Experience Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains on this Mt Toubkal trek
From the heart of Marrakech’s Medina to the top of Mt Toubkal, this Moroccan adventure offers you a sublime combination of city sights and mountain trekking. Learn some basic Arabic or Berber from the local villagers in the Atlas Mountains, while experiencing the friendly hospitality of the Berber people, and ascend to the summit of North Africa’s highest peak. Prepare for a sensory overload as you encounter the Djemaa el-Fna for the first time, get lost in Marrakech’s maze of covered market streets and feel those tastebuds tingle over a traditional Moroccan tajine.
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Ascend the dizzying heights of mighty Mount Toubkal, climbing to the highest peak in North Africa. With unequalled views of the Moroccan landscape, this is one thing you can tick off your bucket list
Wander along forest paths and experience a traditional homestay in the Atlas Mountains. This is a great way to better understand Morocco’s traditional Berber people and their customs
Embrace the vibrant souqs, sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech on a guided walking tour. Dine on tagine and couscous in Marrakesh’s biggest outdoor food market and watch from a rooftop cafe as the Djemaa el-Fna comes alive at dusk
Plenty of free time in Marrakech allows you to really get under the skin of this vibrant city. This means you'll get to see everything you want, as well as having time to relax
In 2018, Ramadan will take place from 15 May to 14 June. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. Many festivals are marked as Islamic Holidays, which may cause some disturbance to your travels around this time. Some regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
This is a trekking trip, so the physical demands are higher here than for other trips. In order to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, you need to be reasonably fit and healthy. Previous mountain climbing or walking experience will help you during this trip.
The summit of Mt. Toubkal is 4,167 metres (13,671 feet) above sea level. However unlikely, at this height you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Some people aren’t affected at all, but if you are, be sure to drink plenty of water and take it easy. Please see the ‘Health’ section of the trip notes for more information about altitude sickness.
On days 2-5 of the trip you'll be staying in typical Moroccan mountain accommodation, which may include sharing rooms and basic facilities. This is a great way to experience the Berber culture of the High Atlas Mountains.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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1) A Single supplement is available on this trip with exception of days 2&5 Aroumd and days 3&4 Neltner
2) A 'Passenger Self Assessment Form' is required to be completed for this trip. Please ask your Travel Consultant for details.
3) Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
Our Mount Toubkal Trek trips score an average of 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 reviews in the last year.
This itinerary is perfect for getting a taste of Morocco--exploring lively Marrakech and seeing some of the villages in the Atlas mountains. Trekking up Toubkal was an incredibly satisfying challenge! Be prepared for hot temperatures in the city and cold at the summit, no matter when you go. You'll be in good hands with Intrepid's guides, who were super responsive to our needs and answered all of our questions.
Review submitted 21 Sep 2017
Read all the notes and come prepared. The more you know about your destination the more information you can get from your guide with questions! Have fun, enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and soak up new adventures! Woo!
Review submitted 15 Sep 2017