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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 planning to summit Toubkal during the Winter months (December to March), then check out our Winter ascent tour.

Summary

DURATION

4 days

LOCATION

Morocco

START & ENDS

Marrakech, Marrakech

DIFFICULTY

Easy Moderate Challenge Hard

Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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

MARRAKECH TO IMLIL (1,740M)

morocco toubkal

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.

FOOD

Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATION

Imlil Guest Lodge

ACTIVITY

Drive 1.5 hours. Hike 8 km (4 hours)

ELEVATION

466m to 1,740m

Dates & Prices

What's Included

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

Clothing
  • 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
Headwear
  • Sun hat + Sunglasses
  • Warm beanie
  • Neck warmer
Footwear
  • Mid-weight hiking boots
  • 2 x hiking socks
  • Trainers for camp
Bags
  • 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
Sleeping
  • 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.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend getting travel insurance for your trip. We recommend World Nomads as they provide comprehensive cover for adventurous activities and are very affordable. Get a quote below.

Accommodation

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

meet Your Guide

Houssain and Team

houssain trekking toubkal

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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Reviews

Brilliantly organised trip, thanks!

5.0 rating
October 16, 2019

My sister and I signed up to this trek up Mount Toubkal as a training hike for Kilimanjaro. Houssain and his team in Morocco were awesome, very attentive and super efficient. I felt a little altitude sickness after summiting and was glad our guide Abdul was with us to help us descend to the refuge quickly. The AMS subsided very quickly once we got back to the refuge. All told it was a fantastic trip and we feel much better prepared for Kili!

Megan Firth

What an awesome experience...

5.0 rating
August 12, 2019

Just a quick thank you for organising such a fabulous trip. We hiked, we summited, made amazing memories, and lifetime friends. Thanks again.

Adrienne Arnold

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Mount Kenya Summiteers

5.0 rating
September 9, 2019

Just a quick note to say thank you to Evans and the team who helped us reach the summit of Mount Kenya last week. What an amazing experience, so much fun and lots of laughs. An excellent trip!

Anna Basmakova

Outstanding adventure up Mount Kenya!

5.0 rating
August 18, 2019

My wife and I booked the 5 day Chogoria – Sirimon trek. The service and especially the quick and clear response from the Mountain IQ team was excellent and very professional. Once in Kenya we always had a very safe and secure experience, with the highlight being summiting Point Lenana at sunrise. The Chogoria – Sirimon route was an excellent choice. The landscape and flora was beautiful! We very much appreciated the whole organization, starting with the transport from Nairobi and ending with the pickup at the Sirimon gate. Our guide John and his excellent team made the trip an amazing experience which we will never forget. The friendliness and the service during the hike including the wide variety of excellent meals was outstanding.
A special tip for other hikers: be prepared for quiet cold nights once you get above 3,000m.
We would definitely recommend booking this trip to trek Mount Kenya!

Simon Bradshaw

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