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Mount Toubkal  Trek 3 Days / 2 NIGHTS) / Toubkal Trekking Adventures

Mount Toubkal Mountain (4167m) is the highest peak of the high atlas Moroccan and North Africa. Located 65 KM south of Marrakech, in the province of Al Haouz. Inside the national park that bears its name. It is one of the best destinations for hiking trekking walking in morocco.

Mount Toubkal

Trek 3 days / Toubkal Trekking Adventures

Itinerary mount Toubkal trek

 DAY 1: MARRAKECH – IMLIL – TOUBKAL REFUGE.

After transfer to the high-altitude in IMLIL Town (1750m), Our Toubkal trek begins heading the Mizan Valley through Armed village and then onto a locally famous shrine called « Sidi Chamharouch », built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Armed the largest village in the valley and provides a Panoramic view of traditional terraced farming, we continue the trek snaking and zigzagging our way up to the snowline and to Toubkal refuge, where you will Overnight, 5 hours walking.

Trek in Morocco -Combined Activities / atlas mountains and desert trip

DAY 2: TOUBKAL REFUGE – TOUBKAL PEAK – REFUGE

Just after an early-morning breakfast, we will start walking all way up, for about 960m altitudes, our day’s goal is to reach Toubkal-summit at 4165m, The Highest in North Africa. While exploring wonderful views over the Atlas range before you get back to the refuge for a second bight, 7hours walking.

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DAY 3: TOUBKAL REFUGE – ARMED VILLAGE – MARRAKECH.

After breakfast, we leave the refuge and trek down to Armed village where we will have lunch. Afterwards, we will drive back to Marrakech, we expect your arrival in Marrakech late in the afternoon, and then the overnight in the hotel (Raid).atlas mountain morocco

Things to know before you climb Mount Toubkal?

Climbing Mount Toubkal in Morocco is an excellent introduction to your mountaineering adventures, as it only takes a long weekend to complete. Find out everything you need to know before going to the top of the pyramid of Mount Toubkal.

 

What is the height of Mount Toubkal?

With a height of 4,167 meters, Jebel Toubkal, also known as Jebel Toubkal, is the highest peak in North Africa. Located in the High Atlas mountain range in Morocco, this iconic mountain offers a challenging yet rewarding trek ideal for regular walkers with a reasonable level of fitness. With oxygen below about 40% below sea level, the height of Jebel Toubkal will undoubtedly make this hike more difficult. But your experienced local guide will ensure you have plenty of food and adjust your walking pace at a sustainable rate to help you acclimatize, giving you the best chance of getting to the top.

 

How long does it take to climb Mount Toubkal?

It only takes two days to climb Mount Toubkal, and most of the hiking takes place on the first day. The first trek takes about 5 hours and will follow 11 kilometres of winding mule trails down a rocky canyon to the towering snow-capped peaks on the horizon. Our destination is the Neltner Refuge at 3,207m at the base of Toubkal where we will enjoy a good rest, gathering around a wood-burning stove to share stories with other climbers from around the world and acclimatize to the altitude before setting off early the next morning towards the summit.

It only takes two days to climb Mount Toubkal, and most of the hiking takes place on the first day. The first trek takes about 5 hours and will follow 11 kilometres of winding mule trails down a rocky canyon to the towering snow-capped peaks on the horizon. Our destination is the Neltner Refuge at 3,207m at the base of Toubkal where we will enjoy a good rest, gathering around a wood-burning stove to share stories with other climbers from around the world and acclimatize to the altitude before setting off early the next morning towards the summit.

What is the best food for climbing Mount Toubkal?

Trekking burns a lot of energy, so it is imperative that you eat enough proper food to get you up and down Mount Toubkal safely. Every day, our hard-working tour support team cooks fresh, delicious meals to replenish your energy reserves and fuel your next leg, including a hearty breakfast on Summit Day. Eat juicy fruits and crunchy salads, as well as nuts and dates throughout the day, and if you want more supplies, snacks are available for purchase along the way. Last but not least, it is essential to keep water levels elevated at all times to prevent dehydration.

How is the weather on Mount Toubkal?

Located in Morocco, Jebel Toubkal is often considered an exciting trekking destination. However, while temperatures in Marrakesh range between 28°C and 37°C during the trekking season, the valleys of the High Atlas Mountains are usually cooler, especially the further you go hiking. The weather is mostly dry, with little precipitation and clear blue skies, but mist clouds can rollover the mountains as the altitude increases. In winter, temperatures can drop to around -5°C at night, while in summer on the long weekend in Toubkal, temperatures remain above 10°C on average.

What should I pack to climb over Mount Toubkal?

To make the most of your Jebel Toubkal trek, make sure you are well prepared. The weather can change instantly in the mountains, so pack layers of moisture-wicking clothing that you can easily add or remove depending on the conditions.

Temperatures tend to drop significantly at night, so it’s essential to wear warm fleece, a quality down jacket and a windbreaker and a waterproof jacket. We recommend bringing some breathable hiking pants in place of jeans, and on summit day you’ll also need a warm hat, scarf, waterproof/windproof gloves and a headlight for your pre-sunrise excursion.

For your feet, we suggest walking shoes with ankle support paired with cushioned socks underneath a pair of reasonably thick seam socks. Quality sunglasses or ski goggles will protect your eyes from glare at high altitudes, and be sure to use a high-factor sunscreen.

A quality sleeping bag is an absolute must, no matter what time of year you visit Jebel Toubkal. A 3-season sleeping bag is recommended from June to August and a 4-season bag in May, September and October. Silk or wool lining is also useful.

Bring a refillable water bottle and make sure you pack any special dietary requirements you may have. We won’t have electricity at some of the stops so bring a power bank to charge your phone or camera, you may need some extra batteries for your torch.

Finally, take a 20-30L backpack to carry everything you need during each stage of your hike. The rest of your kit will be transported to the next camp by our team vehicles or mules.

Cancellation / Prepayment

  • Experienced Mountain and Desert Berber Guides
  • 1 Mule and Muleteer per 2/3 people
  • Meals on the trek
  • Gite or tents accommodation (not all accommodations provide a hot shower)
  • Foam mattresses for camping
  • Snacks for snack stops
  • Water -  bottled water per person per day
  • First Aid Kit
  • Transfers to and from Marrakech and further (if included in your itinerary)
  • Additional services and Tours around Morocco on request
  • Airport transfers on request

Pets

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks

Available departures

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