Mount Toubkal Trek

Mount Toubkal Trek


From £775
Altitude 4,167m Grade: T3

Experience authentic Berber village life on a different approach to Toubkal with excellent acclimatisation.

Our Mount Toubkal Trek route passes through a valley that sees few trekkers, remote traditional Berber villages that offer an insight into the life of the Berbers, and a romantic medieval culture that has hardly changed for centuries. Following a careful programme of acclimatisation, we ascend Aguelzim (3550m) before summiting Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in North Africa. The views across the Jebel Sahro and towards the Sahara crest over peaks and ridges into a receding haze of blue. Reports say “What a great trip! You get the full hit of everything in Morocco; hustlers, markets, whacky spices, beautiful mountains, great food and really friendly people make it a trip to be remembered for a long time”.

Extend your stay with extra time to explore Marrakech, staying in a Riad or hotel. Please contact us for more information.

For a winter ascent, please refer to our dedicated trip page or Expeditions brochure.

A UK leader will accompany larger groups.

Exclusive private departures are available for a minimum of 2 people. Please contact our office to book.

PLEASE NOTE FLIGHT PRICES WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER AT PEAK PERIODS (HALF-TERMS, EASTER AND CHRISTMAS).

Dates & Prices

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Availability

DatesAvailabilityDays Price Select
13th May 2023 - 20th May 2023 Spaces8 £775 Book Now
3rd Jun 2023 - 10th Jun 2023 Guaranteed with Next Booking8 £775 Book Now
24th Jun 2023 - 1st Jul 2023 Spaces8 £775 Book Now
15th Jul 2023 - 22nd Jul 2023 Spaces8 £775 Book Now
12th Aug 2023 - 19th Aug 2023 Spaces8 £775 Book Now
2nd Sep 2023 - 9th Sep 2023 Spaces8 £775 Book Now

* A deposit of £200 will be required at checkout.

What's Included

  • Accommodation - 7 nights in hotels, Gites and Refuges
  • Meals - 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 evening meals
  • Park fees as appropriate
  • All road transfers in country (unless indicated in 'exclusions')
  • Qualified UK group tour leader (subject to minimum numbers)
  • Local guides
  • Local trekking staff to assist (cook and porters)
  • All camping equipment (excl. personal kit)
  • Adventure Peaks kitbag
  • 24hr back-up and support from our UK staff
  • 15% discount off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased at Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Transfers between Marrakech airport and hotel
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals if not indicated in 'inclusions'
  • Drinks and personal spending
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips for local staff
  • Visas (if required)
  • Museum and monument entry fees

Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Marrakech and take a taxi to the hotel. Rendezvous with your leader in the hotel. In the evening you might like to watch the antics in the main square, the Djemma El Fna.

Day 2

Free morning in Marrakech when you have the opportunity to visit the souks, museums and the square with a city guide or on your own. You may also choose to use the 'hop on hop off' bus which will take you all around the city. After lunch we drive for an hour and a half up into the mountains to Wirgane, and from there walk for a couple of hours up the river to our lodge for the night. 2 hours walking.

Day 3

Following the Azzadene valley our route takes us into the Toubkal National park, passing through a special reserve to protect the Moufflon. We pass many villages that seem to have grown organically out of the red earth, up to the largest in the valley where we spend the night. 4 - 6 hours walking.

Day 4

A cracking day's walk today as we ascend on up the valley through a juniper forest to the delightful summer village of Azib Tamsoult. Above here the path now makes numerous switchbacks as it climbs up besides the spectacular Ihroulidene waterfalls, and then out into the open grassy bowl leading up the Tazarhart plateau. Nestled below the vertiginous cliffs is the delightful but basic Lepiney refuge. Time permitting we can explore further up the valley in the afternoon. 4 - 6 hours walking.

Day 5

A recently constructed path contours around the hillside before zigzagging up to a shallow col on the shoulder of Aguelzim at 3550m. Here spectacular views across to tomorrow's goal greet us as we look across the upper Mizane valley straight at Mount Toubkal. We descend to the large, modern Toubkal refuge for the night. 4 - 6 hours walking.

Day 6

An early start is normal for the ascent of Mount Toubkal. The ascent is not technical, but does involve crossing some loose ground, much or which can be avoided by following the guide carefully. Three to four hours usually sees everyone on top from where you can rest awhile and take in the 360 degree panorama from the top of North Africa's highest mountain. We return to the refuge by the same route and then make our way down the valley on a well used trail to the village of Aremd for our last night in the mountains. 7 - 9 hours walking.

Day 7

After breakfast we make the short walk down to the roadhead at Imlil to join with our vehicles that will take us back to Marrakech in time for lunch. The afternoon is free for sightseeing and shopping.

Day 8

Take a taxi to the airport to connect with your flight home.

Insurance

It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK) www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler: www.world-first.co.uk  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine: www.campbellirvine.com  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance: www.jsinsurance.co.uk  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard: www.snowcard.co.uk  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.: www.thebmc.co.uk  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag: www.dogtag.co.uk  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC sales@hccmis.com  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services: www.travelexinsurance.com  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins: www.truetraveller.com  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK): www.aacuk.org.uk  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins: www.axainsurance.com  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International: www.ingleinternational.com  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: www.insure4less.com.au (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

Please forward the details of your Insurance as soon as you have it: we need the insurance company’s name, their 24 hour emergency telephone number and your insurance policy number – admin@adventurepeaks.com

 

Reviews

Connor · 4 years ago ·

Mohammed, the guide, was excellent, very knowledgeable, kind and friendly. Absolutely fantastic, he kept us well informed throughout, was extremely caring, continuing to check up on us, how we were feeling and gave us lots of advice on increasing our chances on summiting. He provided us with facts and information about each destination and briefed us each evening before each walk, discussing options, recommending things we may like to see or do and adjusting each day to suit us. Without Mohammed we would not have been able to experience the mountain life so well. Mohammed even treated us to snacks at his home, with his family, hosting us perfectly which gave us the opportunity to experience Berber life first hand. The trek itself let us experience different cultures and the views are amazing. The highlight was reaching the summit and having the place to ourselves for a few moments to take it all in.

Stephen · 4 years ago ·

Enjoyable trip, well organised, good guides. Well done Jordan [trip leader], good job.

Theresa · 4 years ago ·

Fantastic week with no problems at all, all accommodation was amazing and way beyond our expectations. Any problems Jude (trip leader) sorted them asap. She was absolutely amazing! She very quickly tuned into our way of thinking, joining in with some of our madness. She also broached challenging conversations with professionalism and kindness.

Jane L · 4 years ago ·

We had a fantastic time, there were so many highlights daily, just seeing, experiencing a completely different life, seeing the ladies, with help from the children doing their washing by the rivers, the goats in the juniper trees, spectacular scenery, great company, great food on the trek. Drinking freshly made orange juice high up in the remote mountains, washing in the river, getting to the summit of Mount Toubkal. Meeting lots of interesting lovely people. I could just go on and on. Highly recommend anyone to have a go.

Graham J · 8 years ago ·

The trip worked well overall so I would say it was a good trip with good organisation. The grading of the trip was accurate, the day before the ascent was harder than the actual ascent from my perspective. The cook and the guide were very good. There was a good mixture of accommodation and that was also organised very well.


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