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:
- This list is only a guide – if you ARE going to Mount Toubkal and you want specific advice, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
- 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
|90-110 litre duffle bag or backpack (NO WHEELS)||Essential|
|30-35 litre (minimum) rucksack, with rain cover for personal items on trekking days||Essential|
|3 season sleeping bag||Essential|
|Strong Heavy duty bin liners or waterproof bag liner to keep clothes and equipment dry||Essential|
|Smaller waterproof bags to organise equipment into and keep spare clothing dry||Essential|
|Head torch and spare batteries||Essential|
|2-3 litre platypus/camelback water carrier and 2x 1 litre water bottles||Essential|
|Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection that blocks the sun from both sides||Essential|
|Thin sleeping bag liner (cotton or silk) for extra warmth||Recommended|
|Camera with spare batteries and memory cards||Recommended|
|Snacks for up to 4 days trekking – can be bought locally in Marrakech||Recommended|
|Carbohydrate gels/energy tablets/ Electrolyte replacement tablets for adding to drinking water||Recommended|
|iPod for travelling||Optional|
|Mobile Telephone with charger and adaptor||Optional|
Clothing for Trekking Mount Toubkal
|Gortex or breathable waterproof jacket with hood must fit over fleece or down jacket||Essential|
|Gortex or breathable waterproof over trousers must fit over trekking trousers||Essential|
|Heavy weight trekking trousers for summit night||Recommended|
|Lightweight trekking trousers and shorts for warmer days (Zip offs are good)||Essential|
|Down or Synthetic Puffa Jacket||Essential|
|1 x Micro fleece tops for layering||Essential|
|2-3 trekking t-shirts wicking or synthetic NOT COTTON||Essential|
|Light to mid weight wicking or synthetic long/thermal underwear/base layers for tops and bottom NOT COTTON||Essential|
|1x warm pair of wind stopper gloves – must be able to fit under waterproof gloves||Essential|
|1x thick pair of gloves must be waterproof||Essential|
|Warm fleecy hat/head band which covers ears or a balaclava||Essential|
|Peaked cap with neck cover or wide brimmed hat for sun protection||Essential|
|Casual clothes for hotels and travel can be left at the hotel to avoid carrying on the mountain||Recommended|
|Tracksuit bottoms/spare trousers for the evenings||Recommended|
Footwear for Trekking Mount Toubkal
|GoreTex or Leather Hiking boots – water repellent and fully broken in with ankle support||Essential|
|Trainers or light footwear – for evenings||Recommended|
|Trekking gaiters – used to stop scree getting into your boots and keep your boots dry in the wet||Recommended|
|3x pairs of thick walking socks and 3x pairs of thin liner socks to avoid blisters||Essential|
|1x pairs of heavyweight mountaineering socks for Summit Night||Recommended|
|Passport and photocopy of passport – stored separately from passport in case passport goes missing||Essential|
|1 passport sized photo – again stored separately||Essential|
|£ or Euros to change into Dirhams||Essential|
|Credit card/additional funds in case of curtailment costs||Essential|
|Emergency contact list||Essential|
|Travel insurance certificate and 24hr emergency contact telephone number for insurance company and NOK||Essential|
Personal First Aid Kit
|Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / Aspirin||Essential|
|Rehydration powder (dioralyte)||Essential|
|Anti-Diarrhoea tablets (Imodium)||Recommended|
|Muscle Rub/ Deep heat / ibuprofen gel||Recommended|
|Knee Supports (if required)||Recommended|
|Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to rub on your feet, to reduce friction with boots / socks||Recommended|
|Diamox tablets for those who have consulted GP/clinic||Optional|
|Any personal medication that has been prescribed by a GP or clinic – split between hold and hand luggage||If Applicable|
|Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel||Essential|
|Toilet roll or packs of travel tissues for 4 days trekking||Essential|
|Sunscreen (at least factor 30+), lip balm and after sun||Essential|
|Wet wipes for personal hygiene||Recommended|
|Toothbrush and small tube of toothpaste||Essential|
|Shampoo and shower products for the hotel||Recommended|
|Insect repellent wipes/sprays or patches||Essential|
|Small nail brush to keep hands and nails clean||Recommended|
|Feminine hygiene products||If Applicable|
|Contact lenses and solutions and a pair of glasses as backup||If Applicable|
|Personal First Aid Kit Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / Aspirin||Essential|
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.
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