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Mount Toubkal Climbing

A week's journey to the heart of the Moroccan High Atlas, with an assault on the 4167m-high Toubkal!
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Trek in Morocco

8 days / 7 nights

Climbing Toubkal, the roof of Morocco

This trek in Morocco is a classic! At 4167m, Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa. Its ascent is accessible to all good hikers, as it’s essentially a high mountain trek. It’s also an opportunity to discover, in the heart of the Moroccan High Atlas, a Berber people still sheltered from the modern world. The muleteers and guides who accompany you will quickly become your companions and will also facilitate encounters along the way or when crossing villages.

To summarize:
Level of difficulty: sporty. Between 3 and 6h30 of walking per day.
Average daily elevation gain: 1000m.
Suitable for experienced hikers.
Ideal period: End of May to end of September.

Regions visited during this Morocco tour: Marrakech & Surroundings | Atlas Mountains & Sahara

N.B.: This trip to Morocco is an individual, tailor made tour to be personalized with our Morocco specialist advisors.

The route
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Located in the heart of Morocco, Marrakech, also known as "the red city" because of the color of its buildings, enchants visitors with its many lush gardens, culture, crafts and the famous Jemaa el Fna square, the lively heart of the city.

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Azzaden Valley

Situated in the High Atlas mountains, the Azzaden valley is a great place to discover the local flora and fauna, as well as a good bivouac spot.

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Mount Toubkal

Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco and North Africa. Climbing Mount Toubkal allows you to discover the valley of the same name, small mountain villages, traditional life and magnificent panoramic views from the summit.

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Known as the starting point for the ascent of Toubkal (Morocco's highest peak), Imlil is an ideal base for walking and hiking in the surrounding area, between mountains and green expanses!

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Étapes 1 & 5


Located in the heart of Morocco, Marrakech, also known as "the red city" because of the color of its buildings, enchants visitors with its many lush gardens, culture, crafts and the famous Jemaa el Fna square, the lively heart of the city.

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Your trek in Morocco in detail

Day 1


Majorelle Garden
Majorelle Garden

Welcome at Marrakech airport, transfer and overnight at hotel, free meals.

Night in Marrakech.

Day 2

Marrakech - Ikoubline

Azzaden valley
Azzaden valley

Depart Marrakech by vehicle for the Atlas valleys, and before Tassa Ouirgane, meet the Berber team accompanying you. Start the trek upstream along the stream in the verdant Azzaden valley, setting up camp before the village of Ikoubline at 1700m. A double tent for the night and a mess tent for meals.

1h30 drive + 4h walk – Difference in altitude +500m/-100m
Night in bivouac.

Day 3

Ikoubline - Azib Tamsoult

Village in the mountains
Village in the mountains

Discover traditional life in the valley: remote villages clinging to the mountain slopes, peasant life, terraced farming, ancient trees…) Passage to Tizi Oussem then on to Azib Tamsoult. Set up camp at 2300m.

5h30 walking – Difference in altitude +650m/-100m.
Night in bivouac.

Day 4

Azib Tamsoult – Neltner Mountain Hut

View on the Toukbal
View on the Toukbal

A sporty and original stage that takes you to the Toubkal base camp via the Agulzim pass (3400 m). From the ridge, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Toubkal summit and surrounding peaks.
Descend and set up camp near the Neltner hut (3105 m). Overnight in tents.

6h30 walking – Difference in altitude +1100m/-300m.
Overnight in tents.

Day 5

Climbing Toubkal

Toukbal peak
Toukbal peak

Early morning via the classic route. Ascent of Toubkal 4167 m. Highest peak in North Africa. Descent via the northern route and return to the same bivouac. Overnight in tents.
The ascent is optional: those who prefer to stay at the foot of Toubkal can take a short walk around the base camp or keep our cook company…

5h30 walking – Difference in altitude +/-1060m Optional ascent.
Overnight in tents.

Day 6



You leave the base camp to reach the valley, passing by the Sidi Chamharouch marabout, characterized by a huge white baked rock, a few basic rooms for pilgrims and a few “cafés” for hikers in transit. On to Imlil. At this altitude, mud houses have given way to massive stone constructions. Settle into a mountain cottage. Overnight in dormitories, shared sanitary facilities.

4h walking – Difference in altitude +50m/-1300m.
Overnight in dormitories.

Day 7

Imlil - Marrakech


Breakfast on the terrace, final stroll under the walnut trees, then transfer to Marrakech, arriving late morning, check into your hotel, lunch and dinner on your own. Jemaa el Fna Square, the lively heart of the city, and the souks await you, unless you prefer to enjoy the peace and quiet of your hotel.

1h30 walk + 1h30 drive.
Night in hotel.

Day 8


Sunset in Marrakech
Sunset in Marrakech

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport, rest of the day free.

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Your accommodation for this trek in Morocco

Please do not hesitate to contact our team to find out more about the accommodation we have selected for you.
The accommodations proposed in our programs are selected according to criteria of comfort, services and location. As Morocco like a local is a travel agency specializing in tailor-made tours, we strive to meet your expectations by offering 100% customized programs. This is why all the accommodations mentioned in our programs are only suggestions, and it is entirely possible for you to modify them according to your wishes, your budget and seasonal availability.

Nights details

> Bivouac: Every evening, igloo tents (Ferrino brand) are set up near the kitchen tent and mess tent, where meals are served. Mats and carpets provide comfort, and lanterns add to the atmosphere! Toilet facilities are basic and amenities rustic. The most important aspect of this type of trip is meeting the local population and getting to know the Berber teams (guide, cook, camel driver).
Rest assured, your guide and Berber team will help you set up your tent if necessary.

> Hotel: 2 nights in a 3*** standard hotel in Marrakech on a BB basis.

> Gîte: 1 night in a mountain gîte with shared dormitories and sanitary facilities. A must for the ascent of Toubkal.

> On the menu during your trip: We do our utmost to provide you with varied, tasty, balanced and… Moroccan food.
Breakfast: cereals, bread, jam, milk, black tea, mint tea, coffee, chocolate.
Lunch: mixed cooked salads or vegetable ratatouille, cooked cheese, seasonal fruit, mint tea.
Dinner: Moroccan soup, hot tagine dish or couscous, or a pasta dish + dessert, verbena, herbal tea.
Snack/Dessert: pancakes, apple fritters, seasonal fruit salad, cinnamon oranges, dates, rice pudding.

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Estimated price per person: 880 euros

Your trip starts at €880 per person based on 2 people.
This rate is based on people traveling together and sharing a double room.

The final price may vary according to the number of participants, your departure dates, vehicle category and availability during the selected period.

Included in this travel

  • Double occupancy
  • 2 nights based on 3*** standard hotel in Marrakech in BB
  • 4 nights in an igloo tent bivouac
  • 1 night in a mountain cottage in dormitories with shared bathroom facilities
  • Airport - hotel - Atlas and return transfers
  • Mules for logistics + luggage
  • All picnic meals from breakfast on D2 to breakfast on D7.
  • Breakfast on D8
  • French-speaking Moroccan guide during trekking section
  • Cook for the bivouac section
  • Collective pharmacy managed by the guide

Not included in this travel

  • International flights (we do not provide this service)
  • Complementary travel insurance, not mandatory
  • Meals in Marrakech, excluding breakfasts
  • Tips, drinks and extras
  • Sleeping bags. Rental possible
  • Single supplement
  • Bottled mineral water. Spring water available, please bring purification tablets.
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Our tips for this trek in Morocco

– Take water purification tablets with you.
– Confirm the route of each stage with your cook before starting each hike.
– Pack a rain cape in your day pack. Risk of thunderstorms.
– Bring shoes for walking in water. Some passages possible.
– Bring enough water each morning before starting the hike.
– In the event of bad weather (e.g. thunderstorms), keep your cook in sight.
– Avoid walking during the hottest part of the day, and cover up to avoid sunstroke (cap or hat).
– Wash your hands with soap before each meal.
– Dress appropriately for village crossings.

> Supervision: A qualified mountain guide with Ministry of Tourism accreditation. He knows how to adapt to the walkers he accompanies, from beginners to experienced hikers.
He is assisted by a cook and one or more muleteers, depending on the size of the group.

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Trek in Morocco

8 days / 7 nights

  • Walking on the roof of Morocco, the Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.
  • An encounter with Berber culture.
  • An ascent accessible to any well-motivated walker, because it's all about hiking.
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