- Tour Plan
- A Cook to prepare your meals
- Accommdation: berber house or Camping
- All the food during the trek
- Qualified Mountain Guide
- Transport from Marrakech and back
- Items of a personal nature
- Sleeping bags
- Tips and what's not listed on the Included list
- Travel insurance
Mount Toubkal, at 4,167 meters, is the highest point in North Africa. Climbing Mount Toubkal is difficult, but it requires no prior climbing experience, and the panoramic view from the peak is well worth the effort. This is a traditional Moroccan journey, and your efforts to reach the summit will be rewarded!
Toubkal Private Treks
To ensure a safe ascent to Mount Toubkal, all private hikes must include a minimum of two adults. Children under the age of 12 can join private climb trips for half the fee of an adult.
3 day shared Toubkal trek (see date picker above)
You can join an existing group on the shared Toubkal hikes. A shared Toubkal trek requires a minimum of two individuals to operate on each date. If more than one person books the shared journey for the same date, you will receive a discount.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
Marrakech - Asni - Imlil - Armed
Around 9 a.m., depart by automobile from Marrakech. The drive takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and leads you south along the Moulay Brahim Gorges, past the Asni weekly market on Saturdays, and finally to Imlil. Imlil (1740m) is a main trailhead in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, with streams and paths spreading out in all directions. We will leave our vehicle here to enjoy a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide before embarking on a 4-kilometer trip.
We will go travel south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m), passing the hamlets of ait Souka, Targa, and Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us - Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m) watching us all the way.
We make a halt in Aroumd, a pretty unusual settlement in the Assif At Mizane Valley, constructed seemingly house upon house on a massive moraine spur, overlooking historic irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables. We'll then continue for another half hour to our lunch stop, where we'll eat with a Berber family in the village of ait Souka.
We will spend the night in a traditional residence.
Imlil - Mizane Valley - Sidi Chamharouch - Toubkal Refuge
We will begin our Morocco trekking adventure in the village of Imlil. We'll go up the Mizane Valley, passing via Aremd and on to the mausoleum of Sidi Chamarouch. We'll next proceed east, crossing the flood plains and ascending into the steep rocky cliffs above the valley on mule trails. After crossing the river, we'll arrive to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which draws tourists and pilgrims from all over.
The trail continues to rise gradually from here, curving and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our overnight halt.
Walking time: 4 to 5 hours.
Toubkal - Imlil Village - Marrakech
We'll be up early today to tackle Mt Toubkal (4,167m).
If the clouds cooperate, you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert from the peak. When we're ready, we'll return down past the refuge and onto the well-worn trail back to Imlil. This is a rather long day, with 8-9 hours of trekking, 900m of ascent, and about 2,500m of descent back to Imlil!
In Marrakech, you will usually be left off around 6 p.m.