North Africa's highest peak calls to be climbed.
Jebel Toubkal stands 4,167m above the mighty Atlas Ranges of Morocco. It’s a mountain that has captivated adventurers for centuries – a stark ascent through lowland floodplains, charming Berber villages and rocky gorges strewn with snow. The climb is not for the faint of heart, but the sweeping views from the peak, across the jagged line of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara beyond, have to be seen to be believed.
Our Toubkal treks
Highlights of our Mount Toubkal treks
Explore the chaotic streets of Marrakech
Get a real taste of Morocco before and after your hike by visiting Marrakech, a historic city full of soothing hammams, bustling souks, mouthwatering food and eye-catching architecture. Join your leader for a tour of Djemaa-el-Fna in the city’s old town medina and prepare for a night of singing, dancing, fortune telling, drumming and street food snacking. And that’s just the beginning.
Marvel at spectacular Atlas Mountain scenery
Sometimes the journey is better than the destination and when it comes to trekking in Morocco, there’s no prettier journey than through the Atlas Mountains. Walk over the rugged terrain on your way up Mount Toubkal and stare in awe at the breathtaking scenery at every turn - think jagged mountain peaks, the faraway dunes of the Sahara Desert and views of the Atlantic coast (on a clear day).
Summit Mount Toubkal
If adventure is your middle name, Mount Toubkal is your kind of mountain. Lace up your hiking shoes and get ready to summit the highest peak in North Africa with your local expert guide and your newfound hiking friends. From passing the pilgrimage site of Sidi Chamarouchou on your way to basecamp to waking up before down for the final push, this is one experience you’ll never forget.
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Mount Toubkal FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) provide the best conditions for trekking in the Atlas Mountains, with milder nights and less chance of snow. Of course trekking through the snow in winter (December to February) is an extraordinary experience in its own right, and a great challenge for experienced hikers.
If you plan on trekking during this time, you'll need to use crampons and ice picks, but you'll be treated to brilliant snow-capped mountain scenery and the trail will be less crowded.
You'll be walking anywhere between 3.5km to 10km per day, although changes in altitude can affect hiking time and distance.
Yes, yes and yes. You'll need hiking boots to complete this trek (don't try to complete it in sneakers). Your hiking boots should be comfortable (wear them in before the trek to avoid getting blisters along the way), water-resistant, sturdy and have plenty of ankle support.
Our Mount Toubkal trekking trips have a rating of 4 or higher, so you need to be reasonably fit and healthy to complete the trek comfortably. This doesn't mean you must spend hours in the gym in preparation, but it's definitely worth increasing your usual exercise routine in the lead-up to your trip. This could look like extra walks, participating in local hikes around your area and doing more cardio. Previous mountain climbing or hiking experience is also recommended.
You'll have to carry a day bag/backpack with you during the day while you're trekking. This is for your snacks, camera, reusable drink bottle etc. However, there will be mules accompanying you on your trek that will carry your luggage so you don't have to.
Yes! Your leader will be equipped with an advanced first aid kit for the duration of the trek, but please remember to carry your own personal medicines as well as additional medicine for altitude sickness if you know you're at risk to such conditions.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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