3-Day Mt. Toubkal Ascent Trek

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3-Day Mt. Toubkal Guided Hike

Mount Toubkal attracts mountaineers and adventurers worldwide because it is the highest mountain in the Atlas and Northern Africa and the route to the top is breathtaking. On your hiking trail to the summit, great valleys, vast dazzling landscapes, and authentic Berber villages await! These and more can be seen on our 3-day Mount Toubkal trek. The extra advantage of this hike is that you require a reasonable fitness level because it is more of a modest trek than a challenging mountain ascent. However, Mount Toubkal’s difficulty in the winter requires more trekking skills.

3 Days Toubkal Ascent Trek Highlights:

  • Drive along the Haouz Plains from Marrakech to Imlil.
  • Climb uphill to the majestic Azzaden Valley.
  • Cross Aguelzim pass to Toubkal Mount Refuge.
  • Early morning hike to Toubkal Summit.
  • Climb down to Imlil village, then back to Marrakech.

Mount Toubkal 3 Days Ascent Trek Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil - Toubkal Hut

Your 3-day Mt. Toubkal trekking adventure will begin with a 09h00 AM pick-up from your Marrakech hotel or Riad. After a 90 minute drive towards the High Atlas Mountains, you will reach the Berber village of Imlil (1740 m).
Meet your Atlas trekking guide and muleteer, who will load your belongings on the back of the mules, and assist you in renting hiking gear should you need any.
Leaving Imlil Valley behind, you will start your expedition by hiking up to Tizi N Mzik pass (2489 m). The latter offers a panoramic view of the mountains surrounding the area and Azaden Valley. Enjoy a picnic lunch Inside the Jeneper Forest.
After some rest, continue along Azzaden Valley to Tamssoulte village (2250 m), where you will spend the night at a local hut.

(6 Hours Hike)

Day 2: Toubkal Hut - Aguelzim Pass - Toubkal Hut

Our destination for today will be Toubkal refuge, which is located at the foothill of the Toubkal Mount. We will first climb to Aguelzim Pass (3560 m) past Ighouliden waterfalls. After a picnic lunch with spectacular views of the High Atlas Mountains, we continue to Toubkal Mountain Refuge, where we will be spending the night.
Please keep in mind that the accommodation there is very basic. However, it has the important things you may need.
During summertime and if Mount Toubkal weather permits, we usually opt for a camp at the refuge. Get a good night's sleep, rest well, and get ready for tomorrow's big day.

(7 Hours Hike)

Day 3: Mt. Toubkal Summit - Imlil - Marrakech

Today is the day! You will face the eminent summit of the highest mountain in North Africa- Toubkal Mount. We will take advantage of an early morning start to climb the mountain; we would like to prevent the heated sunrays for as long as possible. As you might have predicted before, the routes up to the mountain are a bit challenging depending on the season.
When you get to Toubkal summit (4167m), you will feel yourself over the moon as you watch the most fabulous and magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains range and Berber villages from one side and the Sahara desert; on the other! The views from the summit will make any difficulties you faced on your way to the top worth it! We will spend some time meditating upon the breath-taking views of the Toubkal summit and then retracing our way back to Imlil past the Toubkal refuge, where you will take lunch.
Today is a rather long day of hiking, covering 900m up early morning and nearly 2,500m back down to Imlil!
Meet your driver for a smooth transfer back to Marrakech, where your 3-day Atlas Mountain trek will end.

(9 Hours Hike)

3-Day Toubkal Summit Hike Prices:

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 470€ 300€ 260€ 230€ 220€ 210€ 205€ 200€ 195€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 470€
2 300€
3 260€
4 230€
5 220€
6 210€
7-9 205€
10-13 200€
14-17 195€

What is included in this 3-Day Mt. Toubkal Hike:

Return transfer from Marrakech to Imlil ( A/C modern vehicle ).

Local licensed English / French speaking mountain guide.

Mules for luggage and meals transportation.

First night at Lepiney Village shelter.

Overnight at Toubkal refuge.

Meals and mineral water (full board).

Not included

Hiking equipment ( your guides will assist you rent any equipment required in Imlil Village)

Personal expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • when is the best time to hike in Morocco?

    Hikers will find the Atlas Mountains to be a year-round destination. The best time to hike is between April and October; however, some may find it too hot during this time to complete long-distance routes. In winter, the temperature decreases dramatically, and snowfall is expected on the peaks.

  • Can I climb Toubkal without the assistance of a local guide?

    If you're planning on hiking Mount Toubkal, hiring a registered local trekking guide is now mandatory. There's a checkpoint in Aroumd Village where everyone climbing Jbel Toubkal needs to be registered. You won't be allowed to go beyond that checkpoint unless you're with a local guide, so be sure to bring your ID for registration purposes.

  • How hard is it to climb Mount Toubkal?

    Although Mount Toubkal is climbable for most people who are in good physical shape, the snowy winter season requires a certain level of hiking skills.

  • How cold does it get in the Atlas Mountains?

    In the winter, the temperature in the High Atlas Mountains can fall below freezing, as low as -20 Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • What trekking gear do i need to hike Mt. Toubkal in the winter?

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

  • Is trekking in Morocco safe?

    Hiking in Morocco is typically safe, but it is always best to have a local registered guide with you to help choose the safest routes and camping arrangements. Going on a trek by yourself can be dangerous.

Reviews

Wonderful 3 day Toubkal ascent trek

Leon C – Feb 2021:

Our 3-day Toubkal ascent trek was wonderfully organized by Marrakech Desert Trips, from the trekking guide to the transportation, meals, and lodging. Ahmed, our guide, is a kind person who is always willing to help. His top goal is your safety and enjoyment. This is a journey you shouldn't miss if you're the sort of traveller that enjoys immersing oneself in the local community and being among the people. I am astounded by the Berber people's compassion. The landscape is vastly different from that of Morocco's major cities.

Remarkable Toubkal hike for 3 days

Bonnie L – Nov 2021:

Everything was nearly served to you on a platter, which was extremely remarkable. Imlil's transfer was on time at 8 a.m. The accommodation in Toubkal hut was fantastic, with all of the employees being really kind and the food being delicious. The hike to the summit was pretty challenging, but the guide followed our pace. A mule transports all of your stuff to Toubkal refuge, leaving us with only water, sun lotion, and snacks to carry. This was a huge assistance, and the muleteer also prepared some delicious cuisine. This service is highly recommended by us.

3 days Toubkal summit trek

Nathan K – May 2021:

Hiking Toubkal summit with our guide Ahmed made us feel quite comfortable. We left the basecamp at 5 a.m. and arrived at the summit just as the sun was rising. Because it was so lovely, I sobbed at the top. Nidal messaged us immediately after we booked and answered any questions we had.

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