4 day hike to Mt Toubkal
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil
We’ll pick you up in Marrakech from your accommodation or from the airport. We’ll drive to your accommodation in Imlil. Here you can sore any luggage you don’t need to take up to the mountain. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Imlil before your 2 day hike in the High Atlas.
Day 2: Imlil – Toubkal Refuge (3206 m, 5 h.)
After breakfast you meet your mountain guide and begin your trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
Day 3: Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil
This morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. Retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil.
Day 4: Imlil – Marrakech
After a good night sleep and breakfast we’ll drive back to Marrakech and drop you of at you accommodation or the airport.
AVAILABILITY & CONFIRMED DATES
This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
Note: Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local conditions.
ACCOMMODATION DURING THE TREK
The accommodation during this trek will be either in camping if prefered (June – Oct.) or in the Mountain huts ( winter treks ).
- English speaking guide, and cook
- Muleteers and mules for luggages (optional)
- Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: (hotel – trek – hotel)
- Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option)
- Porters for luggage from snow line to mountain hut (winter treks)
- Travel insurance
- Water en drinks
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expenses
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT & CLOTHING
- Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
- Walking sticks
- Personnel first aid kit
- 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
- Day sack/backpack
- Head torch / headlamp
- Ice axe and crampons (winter)
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
- Warm clothes, nearing the summit it get’s very cold
- Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Most of those equipment can be rented locally from equipment shops in Imlil.