Mount Toubkal Summer Ascent

Hike too the top of North Africa's highest summit

At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but during the Summer months requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work worthwhile.

With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within a few days and still have time to explore Morocco's most captivating city, Marrakech.

Not looking for a Summer ascent? If you're planning to summit Toubkal during the Winter months (December to March), then check out our Winter ascent tour.



4 days




Marrakech, Marrakech


Easy Moderate Challenge Hard


  • Summit North Africa's highest mountain, Mount Toubkal (4,167m)
  • Brilliant introduction to high altitude hiking
  • Visit Berber villages and get full panoramic views of the High Atlas from the summit


  • DAY 1
  • day 2
  • day 3
  • Day 4


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In the morning you will be picked up from either the airport or your hotel in Marrakech. We will then drive 1.5 hours towards Imlil valley (1,740m) where you will be met by a local guide. After checking in at a guesthouse we will set off on an acclimatisation hike through the Berber villages of Imlil valley. We will stop for a delicious lunch prepared by a cook. After lunch we will walk back to the guest lodge in Imlil where you will spend the night.


Lunch, Dinner


Imlil Guest Lodge


Drive 1.5 hours. Hike 8 km (4 hours)


466m to 1,740m

Dates & Prices

What's Included


  • Private transfers from / to Marrakech
  • Expert English-speaking mountain guide
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage
  • Berber cook
  • All meals during the trek
  • 2 x nights accommodation in Imlil Hotel
  • Accommodation at Toubkal refuge

Not Included

  • Personal hiking gear and equipment
  • All drinks other than water
  • Support crew tips


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Packing List


  • Base layer
  • 1 x hiking shirt + 1 x long-sleeve hiking shirt
  • Mid-weight fleece jacket
  • Hard shell jacket
  • Insulating down or synthetic jacket
  • Light gloves and insulating warm gloves


  • Sun hat + Sunglasses
  • Warm beanie
  • Neck warmer


  • 20-25L Daypack
  • 50-60L Backpack (carried by mules, needs to be no heavier than 22 lbs)
  • Plastic bags to protect sleeping bag and other gear from rain


  • Mid-weight hiking boots
  • 2 x hiking socks
  • Trainers for camp


  • 4-season sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat

Other Essentials

  • Hiking poles
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle / hydration bladder
  • Water treatment tablets
  • Camera
  • Sun cream

Rental Gear: There are a number of good rental gear shops in Imlil where one can rent most items listed above, including crampons and ice axes for Winter ascents.


Accommodation options in Marrakech are wide and varied. Here are a few hotels / Riads we recommend. For more options check


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March 29, 2020

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Born and raised in the village of Imlil in the foothills of Mount Toubkal, Houssain has a passion for mountains. He began working as a mountain guide in the 90´s and today employs a talented and dedicated team of guides and porters. You will be in safe and capable hands with Houssain and his team.

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