Mount Toubkal Trek from Marrakech – 4 days

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Upon embarking on the Mount Toubkal Trek from Marrakech – 4 days, hikers will traverse through breathtaking landscapes characterized by rugged terrain, picturesque valleys, and traditional Berber villages. Mount Toubkal Trek from Marrakech – 4 days typically begins in the village of Imlil, serving as the gateway to the High Atlas Mountains. As trekkers ascend towards Mount Toubkal, they will encounter diverse ecosystems, from rocky slopes to snow-covered peaks, providing a captivating experience for nature enthusiasts.

Climbers often opt to spend the night in mountain Toubkal refuges, strategically positioned along the route, to acclimatize to the altitude and recharge their energy for the challenging summit push. These refuges of Toubkal not only offer a chance to interact with fellow adventurers but also provide a glimpse into the unique culture of the local Berber communities.

How is the Toubkal ascent day?

The final ascent to the summit of Toubkal mountain is a rigorous endeavor, demanding both physical endurance and mental resilience. However, the reward is unparalleled panoramic views from the summit, where trekkers can witness the vast expanse of the Atlas Mountains unfolding beneath them. As the trek concludes, hikers descend back to Imlil, reflecting on the accomplishment of conquering North Africa’s highest peak and the memories forged along the challenging yet rewarding Toubkal trek.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 30
  • 4-day mount toubkal trek
  • Max altitude – Toubkal summit 4174 meters
  • Join In Marrakech or Imlil
Accommodation & Meals

  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights in refuge in HB

Marrakesh (Google Map)

4 days atlas mount toubkal trek departure at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

Quote of Toubkal trek Atlas Mountain in 4 days

GROUP SIZE 1 2 3-4 5-9 10-12
Winter Price/p €420 €360 €310 €260 €210
Summer Price/P/P €440 €380 €330 €280 €230

  • Transfer from and to Marrakesh, 70km 1hour 40min.
  • Professional and certified English speaking Berber guide.
  • 3 nights in HB, in the lodge, refuges as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Cook to prepare delicious Moroccan food during a 4 days mount Toubkal trek from Marrakesh (3 lunches, 3 dinners).
  • Muleteers and mules to carry your luggage.

  • Accessories personal equipment.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for Local staff.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.


Highlights of Mount Toubkal Trek from Marrakech

A Toubkal trek typically refers to a trekking adventure in the Toubkal National Park, located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The highlight of this trek is reaching the summit of Jebel Toubkal, which is the highest peak in North Africa at 4,167 meters (13,671 feet). Here's what you can generally expect from a Toubkal trek:

  • Toubkal trek is a challenging adventure
  • Scenic Landscapes:
  • Toubkal National Park offers breathtaking scenery with dramatic mountain landscapes, deep valleys, and traditional Berber villages. The views from the summit are particularly spectacular.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to experience the local Berber culture.
  • Many trekking routes pass through Berber villages where you can interact with the friendly locals and witness their traditional

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Marrakesh – Aguerssiwal – Matat Pass (2200 m)- Azib Tamssoult (2600 m):

Drive from Marrakesh towards the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Upon reaching the village of Aguerssiwal (1500 m), we will meet our team, including the cook and muleteers. This is where we will start our 4 days mount Toubkal trek. We will ascend on a mule path to the Matat Pass (2200 m) and then descend to the Azzedine valley for lunch. In the afternoon, we will climb through a juniper forest to reach Azib Tamssoult (2600 m) and overnight in the refuge. The trek involves approximately 6 hours of walking.

  • Overnight stay in a refuge at an altitude of 2250meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 70km/1hour 30minutes
  • Elevation gain, totaling +900 meters
  • Elevation loss, totaling -300 meters
Day 02: Azib Tamssoult (2600 m) – Aguelzem pass (3500 m) – Toubkal refuge ( 3200 m):

An early wake-up for breakfast, followed by a gradual climb up a zigzagging path to the pass of Aguelzem (3500 m), where we can enjoy dramatic views of the Atlas Mountains and the valleys. After a picnic lunch, we cross the bridge to the main path, descending to the refuge (3200 m). Overnight stay in the refuge. Duration: 7 hours of walking.

  • Overnight stay in a refuge at an altitude of 3200meters.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +1250 meters
  • Elevation loss, totaling -300 meters
Day 03: Toubkal Refuge (3200 m) – Toubkal peak (4170 m)- Toubkal Refuge – Aremd village (2000 m):

Departure early in the morning to avoid sometimes difficult weather conditions and to enjoy the soft morning light on the Toubkal summit. We ascend through a sometimes steep trail (but with no risk) and reach the first pass at 3900 m. From there, we catch sight of the summit of Toubkal, which we reach after 45 minutes. Following the ridge to reach the highest point in North Africa of Toubkal pick, the view is breathtaking over the massif and extends far in all directions. You can admire spectacular views to gauge the extent of the Siroua Mountain and many other peaks in this magnificent range.

We backtrack along the same path, and after a brief stop at the refuge, we initiate our descent towards the village of Aremd, situated at an altitude of 2000 m. Lunch will be served during the descent. overnight stay in a loge.

  • Elevation gain, totaling +1000 meters
  • Elevation Total, totaling +2200 meters
  • Accommodation: guest house/Loge
Day 04: Aremd village – Imlil village – Marrakesh.

After breakfast at 9:00 am, we walk down through walnut tree to the Imlil Village where we meet our transport, we leave Atlas Mountain and drive back to Marrakesh, overnight in Hotel or Riad.

  • 1 hour of walking.
  • Elevation Loss, totaling -200 meters
  • The distance covered on the drive 70km, 1h 40 min.
  • Meals: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek Through Toubkal Massif.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during this Atlas trek from Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4.

Food & Water

Drinking untreated water from the taps is discouraged. It is advisable to use purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water, or purchasing mineral water on the way/Refuge as alternatives.
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook team consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches: usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner: starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During the trek to Mount Toubkal, you will spend one night in lodge and two nights in refuges. You will be paired up with other trekkers. Private rooms are available for an additional cost upon request a few weeks before your trek date to ensure availability.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our meals but depending on the group size, as well as baggage animals (mules, camels), and their handlers..


Trekking to Toubkal involves hiking at relatively high altitudes. The Toubkal trek rises to 4,174 meters. Please inform our tour guide if you experience any altitude-related problems during the trek.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £100 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakesh. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ.  We suggest that approximately from £60 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Luggage Allotment

For the Mount Toubkal trek, during the summer season, you are permitted to bring one piece of luggage (maximum 15kg/person) and a daypack (approximately 30 – 40 litres). No rigid suitcases are allowed for your belongings (a top opening bag is more practical); your bags will be handled several times and carried by mules during the trek to Toubkal. Additionally, no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

During the winter season, please think to porter and only select the most important items you need. Prepare your luggage as lightly as possible.

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at an safty place in the village where this trek starts or in your hotel in Marrakesh or Imlil Village, including any items you do not need on the trek, and pick these up when you return.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

      • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
      • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Getting Ready for Your trekking to Toubkal

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this trekking in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Toubkal Weather & Temperature

During the summer months (June to August), the weather in Toubkal is relatively mild at lower elevations, with warm temperatures during the day and cooler temperatures at night. At higher altitudes, temperatures can still be cool, especially in the early morning and late evening.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn brings cooler temperatures to Toubkal, especially at higher elevations. Days become shorter, and temperatures gradually decrease as the season progresses.

Winter (December to February): Winter in Toubkal brings cold temperatures and snowfall, especially at higher elevations. The summit and surrounding peaks are often covered in snow during this time. Daytime temperatures can be below freezing, with sub-zero temperatures at night. Wind chill can make it feel even colder, particularly on exposed ridges and summits.

Spring (March to May): Spring is a transitional season in Toubkal, with temperatures gradually warming up and snow melting at lower elevations.
Weather conditions can be variable during spring, with a mix of sunny days and occasional rain showers. Snow may still be present at higher elevations, especially earlier in the season.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates only from May to October and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference.

Important to know: If the Aguelzem Pass (3500 meters) is closed due to snow, our guide may change the route and go via Aremd. However, you can consider our Toubkal 2-day or 3-day Toubkal trek, both of which operate year-round.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 15% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).

How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list for Toubkal winter trek

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Insulated, waterproof jacket (with hood)
  • Insulated, waterproof pants
  • Base layers (moisture-wicking)
  • Insulating mid-layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Warm hat or beanie
  • Neck gaiter or scarf
  • Gloves (waterproof and insulated)
  • Waterproof hiking boots with good traction
  • Gaiters (to keep snow out of boots)


  • Backpack with a capacity for carrying necessary gear and supplies
  • Trekking poles (adjustable, for stability)
  • Crampons (for traction on icy/snowy terrain)
  • Ice axe (for self-arrest and stability)
  • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Insulated water bottle(s) or thermos
  • Sunscreen and lip balm (with high SPF)
  • Personal first aid kit (including blister treatment, pain relievers…)

Item to rent for a toubkal winter trek:

  • Head Lamp: 2 €/day
  • Jacket: €3/day
  • Walking poles: 3 €/day/pair
  • Down jacket: €2/day
  • Hat: 2 €/day
  • Glove: 3 €/day/pair
  • Crampons: €5/day/pair
  • Ice Axe; €3/day
  • Sleeping Bag: €2.5/day
  • Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.
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Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa, located in the Toubkal National Park in the High Atlas mountain range of Morocco. It is approximately 70 kilometers south of the city of Marrakech, Mount Toubkal has an elevation of 4,167 meters (13,671 feet) above sea level, making it the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and the entire North Africa region. Climbing Mount Toubkal is a popular trekking and mountaineering destination. The ascent to the summit is a challenging but non-technical climb, making it accessible to trekkers and climbers with varying levels of experience. The trek often begins in the village of Imlil, and the typical ascent and descent can be done in a few days.

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