2 Days Mount Toubkal Ascent Trek

(816 Reviews)

2 Days Mount Toubkal Hike

Are you ready to elevate your hiking experience? Join us for a thrilling 2-day Mount Toubkal Trek, a dream destination for hikers and a jewel in Morocco’s crown. Towering at an impressive 4,167 meters, Mount Toubkal stands as the highest peak in North Africa, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and challenging terrain. This adventure, starting and ending in the vibrant city of Marrakech, is perfectly suited for enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or new to mountain hiking, the ascent to Mount Toubkal is an achievable dream. Our carefully designed route is more of a moderate hike than a steep climb, making this express Toubkal ascent accessible to most adventurers. Get ready to immerse yourself in nature’s magnificence and take a step closer to the heart of the majestic Atlas Mountains. Book your spot on this unforgettable journey to the summit of Mount Toubkal today!

2-Day Toubkal Ascent Trek Highlights

  • Travel from Marrakech to Imlil, your Toubkal hike starting point.
  • Climb to Toubkal refuge past Sidi Shamharouch shrine.
  • Spend the night at Toubkal Mount shelter.
  • Early morning hike to the highest point in North Africa (Toubkal Summit).
  • Climb down to Imlil village and back to Marrakech.

2 Days Mount Toubkal Hike Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Marrakech → Imlil Village → Toubkal Hut

    Your Mount Toubkal trek starts early on day one with a scenic drive south to Imlil village. Along the way, marvel at the stunning valleys of the Toubkal Massif and the serene Haouz Plain, with picturesque Asni village marking the start of your ascent. Look out for charming hillside villages dotting the landscape as you journey towards Imlil, the gateway to your mountain adventure.

    Upon arrival in Imlil, you’ll be greeted by our expert mountain guides, ready to lead you to the summit. With mules to carry your luggage, we ensure a hassle-free trek, allowing you to fully immerse in the experience. The first day involves a rewarding 5 to 6-hour hike to Toubkal Refuge. Your path takes you past the historic Sidi Shamharouch shrine, where a picnic lunch amidst nature awaits.

    After lunch, continue your ascent to the Toubkal Refuge, nestled in the embrace of the mountains. This day’s trek is a true test of endurance, preparing you for the summit climb ahead. Spend the night in the wild, either inside the refuge or in a tent during summer months, and rest well for the next day’s adventure to the majestic Toubkal summit.

  • Day 2 : Toubkal Hut → Toubkal Summit → Imlil Village → Marrakech

    Rise and shine for an early 5:30 AM breakfast, fueling up for the exhilarating climb to the Toubkal Summit. The journey to the peak varies with the seasons. In winter, expect shorter but steeper paths, taking about 3 to 4 hours. The ascent, generally non-technical, offers a safe yet challenging adventure for climbers of all skill levels.

    As you approach the summit, the trail presents a few trickier sections requiring extra caution. But worry not, as our seasoned guides will lead you along the safest routes, avoiding any unnecessary risks. Once at the summit, you’ll have about 45 minutes to soak in the awe-inspiring vistas. Gaze out over the vast Atlas Mountains and the quaint Berber villages below. Remember, during winter, keep your camera usage brief to preserve battery life in the cold.

    After savoring the summit’s beauty, we’ll descend back to the Toubkal Refuge for a well-deserved rest. Then, retrace your steps to Imlil, where your driver awaits to take you back to the vibrancy of Marrakech. Concluding your 2-Day Mount Toubkal trek, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel, carrying memories of an unforgettable mountain adventure.

2 Days Mt. Toubkal Hike Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 360€ 220€ 180€ 160€ 150€ 140€ 135€ 130€ 125€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 360€
2 220€
3 180€
4 160€
5 150€
6 140€
7-9 135€
10-13 130€
14-17 125€

Included

  • Round-trip transfer between Marrakech and Imlil in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Licensed, bilingual (English/French) mountain guides.
  • Mule support for carrying luggage and meals.
  • Overnight stay at the Toubkal refuge.
  • All meals and mineral water provided.

Not included

  • Personal hiking equipment (available for rent in Imlil Village).
  • Personal expenses.

Tour Map

Map of the 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek route from Marrakech.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to hike in Morocco?

Morocco’s diverse climate allows for year-round hiking, with winter treks requiring basic skills due to snow.

Is a guide required for Mount Toubkal?

Yes, a registered local trekking guide is mandatory, with checkpoints ensuring compliance.

How hard is it to climb Mount Toubkal?

Most people who are in good shape can climb Mount Toubkal easily. However, the snowy winter season requires a minimum of hiking skills.

How cold is it in the High Atlas Mountains?

The Atlas Mountains temperature in the winter can plummet below freezing falling as low as -20 Celsius (4 degrees Fahrenheit).

What equipment do I need to hike Toubkal Mount in the winter?

Crampons
Ice ax
Sports sunglasses (Cat.3 or 4, 100% UVA/UVB. )
Ski goggles
Wool hat
Sun hat
Buff
Thick gloves.

Is it safe to trek in Morocco?

In general, it is safe to trek in Morocco. However, hiking alone can be dangerous. You will need local registered guides’ advice to choose the routes and safe camping arrangements.

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Leif Andersson

Couple Traveller

We had an incredible experience with this private trek! Our journey began in Imlil, guided by Mohamed, and accompanied by Ali, our chef. Ali did an outstanding job preparing breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with tea. The meals were not only abundant but also featured delicious traditional dishes. The first day posed a bit of a challenge due to the sun’s intensity, but it was definitely manageable. For convenience, you could offload some bags onto a mule, which Ali would take along to the basecamp. Along the way, there were a few stops where you could purchase refreshments like orange juice and soda. After about 4-5 hours of hiking (including breaks), we reached our overnight stay at the basecamp. Accommodation was in shared rooms, although private rooms were available at a higher cost. Following dinner, we had a pleasant conversation with Ali, who turned out to be a really friendly guy! We inquired about watching the sunrise from the summit the next morning, and Ali readily agreed. Day 2 commenced in the dark, and unfortunately, my headlight stopped working after about an hour of walking. In a generous gesture, Ali lent me his lamp, ensuring our journey continued smoothly. The final stretch required some climbing skills as it was steep, but it was by no means insurmountable or perilous. We actually reached Toubkal summit as the first group that day, and the experience was nothing short of breathtaking and unforgettable. I want to extend my gratitude to Ali for his attentive care and valuable assistance that made this trip truly exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend this adventure to everyone – it’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

August 26, 2023

Elara Kovács

Group Traveller

I had an amazing time during the two-day Toubkal tour! I had the privilege of having a personal guide named Larbi. Let me tell you, Larbi was not only really skilled at guiding but also super friendly. He made it his mission to ensure I was comfortable throughout the entire climb. What I really appreciated was LArbi’s knack for setting a pace that suited me, taking regular breaks so I didn’t feel overwhelmed. He’s quite the expert on the region and its nature, sharing fascinating insights as we went along. The whole experience was truly fantastic, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. We savored authentic lunches and dinners that added a wonderful local touch, and spending a night at the Refuge Camp was quite an adventure. The trek to the camp was pretty hot, but as you ascend the mountain, the temperature drops significantly, and it can get pretty chilly and windy. That’s why having the right gear is absolutely essential.

August 24, 2023

Soren Janssen

Group Traveller

I had the most incredible experience! The scenery was absolutely stunning, and our guides, Omar and Ahmed, were so friendly and organized. The food was delicious, and the accommodations at the refuge were comfortable. Plus, I had the chance to make some wonderful new friends during the journey. I can’t recommend this enough – it’s a must-do!

August 24, 2023

Isolde Weber

Couple Traveller

We recently finished the trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal, and it was a truly delightful adventure from start to finish. Our guide, Mohamed, was outstanding. His expertise about the mountain and his thoughtful approach added to the enjoyment of our journey. Despite the winter conditions making it more challenging compared to other times of the year, Mohamed led our small group with care and ensured our safety all the way to the summit. It was an incredible experience to witness the sunrise from the peak. I highly recommend this trek, especially for those seeking a unique and memorable adventure.

August 23, 2023

Eilidh MacGregor

Couple Traveller

Our entire experience was absolutely exceptional, from the warmth and kindness of the Berber people we encountered, to the welcoming hospitality of the refuge staff. However, the standout highlight was undoubtedly Mohamed, our remarkable guide. His deep knowledge of the mountain and the trails winding through the foothills was truly outstanding. He struck a perfect balance between maintaining an invigorating pace and allowing us to take breaks when needed. If you’re in search of a good mountain adventure, look no further than Jebel Toubkal, and make sure to have Mohamed as your guide. One crucial point to note: While many online sources might label Toubkal as an easy climb, it’s important to recognize that the level of fitness required for a two-day expedition should not be underestimated. While the technical aspects might be manageable, the physical demands are significant. You’ll be hiking continuously uphill, exposed to the sun, covering nearly six miles on the first day alone. The next morning, you’ll rise at 4:00 a.m. and trek almost three miles to reach the summit. And that’s followed by an immediate return journey of those same nine miles in the afternoon, back to Imlil for your ride to Marrakech. Do not overlook the strenuous nature of this climb. However, if you’re in good shape and excited about conquering the tallest peak in Morocco, I strongly urge you to book this tour as soon as possible!

August 21, 2023
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