Summer Mt Toubkal Trek (3 days)
This trip is a 3-day summer ascent of North Africa’s highest mountains. Climbing Mount Toubkal is an exhilarating challenge that requires little trekking experience, which rewards you with outstanding panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and the edge of the Sahara Desert.With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within 2 days and still have time to explore Morocco’s most captivating city, Marrakech.
How to book your challenge
The easiest way to book your trip is online via the website, simply click Date and Availability, You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £35.00 at the time of booking.
It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by email to email@example.com, however you will need to pay your deposit of £35.00 to confirm your place on this trek together with completing a booking form.
The full balance is required to be paid no less than 4 weeks prior to departure.
After a transfer to the village of Imlil we begin our trek.
As we begin our trek leaving the village of Imlil we pass through walnut and cherry orchids making our way up the Mizane valley, passing through the village of Aremd, We continue east, crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. We eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snow line and the Toubkal Refuge (3206m).
Approx 6hrs walking
Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167mt), the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the climb more than worthwhile. When we reach the summit 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. We will retrace our steps as we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil for late afternoon.
Approx 10hrs walking
After a relaxing breakfast it’s a short drive back to Marrakech. Time permitting, we can explore Marrakech, before transferring to the airport for our flight home.