Mount Toubkal Long Weekend Trek

5 Days | Spend a long weekend with fellow trekkers and ascend to the summit of North Africa’s highest peak

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If you’ve been dreaming of climbing mountains, traversing rural villages and discovering a new sense of adventure – take a long weekend trip to Morocco’s Mount Toubkal. This 5-day trekking trip takes you from colourful Marrakech’s Djemaa el-Fna Square and winding medinas to the High Atlas Mountains, where you can put your hiking boots to good use. Walk through rural Amazigh villages and breathtaking scenery to Toubkal base camp – where you’ll spend the night in a mountain refuge and wake before dawn to summit North Africa’s highest peak. Ascend Mount Toubkal with your group, pack mules and a safety crew and drink in the incredible views that reward your success. Celebrate this feat in an Aroumd mountain home (gite), where you’ll get to rub shoulders with the locals who provide some much-needed hospitality in the form of delicious homecooked food.

Trip overview

Map of Mount Toubkal Long Weekend 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
XMXL
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Challenge yourself to the feat of climbing the highest summit in North Africa in just a couple of days – all under the watchful eye of an expert guide and a local support team.
  • Spend a night in an authentic mountain refuge at Toubkal base camp with like-minded trekkers and wake up bright and early to start the climb before dawn – sunrise, anyone?
  • Hike through the rugged High Atlas Mountains with your pack mules and drink in the incredible scenery – with views across the mountain ranges as well as the Sahara Desert and Atlantic coast.
  • Experience local life after hiking to your accommodation – a traditional gite (mountain home) in an Amazigh village, nestled high in the Atlas Mountains. Celebrate your summit with a homecooked meal full of Moroccan favourites.
  • Explore Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech and be charmed by the performers, dancers, colourful merchants and exotic smells coming from the many street food carts and bazaars – then, explore the gorgeous Bahia Palace.
  • 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 fast-paced trekking trip so please read the description of all hikes carefully and make sure you’re prepared, both physically and in terms of the required gear.
  • The summit of Mount Toubkal is 4167 metres (or 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.
  • 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

Map of Mount Toubkal Long Weekend Trek including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Private minibus, walking

Accommodation

Hotel (2 nights), Mountain Gite (1 night), Mountain Refuge (1 nights)

Activities
  • Imlil to Mount Toubkal Basecamp guided hike
  • Mount Toubkal guided summit trek
  • Toubkal Base Camp to Aroumd guided hike
  • Hammam experience
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
  • Aroumd 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 - Quad Biking the Rock Desert & Palmgrove - MAD715
  • Marrakech - Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour - MAD438
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking Barrage Lalla Takerkoust - MAD1650
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Hot Air Balloon Ride - MAD2090
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Palmery Cycling Tour - MAD540

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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 it only applies to nights spend in Marrakech (first and last night of the trip). In Aroumd and Toubkal Base Camp 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 high-pace trekking trip, with considerable daily altitude gains altitude gains, therefore demands are much higher here than for other trips. In order to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, you need to be in a good physical form. Previous mountain climbing or trekking experience will help you during this trip and while it isn’t necessary, it is desirable.
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

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Leroy · Traveled May 2024
The trip from start to finish was absolutely amazing l!! Highly recommended. Will be booking with these again.
Review submitted 14 May 2024

Vytautas · Traveled May 2024
Our guide was fantastic, all team was brilliant, enjoyed every minute spent with people I met on this trip. Looking forward to next challenge and hopefully I can come back to Morocco in the future.
Review submitted 14 May 2024

Craig · Traveled May 2024
Hard work packed into a short trip but a very good experience. Thank you guys.
Review submitted 16 May 2024
Mount Toubkal Long Weekend Trek
From
CAD $670