Climb Mt Toubkal | Trek Morocco | Adventurous Ewe

High Atlas and Mt Toubkal Summer Trek (5 days)

Highlights

  • Ascend North Africa’s highest mountain, Jebel Toubkal, at 4167m
  • A breath-taking short adventure set amongst a rocky Indiana Jones style landscape
  • Walk amongst Berber villages and enjoy the beautiful colours of summer
  • Marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery as it shrouds you on your Mt Toubkal Trek
  • Stand on the summit and be captivated by the panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert and the environments that have enclosed them for centuries
  • Enjoy delicious home cooked Moroccan meals and cooling drinks during your mountain adventure
  • Opportunity to further explore the vibrant and colourful city of Marrakech

Overview

Immerse yourself in another world with this short but action packed mountain adventure in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. Starting from bustling Marrakech you will venture into the Grand Atlas Mountains in central Morocco to climb North Africa’s highest peak, Mount Toubkal at 4167m. Your adventure allows you time to absorb the vast mountain surroundings, historical culture of the Berber life and the chance to acclimatise for your summit bid of Mt Toubkal. Tackling varied terrain and outlooks with your highly experienced guide, you’ll receive friendly Berber hospitality as you wind your way up this rocky giant. The views on the way up are spectacular, but nothing compares to what you’ll see (and feel) at the summit. From the mountain peak of Toubkal who will experience stunning 360-degree panoramic views which extend across the rocky Atlas ranges and southwards to Jebel Sahro and the Sahara Desert. What better way to spend a long weekend than with this iconic mountain adventure with such warm hearted Moroccan people.

Included:
2 nights accommodation in Imlil
2 nights camping
Qualified UK mountain leader with groups of 6+
English speaking local guide
Cook
Mules
All meals in Imlil & whilst trekking.

Not Included:
International flights
Accommodation in Marrakech
Meals in Marrakech
Tipping
Personal travel insurance

How to Book your Trip
The easiest way to book your trip is online
You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 at the time of booking.
It is possible to reserve a place on this challenge by email to info@adventurousewe.co.uk, however you will need to pay your deposit of £100 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.

Itinerary 

Day 1

Marrakech to Imlil
Arrive Marrakech and spend time exploring this amazing city and have lunch before our 1.5hr transfer by minibus to the Berber mountain village of Imlil (1700mts) where we stay the night in a guest house and make final preparations for the trek.

Day 2

Imlil to Aziib Tamsoult
After breakfast we load up all equipment and food supplies and leave Imlil for Azib Tamsoult.  As we leave the village of Imlil we pass through walnut and cherry orchids making our way up the Mizane valley before heading west over the Tizi Mzik pass (2489mt) for lunch. The trail then slowly leads it way to Azib Tamsoult (2400mt) our camp for the night. Approx 6hrs walking

Day 3

Azib Tamsoult to Netler Refuge
Today is a planned acclimatisation day. We leave Camp early morning and our aim for today is the summit of Aglzim (3500mt).Once on the summit we will have time to enjoy the stunning views over the High Atlas before starting our decent into camp. Finally arriving at camp (3206mt) in the Mizane Valley at the foot of Mt Toubkal late afternoon. Approx 7hrs walking

Day 4

Toubkal Climb
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 10 hrs walking

Day 5

Imlil to Marrakech
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.

Flexible date changes

If you need to change your booking 60 days or more before the start date you can make flexible date change to another trip, subject to availability, without incurring any admin costs. If you need to cancel your booking, you will be issued with a credit note to the value of your payment that you can use for another event of your choice, subject to availability.

Financial protection

If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through ABTOT. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Secure online payments

All bookings can be made online with Mastercard, Visa and debit card or via BACS. You can also opt to pay via monthly direct debit instalments. We use WorldPay to handle all our online payments as it is a payment platform which is a global leader in payment processing offering superior security for both you and us as a company. For any further information or to organise monthly instalment payments, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Adventure info available through our mobile app 24/7

On booking your adventure, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our mobile travel app. You’ll have access to all your trek info, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead.

Pre Trip Info

On joining us for the Mt Toubkal Summer Trek, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our mobile travel app, Vamoos. You’ll have access to trek info, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead.

Pre Trip Support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on the Mt Toubkal Summer Trek and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Plus with Chief Ewe, Jim, having previously lived in Morocco, we can help you with plenty of tips and recommendations of things to do and see, places to explore & stay and suggestions on where to eat & drink once you’ve joined us for this exciting trek.

Flights 

Flights are not included in your Summer Toubkal Trek giving you the flexibility to travel from your nearest UK airport and/or extend your stay in Morocco or use any frequent flyer points if you wish.

We will provide you with the recommended flights for this trip in order for you to take up the airport transfers included in Morocco and make your own bookings. Alternately, you can book your flights through our flight agent. Return flights from the UK to Marrakech Morocco are operated by EasyJet, Ryan Air and British Airways and cost approximately £70 – £250 per person.

For any further info on flights, please feel free to get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk

Insurance

It is a condition of travelling with Adventurous Ewe that you have a suitable travel insurance policy which covers you for your entire Mt Toubkal Summer Trek. Please ensure your policy covers, among other things, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, cancellation and curtailment of the trip, and more specifically for the adventurous activities undertaken on this summer trekking challenge at 4167 metres in altitude. You must send your Travel Insurance Policy to Adventurous Ewe no less than one month prior to departure.

Trekking experience and level of difficulty – ‘Tough’

This is a strenuous trek in a remote area of North Africa. It is graded ‘Tough’ due to the warm conditions and high-altitude trekking. The trip is designed for confident trekkers who are looking for a short yet rewarding mountain ascent. Although this trek is not technically difficult, you should be an experienced walker as trails can be very stony. Most routes follow mule trails but there are some rough paths that involve walking on scree. All 5 days walking include full porterage and you should be prepared for a couple of long days with some boulders and steep sections (maximum 8-9 hours).

The temperature at particular times of year can make a difference to how tough this trek feels. Please note that during the summer months of July and August, Morocco can get very hot during therefore departures during this time may not be suitable if you struggle with the heat. In addition, please be prepared for some stormy weather during the summer months. There can also be snow patches in late April/early May and from the end of September. We will advise no more than two weeks before departure if extra equipment/clothing is necessary. As with any trek in mountainous/high altitude areas, safety is paramount and your leader will always make decisions to amend the itineraries to ensure the safety of the whole group. 

Difficulty Rating
This challenge has a rating of High
Cost
£ 475

Responsible Tourism

Now more than ever our commitment to maintain our support of one of the leading global climate change charities, Cool Earth and the local protection and sustainability work of the Snowdonia Society, is of utmost importance.

To do this we’ll continue to contribute a % from every booking to Cool Earth and maintain our partnership with the Snowdonia Society. It’s time that we all live in a more responsible world.

This means that not only will you have a fabewelous experience when you travel with Adventurous Ewe, you can do so whilst taking pride in knowing that you are helping support both of these fantastic causes.

We have also invested in Water-to-Go bottles so you, our valued flock, will be healthier whilst also helping to make the World a better place! Together we can help reduce our consumption of single use plastics.

When joining us for a long haul overseas trip you’ll receive a free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle. This is our way of saying thank-ewe and also making a difference to the consumption of single use plastics in developing countries.

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