Jebel Toubkal, Morocco and North Africa’s highest peak has captivated trekkers for centuries. Based on the Toubkal national park at 4,167 meters (13,671 ft) high, which is far about 40 miles due south of Marrakech. This is the most accessible trek to anyone in good shape and hungry for an awe-inspiring high-altitude adventure. Traditional Berber villages line the route, and you’ll have special time to learn Moroccan Berber customs through village visits and overnight camping with hearty home-cooked meals. The views up are spectacular, but nothing compares to what you’ll explore and feel at the Toubkal summit.
Transfer Marrakech to Imlil and Trek Imlil 1740m to Toubkal Refuge 3207m
Summit Jebel Toubkal 4167m, descend to Imlil and transfer to Marrakech
A Toubkal Explore’s guide will meet you at your accommodation in Marrakech 15 minutes before you will be picked up and you will head Southward (about 1 ½ hour’s drive) to the starting point of the trip at Imlil (1740m) where you will meet our team of muleteers and the cook, Imlil is a large picturesque village set at the head of the Ait Mesan Valley surrounded by walnut groves, apple trees, cherry trees and bisected by a rushing river. Once you have loaded up the mules, you will head off on your trek. Your first day is moderately challenging with a steady ascent up the Valley towards Mount Toubkal. On route, you'll pass the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Then it’s onwards and upwards to the Toubkal Refuge – your stop for the night. Overall, you’ll have walked for five to six hours.
Today is a long day with an early start, tough going but very rewarding. From the Refuge, the trail zigzags up the South Col, a long and moderately steep scree slope ascending 750m to the Tizi-n Toubkal Pass. From the pass, the trail traces a dramatic ridge to the summit, with spectacular mountain views to the N/S/E/W. The trail is set well back from the precipitous drop of the ridge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but occasionally difficult in places and requires a strong sense of determination. The views, however, are well worth it – you’ll be able to see across the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas Mountains in the North and the Anti Atlas Mountains and the Sahara in the South. You’ll retrace your footsteps back down the mountain to the refuge for lunch and then on down to Imlil and back to Marrakech. It is a long day taking between 8-12 hours depending on the pace of the group?
An impressive walk in the accidental high Atlas
Taste the delicious local cuisine
Camp in the a great outdoors
Summit the spectacular North Africa’s highest peak (Mt. Toubkal 4167m)
Enjoy superb views on Toubkal peak