Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal Trek

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Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal Trek

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Guided

B&B / Gite / Camping

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Highlights

Hike through valleys and villages in Morocco and climb Mount Toubkal.

Explore the diverse landscape of the Atlas Mountains as you trek through several river valleys.

Learn more about native Berber culture as you visit their villages.

Visit Oukaimeden, the highest ski resort in Africa, and witness amazing views.

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

The Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal trekking tour shows you the best of the Atlas Mountains in a spectacular week of adventures. You’ll be awe-struck by the incredible views from a number of scenic mountain passes as you cross from one beautiful valley to the next.

Experience the diversity and contrasts of Morocco’s landscapes, from lush, green, forested valleys and rugged mountain skylines to the barren wilderness of the Sahara Desert. Finish your trek with a hike to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the tallest mountain in northern Africa.

Along the way, you’ll pass through many villages inhabited by the native Berber people. Spend the night in some of these villages, sleeping in traditional gites, for the full experience of Moroccan life and culture. The Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal trek is the perfect way to experience the highlights of the Atlas Mountains. An unforgettable Moroccan adventure awaits, so book your tour today!

Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal 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 get to Marrakesh early spend the afternoon and evening exploring this incredible city.

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

Day 2 Transfer to Imi Oughlad and Trek to Gliz

Begin your trekking tour by driving 54 km from Marrakesh to the trailhead in Imi Oughlad where you’ll meet your trekking team. Once the gear is loaded on the mules, hit the trail to the Imenane Valley, then climb slowly up to the Tizi n’Lbour Pass (1,500 m/4,921’). Descend again to the village of Imeskar where you’ll stop for lunch. Continue your trek after lunch through a small valley, noticing the large walnut trees along the way. The climb is easy as you approach the village of Tinghar, then continue climbing past Tidili village to reach Gliz. Spend the night in this small village.

Overnight Location
Gite in Gliz
Distance
5-6 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Trek to Tacheddirt

Leave Gliz and trek through a juniper forest to reach the Tizi n’Oukaimeden Pass (2,400 m/7,874’). Enjoy a spectacular view from here of the Ousrtik Valley and the Mount Toubkal peak in the distance. Stop for lunch at the Oukaimeden ski resort, which is Africa’s highest ski resort. Continue your hike after lunch, enjoying more magnificent mountain views to reach your overnight accommodations in Tacheddirt.

Overnight Location
Gite in Tachdirth
Distance
6 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Trek to Matat

Today’s trek begins with a descent through the Assif Imnane Valley, passing through a series of Berber villages, then climbing again to the Tizi n’Ageursiwal Pass (2,000 m/6,562’). Follow the mule tracks as they wind down to Aguersiwal village, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, trek through the Matat Valley for about an hour to the village of Matat, where you will spend the night.

Overnight Location
Gite in Matat
Distance
5 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to Azib n’Tansoult

Leaving Matat, trek from the Matat Valley and trek over to the Azzadene Valley. Your route takes you over the Tizi Oudite Pass (2,250 m/7,382’) and through the villages of Ait Aissa and Tizi Oussm. After about 6 hours of trekking you’ll reach Azib n’Tamsoult (2,300 m/7,546’), where you’ll stay at the local mountain refuge.

Overnight Location
Mountain refuge in Azib n’Tamsoult
Distance
6 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Toubkal Refuge

Today’s route takes you up a rugged climb, leaving the Azzadene Valley and passing the Ighouliden waterfalls. Cross the Aguelzim Pass (3,560 m/11,680’) and stop for lunch with incredible Atlas mountain views. Continue trekking to the Toubkal Refuge where you’ll spend the night in the Neltner Hut. This refuge is a popular place to spend the night before hiking to the summit of Mount Toubkal, so you’ll likely share a bunk room with other Toubkal hikers.

Overnight Location
Toubkal Refuge – Neltner Hut
Distance
6 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Summit Mount Toubkal!

This is a long trekking day so get an early start. Begin by climbing to the summit of Mount Toubkal (4,167 m/13,671’). If the weather is clear, you will have excellent views of the Atlas Mountains and the beautiful Sahara Desert. Then hike back down, past the Toubkal Refuge, and continue along the well-trafficked trail to return to Imlil. Altogether, the trek will take about 8-9 hours, including 900 m of elevation gain, then a descent of nearly 2,500 m. From Imlil, drive back to Marrakesh, where you should arrive by 5:00 in the evening.

Overnight Location
Riad Viewpoint, Marrakesh
Distance
9 hrs
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Departure

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

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal Trekking Tour Dates and prices

This guided trekking tour of Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal 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 2-3: €550EUR per person
  • Guided group of 4-6: €495EUR per person
  • Guided group of 7-10: €450EUR per person
  • Guided group of 11+: €450EUR per person
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Accommodation on the Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal trekking tour

Accommodation along your trek will be in simple Berber gites and mountain refuges 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 of €75EUR 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

Gites along the trail

Stay in 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 Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal 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 Riad in Marrakesh and the other nights are a mix of mountain refuges and 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 Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal Trek

How hard is the Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal trekking tour?

We rate this tour as a 4/ 5, primarily because of the challenge of summiting Mount Toubkal, which is a big day. 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. 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 Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal 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 Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal trekking tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the Villages, Valleys, and Toubkal 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 lugggage, 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
  • ice axes and crampons (winter only)

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.

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 combine the Villages, Valleys, and 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 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 year-round, but the best time to travel to Morocco for this trek is during the warmer months from June – October, when camping is also an option.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Guided

B&B / Gite / Camping

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 4/ 5, primarily because of the challenge of summiting Mount Toubkal, which is a big day. This trip involves early mornings and some strenuous trekking days.


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