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Weekly Toubkal Trek

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  • Duration: each Monday 6 days
  • Price: €385

Morocco Toubkal Adventure most popular trek to Mount Toubkal; our 6 day Toubkal trekking. The nicest way to discover the High Atlas mountains with a beautiful trek taking you among colorful Berber villages and valleys. The program also takes care for a good acclimatization to the altitude. Mountain transfers, a local guide walking with you, overnight stays in Berberguesthouses & mountain hut and all meals during the trek are included with nice picnics ‘on the road’. You can join this trek every week starting on Monday. For less hiking days – see Special Notes. Get a kick out of walking to the highest mountain top in Morocco and the North of Africa!

  • Weekly: Monday to Saturday
  • Get a kick out of climbing the highest summit in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
  • Mount Toubkal – 4.167m./13.671 ft. or as the Arabic say Jebel Toubkal. For the Berber people living for ages in the lower valleys it is Adrar-n-Oudarn: mountains of the mountains.
  • It is the highest peak of North Africa and deserves respect in every way. The walk to the summit is rewarding and a little challenging.
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Good to know

  • If you like walking you can make it. Just do it slowly, step by step.
  • Luggage is transported on mules. A local guide is walking with you. A cook is preparing nice picnics on the road.
hiking on the toubkal summit
Day 1

Transfer to the mountains (ca. 1h30) to start your trekking. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel and / or gathering at Place Mellah in the Medina near Place des Ferblantiers. In the tiny Berber village of Tacheddirt (2400m.) the mule(s) & muleman/men is/are waiting for your luggage. The first day you are mainly going down through the beautiful valley of Imenane, passing by small and isolated Berber villages. You end up in the cosy village of Imsker where the small pass Tizi el Bour is waiting for you to arrive in the valley of Mizane .

Walking 4 – 5 hrs. Overnight stay: (very simple) Berber guesthouse. Imi Ourhlad Alt. 1400m. / 4593 ft.

Day 2

Trekking Imi Ourhlad (1400m.) – Tizi Oussem (1850m.) First there is the small pass Tizi El Bour with a nice view over the valley of Mizane. After crossing the Mizane mountain river it’s going up and up towards the pass Tizi-n-Tacht (2.000m). Here you have a splendid view on the valley of Ouïssaden – pronounced as Azaden. Then there is a small descent, followed by a long but easy walk up to the remote village of Tizi Oussem (1850m.).

Walking ca. 5,5 hrs. Overnight stay: Berber guesthouse. Tizi Oussem Alt. 1850m. / 6070 ft.

Day 3*

Trekking Tizi Oussem (1850m) – Imlil/Mezzik (1850m.) Over the pass Tizi Mezzik (2390m.). Optional in the morning walk to cascades of Irhoulidine. In the afternoon there is the possibility to explore the small villages around (Targa Imoula, Tagadirt, Achein, Imlil) or have a good relax in the local ‘hammam’ (Moroccan bathing house).

* For real good hikers only – there is alternative route. More information upon request.

Walking ca. 4,5 hrs. Overnight stay: Berber guesthouse (with a view). Imlil / Mezzik Alt. 1850 m. / 5840 ft.

Day 4

Trekking Imlil/Mezzik (1850m) – refuge du Toubkal (3200m.) Today it’s only going up. The path is clear and easy walking. You pass by the pilgrimage spot of Sidi Chamharouch. And then finally you will see the mountain hut.

Walking about 5 hours. Overnight stay: Neltner mountain hut ‘Toubkal’ Alt. 3200m./ 10.499 ft.

Day 5

Refuge du Toubkal (3200m.) to the summit (4.167m. / 13.671 ft) Today is the day. You will start very early in the morning (< 06h00) as this makes the chance for great views the best. In the beginning the path is steep. Later on it’s getting easier but then you will feel the altitude. Breath taking. Sometimes causing some headache or nausea. You can take some ‘paracetamol’ with you. And the most important advise: just walk slowly. It is the best way to acclimatize. Walking up to the summit takes about 4 hours. Going down to the hut ca. 2,5 hrs.

Walking ca. 6,5 hrs. Overnight stay: Neltner mountain hut ‘Toubkal’ Alt. 3200m./ 10.499 ft.
For walkers with an ‘easy way of going down hill’ there is the possibility oing down to Tamatert (1850m). Total walking ca. 8 to 10 hours!

Day 6

Descent to Imlil (1740m.) – transfer back to Marrakech. If you like you can make an extra climb in the morning to the high pass Tizi Ouanoums (3.685m.) for a nice view on mountain lake “Lac d’Ifni” , far below. Extra: about 2,5 hrs up and 1 hour down. Otherwise it will be just a relaxing day going down and enjoying your success of summiting the highest mountain of North Africa. In Imlil your transport is waiting to bring you back to Marrakech. Walking ca. 5 hours. Transfer 1h.15min.

End of the trip!

If you like we can arrange your stay in a nice small Riad hotel in the Marrakech Medina. So you can enjoy the gathering on Jeema el Fna with all the artists and food stalls in the evening. Marrakech Alt. 450m. / 1467 ft.

  • If you like additional 2 nights hotel in Marrakech and your airport transfers we have a package formula € 485,= p/p for a 8 day trip Morocco Toubkal ‘complete’:
    including 1 night before and 1 night after the trek in a nice small Riad hotel – near Jemaa el Fna (based on sharing a room for 2).
  • Departure from Marrakech on Monday morning 08h30
    you are back in Marrakech Saturday afternoon.
  • If you have less walking days to spent tou can also join for
    – 5 days – staring on Tuesday € 355 p/p
    – 4 days – starting on Wednesday € 325 p/p
    – 3 days – starting on Thursday € 275 p/p
  • You get our ‘packing list’ for the things you need in the mountains
  • You get our tips for visiting al the magic’s of Marrakech including a nice map with a prepared scroll in the souks.
  • After climbing Toubkal the descent down to Imlil can be made on day 6 as well; at your choice.
  • We can book extra nights for you in Marrakech:
    double room € 75,- per night, single room € 55,-
  • If you want to stay more nights in the mountains, please let us know;
    € 50,- pp. / day including overnight stay in Berber guesthouse & all meals.