Toubkal climb, hight peak of Atlas mountains
What hiker hasn’t dreamed of climbing Toukbal, North Africa’s highest peak (4167 m)? It presents no technical difficulties, only real physical commitment and mental motivation. This is Morocco’s most classic trek, done in just two days!
The stages of your journey :
Day 1 : Marrakech - Imlil - Sidi Chamharouch. 1h30 drive. 6h of walking. Ascent 1200m
Day 2 : Sidi Chamharouch - Toubkal clim. Back to Marrakech. 8h of walking. Ascent +/-2000m
Level of difficulty: very challenging. Between 5 and 8 hours of walking each day
Ascent: 1300 m
Trip designed for travellers with mountain experience
Ideal period: from the end of May to the end of September
> Under a bivouac during the hike : Each night, igloo tents (Ferrino brand) are set up near the kitchen tent and the mess tent where meals are taken. Floor cushions and rugs help make seating comfortable and lanterns add ambiance! Wash is quick and conveniences rustic. What is prioritized on this kind of trip is meeting local people and getting to know your Berber team (guide, cook, and mule driver).No worries! Your team will help you the first couple of times with setting up your tent if you need it.
> The menu during the hike : We do our best to offer you varied, tasty, nutritious and authentic Moroccan meals on our treks
Breakfast: cereal, bread, marmelade, milk, black tea, mint tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Lunch: a variety of salads or vegetable stews, cheeses, seasonal fruits, mint tea
Dinner: Moroccan soup and a hot entrée: tajine, couscous or noodles with desert and tea
Snacks/Dessert: crepes, apple fritter, seasonal fruit salad, cinnamon oranges, dates, rice pudding
Price for this journey in Morocco
Your hiking tour starting from 240€ per person based on a 2 person trip
Your hiking tour starting from 180€ per person based on a 3 person trip
Your hiking tour starting from 145€ per person based on a 4 person trip
This price is per person based on persons sharing a room
Final price will vary according to the number of people, the season and the dates of travelling.
- Transfer between Marrakech and Imlil in a private minibus
- The services of an English speaking mountain guide for two days
- The services of a Berber cook for two days
- Mules to carry equipment and luggage
- Meals during the hike: 2 picnic lunches, 1 dinner, 1 complete breakfast
- Bivouac equipment: double igloo tent, mattress and cover, mess and kitchen tent, kitchen utensils, etc...
Not included :
- Sleeping bags (rental possible)
- Meals and accommodations in Marrakech
Day 1 : Marrakech - Imlil - Sidi Chamharouch
1h30 drive - 6h of walking - Ascent 1200m
Your mountain guide will greet you to transfer to Imlil in the morning. This town, at Toukbal’s feet seems like it belongs in Nepal. Load your mules, and start your hike to Sidi Chamharouch at 3200 m. Picnic on the way prepared by your local cook. Set up your bivouac after having walked for about 6 hours and Toukbal’s feet. .
Day 2 : Sidi Chamharouch - Toubkal Climb. Back to Marrakech
8h of walking - Ascent +/-2000m
After breakfast, take off for Toukbal’s peak. You’ll reach the summit, 4167 m after 4 hours of continued walking. Picnic there before starting your descent back down to Imlil, your arrival point. Say good bye to your local team and regain Marrakech by the end of the day by minibus.
- Provide pellets to purify the water.
- Validate the route of each stage with your cook before starting each hike.
- Take a rain cape in the bag you carry the day. Risk of thunderstorms.
- Take shoes to walk in the water.
- Take enough water each morning before starting the hike.
- In case of bad weather (eg storm ...) do not lose sight of your guide.
- Avoid walking during the hottest hours of the day, cover yourself to avoid sunstroke
- Wash your hands with soap before each meal.
- Take a decent outfit for crossing the villages.
> During your tour : An accredited mountain guide recognized by Morocco’s ministry of tourism. Your guide knows how to adapt the trek to beginner and expert hikers. Also on the team is a cook and one or a few mule drivers, depending on the size of the group.