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Toubkal Ascent

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Marrakech, Morocco

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $230 USD per hour
  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    Marrakech

  • Price Includes

    Guide service, mountaineering equipment, camping accommodations

  • Notes

    A very challenging trek, no previous experience required

Highlights

  • See the Shrine of Sidi Chamarouch.
  • Trek to the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
  • Reach Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa.
  • See breathtaking vistas across the surrounding landscape from the summit.
  • Unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara.

Trip Info

At 4,167m, Jbel Toubkal (4167m) is the highest peak in North Africa (known as the roof of North Africa) . The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work worthwhile. With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within a week and still have time to explore Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech.

Itinerary :

Day 1: After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.

Day 2: Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back to the Toubkal Refuge where we will spend the night.

Day  3: Today we walk back from the Toubkal Refuge to Imlil. After arrival in Imlil we will transfer back to Marrakech.

This trek is available throughout the year. You can start the trek on any date you wish.Please note that this is a 3 days STRENUOUS trekking, max. altitude – 4167m.

Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I have been to Morocco many times now. Mohammed is the best guide I have been on a trip with. He is great fun and makes the challenge seem much easier. Nothing is a problem and you will be made to feel very welcome. I always felt more like an old friend than a tourist. I would very much recommend him if you wanted a trip to climb Toubkal!

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Highly recommended!! Mohamed is a perfect guide – knowledgeable, with a great sense of humor and totally helpful. I traveled in October, the weather was gorgeous. Beautiful trek, breathtaking scenery, great hospitality and delicious food :-)

  3. 5 out of 5

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    A very enjoyable trek! Beautiful scenery and friendly people make the hard work worth it. Mohamed is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, who takes great pleasure from showing you around his magnificent country. Traveled in Oct and the weather was glorious; highly recommended!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    Mohammed and the crew were the best group of people i could ever ask for to be our guides and cater for all our needs.The knowledge guidance and food was second to none highly reccomend there services Peter robinson

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