Looking for a breath-taking challenge in the African snow? Reach for the summit of the majestic Mount Toubkal with our Mount Toubkal Winter Trip. Enjoy the High Atlas at it’s best.
Mount Toubkal Winter Trip
- 8 day hiking trip
- Climbing the summit of Mount Toubkal
- 4.5 days of walking (a moderate condition is required)
- Enjoying the African winter and snow
- Spectaculair views from the High Atlas mountains
- Climbing instructions will be given
- contact us for departure dates
- 4 – 10 persons per group
- mules will carry luggage until the snow-line. In the snow porters will carry the luggage.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included (except in Marrakech). Typical Moroccan food is served prepared by a cook
- stays in a hotel in Marrakech, 4 nights in a gite (rural Moroccan home)
- Option to book extra stays before or after this trip
€ 450,- per person (excl. flight)
USD 540,- per person (excl. flight)
Day 1 – Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech, transfer from the airport and stay at a comfortable hotel. Free-time to discover discover the city.
Day 2 – Aremd
We drive to Imlil (by minibus or 4×4) and lunch over there. In the afternoon we will walk to Aremd where we will have some free-time to explore the environment.
Day 3 – Neltner refuge (3209m)
Today we will walk through the Mizane valley in the morning until we reach Neltner Regure. In the afternoon we will practice with the crampons and ice-axe. Hassan will show you all necessary techniques. Dinner and stay will be in our camp
Day 4 – Mount Toubkal (4167m)
Today we will rise early to start the ascent to Mount Toubkal. We will climb via the western flank. About an hour below the summit we enjoy our first views of the south. Reaching the top of Mount Toubkal will be the highlight of the trip! We will enjoy the impressive view. We descend by the same route and will be back to the refuge to enjoy a late lunch. Dinner and stay will be in the refuge.
Day 5 – Mount Ouanoukrim (4089m)
Today will be the heading for the second highest mountain of North Africa: Mount Ouanoukrim. We will need to scramble to get us to the summit plateau. This will be easy, but a little exposed in some places so Hassan will set up a rope where needed (about 100 metres). We will also cross the summit plateau to the Timzguida summit at 4089m. We will have dinner and stay in our refuge.
Day 6 – Tizi Ouanoums (3684 m)
Today we head for Tizi Ouanoums, jammed in a steep gorge on the side of Toubkal. From here we look down the steep southerly face to Lac D’Ifni. Afterwards we return and we will drive back to Marrakech.
Day 7 – Marrakech
Today you will have freetime in Marrakech. To explore the amazing ’red city’ yourself. You can wander around the Djnaa el Fnaa square, buy (and bargain first) in the shouks. Roam around in the Medina. Or just sit, relax and enjoy the sun and some fresh orange juice.
Day 8 – Marrakech
You will have free-time in Marakech and we will bring you to the airport
- Full Escort: Fully escorted by Hassan (your local mountain guide), the muleteers and porters
- All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included, except in Marrakech; only breakfast is included in Marrakech
- Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from and to the Airport and the mountains
- Climbing gear (of course you can bring your own)
What is not included:
- Lunch and dinner in Marrakech
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and items of a personal nature
- Additional hotel nights before or after trek, these can be purchased
How to get there
Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. Upon request we can arrange the flight for you.
Passport and visas
Travellers are responsible for their own valid travelling documents.
All people travelling to Morocco need to have a passport that is valid until at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.
EU and British citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for stays up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.
The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks and exchange bureaux in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech, however, please note Australian dollars are not always accepted.
Vaccinations are not obliged by the Moroccan government. Check you local physician and bring along the travel route to check if vaccinations are required for you.
Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
In the winter months (from November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes none) or sufficient blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag.
Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during daytime, we recommend to wear different layers of clothes. And for the hiking trips; don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!
Morocco is an islamic country, and although Moroccans in the big cities can be very liberal, it is highly appreciated -especially in the rural areas -if you cover your shoulders and your knees. This is applicable for both men and women.
The summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.
Normal tipping fees are about 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Note that tips are NOT obligatory, but only given when wanted.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Do you want to now more about the availability, flights or do you have other questions?
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