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Mount Toubkal Trek - Hike to the highest Peak of Atlas Mountains


Challenge yourself with the Mount Toubkal Trek to climb the highest peak of North Africa in 2-3 days. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech or in Imlil. You will trek with a local English speaking guide, a local cook and mules to carry our luggage.


  • Hike to the highest peak of Atlas Mountains, North Africa and second highest peak of Africa on 4167m over the sea level!
  • Be safe in the company of highly experienced local hiking guide!
  • Challenge yourself and enjoy amazing views from the summit of Mt Toubkal!
  • Transportation from Marrakesh, porters and mules are included, so you just purely enjoy the hike!
Mount Toubkal Trek - Hike to the highest Peak of Atlas Mountains


Mount Toubkal Trek to the Peak

For the Mount Toubkal Trek we pick you up from Marrakesh or from Imlil. Hiking to the peak of Mout Toubkal, 2nd highest peak of Africa, is a challenging walk rather than a climb. Anybody in a good physical condition can reach the top. Make sure you bring your camera, the views from the summit are simply spectacular and breath-stopping.

Mount Toubkal Peak is 4167m high and it is the highest peak in North Africa.

Trekking to the peak is not involving any climbing, but requires two days and walking in crampons holding an ice axe for security in the period from November to April. The itinerary has been designed for keen walkers, as the ascent is non-technical, but involves some easy scrambling and snow slopes.

What's included

  • Inclusions:
  • Expert, Berber, English-speaking mountain guide.
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage.
  • Berber cook and all the meals on the hike / Camping gear (tents & mattress) for summer treks.
  • Porters for luggages from snow-line to the mountain huts (winter months).
  • Accommodation in a Mountain Hut (winter) or camping if preferred campsite on summer months.
  • Round-trip transportation between the start point in Imlil and your hotel in Marrakech.
  • Exclusions:
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips and personal expenses.


  1. Visited Places:

Itinerary of the Mount Toubkal Trek: DAY 1 - Drive from Marrakech to Imlil and trek to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley. Leaving the city behind we drive south today, towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass through the tiny town of Asni, from where our road begins to climb towards the foothills of the Massif. Below us the valley of the Oued Rhirhaia stretches out into the distance and small villages cling to the sides of the steep hills as we meander our way towards the village of Imlil. Here we leave our vehicle and, in the company of our mountain guide, begin our trek, heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing east and crossing the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snow-line and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. - Approx 5 ours of walking. DAY 2 - Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal( 4165m) and return to Imlil. Early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal - the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridge line we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as 'the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa' and from our vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil prior we drive back to Marrakech. ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT / KIT HIRE: - Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks. - Personal First aid Kit. - 3 to 4 season sleeping bag (winter) or light sleeping bag (Summer). - Crampons, Ice axes and Gaiters for winter time only (November to April). - Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants. - Water bottle or camel back (recommended). - Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres). - Lightweight daypack. - Sunglasses. - Sunscreen. - Torch and batteries. - Towel & all personal toiletries.

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Mount Toubkal Trek - Hike to the highest Peak of Atlas Mountains duration is 2 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes.

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