Mount Toubkal Trek

7 Days | Trek through the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the summit of Mt Toubkal

4.9 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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Whether you’re a newbie trekker or a well-travelled walker, this hiking trip in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains is sure to lure you in. From colourful Marrakech, this 7-day trip will see you staying in mountain gites and hiking huts, trekking through spectacular mountain scenery and reaching the ‘roof of North Africa’ with an expert crew and some trusty pack mules. Climb to the summit of Jebel Toubkal, or Mount Toubkal, from base camp and discover a renewed love for mountainous landscapes and the adventure of being thousands of metres above sea level. As this trip gives you a day to acclimatise to the altitude and traverse the villages at your own pace, it’s perfect for trekkers of any level.

Trip overview

Map of Mount Toubkal Trek including Morocco
Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Walking & Trekking
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMXO
This trip generates 28.48 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Strap on your hiking shoes and summit the highest peak in North Africa – Mount Toubkal – with your local expert guide leading the way.
  • Get a real taste of adventure on your trek through the rugged Atlas Mountains and marvel at the spectacular scenery at every turn with views across the mountain ranges, Sahara Desert and Atlantic coast.
  • Experience local life after hiking to your accommodation in a traditional gite (mountain house) in an Amazigh village nestled high in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Enjoy a comfortably paced trekking trip – this trip is designed for hikers of all abilities, allowing less experienced trekkers to tackle this fantastic mountain peak and discover a passion for hiking, mountain climbing and exploring.
  • Embrace the vibrant souqs, sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech on a walking tour of the medina and visit to Bahia Palace. With your local guide leading the way, you'll uncover all the best spots and learn more about the culture.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Education for All. Donations help them support girls in the High Atlas Mountains through secondary school, bringing a generation of women out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and early marriage.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This is a trekking trip. In order to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, you need to be reasonably fit and healthy. Previous mountain climbing or hiking experience is recommended, but this trip is suitable to those with little experience, too.
  • The summit of Mt Toubkal is 4167 metres (13,671 feet) above sea level. At this height you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Please see the Medical and Health Information section of the Essential Trip Information for more information.
  • In 2024, Ramadan will take place from 10 March to 9 April. Travelling during this holy month can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Mount Toubkal Trek including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private minibus, walking

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights), Mountain Gite (2 night), Mountain Refuge (2 nights)

Activities
  • Imlil to Aroumd guided trek
  • Guided acclimatisation hike
  • Imlil to Mount Toubkal Basecamp guided hike
  • Mount Toubkal guided summit trek
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Marrakech - Palais Bahia
  • Toubkal Base Camp to Imlil guided hike
Add on activities
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750
  • Marrakech - A Taste Of Marrakech: Inside the Medina Urban Adventure - MAD605
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2050
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Palmery Cycling Tour - MAD350
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking the Rock Desert & Palmgrove - MAD715
  • Marrakech - Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour - MAD350
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking Barrage Lalla Takerkoust - MAD1650

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, but excludes all nights spend in the mountains (Days 2-5), where you will be in shared accommodation. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability, please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. 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 but is not necessary.
3. A 'Passenger Self Assessment Form' is required to be completed for this trip. Please ask your Travel Consultant for details.
4. Parts of your trip go above 2800 meters / 9200 feet where it is common for travelers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 58 reviews submitted.
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Liz · Traveled September 2023
This trip was well organised and great value for money. Our guide Omar was outstanding with his local knowledge and professionalism
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Elizabeth · Traveled September 2023
This trip was well organised and great value for money. Our leader Omar was outstanding! He was professional and had exceptional knowledge but was friendly and approachable
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Fiona · Traveled September 2023
I would encourage everyone to do this trip to Mount Toubkal. It is an amazing experience and is so well organised. The guide we had Omar went beyond his role for us, and made the experience feel so submissive.
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Elizabeth · Traveled September 2023
This trip was well organised and great value for money. Our leader Omar, was outstanding! He was professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
Review submitted 13 Sep 2023

Sayde · Traveled September 2023
This trip was great! Really enjoyed the experience. The hike was difficult but doable. Our guide, Omar, was phenomenal, and everything about the trip exceeded my expectations. As a packing note, I didn't bring a sleeping bag and ended up just fine with sweatshirts, long sleeves, and fuzzy socks. Would also recommend bringing an overnight bag inside your suitcase since most people left their suitcases in the Marrakesh hotel and took just overnight bags into the mountains for the 4 days of hiking, which was perfect.
Review submitted 18 Sep 2023
Mount Toubkal Trek
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EUR €555