Complete Mt Toubkal Circuit Trek – 8 Days

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  • 8 Days
  • Max Guests : up to 14
  • Difficulty : 7/10
  • Solitude Lv : 8/10
  • Distance : 5 - 7 hours- hike-Day

Trek Detail

This is an extraordinary journey through Morocco’s Atlas Mountains with our Complete Mt Toubkal Circuit Trek. Trekking through breathtaking landscapes, from charming villages to rugged peaks, this 8-day adventure takes you to the summit of Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. Traverse dramatic passes, camp by serene lakes, and immerse yourself in the rich culture of the region. Discover the beauty of Marrakesh, the gateway city, and experience the thrill of conquering the Toubkal massif. Join us for an unforgettable trekking experience that combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural exploration.

 

Highlights for Complete Mt Toubkal Circuit Trek

  • Witness awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains as you climb beautiful mountain passes.
  • Trek up to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the tallest peak in northern Africa.
  • -Relax on the shores of the vibrant turquoise Ifni Lake and camp in this beautiful area.
  • Explore native Berber culture and daily life by visiting local villages.

 

Price Includes

  • Round-trip Transportation between the trek and your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Expert mountain guides
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage.
  • All meals on the hike
  • Rest in comfortable accommodation within a Berber villages & Campings

Price Excludes

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

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Marrakesh

Welcome to Morocco! Upon arrival at Marrakesh Menara International Airport, you will be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel, Riad Viewpoint. Take this day to relax and explore the vibrant city of Marrakesh at your leisure. Rest well and prepare for the upcoming trekking adventure.

Day 2 - Transfer to Imlil and Trek to Tacheddirt

After breakfast, depart from Marrakesh and drive to Asni before reaching the trailhead in Imlil. This bustling town serves as the starting point for treks in the Atlas Mountains. Meet the mule team, load up the gear, and begin your trek. Ascend to the Tizi n’Tamatert Pass (2,279 m/7,477′) and then descend to the charming Ouaneskra village. After a 30-minute hike, reach Tacheddirt (2,300 m/7,546′) where you will camp by the river. The trek from Imlil to Tacheddirt covers approximately 11 km and takes around 5-6 hours.

 

Day 3 - Trek to Azib Likemt

Leave Tacheddirt and cross the valley as you embark on a gradual climb to the Tizi Likemt Pass (3,555 m/11,663′). This trail presents a challenge with loose scree covering the ground. From the pass, enjoy breathtaking views of the Toubkal massif. Descend to Azib Likemt village and set up camp. Today’s trek covers approximately 11 km and takes 6-7 hours.

Day 4 - Trek to Amsouzert

Embark on a long but not strenuous hike, showcasing the diverse landscapes of the region. Reach the Tizi n’Ououraine Pass (3,120 m/10,236′) and be rewarded with magnificent vistas of the Toubkal massif, including Mount Toubkal and the Ifni Dome. Follow the trail to Amsouzert, a remarkable village where you will spend the night in an authentic local gite. The trek today covers approximately 15 km and takes 7 hours.

 

Day 5 - Trek to Ifni Lake

Depart from Amsouzert and head west, passing through small villages en route to Ifni Lake. This stunning lake is nestled amidst rugged mountains and surrounded by vast piles of rubble. It is the sole lake in the Toubkal massif and impressively deep. Arrive at Ifni Lake (2,295 m/7,530′) in time for lunch and spend a relaxing afternoon by the shores before camping nearby. Today’s trek covers approximately 9 km and takes 7 hours.

Day 6 - Trek to Toubkal Refuge

Prepare for the most challenging day of the trek. Ascend a steep trail that leads to a lengthy scree slope. Reach the Tizi n’Ouanoums Pass (3,664 m/12,021′), a narrow ledge passing between two rock formations. Descend along a zigzagging path to the Neltner Hut, located at the Toubkal Refuge. Spend the night at the mountain refuge or camp outside. Today’s trek covers approximately 13 km and takes 6-7 hours.

Day 7 - Summit Mount Toubkal, Trek to Imlil, and Transfer to Marrakesh

Embark on an early morning trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal (4,167 m/13,671′), the highest peak in North Africa. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and the Marrakesh plains on a clear day. Descend to the base, passing through the villages of Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd. Follow the Mizane River through a beautiful forest until you reach Imlil. The trek concludes here, and transportation back to Marrakesh is provided. If desired, explore the lively Jemaa el-Fnaa central square and indulge in an unforgettable open-air meal. Today’s trek covers approximately 18 km and takes 9-10 hours.

Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast, bid farewell to Marrakesh as your adventure comes to an end. Our team will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prices

  • Group 1 person :  on Request
  • Group 2 people : 600 € / person
  • Group 3 people:  520 € / person
  • Group 4 – 7 people : 450 € / person
  • Group 8 – 12 people: 400 € / person

Availability & dates

This trek runs From Mat To October and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join if you wish , please get in Touch!!
This trek is available to be booked independently (including transfers from Marrakech) or we can put together a full itinerary and quote to combine your trek with any of Marrakech, Essaouira, The Atlantic Coast and Sahara Desert

Accommodation

The Accommodation will be in a simple berber Gites And Toubkal Refuge and Campings.

Essential Equipment / Kit hire

  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks
  • Personnel First aid Kit
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
  • Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)
  • Lightweight daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Torch and batteries
  • Towel & all personal toiletries

Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop in Imlil:

  1.  Walking boots : 5 €/day
  2.  Sleeping bags : 2.5 €/day
  3.  Rain Jackets : 3 €/day
  4.  Walking Poles : 3 €/day/pair   
  5.  Back packs : 3€/day

Start Point ? Finish Point?

  • You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech city, many riads does not have access by car so the driver will park nearby and come to get you.
  • You will be droped off at the nearest point to your riad/hotel , our driver can call your riad to meet you if needed.

How do you book & pay?

Find the trek you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your trek and check availability. Once the details of your trek (duration, route and number of people) have been agreed, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and cost.
To confirm your booking we ask you to pay a 20% deposit. This can be in Euros, pounds sterling or US dollars  online via bank account. The balance is paid in Morocco by cash – again in Euros, sterling or dollars – at the beginning of the trek.
NB: if you can’t carry cash, you can always pay again the balance online by bank few days before departure.

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