Mount Toubkal

Looking for a breath-taking challenge? Reach for the top of the majestic Mount Toubkal. And enjoy the High Atlas at it’s best

Highlights:

  • 8 day hiking trip with Hassan (certified local guide)
  • Climbing the summit of Mount Toubkal
  • 4 and a half day walking (challenging level) in the High Atlas mountains
  • Experiencing the mountain life
  • Great views, stunning nature and loads of fresh air
  • Moroccan picknick lunches, prepared by out own cook
  • Free time in Marrakech

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred departure dates

Details

  • 8 days
  • Group will be accompagnied by Hassan Hisse (officially certified mountain guide)
  • Lugage will be carried by mules
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included (except in Marrakech)
  • Stays in a hotel in Marrakech, a 1 night in a gite (rural Moroccan home), camping and in a basic camp

Marrakech

Start and end point of the trip

Mount Toubkal

We will hike in this valley 

Day 1 – Marrakech

Arrive at Marrakech, transfer from the airport and stay at a comfortable hotel. Free-time to discover Marrakech.

Day 2 – Imi Oughlad

We drive to Imi Oughlad (by minibus or 4×4), over there we will pick up the mules and their muleteers that will carry our lugage and tents during the trip. Then we’ll have a 5 hour walk via the Tacht pass to the Azaden valley. Our cook will prepare a picknick-lunch along the route. In the Azaden Valley we will have dinner in a camp and pass the night. The camp itself will be fairly basic; bedding, matrasses and toilet facilities are provided

Day 3 – Northern slope of Mount Toubkal (3030 m)

Today we will walk along the northern slope and pass some Amazigh villages. We will climb to 3030 metres today. We can enjoy the beautiful scenery and we will have a picknick-lunch on the slope. Dinner and stay will be in our camp

Day 4 – Toubkal Base Camp (3207 m)

Today we will walk across the Aguelzim pass (3550m) and descend to the Toubkal Base Camp. We will camp outside the refuge. Dinner and stay will be in our camp

Day 5 – Mount Toubkal (4167 m)

Today will be the day that we will actually walk to the top of Mount Toubkal and back to the base camp. We will have dinner and stay in our camping spot near the Toubkal Base Camp.

Day 6 – Aremd (1904 m)

If it’s possible (Hassan will decide, depending on the weather and the group) we will walk to Mount Ouanakrim (4088 m). Lateron we will descend to the village Aremd where we will have dinner and stay in a gite (rural Moroccan home) with shower and toilet.

Day 7 – Marrakech

We will walk to Imlil and from there on we will take the minibus to Marrakech. On the go we will stop to have lunch. We will stay at a hotel in Marrakech, freetime in Marrakech

Day 8 – Marrakech

You will have free-time in Marakech and we will bring you to the airport. Additional nights in the hotel can be booked.

What’s included:

  • Full Escort: Fully escorted by Hassan (your local mountain guide), muleteers and cook
  • 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

What is not included:

  • Lunch and dinner in Marrakech
  • International flights
  • Sleeping bags
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature
  • Additional hotel nights before or after trek, these can be purchased

€ 700,- per person (excl. flight)

Practical information

How to get there

Direct flights are available from cities in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. We can arrange the flight for you on request.

Passports and visas

Travelers are responsible for their own valid travel documents.

All people traveling to Morocco need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

EU and UK citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy or consulate in their country for current visa information.

Money

Morocco’s currency is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks, ATMs and exchange offices in all major cities such as Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. ATMs and banks are harder to find in rural areas. In Morocco, the most commonly used payment method is cash

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required by the Moroccan government. Consult your local doctor and take the itinerary with you to see if any vaccinations are required for you.

Luggage

Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you are traveling light. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are useful, although we recommend that your bag has carry straps. You also need a daypack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Sleeping bags

In the winter months (November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes any) or enough blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are traveling during that time.

Clothes

Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during the day, we recommend wearing several layers of clothing. And for the hikes; Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes!

Morocco is an Islamic country and while Moroccans can be very liberal in the big cities, it is highly appreciated – especially in the countryside – if you cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to both men and women.

Summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something similar to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

Tips

Normal tips are approximately 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Keep in mind that tips are NOT mandatory, but are only given when you are satisfied.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips. We require that you are insured at least for medical costs, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal belongings.