Complete Toubkal Circuit Trek

Complete Toubkal Circuit Trek

Complete Toubkal Circuit Trek

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From $625USD

Difficulty

Guided

B&B / Gite / Camping

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Highlights

Climb to the summit of Mount Toubkal on the Toubkal Circuit Trek

Witness awe-inspiring views of the Atlas Mountains as you climb beautiful mountain passes.

Trek up to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the tallest peak in northern Africa.

Relax on the shores of the vibrant turquoise Ifni Lake and camp in this beautiful area.

Explore native Berber culture and daily life by visiting local villages.

Explore the breathtaking scenery and fascinating local culture of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco on this Toubkal Circuit trekking tour. Enjoy amazing views from scenic mountain passes, then look out over the entire Atlas mountain range and the plains of Marrakesh from the peak of Mount Toubkal.

You’ll also trek to the lovely turquoise Ifni Lake, where you’ll have time to relax and take in your spectacular surroundings. Start and end this trekking to in the wonderful city of Marrakesh, which you can explore before and after the trek.

Toubkal Circuit Trekking Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Marrakesh

Welcome to Morocco! Salam Alaikum! Arrive at the Marrakesh Menara International Airport where a transfer is waiting to take you to your hotel. If you can arrive early, you get the rest of the day to explore this legendary city. Get a good night’s rest to prepare you for your trekking adventure!

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh
Distance
N/A
Meals
None

Day 2 Transfer to Imlil and trek to Tacheddirt

After breakfast, leave Marrakesh for the drive to Asni then on to Imlil. The town of Imlil is the main trailhead area for treks in the Atlas Mountains, as well as a popular market town. This bustling town is full of trekkers beginning and ending their mountain adventures. Meet the mule team here, load up the gear, and hit the trail. You’ll begin by climbing up to cross the Tizi n’Tamatert Pass (2,279 m/7,477’), then descend again to the lovely Ouaneskra village. Continue hiking for about 30 minutes past Ouaneskra to reach Tachedirt (2,300 m/7,546’), where you’ll camp for the night by the river. The trail from Imlil to Tacheddirt is about 8 km and the trek takes about 5-6 hours.

Overnight Location
Camping in Tacheddirt
Distance
5-6hrs, 11km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek to Azib Likemt

Leave Tacheddirt and cross the valley to begin the long and slow climb up to the Tizi Likemt Pass (3,555 m/11,663’). This trail is challenging due to the loose scree that covers the ground. From the top of the pass, you’ll get your first stunning views of the Toubkal massif. Pause to enjoy the view, then begin the long descent down to Azib Likemt village and set camp.

Overnight Location
Camping in Azib Likemt
Distance
6-7hrs, 11km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Amsouzert

Today’s hike is long but not strenuous and you’ll experience the contrasts of this region’s varied landscapes. At the top of the Tizi n’Ououraine Pass (3,120 m/10,236’) you’ll find more incredible mountain vistas of the Toubkal massif. Look for the summit and eastern face of Mount Toubkal and the Ifni Dome (3,876 m/12,717’). Follow the trail to Amsouzert, which is a remarkable village where you will spend the night in an authentic local gite.

Overnight Location
Gite in Amsouzert
Distance
7hrs, 15km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to Ifni Lake

As you leave Amsouzert, head west to explore a series of small villages that are along the way to Ifni Lake. This beautiful lake is surrounded by rugged mountains and large piles of rubble. It is the only lake in the Toubkal massif, and it is remarkably deep. Arrive at Ifni Lake (2,295 m/7,530’) in time to eat lunch, then enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the shores before camping nearby for the night.

Overnight Location
Gite in Amsouzert
Distance
7hrs, 9km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Toubkal Refuge

By this point of the trip, you should be well adjusted to the altitude and ready for the most strenuous day of the tour. Make your way carefully up a steep trail that leads you up a very long scree slope. You will finally reach the Tizi n’Ouanoums Pass (3,664 m/12,021’), which is a very narrow ledge that passes between two shafts of rock. Then descend down a long path that zigzags its way to the Neltner Hut at the Toubkal Refuge. Spend the night at this mountain refuge or choose to camp outside of it.

Overnight Location
Toubkal Refuge, Neltner Hut
Distance
6-7hrs, 13km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Summit Mount Toubkal and trek to Imlil then transfer to Marrakesh

Finish your trek with a long day of hiking. Hit the trail before dawn, trekking for about 2-3 hours along a well-traveled route to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal (4,167 m/13,671’). On a clear day, you’ll enjoy beautiful and extensive views of the Atlas Mountains and beyond to the Marrakesh plains. Return to the base, then descend quickly through the Sidi Chamharouch and Aremd villages. Follow the Mizane River through a lovely forest until you reach Imlil. Your trek ends here, but transportation back to Marrakesh is included if desired. If you have the energy, explore the Jemaa el-Fnaa central square and enjoy a memorable open air meal.

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh
Distance
9-10hrs, 18km
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Departure

Sadly, your adventure in Marrakesh just came to an end. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Toubkal Circuit Trekking Tour Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour of the Toubkal Circuit is always run as a private tour for your group only and the pricing always depend on the size of your group.
Prices below are per person sharing a double or a triple room:

  • Guided group of 4: $625USD per person

Please note that the pricing might change depending on the size of your group

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Accommodation on the Toubkal Circuit trekking tour

Accommodation along your trek will be a mix of camping and simple Berber gites for an authentic experience of Moroccan life and culture.

Before your trek, stay in a 3-star Riad (bed and breakfast) in Marrakesh. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travelers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room as a solo traveler. In some cases, there may be other solo travelers, and we can match you with participants of the same sex.

Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh

Lovely Moroccan-style rooms await you, as well as a beautiful rooftop terrace with a great view. For an extra treat, request a room near the terrace!

Night 2-5

Camping or staying in Gites along the trail

Stay in campsites, gites or guesthouses along the trail for the best experience of the Atlas Mountains surrounding Mount Toubkal!

Toubkal Refuge

The perfect place to rest and eat a hot meal before summitting Mount Toubkal. This no-frills, stone building heated with wood fires is a part of the Toubkal adventure!

Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh

Lovely Moroccan-style rooms await you, as well as a beautiful rooftop terrace with a great view. For an extra treat, request a room near the terrace!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Toubkal Circuit trekking tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners are included. Water is also included.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included as described. The first night is in a raid in Marrakesh and the other nights are a mix of camping and mountain refuges or gites.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation from Marrakesh to the trailhead and then back to Marrakesh after the trek is included. Transfers to and from the airport are also included.

Also Included

  • Mountain guide and cook on the trek
  • Mules for luggage transport
  • Camping equipment: tents and mattresses
  • Airport Transfers to and from the Marrakesh airport

Not included

  • Flights to and from Marrakesh
  • Meals other than those listed in the itinerary
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
  • Personal gear
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Optional Extras

  • Gear rentals (€2-5 EUR/day per item)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Complete Toubkal Circuit Trek

How hard is the Toubkal Circuit trekking tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5, largely because of the effort of the last day of trekking, where you summit Mount Toubkal and then the trek to Imlil. This trip involves early mornings and some strenuous trekking days.

Do I need a visa to travel to Morocco?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Can I catch an evening flight and miss the last night in Marrakech?

If you do not want the last night in Marrakesh, your tour will be discounted by one night’s accommodation price. Please note that the tours arrive late in the afternoon into Marrakesh and we can't guarantee arrival at a specific time.

Are meals included on the Toubkal Circuit trek?

7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners are included. Meals on your arrival day in Marrakesh are not included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Marrakesh to start this tour?

Fly to Marrakesh Menara International Airport.

Is the Toubkal Circuit trekking tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Toubkal Circuit trekking tour end?

The tour ends in Imlil, but transportation back to Marrakesh is included if desired. Airport transfer is also included.

What about my luggage during the trek?

All personal luggage, as well as food and cooking equipment for the group, are carried by mules. Pack a daypack with water and any essentials needed along the trail.

What kind of gear is needed?

  • sturdy hiking boots and socks
  • personal first aid kit
  • sleeping bag
  • rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • water bottle or bladder system
  • soft-sided bag (50-80 liters)
  • lightweight daypack
  • sunglasses and sunscreen
  • flashlight and batteries
  • towel and personal toiletry items

What clothing is appropriate?

Please respect the conservative religious culture of Morocco when choosing your clothing. Knees and shoulders should be covered, as well as the “private“ areas in between.

Can I rent equipment?

Yes. Equipment such as walking boots, sleeping bags, rain jackets, walking poles, backpacks, and stoves can be rented for an additional fee, ranging between €2-5 EUR per day.

Can I combine the Toubkal Circuit trekking tour with other treks in Morocco?

This tour can easily be combined with other adventure tours in Morocco!

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Morocco?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Morocco?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Morocco for this tour?

This tour is available during the warmer months from June – October.

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We rate this tour as a 4 / 5, largely because of the effort of the last day of trekking, where you summit Mount Toubkal and then the trek to Imlil. This trip involves early mornings and some strenuous trekking days.


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