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At 4,167 meters, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit could be a bit challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes all the efforts worthwhile.The ascent is non-technical and only moderately difficult where the challenges are some steep and slippery scree slopes. With this trek we climb the mountain in two days - first day up to the refuge (around five hours), second day to the summit (around four hours) and back to Imlil (around four hours).Mount Toubkal is just a couple of hours drive away from Marrakech!
Itinerary:1DayWe start the adventure with a 2-hour drive from Marrakech. After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains 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. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206 meters), our stop for the night.2DayEarly in the morning of day 2 we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa (4,167 metres). Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The trekking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make it a bit tricky in parts. But the landscapes along the way are spectacular and absolutely breathtaking. When you reach the the summit you will see that it has all been worth while and your reward is 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 stay at the top for a while before we retrace our steps. When we return down the mountain we will head back towards Imlil and the transfer back to Marrakech.
- Fully Escorted: fully escorted by local mountain guide, muleteers and cook
- Accommodation: 1 night in Toubkal Refuge or in tents depending on the weather
- All Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included
- Transport: minibus or 4x4 for transfers to / from High Atlas
What's not included
- International Flights
- Sleeping Bags
- Travel Insurance
- Drinks and items of a personal nature