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.

Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Countries
Morocco
Themes
Walking & Trekking
Code
XMXO
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 2, Max 16
Carbon offset
129kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Watch from a rooftop cafe as the Djemaa el-Fna comes alive at dusk
  • Experience Berber culture in the mountain villages of the Atlas Mountains
  • Ascend to dizzying heights to reach the summit of North Africa’s highest peak
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Marrakech’s famous sites and seemingly endless souqs

Itinerary

Follow Marrakech’s ancient medina lanes and uncover souqs, mosques and riads. Sip on freshly brewed mint tea or taste a classic tajine, flavoured with traditional Moroccan spices.
Watch the snow-covered peaks of the High Atlas emerge in the distance as you leave the chaos of Marrakech’s medina behind. Travel to Imlil and take a short walk to the village of Aroumd. Experience local culture staying in a typical Berber house and acclimatise with scenic hikes in the surrounding mountains.
Head for North Africa’s highest peak – Mt Toubkal. This is a challenging 2-day hike and at 4167 m, reaching the top is quite an achievement. Walk to base camp at Neltner Hut then set off for the summit early the next morning. After scrambling up the steep final climb, be rewarded with some spectacular views of the entire Atlas range, before descending back to Neltner for the night.
Walk back to Imlil and return to Marrakech. Polish up your bargaining skills and hit the souqs - from leather goods, pottery and carpets, to woodwork, jewellery and fragrant spices, it’s a beautiful madness that swallows you whole. Escape the bazaar for a few hours to discover Marrakech’s other attractions: the Bahai Palace, the Saadian tombs or perhaps the tropical gardens at Jardin Majorelle. Return to the square before dusk to watch the Djemaa el-Fna transform into a foodie’s delight.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport
Private minibus
Accommodation
Hotel (3 nights)
Included activities
  • Guided walking tour around Marrakech
  • Palais Bahia

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Important notes

1) A Single supplement is available on this trip. please see trip notes for details.
2) A 'Passenger Self Assessment Form' is required to be completed for this trip. Please ask your Travel Consultant for details.

Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Mount Toubkal Trek trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 reviews in the last year.

Mount Toubkal Trek , May 2015

Mount Toubkal Trek , May 2015