- Challenge Information
DetailsMt Toubkal TrekTrip datesMonday 16th June to Saturday 21st June 2025We can operate our private treks for any given departure date and for any group size making this option ideal for family and friendship groups who wish to trek together. The very best time to trek Mt Toubkal is April, May and June or September and October as the weather is perfect. We can arrange trips in July and August if preferred just be prepared for hotter temperatures. We are happy to edit the itinerary to suit your preferences and please let us know if you wish to extend the trip in any way.Trip outlineThe highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, North Africa, and the Arab World - Mt Toubkal sits at 4,167m above the town of Aremd and offers unsurpassed panoramas of Morocco and the incredible Atlas Mountains. Touch down into Marrakech, Morocco’s Red City. The city is well known for its colourful markets, bustling souqs and the Jemaa el-Fna (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Spend the day wandering amongst the buzzing crowds surrounded by aromatic spices and exotic fruits, before embarking on your journey into mountains. Just a stone’s throw away from Marrakech is the High Atlas Mountains, home to picturesque and tranquil Berber villages and North Africa’s highest peak, Mt Toubkal. Our trek heads through the beautiful valleys and passes of the Atlas Mountains to the peak for the most amazing views of the whole of North Africa and the Sahara Dessert.
Highlights of the trip include...
Climb the highest peak in North Africa at 4,167m
Experience the hospitality of the Berber’s in the Atlas Mountains
360-degree views of the Atlas Mountains and across the Sahara Desert from the summit of
Indulge in incredible local cuisine, like rustic tagines and hand-picked olives
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jemaa el-Fnaa and the thriving souqs of
Comfortable paced itinerary and an amazing summit success!
Flights depart from the UK and arrive in Marrakesh (Morocco) at the Menara Airport where a private transfer will take us direct to our hotel in Marrakesh for a nights’ accommodation. You then have a full day to explore the wonderful sights and sounds of Marrakesh, exploring the culture and visiting the markets, palaces and incredible religious sights. We’ll have time to refresh ourselves in Marrakesh indulging in fresh mint teas and mouth-watering tagines before our adventure into the High Atlas starts.
The following day we begin our trek in Imlil and hike to the Tizi-n-Mezzik mountain pass at 2,489m. From here we lunch in the Juniper Forests and walk down the valley of Azzaden to the village of Tamssoult at 2,250m. The next day we trek out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal mountain hut via the Ighouliden waterfalls and over the
Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. On the summit day we ascent the peak in the morning - Mt Toubkal offers spectacular views across Morocco and on to the Sarah Dessert and gives an amazing sense of achievement to reach the peak. The rest of the day is set aside for the descent down Mt Toubkal and back to Imlil for a transfer to Marrakesh. The trekking route that we use is designed for everyone to achieve the goal of reaching the peak and you do not need to be extremely fit to undertake the trip as you will be walking at a steady pace carrying only a day bag with personal items and water. This is an assisted trek therefore the porters will transport the group equipment making your day bag manageable and lighter in weight. The group is led by a fully qualified and experienced English speaking Mountain Guide assisted by porters and cooks. Throughout the entire trip you will be very well looked after from the moment that you land in Morocco to your final day and departure.Outline ItineraryDay 1Fly from the UK to Marrakesh, Morocco. Your flight will arrive late evening and a private transfer will take you to the hotel for check-in and a nights’ accommodation.
After breakfast we will have a full day to tour Marrakesh taking in the sights and sounds of this incredible city. Night in the Marrakesh hotel.
Day 3 Marrakech - Imlil - Azib n Tamsoult
After a hearty breakfast our trek element will begin with the guides arriving at the hotel to collect the team and transfer from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains. This is around 1hr 30mins drive to Imlil (1,740m). The first part of the trek hikes to the Tizi-n- Mezzik mountain pass at 2,489m where there is a magical view of the entire Imlil area and Azzaden valley. Lunch will be in the Juniper forests and is fully prepared by our chef. After a leisurely lunch we then walk down the valley of Azzaden to the village of Tamssoult at 2,250m for dinner and our overnight accommodation (5 hours trekking).
Day 4 Azib n Tamsoult - Agelzim Mountain pass
Toubkal Base camp Today starts with a trek out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal mountain hut via Ighouliden waterfalls and over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Dinner and overnight accommodation is in the Toubkal mountain hut (6 hours trekking).
Day 5 Toubkal base camp - Toubkal Summit - Toubkal base camp - Imlil - Marrakech
Today is the day that we head to the summit! We have an early start for the trek to the peak of Mt Toubkal (4,167m) where you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert. After the team summit we then head back past the Toubkal mountain hut and trek down to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil! You will then be back in Marrakech at around 5pm for a nights’ accommodation.
The morning is free to relax and then we have a private transfer to Marrakesh Airport and return flight back to the UK. Breakfast is included.
During the hotel stay breakfast is included. During the trek we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner as detailed in the trip itinerary. The food is excellent, plentiful and varied and prepared to a very high standard. We cater very well for vegetarians and for all special dietary requirements.Clothing and Equipment
Clothing for Marrakesh cityVISA’s and passports
Walking clothing and sturdy boots
Personnel First Aid kit
Lightweight waterproof jacket and over-trousers
‘Hold all’ or rucksack at around 50-80 litres in size
Lightweight day bag to carry on the trek
Torch and batteries
Towel & personal toiletries
UK passport holders do not need to apply for a VISA to enter Morocco but please ensure that your passport has a minimum of 6 months before expiry.
All our expeditions are as ‘all inclusive’ aspractically possible this means that the cost covers all the accommodation with breakfast, flights, transfers, guides, porters and cooks. We include all food throughout your expedition (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) but it’s always good to bring a few extra treats items like nuts, dried fruit, energy bars and chocolate. The only costs not included are travel insurance and during the hotel stays - lunch, dinner and drinks.Costs and payment structureThe cost of the trip is £1,495. There is a £250 trip deposit (non-refundable) to book your place, payable to Life Changing Challenges and the remaining balance is paid in instalments.
How to reserve your place on the trip
To book a place on the trip simply pay deposit online
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- What's Included
All our expeditions are as ‘all inclusive’ as practically possible this means that the cost covers all the accommodation with breakfast, flights, transfers, guides, porters and cooks. We include all food throughout your expedition (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) but it’s always good to bring a few extra treats items like nuts, dried fruit, energy bars and chocolate.