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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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Trip Information

Morocco might sit right in the middle of the biggest desert in the world but this fabulous African country also hosts its fair share of snow as well as sand, at certain times of year. 

4,167m above sea level, Toubkal pokes her head out highest above the rest of the High Atlas Mountains. Dotted with diverse terrain, climates and wildlife, she lies at the heart of Morocco’s Toubkal National Park, waiting to give you an experience like no other. 

But first, Marrakech. 

You’ll spend the first night of your Moroccan adventure wandering through the maze of market stalls in Marrakech, bantering with souks and sinking your senses into the spices and sights before you. 

One good night’s sleep later and you’ll find yourself in a different scene altogether, tying up the laces on your trusty walking boots and meeting your mule. You didn’t think you’d have to carry your own luggage all the way up Toubkal, did you? 

Once you’ve loaded up your luggage and given your new hairy friend a suitable pun for a name, you trek. (If Muley Scrumptious is no good, try LL Mule J for size.)

You’ll see some truly incredible views as you hike along river paths, across valleys, past Berber villages and around waterfalls on your journey towards the summit. And thanks to the well-defined paths, the trek isn’t quite as strenuous as you might think. 

As the altitude increases, the paths become steeper and snowier but the climb awards the most dramatic feels and all the most important “A”s: awe, achievement and amazing views over the Anti-Atlas mountains.  

You really will find it hard to believe the Sahara Desert is just a stone’s throw away. 

Don’t go throwing any stones from the top of Toubkal though or they won’t let us back. 

The Mount Toubkal Trek Itinerary

Itinerary
  • Day 1

    ARRIVE IN MARRAKECH AND EXPLORE THE SOUKS

    Depart UK and arrive in Marrakech, Morocco. You will be transferred by car 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 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

    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 reached 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.

    Alternatively, book your add-on hot air balloon experience in advance and you can spend then day soaring over the beautiful Moroccan countryside.

  • Day 8

    RETURN FLIGHT TO THE UK

    Depart and fly back to the UK.

Food and Accomodation for Mount Toubkal Trek

Food and Accomodation
  • Day 1

    Twin room
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 2

    Twin room
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Berber house
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 4

    Guesthouse
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 5

    Refuge Toubkal
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 6

    Guesthouse
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 7

    Twin room
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner
  • Day 8

    Flight
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Dinner

Reviews about the Mount Toubkal Trek trip

Reviews

Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:

“Keith is an expert in his field, with a vast knowledge of the world and what it has to offer… The team put together that I went with on the trip, where amazing and I could not of asked for a stronger team to push us all to the top and conquer our dreams… even I as a solo traveller felt like I fitted in as good friends would… His guides he puts together have first hand experience, which give great technical knowledge, and valid information at each evening briefing. So everyone knows what is happening, and know what to pack for each day… all in all I give this company 5 starts, and would definitely use them again for another trip…”

Zeca Bridges The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Had a fantastic time on the Sahara trek. It was well organised and the guides were always there for advice and information. Both me and my husband have booked for Mt. Toubkal next year with fellow team members from the Sahara trek.”

Pamela Sahara trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“This is the first time I have been on a trip with The Bucket List Company, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. This was my first time away from England trekking, with our fantastic guides (Gareth and big Dave).

The guides in Morocco were truly outstanding and professional at all times, the food and accommodation was great, and I lost weight! I made some great future walking friends. I will be definitely be going away again with this company.”

Mark Snowden Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“When you go on the adventures of a life time, you want to travel with a company that cares. I went on the Sahara desert trek in Morocco. 104 Km over 4 days is an endurance test, but we were taken well care of with food and brakes plus we had a designated emergency camel for anyone with knee or foot problems to take the load of for 20 min.

The views were as amazing as what you would imagine and the stars at night the grandest show on earth. If you dream of sitting on a sand dune watching the sun set over the Sahara after a good days trek, this is the trip for you.”

Helle Justesen Sahara trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Morocco trip was truly wonderful. These guys have done their homework and have great knowledge and experience. It’s really hard to put into words how amazing this trip was. Stress-free experience from the second you meet at the airport. I’m booking my next trip with these guys this week. Life’s too short.”

John Emmerson Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Just did the Mt. Toubkal trip and loved everything about it – the places we stayed in, the food we had cooked for us, and the guides Mohammed and Omar, who were lovely and helped us if need be. We had a great bunch of ladies who just kept each other going with plenty of laughter, and our lovely Bucket List guide Gareth (Billy Boy) was brilliant. There was no trying to hurry us up, he just let us go at our own pace, but was there if we needed help or advice.

The company itself have been very helpful before and after the trip – so thank you. Would I go with this company again? YES I WOULD!!! Looking forward to the next trip.”

Sam Batcock Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

How fit do you really need to be to tackle Toubkal? 

A trek up Toubkal is like a walk in the park, right? Sure, if you mean Jurassic Park. 

While Toubkal’s generally considered to be a “non-technical” climb, let’s just say you’d regret it if you turned up with no preparation behind you. 

So how do you prepare?

No need to worry so much about learning to walk on crampons or to use a walking axe without taking someone’s eye out beforehand; we’ll take you through these techniques on Toubkal. 

The thing you really want to concentrate on? Your legs. 

Get some long hikes under your belt and, if it’s your thing, try to extend the length of your regular jogs too. The better physical shape you’re in, the more you’ll enjoy your adventure on Toubkal. 

And if you’re really serious about making sure you’re successful on the summit? You should join us for a training weekend in the run-up to your trip. (We’ll send an invite soon.)

Though Toubkal’s paths are well-established, the ground is rocky and often covered in snow or ice as it winds its way on a gentle gradient up the valley. You’ll be swapping your walking shoes for mountain boots as you close in on the summit, and battling with the cold winds that might just put your coordination to the test. 

If you’re worried about altitude sickness, rest assured that we’ve planned your itinerary to allow plenty of opportunity for acclimatisation and to maximise your chances of success at the summit. 

So if you want to prove your calves are capable of conquering the highest peak in North Africa…

If you’re looking for an intense Moroccan challenge that involves a wee bit more than sun and sea…

And if you want to be able to say you’ve stood at the top of Toubkal and air-punched at the Atlas Mountains…

This trek is for you. Check out the itinerary, chuck any questions you have in our direction, book your spot and get ready to tick an incredible experience off your Bucket List. 

If you don’t do it now, will you ever? 

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  • 24/09/2022 4 Spaces available
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  • 17/04/2023 6 Spaces available
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  • 18/03/2024 15 Spaces available
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  • 15/04/2024 16 Spaces available
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