Mount Toubkal Summit Trek

Mount Toubkal Summit Trek

Mount Toubkal Summit Trek


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Summit the tallest peak of Morocco's Atlas Mountains on this 5-day guided adventure

Explore the jagged peaks and lush valleys of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, enjoying fantastic views all along your hike.

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

Stay in mountain refuges and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded fellow trekkers.

Experience the culture of the Berber people as you see their villages up close, meet Berber guides and muleteers, and eat food prepared by Berber cooks.

Get the ultimate trekking experience in Morocco in a short period of time on this guided trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal. Mount Toubkal is the tallest summit in northern Africa, and it does not require any technical climbing to reach the summit.

On this “express route,” you’ll see all the highlights of trekking in Morocco. The Atlas Mountains offer spectacular views of jagged peaks and lush, green valleys. You’ll be introduced to Berber food and culture and the whole experience will leave you with a taste for more adventures in Morocco!

Mount Toubkal Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Marrakesh

Welcome to Morocco! Arrive at Marrakesh Menara International Airport and transfer to your hotel for your first night in Morocco. If you arrive early, enjoy exploring the incredible city of Marrakesh. Remember to get a good night’s rest in your comfortable hotel as you prepare for your trekking adventure!

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh

Day 2 Transfer to Imlil and trek to Tamsoult

Travel from the city of Marrakesh to the village of Imlil (1,740 m/5,709’). The 1.5-hour drive takes you into the Atlas Mountains, and Imlil is the well-known starting place for many mountaineering excursions. Begin your trek by hiking up to the Tizi-n-Mezzik mountain pass (2,489 m/8,166’), where you can enjoy beautiful views of Imlil and the Azzaden Valley. The cook will prepare lunch as you rest in the shade of a juniper forest. After lunch, continue hiking down into the Azzaden Valley to Tamsoult Village (2,250 m/7,382’). Spend the night in the Tamsoult Refuge or choose to camp in the area.

Overnight Location
Tamsoult Refuge (2,250 m/7,382’)
5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek to Toubkal Refuge via the Aguelzim Pass

Start today with a tough but rewarding climb up from the Azzaden Valley past the Ighouliden waterfalls to the Aguelzim mountain pass (3,560 m/11,680’). Enjoy a lunch stop here with incredible views of the Atlas Mountains before continuing to hike to the Toubkal Refuge (3,207 m/10,522’) where you’ll spend the night in one of two mountain huts in this location. This refuge is very popular with trekkers getting up early to hit the summit of Mount Toubkal, so you will probably share the large bunk rooms with like-minded fellow trekkers.

Overnight Location
Toubkal Refuge (3,207 m/10,522’)
7 hrs
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Summit Mount Toubkal Return to Imlil, Transfer to Marrakesh

Get a very early start today to climb to the summit of Mount Toubkal (4,167 m/13,671’), the tallest peak in northern Africa. If the day is clear, you will have spectacular views of the Atlas mountain range and part of the Sahara Desert. You’ll also be able to see the well-used trail that leads back to Imlil. Enjoy the moment of reaching the summit and pause to rest for the trek back down the mountain and all the way back to Imlil. After a long day on the trail, you will be transferred back to Marrakesh by early evening (typically about 5:00 PM). If you have the energy, explore the central square of Jemaa el-Fnaa and sample the open-air restaurants.

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh
8-9 hrs
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Departure

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

Overnight Location

Mount Toubkal 3-day Trek Dates and Prices

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

  • Guided group of 4: $425USD per person

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

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Accommodation on the Mount Toubkal trekking tour

Accommodation along your trek will be in simple Berber gites for an authentic experience of Moroccan life and culture. Camping is an option during the summer months.

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!

Tamsoult Refuge

Dormitory-style accommodations at their best! Enjoy a comfortable, clean night with friendly staff. Delicious Moroccan meals are prepared from ingredients grown on-site, and don’t miss the sunset from the terrace.

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 Mount Toubkal summit trek?


4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners are included.


Accommodations for 4 nights along the tour, including the first night in Marrakesh and 2 nights along the trek.

Transportation during the Tour

  • Airport transfers between Marrakesh Menara International airport and your hotel
  • Round trip transportation between your hotel in Marrakesh and the trek

Also Included

  • Expert, Berber, English-speaking mountain guides
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage
  • Berber Cook for meals along the trek
  • Camping equipment (Tents & Mattress) if desired
  • Airport Transfers to and from the Marrakesh airport

Not included

  • Travel to and from Marrakesh
  • Travel insurance
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and other personal expenses

Optional Extras

  • Additional night in Imlil
  • Combine with another tour/trek
  • Gear rentals (€2-5 EUR/day per item)

Frequenty Asked Questions about Mount Toubkal Summit Trek

How hard is the Mount Toubkal trekking tour?

We rate this tour as a 4 / 5 due to the challenge of trekking at altitude to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal. You should be able to hike for 7-8 hours each day, climbing over 1,000 m in a single day and descending over 2,000 m on another day. No technical climbing is required.

Do I need a visa to visit 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 the price of the last night of accommodation. 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 Mount Toubkal trekking tour?

4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

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

Is this Mount Toubkal trekking tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English-speaking.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends with transportation back to Marrakesh.

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 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.

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

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 Mount Toubkal trekking tour with other treks in Morocco?

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

Do I need special vaccines to visit Morocco?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for this country?

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?

The best time to travel to Morocco for this trek is during the summer season from May to October.


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We rate this tour as a 4 / 5 due to the challenge of trekking at altitude to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal. You should be able to hike for 7-8 hours each day, climbing over 1,000 m in a single day and descending over 2,000 m on another day. No technical climbing is required.

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