Mount Toubkal Winter Trek

7 Days | Trek the Atlas Mountains in winter and discover the beauty of Mount Toubkal

5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
Winter Active
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EUR €745
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Discover the stunning Atlas Mountains in winter and trek to ‘the roof of North Africa’, Mount Toubkal. This adventure-filled trip will take you from the bustling cityscape of Marrakech, transport you into the out-of-this-world mountain regions and give you a taste of Berber culture. Experience the magic of this region in winter; expect snow-capped peaks, crunchy ice beneath your boots and the freshest mountain air to fill your lungs. With a trusty pack of mules and expert crew, you’ll hike through the rugged mountains with spectacular scenery at every turn. Stay in mountain gites and refuge and enjoy traditional home-made meals to fuel your adventures.

Trip overview

Map of Mount Toubkal Winter Trek including Morocco
Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Walking & trekking, Winter Active
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMXOW
This trip generates 16 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
  • Experience the High Atlas Mountains with a wintery twist – expect snow-capped peaks, icy groundcover, refreshing mountain air and clear skies that lead all the way to the ocean.
  • Summit the highest peak in North Africa, the majestic Mount Toubkal, with an experienced local guide to lead the way.
  • Hike through the rugged mountains with spectacular scenery at every turn and a trusty pack of mules heading up your crew.
  • Enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, freshly cooked each day, to fuel you for your epic mountain adventures.
  • Embrace the vibrant souks, sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech on a guided walking tour of the Medina.
  • 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?
  • High Atlas Mountains can be very cold in the winter, with feel-like temperature reaching -20⁰C (or more on extreme days!), so you must have the appropriate footwear and clothing. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely. As your luggage will be carried up the mountain by mules, we ask that you have no more than 1 bag (duffle bag or rucksack) weighing no more than 16 kgs and a small rucksack for trekking essentials.
  • Winter weather can be unpredictable in high mountains so we may need to make itinerary changes to keep the group safe and well at all times. If this occurs, we will do our best to find comparable activities and experiences

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

Map of Mount Toubkal Winter Trek including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private minibus, trekking

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • Imlil to Aroumd guided trek
  • Imlil to Mount Toubkal Basecamp guided hike
  • Mount Toubkal guided summit trek
  • High Atlas guided trek (Ras Ouanoukrim or Tizi n’ Ouagane)
  • Marrakech - Medina walking tour
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 - MAD2090
  • Marrakech - Heart of the Atlas Mountains cycling day trip with lunch - MAD2000
  • Marrakech - Palmery Cycling Tour - MAD540
  • Marrakech - Tajine Cookery Class Urban Adventure. - MAD640
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking the Rock Desert & Palmgrove - MAD715
  • Marrakech - Magical Marrakech City Cycling Tour - MAD438
  • Marrakech - Quad Biking Barrage Lalla Takerkoust - MAD1650

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Important notes

1.This is a Winter trekking trip, so the physical demands are higher than on any other trips. While no previous experience is necessary, a reasonable level of general fitness is required and will certainly help increase the enjoyment of the trip.
2. Parts of your trip go above 2800 meters / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
3. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to nights in Marrakech only and excludes nights spend on the approach and in the Basecamp (Days 2-5). Single supplement is subject to availability and there is limited number available per departure. If you would like to book a single supplement please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews submitted.
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Sonya · Traveled April 2024
This was my first trip with Intrepid and I’ll definitely be doing another. The trip was well organised with just the right level of challenge. Our guide was excellent, looking after the needs of the whole group, as well as being friendly and informative.
Review submitted 15 Apr 2024

Aude · Traveled April 2024
Go with Mohamed Id Blaid! Kudos to him for managing a group of 9 individuals ranging from 18 years old to 68 years old. Bravo. Incredible experience. I felt so well, the trek was such an amazing experience.
Review submitted 15 Apr 2024

Christopher · Traveled April 2024
This is a remote strenuous trip up steep, boulder-covered slopes. You need to be 100% fit and healthy plus have checked all your equipment before going. Poles are a must even for younger treckers to be safe (I never use walking poles normally but needed them on the final day climb). The guides are excellent, strong and capable of dealing with people struggling which is a great plus that made me feel much safer. Several people either: - Did not make it to the top due to strength/altitude sickness and were escorted down; or - Struggled to come down and were helped down safely by the guides. The mountain refuge was much better than I expected with hot water, mini shop, clean toilets and good food. The guides also ensured the pace was kept very gentle and kept the group together so anyone reasonably fit could get to the top. I would certainly recommend having an extra few days in Marakesh in addition to this holiday. I am a very fit 64-year-old and made it to the top easily but my boots were not big enough making the return painful and two back toes to prove it. Overall, if you like strenuous hiking routes, this would be an excellent holiday to choose.
Review submitted 15 Apr 2024

Anthony · Traveled March 2024
Starting our ascent of Toubkal just before dawn to reach the summit about four hours later was a lifetime experience. Our group was led superbly by Mohammed and Ibrahim, who throughout our trip looked after us as friends and ensured not only our safety but our enjoyment at all times.
Review submitted 18 Mar 2024

Laura · Traveled March 2024
This trip was excellent! Our guide Mohamed was great—really knowledgeable, friendly and we all felt very safe in the mountains. The food was amazing and the week spent in the mountains was so much fun. Would definitely recommend!
Review submitted 10 Mar 2024
Mount Toubkal Winter Trek
From
EUR €745