4 Days Toubkal Mountain Trek

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Climb Toubkal Summit, meet the Berbers and explore Toubkal National Park

Experience the thrill of playing with patches of snow on the highest mountain of the High Atlas Mountain range because the view of perfectly white snow tops from the balcony of your place in Marrakech will awaken an urge to climb the Toubkal Mountain!
If you have always been in love with mountains, and want to experience this love on another level, then our 4-day Toubkal Mount winter trek is what you are looking for. Climbing Toubkal mount is not a walk in the park, but it is not also a high-profiled mountain climb that requires only professionals. It is something in between, meaning that you should only be reasonably fit and have enough determination to make your hike to the summit possible. However, climbing Toubkal in winter will need special mountaineering tools, such as walking poles, ice axes, and crampons.
Now you can check off “climbing the highest mountain in North Africa” from your bucket list!

4 days Toubkal Trek Highlights:

  • Hike Toubkal National Park to Imlil refuge.
  • Climb the twin peaks of Ouanakrim.
  • Reach the highest point of North Africa: Toubkal Summit.
  • Visit lost rarely reached Berber villages in the Middle of nowhere.
  • Test your endurance with this 4 days Atlas Mountain trekking program.

4-Day Toubkal Mountain Hike itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil - Toubkal Hut

Leave the chaotic streets of Marrakech and head to the mountain village Imlil in a 90 min drive. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech.
You will meet your guide in Imlil, where your adventure will begin.
You will follow the path uphill in a serious hike crossing the Mizane Valley, then towards the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. The latter is a convenient halfway point to rest and enjoy a picnic lunch.
The final hours of the hike will take us to the Toubkal refuge, where we will spend the night. The refuge is pretty basic and covers your necessities. It has a lounge area with a fireplace and a heater to warm you up. There are toilets and hot showers. Overall the refuge is clean and well kept.

(6 Hours Walk)

Day 2: Toubkal Hut - Ouanakrim Peaks - Toubkal Hut

Today, we will target the Ouanoukrim twins, the 2nd and 3rd highest peaks in the High Atlas. They both stand at the head of Mizan Valley. The trek to the twins will not only be culminated with a stunning view of the Toubkal mount, but it will also test your legs and prepare your body for the big hike. We head back to the Refuge for lunch.

(6 Hours Walk)

Day 3: Toubkal Hut - Mt. Toubkal Summit - Toubkal Hut

Today is the day! We wake up early and start climbing the Toubkal mount. The time for the ascent during the winter season is around 3 to 4 hours.
The path rises steeply as we continue our hike steadily. Our professional guides will help you navigate safer routes to the summit.
You will begin feeling footsore and exhausted, but the view from the summit is magical and worth the pain you are feeling.
Peaks and snowbound valleys will make themselves visible to you as you stretch your eyes North and South, contemplating the Atlas Mountain Range and the whole of Morocco! Then, finally, we will retrace our way back to the refuge.

(6 Hours Walk)

Day 4: Imlil - Marrakech

After breakfast in the refuge, you will prepare yourself you get back to Marrakech via Imlil.

(6 Hours Walk)

4-Day Toubkal Trek Price:

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 575€ 340€ 330€ 310€ 295€ 280€ 270€ 260€ 250€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 575€
2 340€
3 330€
4 310€
5 295€
6 280€
7-9 270€
10-13 260€
14-17 250€

What is included in this 4-Day Atlas Mountain Trek:

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

Local licensed English / French speaking mountain guide.

Mules for luggage and meals transportation.

3 nights at Toubkal Refuge.

Meals and mineral water (full board).

Not included

Hiking equipment.

Personal expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When to hike in Morocco?

    Unlike many trekking destinations in the world, hiking in Morocco can be enjoyed all year long. However, in the snowy winter season, minimum trekking skills are required.

  • Can I climb Toubkal without guide?

    Hiring a registered local trekking guide to hike Mount Toubkal is now compulsory. There is a checkpoint in Aroumd Village where everyone climbing Jbel Toubkal needs to be registered, and you will not be allowed to go beyond that checkpoint unless a local guide is leading your way. So do not forget to bring your ID for registration purposes.

  • 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 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 axes 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 a local registered guide's advice to choose the routes and safe camping arrangements.


4 days Atlas Mountain trek

Nick G – May 2021:

I requested a customized 4-day trekking itinerary that included a climb of Toubkal and an additional full day of trekking around, and Marrakech Desert Trips went above and beyond to ensure that I had a wonderful time on my trip! I spent 3 days around Toubkal and the fourth day seeing the Tamsoult waterfall - a true gem off the beaten path (must do totally, but only if you are super fit and capable of trekking for 8 hours the day after the Toubkal climb...)! My guide, Aziz, was really personable and ready to convey his excitement for the place. The services are highly recommended.

Fantastic Atlas Mountain trekking experience

Christina H – Apr 2021:

A fantastic experience thanks to the team's professionalism and friendliness. Mohamed, our guide, is fantastic, and Hassan, the muleteer / cook is really kind; the entire staff at the huts are so welcoming that we felt right at home. My husband and I had shared an unforgettable adventure.

4-Day Atlas Mountain trek from Marrakech

Solomon. B – April 2021:

We went on a 4-day trek from Marrakech to Toubkal with Marrakech Desert Trips. The experience was incredible. We were really fortunate to have Mohamed as our guide (Moha). He is very professional, attentive, and thoughtful. Everyone knows who he was, and everyone wants to be friends with us. He knows all the routes and is always on the lookout for details. Thank you for everything, and see you soon!

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