Mount Toubkal Winter Trek

Mount Toubkal Winter Trek

Who said Morocco was all sand, sun and sea?! Join us on a winter trek up Toubkal 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).On our longer winter Toubkal trek, you’ll spend 5 days hiking to the highest peak in North Africa, which 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.)

Think you’d rather trek a little less with some warmer weather? Click here to find out more about the summer version of this trip.

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.

 

Day 1

Departure Day

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

Trek to Tachedirt village

Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech, and drive to the high Atlas mountains. Drop off at Aguersioual village where you will be met by the local team. Load luggage on Mules, and set off trekking towards Tizi n’Auguersioual pass from where you will have amazing views over Imnane valley & Imlil valley. After a short break on the pass, you will continue walking downhill towards the river, cross it & uphill along the imnane valley towards the last village in the valley; which is called Tachedirt village.

Day 3

Trek to Imlil

After breakfast, you will walk along the road towards Tizi n’Tamater pass from where you will have another view over Imlil valley. We carry on walking downhill to Imlil where you will have lunch & spend the night. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 4

Trek to Toubkal Refuge

Trek towards the Berber villages of Aremd (1843m), Taourirt, and Targa Imoula; we stop at Aremd to visit this village in the Assif Ait Maizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a moraine spur. We then carry on to the equally-quaint village of Sidi Chamharouch, a Berber village set beside a waterfall and small stream. We take a break for a picnic, within full view of mighty Jbel Toubkal at 4167m, the highest peak in the Maghreb. Our last stretch of the day takes us to our overnight accommodation at the Toubkal Refuge.

Day 5

Acclimatisation

Today is an acclimatization walk to Tizi Ouanoums pass from where you will see the Ifni Lake. Back to the Refuge.

Day 6

Summit Day!!

Climb up to the highest peak of North Africa, where you will have great views over the Atlas mountains. Back down via the same way to the refuge. Overnight.
 

Day 7

Travel back to Marrakech

Refuge 3207m – Imlil 1740m – Marrakech

Day 8

Free day in Marrakech

Today is a free day for you to explore Marrakech or enjoy some well deserved R&R after your trek.

Day 9

Departure Day

Transfer to the airport and back to the UK.

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  • 29/01/2023 11 Spaces available
    £750
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    £107.14 x 7

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

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  • 12/02/2024 14 Spaces available
    £775
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    £38.75 x 20

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    Single payment: £

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Day 1

Twin room

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 2

Twin room

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 3

Guesthouse

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 4

Toubkal Refuge

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 5

Toubkal Refuge

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 6

Toubkal Refuge

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 7

Twin room

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 8

Twin room

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 9

Flight

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

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

“I recent went on the Sahara Trek and it was one of the best times of my life. That sounds so cliche but it’s the easiest way for me to describe it.

The Bucket List Company made the whole experience stress free. I highly recommend what these guys are doing!”

Michael Chudley Sahara trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Both my wife and I booked last September to climb Kilimanjaro. The experience was unforgettable with so many good friends made for life. We enjoyed the experience so much we have committed to another two trips with the same company in September 2019 to Mount Toubkal in North Africa and the Salkantay trip to Machu Picchu in 2020.

The trip up Kilimanjaro was absolutely fantastic, the trip was well organised and the porters were superb. I would recommend this company to anyone who would like to achieve their goals and aspirations and to tick a superb challenge off their Bucket List.”

Alan Shaw Mount Kilimanjaro climb The Bucket List Company Reviews

“I just got back from Peru after doing the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu (and Rainbow Mountain) and have had the greatest experience. From the chaos of landing and being woken up by an earthquake in Lima to meeting awesome kids in schools and on the trek, there was a grin stuck to my face at every turn. A camera simply does not do justice to the sights you will see during the excellently varied itinerary.

If you happen to be on the fence about booking a trip with The Bucket List Company, get off now and do it. You will not regret it, trust me. Many thanks to Keith and crew and the group I was lucky enough to be in.

Warning: the depression upon return is real!”

Dan Bauer Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 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

“A very easy company to work with – super open, knowledgeable and deep expertise.

Having just come off the Sahara trek, I was impressed with the logistics and just how much fun this was as a single traveler.

If you want to do something cool, irrespective of your own experience, then this is the team to do it with – highly adaptive to individuals with a very pragmatic approach.”

Andy Haverson Sahara trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

“Ok, so if you aren’t Wonder Woman or the female version of Edmund Hillary (although we did have our very own Ironwoman – unfortunately not me!) but you fancy a bit of a challenge/adventure, then this is ideal! 

This trip will challenge you mentally and physically, but because you make new amazing friends and have such a laugh – along with seeing the vibrancy of Morocco – you soon forget about how much you are struggling. The elation of achievement when you reach the top is phenomenal, and worth every foot step! 

Other companies may offer the same trip, but I doubt they give the same level of expertise from the moment you pay your deposit! Everything has been thought of, from the advice about equipment to buy/rent, to the tips for working with our amazing guides and porters.

And then there’s our Bucket list Company rep, Gareth! Gareth, aka Billy Boy Wonder, was the best expedition leader you can ask for. He was always positive, encouraging, smiling and calm, even when there was a drama or something didn’t go according to plan. Oh, and ask him about his belly dancing skills!

I would highly recommend this company, and will be booking another trip! If you have any doubts, don’t! Just book it! You won’t regret it, and will finish the week with a permanent smile, some lovely new friends and priceless memories! Thank you to everyone on our trip. And at last I can say: “Got the t-shirt and wearing it!”

Lucille Snow Mount Toubkal trek The Bucket List Company Reviews

Mount Toubkal is the most popular peak in the Atlas Mountains, and for good reason. 

To read our article ‘Why Mount Toubkal Should Be On Your Bucket List’, CLICK HERE! 

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 complete article to make your trek a roaring success – ‘Mount Toubkal Kit List’

The quick answer; April to May & September to October. At the Bucket List Company we have been offering our Mount Toubkal trips in both the Spring, Autumn and Winter seasons. All of these seasons have something to offer potential trekkers.

To read our full article. ‘When Is The Best Time To Climb Mount Toubkal?’, CLICK HERE!

Mount Toubkal is 4167m (13,671ft). Toubkal is a mountain in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and is a great first 4000m peak for you to tick off your Bucket List.

Head over to our knowledge centre and read our full article, ‘How High is Mount Toubkal?’, to find out more

The total trip distance for this trek is 72km with a total ascent of 4,218m for the whole trip. That’s a good 4 days of walking!

To see a full break-down of the trip and how much you’ll hike each day, read our full article – ‘How hard is it to climb Mount Toubkal?’.

The food is absolutely delicious! We get asked questions about food a lot! We know just how important food is while experiencing a new country’s culture, so we’ve written a little taster of what you’ll be tasting on your Bucket List trip. CLICK HERE to find out more information. 

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