Trekking the High Atlas mountains leaves a lasting impression. Mt. Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, is the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4,167m/ 13,671ft. Located in the High Atlas Mountains, the greatest mountain range of North Africa. This mountainous region close to Marrakech is the most beautiful and intriguing part of Morocco. It has retained a remoteness which is intriguing. Villages lay undisturbed and the local way of life hasn’t changed for centuries.
To climb Mt.Toubkal, you need be be prepared. Snow in Winter and warm in the summer you need to pick your climbing season. The trek passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths encompassing breathtaking scenery. As we climb higher, the paths become steeper and rugged in places. This rewarding trek passes through remote villages and terraced fields offering us an insight to the life of the hardy and friendly Berber people. Check out our available climbing dates.
With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can complete the trek and still have time to explore Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech. This trek is a truly unique and exhilarating way to experience the Atlas Mountains as well the fascinating Moroccan culture. Climbing Toubkal in Morocco is a great introduction to high altitude mountaineering.
While in Morocco it is worth spending a extra few days to explore the desert, cities and unique picturesque scenery Morocco has to offer. We can help you pick the itinerary that will suit your budget and expectations.
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You will be met in Marrakech airport and transferred to your hotel for the night. This will give you a chance to explore the city and enjoy the unique city of Marrakech.
This morning you will be transferred to the small Berber village of Imlil (about 1.5 hours drive south and 1,740m/5,709 ft of altitude) which is the end of the road. Mid morning coffee before beginning our trek up to the Mouflon (Toubkal) refuge, around 3,165m (10,384 ft). This will take around 6 hours including a lunch stop at the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch where the snow-line generally starts depending on what month you climb. After arriving at the hut, get settled in and keep warm! Enjoy some great views as the sun sets.
You will be up early and move onward and upward. In the distance, the second and third highest peaks (Ouanoukrim Twins) in the High Atlas Mountains lie at the head of the Mizane Valley and provide a great day out with excellent views of Toubkal. Today we will arriving to the Lipiny refuge in time for lunch. Whilst we recommend this day as a good way to acclimatize a little higher If you are tired from yesterday’s efforts in reaching in hut you can relax and rest up.
From the Lepiny Refuge you head towards the Toubkal refuge at 3,650m this section needs to be taken slowly to conserve energy for the final assault on the summit of Toubkal
You will be up early for your summit attempt on Toubkal. You will leave the refuge Toubkal and head for the summit at 4,167m and enjoy the amazing scenery on the highest point in the Atlas mountains and return to the refuge for a rest before heading all the way back to Imlil and enjoy a night in your hotel in Imlil. You can aim to fly out or move on with your travels to other parts of Morocco.After breakfast, trek back to Imlil to arrive around mid-day. A last coffee there before our transfer back to Marrakech. Aiming to arrive Marrakech mid afternoon.
After breakfast, you will be drive back to Marrakech. Aiming to arrive Marrakech mid afternoon and you can stroll the back streets of Marrakech, and enjoy the wonders of the Medina.
Today you will transferred to the airport for your flight back home afternoon and start planning your next trip, maybe even a second visit back to Morocco or head on for a desert adventure.
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