7 Days Conquer Mt Toubkal and Explore the Magic of Morocco

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  • 7 Days
  • Max Guests : 14
  • Difficulty : 7/10
  • Solitude Lv : 8/10
  • Distance : 10-16 KM - Day

Trek Detail

mbark on a thrilling trekking adventure in Morocco with this itinerary. Explore the vibrant city of Marrakech before venturing into the High Atlas Mountains. Trek through picturesque landscapes, stay in traditional village gites and ascend to the summit of Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. Experience breathtaking views, immerse yourself in Berber culture, and savor the satisfaction of conquering the mountain. Return to Marrakech to explore its bustling souks and indulge in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. This itinerary offers a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and cultural immersion in the enchanting land of Morocco.

Price Includes

  • Expert, Berber, English-speaking mountain guides
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage.
  • Porters for luggages from snowline to the mountain huts
  • Berber Cook
  • All meals on the hike
  • Accommodation in a Mountain Hut
  • Round-trip Transportation between the trek and your accommodation in Marrakech .

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses

What to Expect

  • Challenge yourself to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, standing at an impressive height of 4,167 meters.
  • Spend your nights in local houses, refuges, or tents, maximizing your cultural immersion and experiencing the authentic ambiance of the
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of traditional Berber villages, interacting with local communities and gaining insights into their way of life.
  • Traverse through diverse landscapes, including dense forests of pine, juniper, and oak trees, picturesque valleys, and panoramic vistas of the Atlas Mountain chain
  • Taste the Best of Moroccan Cuisine With our Berber Cook

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival Marrakech - Explore the City

Arrive at any time and check into your accommodation in Marrakech.

Day 2 - Marrakech to Tizi Oussem

Leave the plains around Marrakech and embark on a journey through the picturesque Moulay Brahim Gorge and the foothills of the western High Atlas Mountains. As you pass the village of Asni, you’ll make your way to Imi Oughlad, where you’ll meet your mules and muleteers to begin your trekking adventure. The elevation in Tizi Oussem is approximately 1,800 meters (5,900 feet).

Day 3 - Tizi Oussem to Aroumd (Aremd)

Continue your trek and reach the village of Aroumd (Aremd), where you’ll stay overnight in another village gite. A gite is a traditional Berber house or guesthouse where you can experience the local culture and hospitality.

Day 4 - Aroumd (Aremd) to Mt Toubkal Base Camp

If time permits, you can enjoy an optional 2-hour climb to the summit of Ouanoums, which stands at an elevation of 3,650 meters (11,975 feet). Alternatively, you can relax at the base camp for the night, preparing for the next day’s ascent of Mt Toubkal. The base camp is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,200 meters (10,500 feet).

Day 5 - Mt Toubkal Base Camp to Mt Toubkal Summit

Today is the highlight of your trekking adventure as you summit the majestic Mt Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa with an elevation of 4,167 meters (13,671 feet). Enjoy the satisfaction of reaching the summit and take in the breathtaking views of the valleys below. Afterward, return to the base camp for the night.

Day 6 - Mt Toubkal Base Camp to Marrakech

After a rewarding experience on Mt Toubkal, you’ll make your way back to Marrakech. In the early evening, take advantage of a few hours to explore this vibrant city. You can visit the bustling souks, admire the stunning architecture of the medina, or indulge in some serious bargaining for souvenirs.

Day 7- Marrakech

On your final day in Marrakech, you have the option to rise early and pre-book a Hot Air Balloon excursion to witness the sunrise over the city. Make sure to allow enough time to return from the activity if you have onward travel plans.

FAQ

Availability & Dates:

This trek runs Year Round. We have regular departures throughout the week, so you can join one of our existing treks if you wish. Please feel free to get in touch with us!

You have the option to book this trek independently, which includes transfers from Marrakech. Alternatively, we can create a comprehensive itinerary for you, combining your trek with visits to Marrakech, Essaouira, the Atlantic Coast, and the Sahara Desert. We can provide you with a customized quote based on your preferences.

Start Point & Finish Point?

To ensure a convenient and hassle-free experience, we provide pick-up and drop-off services from your accommodation in Marrakech city. Please note that some riads may not have direct car access, so our driver will park nearby and come to meet you at a designated meeting point.

At the start of the trek, our driver will pick you up from your riad/hotel in Marrakech. If your riad is not easily accessible by car, our driver will arrange to meet you at a convenient location nearby. To facilitate a smooth pick-up, our driver can also call your riad to coordinate the meeting if necessary.

At the end of the trek, you will be dropped off at the nearest point to your riad/hotel. Our driver will ensure that you are safely returned to your accommodation. If required, our driver can contact your riad in advance to make arrangements for a seamless drop-off.

Accommodations ?

The accommodation will be mix in between Berber gites & mountain huts. camping will be an option during the summer months

Please note that if you require accommodation in the Atlas Mountains or Marrakech before or after the trek, we can always make arrangements and book it for you.

If you have any further inquiries or need assistance with anything else, please let me know!

Food during the trek ?

-you can expect freshly prepared and nutritious meals cooked by the Berber muleteers. Here are some examples of the meals served:

– Breakfast: Jam, bread, cookies, fruit, juice, butter, coffee, and milk.
– Lunch: Salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, fish (such as sardines or tuna), and seasonal fruit.
– Dinner: Soup, traditional Moroccan tajine, couscous, olives, nuts, and fruit.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, they can be accommodated. Please inform us of your preferences when you confirm your booking, and kindly remind your guide and cook about your requirements on the first day of the trek to ensure they are properly addressed.

What's about the luggages during the trek ?

During the trek, personal baggage, cooking equipment, and food are transported by the mules. This means you will only need to carry a rucksack containing essential items for the day.

If you have any excess or unnecessary luggage, you can securely store it in our storage facility in Imlil until you return from the trek. This ensures that your belongings are kept safe and allows you to travel with a lighter load during the trek

Essential Equipment / Kit Hire

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable hiking experience, it is important to have the following equipment:

– Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks
– Personal First Aid Kit
– 3 to 4 season sleeping bag (for winter treks) or light sleeping bag (for summer treks)
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
– Water bottle or camelback (recommended)
– Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)
– Lightweight daypack
– Sunglasses – Sunscreen
– Torch and batteries
– Towel
– All personal toiletries 

– Crampons and Ice Axe Winter season   

Additionally, depending on the specific requirements and weather conditions, you may also consider the following items:

– Hiking poles for extra stability and support
– Hat or cap for sun protection
– Gloves and a hat for colder temperatures
– Warm layers (fleece jacket, thermal clothing) for colder seasons
– Quick-drying and moisture-wicking clothing for comfort during the trek
– Insect repellent for protection against bugs and mosquitoes
– Extra snacks or energy bars for additional sustenance on the trail

Having the right equipment will enhance your hiking experience in the beautiful Azzaden Valley. Make sure to pack these essentials to ensure your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the trek.

How do you book & pay?

Booking your trek with us is a straightforward process. Follow the steps below to secure your reservation:

1. Find the trek you are interested in on our website, and then contact us via email to discuss your trek and check availability.

2. Once we have finalized the details of your trek, including the duration, route, and number of people, we will make a provisional booking, providing you with the confirmed dates and cost.

3. To confirm your booking, we kindly ask for a 20% deposit. You can conveniently make this payment online via bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars.

4. The remaining balance is payable in cash upon your arrival in Morocco, at the beginning of the trek. We accept payments in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars.

NB: If you are unable to carry a large amount of cash, we offer an alternative option. You can pay the remaining balance online via bank transfer a few days before your departure. This way, you can have peace of mind knowing that your payment is taken care of beforehand.

At Toubkal Treks, we strive to make the booking and payment process as convenient and flexible as possible for our trekkers. Should you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Morocco and providing you with an unforgettable trekking experience!

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