Toubkal Trek: From City to Summit: Start in the lively lanes of Marrakesh and end with a triumphant stand on North Africa's highest peak. Our 4-day Mount Toubkal trek is a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and natural beauty. No technical skills required, just a zest for life and a love for breathtaking views. Feel the rhythm of local life, savour home-cooked meals in traditional villages, and witness a sunrise that you won't forget any time soon!
We'll collect you from Marrakesh Airport and whisk you off to the Berber village of Imlil at 1,740m where we'll spend the night at the lodge.
If you arrive earlier in the day, you can go and take a look around the fascinating city. We run two transfers from the airport, one at 11am and the other at 3pm. These are included in the price. Or we can do a custom up at any time for a £10 surcharge.
You'll be able to take in your first glimpses of the spectacular High Atlas Mountains over dinner.
We'll stay at a lodge overnight,
Our trek begins! Heading along the Mizane Valley, we'll pass the village of Aroumd with its backdrop of mountains, before climbing steadily to the shrine of Sidi Charamouch, a haven for pilgrims. You have to try fresh orange juice from one of the stalls!
From here on the trail climbs gradually, zig-zagging its way up to the snow-line and the refuge at 3,206m and the basecamp for Toubkal. We'll stay the night in the hut (or camp if needed) ready for our ascent tomorrow.
This is the biggie!
We'll get an early start for our ascent of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa! Our route takes us up the South Cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. Although the walking is relatively straightforward, the scree and the altitude can make it feel quite tough going, but we promise those views from the top will be worth it!
Once we reach the 4,167m summit marked by its iconic iron pillar you'll be blown away by the view. We'll be able to see right across the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas mountains of the north and, if we're lucky, as far as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara Desert.
After a few summit selfies and taking in that gorgeous scenery, we'll retrace our steps back down the mountain, and down to Imlil, passing back through Sidi Charamouch.
Back at Imlil, we transfer to Marrakesh, where we stay the night in a basic but comfortable riad.
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Your head guide for this trip is Jamal. Jamal has led countless tours and treks in Morocco and the Atlas Mountains. He started his guiding career as a muleteer, and over almost three decades he's built a great reputation as one of the best local guides to work with. This means he's been able to build a hand-picked team of enthusiastic, experienced and qualified local guides, muleteers, drivers, and cooks. Jamal also speaks fluent English, Arabic and French and is fully trained in mountain rescue.