Toubkal Summit Trek

Duration: 3 days
Trails: T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
Ascent per day: 250 - 500 m ascent per day

> Two nights at refuge in Winter, camping in Summer
> Highest peak in Northern Africa
> More time, greater success

This three day version of the Toubkal Ascent allows for more time and greater success. Trek all the way to Jebl Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Toubkal is famous for its splendid views and adventurous feel.

Get off the beaten track and let Toubkal Guide make you experience a different Morocco: The Morocco of high peaks and beautiful vistas.



Pick up – Imlil – Refuge (3206m)

Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech. After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.

Refuge du Toubkal

Refuge du Toubkal

Summit day! Climb from Refuge du Toubkal (3200m) to the summit of Jbel Toubkal (4.167m)

Summit day! You will be woken up very early by your guide for breakfast. To make sure that the views are the best when your on top, you will start your ascent before 6.00 am. The beginning of your climb can be tough as the path is steep and you might feel the altitude. Short breathing, headache and nausea our some of the symptoms. Some paracetamol can do miracles. The view of the head torches of the other climbers lightning up along the trail will make up for it. At the level of Tizi Toubkal (almost 4.000m.) you might have a small setback. Please note that altitude can also make you less motivated. It is is very much a mental game. Allow yourself to take a 5 minutes break and give it a restart. After 4 hours you will reach the top of Jbel Toubkal and you will be rewarded with a marvelous view over the Atlas Mountains. Going down to the refuge will take you around 2,5 hours, but be careful. It can be slippery. Once you are the refuge, you can enjoy a great lunch and give your legs a deserved rest. Well done! NOTE: in winter, when there is snow on the mountain, you might need crampons to cross the icy parts to prevent you from slipping down. Crampons can be hired in Imlil. The crampons can be adapted to the size of your shoes and are attached with straps. There is no need for the heaviest hiking boots: category B/C is fine. For hikers who descend easily, there is the possibility to go down to Imlil/Aremd (1900m) on the same day. Total walking for going all the way down is ca. 9 to 10 hours!

Refuge du Toubkal

Refuge du Toubkal

Toubkal Refuge – Imlil Village (1900m)

On the final day we make an attempt to climb Jebel Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak at 4167m. The climb takes about 5 to 6 hours from and back to the hut. After a short rest we trek back down via Sidi Chamharouch along a rocky trail all the way to Aremd village. You can choose whether you would like to spend the night in our lodge in Aremd, spend night in the village of Imlil, or be collected in Imlil and driven to Marrakech.


  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, private transport, etc.) as described in the itinerary are included.

  • Accommodation in refuges

    During your trek, you stay in refuges. These are simple in nature but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

  • Meals

    This trek includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Professional guide

    During your trek, you will at all times be accompanied by an English speaking guide.

  • Muleteer

    A muleteer will be there to assist with transporting all the necessary equipment, luggage, food, etc.


  • Traveling to and from

    This trip does not include costs for transportation (flights, bus travel, etc.) to your destination.

  • Crampons and Ice Axe

    In case you are summitting in winter, crampons and an ice axe a reccommended. These are not provided by your trekking company.

  • Sleeping bag

    You must bring your own sleeping bag with you. You can rent a sleeping bag from your trekking company.

  • Tipping

    Gratuities for the guide are not covered by the trek's price. The amount to tip is at your discretion, yet if you've received excellent service from your guide, considering a generous tip is appreciated.

  • Travel Insurance

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before your trek.

  • Accommodation before and after the trek

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    Personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks at the bar and other similar expenses are your own responsibility.


  • Tip 1: Choose the route that suits you best

  • Tip 4: The best season for climbing Mount Toubkal

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