3-Day Mt. Toubkal Ascent Trek

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3-Day Mt. Toubkal Guided Hike

Embark on our 3-Day Toubkal Ascent trek, a journey to the peak of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in the High Atlas and Northern Africa. This trek is not just about reaching the summit; it’s an adventure filled with stunning valleys, vast, dazzling landscapes, and authentic Berber villages. Our comprehensive package offers an in-depth exploration of Mount Toubkal and its surrounding areas, making it perfect for both seasoned mountaineers and adventurous spirits.
With just a reasonable level of fitness, you can enjoy this moderate hike, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers. While the trek is more manageable most of the year, winter ascents of Mount Toubkal pose a greater challenge, requiring enhanced trekking skills. Join us on this incredible ascent and experience this majestic mountain’s unique beauty and cultural richness.

3 Days Toubkal Ascent Trek Highlights

  • Start with a scenic drive across the Haouz Plains from Marrakech to Imlil.
  • Embark on an uphill climb to the beautiful Azzaden Valley.
  • Traverse the Aguelzim pass leading to the Toubkal Mountain Refuge.
  • Set off early morning for an exhilarating hike to the summit of Toubkal.
  • Conclude with a descent to Imlil village, and drive to Marrakech.

Mount Toubkal 3 Days Ascent Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Marrakech → Imlil → Toubkal Hut

    Your exhilarating 3-Day Mt. Toubkal Trek begins with a convenient 09:00 AM pick-up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Embark on a scenic 90-minute drive towards the High Atlas Mountains until you reach the quaint Berber village of Imlil, situated at an elevation of 1740 meters. Here, you will be greeted by your Atlas trekking guide and muleteer. They will expertly load your belongings onto mules and assist you with renting any necessary hiking gear.

    Leaving the Imlil Valley behind, your adventure truly starts as you hike up to the Tizi N Mzik pass, elevated at 2489 meters. This vantage point offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains and the beautiful Azaden Valley. Amidst the serene Jeneper Forest, take a moment to relax and enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by nature.

    After lunch and some rest, your journey continues along the picturesque Azzaden Valley towards Tamssoulte village, located at 2250 meters. The day concludes with a stay in a local hut in Tamssoulte, where you can rest and recharge, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the mountains, ready for the next day’s adventure.

  • Day 2 : Toubkal Hut → Aguelzim Pass → Toubkal Hut

    Today’s leg of your “3-Day Mt. Toubkal Trek” leads to the Toubkal Refuge, nestled at the base of Mount Toubkal. Your journey begins with an ascent to the Aguelzim Pass, reaching an impressive elevation of 3560 meters, and passing by the stunning Ighouliden waterfalls. As you climb, pause for a picnic lunch and enjoy the spectacular views of the High Atlas Mountains, an experience that combines natural splendor with tranquility.

    Post-lunch, your trek continues towards the Toubkal Mountain Refuge, your resting place for the night. It’s important to note that the accommodation here is basic, focusing on essential needs to ensure a comfortable stay. During the summer months, and if the weather on Mount Toubkal is favorable, we often opt for camping at the refuge, offering a unique experience under the stars.

    The refuge provides the perfect setting to relax and recharge. Get a good night’s sleep and rest well, as you prepare for the next day’s exciting ascent to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highlight of your trekking adventure.

  • Day 3 : Mt. Toubkal Summit → Imlil → Marrakech

    Today marks the climax of your “3-Day Mt. Toubkal Trek” as you ascend to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. To avoid the intense midday sun, we’ll set off early in the morning. As you might expect, the climb to the top can be challenging, with the difficulty varying depending on the season.

    Reaching the summit of Toubkal (4167m) is a moment of triumph and exhilaration. Here, you’ll be rewarded with the most spectacular views imaginable – the vast Atlas Mountains range, quaint Berber villages on one side, and the sprawling Sahara desert on the other. The panoramic scenery from this vantage point is truly breathtaking, making every step of the ascent worthwhile. Take some time to absorb the magnificent views and the sense of achievement at the summit.

    After savoring the moment, we’ll begin our descent back to Imlil, passing by the Toubkal Refuge, where we’ll stop for lunch. Prepare for a long day of hiking, as we cover approximately 900m upwards in the morning and then nearly 2,500m downwards back to Imlil.

    Once back in Imlil, you’ll meet your driver for a smooth transfer back to Marrakech, bringing your memorable 3-day trek in the Atlas Mountains to a close. The experiences and views from this 3-Day Mount Toubkal Hike will surely stay with you long after you return home.

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€

Included

  • Round-trip transfer from Marrakech to Imlil in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Licensed English/French-speaking mountain guide.
  • Mules to carry luggage and meals.
  • Overnight stay at the Toubkal Refuge.
  • Full board including meals and mineral water.

Not included

  • Hiking Equipment: Assistance provided for renting in Imlil Village.
  • Any personal purchases during the trek.

Map

Map illustrating the 3-Day Mount Toubkal Trek route starting and ending in Marrakech.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to hike in Morocco?

Morocco offers year-round hiking opportunities, a rarity among global trekking destinations. However, during the snowy winter months, hikers should possess basic trekking skills for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Is a guide required to climb Mount Toubkal?

Yes, a registered local trekking guide is now mandatory for hiking Mount Toubkal. At the Aroumd Village checkpoint, all hikers must be registered and accompanied by a local guide. Remember to carry your ID for registration.

How challenging is the climb up Mount Toubkal?

Mount Toubkal is generally accessible to individuals in good physical condition. In winter, however, the climb requires at least basic hiking skills due to snowy conditions.

What are the winter temperatures in the High Atlas Mountains?

In winter, temperatures in the Atlas Mountains can drop below freezing, sometimes reaching as low as -20°C (-4°F).

What equipment is needed for winter hikes on Mount Toubkal?

For winter treks, essential gear includes crampons, ice ax, sports sunglasses (Cat.3 or 4, 100% UVA/UVB), ski goggles, wool hat, sun hat, buff, and thick gloves.

Is trekking in Morocco safe?

Trekking in Morocco is generally safe. However, solo hiking can be risky. Local registered guides are recommended for route selection and ensuring safe camping.

 

 

 

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Casimir Novak

Group Traveller

Our group of five had an amazing time during the three-day Toubkal trek organized by Marrakech Desert Trips. Nidal was incredibly prompt in responding to our questions and emails even before we arrived in Morocco. However, it would have been even better if we had received more comprehensive information during the initial booking process, so we wouldn’t have needed to ask ad-hoc questions later on. Our guide, Mohamed, was truly exceptional. He was not only informative but also patient and kind. He ensured that we had an outstanding and unforgettable experience. Although the summit day turned out to be a bit more challenging than we anticipated, having crampons was a lifesaver. It’s important to ensure you’re properly fitted with them before leaving Imlil. The meals were a delightful surprise – far better than our expectations. We were always well-fed, and there was always enough to go around. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would definitely consider returning to this company for future adventures!

August 29, 2023

Elestren Larsen

Couple Traveller

What an amazing three-day trekking adventure! Even before we left home, Nidal’s communication was excellent and consistently on point. she assisted us in organizing all the necessities for our trip. She was available to address all our inquiries through email, WhatsApp, and even phone calls. Our guide, Mohamed, was truly exceptional. His extensive knowledge and friendly demeanor made him not only a guide but also a friend during our journey. We felt a strong sense of reliability with him, and his presence truly elevated our experience. I wish I could have someone like Hassan on every trek I plan. The scenery was absolutely amazing, and we’re beyond glad we made this journey. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this agency to anyone contemplating a Mount Toubkal trek, and I wholeheartedly endorse Mohamed! Once again, thank you for providing us with this unforgettable experience!

August 27, 2023

Isolde Weber

Couple Traveller

The 3 days trek organized by Marrakech Desert Trips was outstandingly well-planned. Our guide, Hassan, demonstrated a wealth of experience, and his presence on the mountain instilled a strong sense of confidence in us.

August 24, 2023

Seraphina Silva

Group Traveller

We embarked on the 3-day ascent of Mount Toubkal, and the entire experience was truly incredible. Nidal’s responsiveness was commendable, and all the arrangements were flawlessly organized. Our guide, Mohamed, showcased an impressive knowledge base and ensured our safety throughout the journey. Luggage and food were efficiently transported by mules, and the chef did a fantastic job preparing ample and delicious meals.

August 21, 2023

Ambrose Caldwell

Family Traveller

My 14-year-old son and I had an amazing time climbing Toubkal. Abderrahim was an excellent organizer, ensuring everything was punctual and offering great recommendations. Our experience was so enjoyable that we decided to extend our tour to include the Sahara desert. I highly recommend this!

August 20, 2023
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