descend via the Refuge to Imlil.

  • Day 7: TRANSFER BACK TO MARRAKECH

    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 tagine and drinking a tasty Moroccan mint tea.

  • Day 8: RETURN FLIGHT TO THE UK

    RETURN FLIGHT TO THE UK This marks the end of our Moroccan adventure.

  • Day 1

    3* Riad – Twin room
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  • Day 2

    3* Riad – Twin room
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  • Day 3

    Berber house- Multi Share
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  • Day 4

    Guesthouse – Multi Share
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  • Day 5

    Refuge Toubkal – Multi Share
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  • Day 6

    Guesthouse – Multi Share
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  • Day 7

    3* Riad – Twin room
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  • Day 8

    Flight
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Mount Toubkal Trek Dates & Availability

Our Bucket Lister Trips

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Bucketlister trips are our standard for all our incredible trips. When you book a Bucketlister trip we will organise everything for you from the first to the last location on your adventure and you’ll have a local guide with you every step of the way. All you’ll need to organise is your own flights and transfers. (Additional Options for Land Only Transfers)

Our Bucket Lister+ Trips

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

Bucketlister+ trips are a done-for-you service from start to finish. We organise everything for you. You’ll have a UK Guide with you every step of the way and the additional option to book UK Group Flights & Transfers through us. All you’ll have to do is pack your bag.

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Mount Toubkal Trek Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for Mount Toubkal
  • How Hard is Mount Toubkal (Jebal Toubkal)?

    Mount Toubkal is a trekking peak and requires no technical experience (unless you are doing a Winter Trek). It is certainly achievable by people in a good condition of physical fitness.

    Mount Toubkal is 4167m high. You can read more about this in our article ‘How High is Mount Toubkal?’.

    With Mount Toubkal being above 4000m, it is always going to be a challenge. The altitude gain on Toubkal is great, so you need to go slowly and give your body as much time to acclimatise as possible.

    You can read more about this in our full article ‘How Hard is Mount Toubkal?


  • How Long Does It Take To Climb Mount Toubkal?

    Mount Toubkal is climbable in two days and many companies offer this. The general itinerary for a Toubkal trek is to get a transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1800m) and then start your journey up to the Nelter Refuge at 3207m. You will stay overnight in the Refuge before waking early and starting your climb to the summit (4167m). It takes around 4-5 hours to get from the refuge to the summit of Jebal Toubkal. Once you have summited you head back down to the refuge, and then back to Imlil.

    At The Bucket List Company we feel this altitude gain over two days adds considerable pressure. So we offer the Toubkal Trek over 4 days. The last two days of the trek are the same as above, but the first two days we head over several high passes giving your body more time to acclimatise to altitude.

     


  • When is the Best Time To Climb Mount Toubkal?

    The best times to climb Mount Toubkal are April to early June and then end of September and October. These times offer the best conditions and temperatures. It is very hot during the summer months, so we always advise to avoid these times.

    If you want to climb the mountain in winter conditions and use crampons and ice axes then January and February potentially offer the best conditions.


  • What Equipment Do I Need For Mount Toubkal?

    What gear will you need to climb Mount Toubkal? If you are climbing during the trekking season then you will not require any specialist equipment. If you are already a regular trekker in the UK you will have everything you need for this trip.

    You will need a sleeping bag, day pack, duffle bag for kit to be transported in and then your clothing to walk in.

    If you are making a winter ascent of Mount Toubkal then you will also need a pair of crampons and a walking axe. You will also need some warmer clothing for the summits.


  • Is Mount Toubkal Safe?

    After the incident in December 2018 the Moroccan government and the National Park changed the way you trek in the region. You can now only trek in the National Park with an authorised Moroccan guide and you can’t be on your own.

    There are now checkpoints on the route where you have to show your passports so the authorities know who is in the National park.

    The Berber people are super friendly and we have never felt unsafe in Morocco with our groups.


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