Toubkal Ascent 3 Day


The Toubkal Region started to become well known to trekkers back in the 1970s. The landscapes are spectacular and for walkers there are plenty of bivouac and accommodation opportunities. For the less energetic, many interesting parts of the region can be visited as part of an organized 4WD excursion from Marrakech. Popular are trips up onto the Plateau du Kik and in the Ourika Valley. The problem is that certain treks, including the ascent of Toubkal (referred to by one French climber as being a ‘boulevard-type’ hike), are almost too popular in the summer season. Nevertheless, there are plenty of alternative routes. If not hiking with a foreign-based tour company, you should be able to work out some sort of interesting route to suit your capabilities with an experienced local guide, contacted via Hotel Ali in Marrakech or in a trail-head village

Day 1 Arrival in Marrakech. Transfer from Marrakech to Imlil. Walk from Imlil to the Toubkal Refuge.

Day 2 Summit Toubkal and walk back down to the Toubkal Refuge.

Day 3 Walk from the Toubkal Refuge back down to Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech


Day 1: 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 Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.

Day 2: Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back to the Toubkal Refuge where we will spend the night.

Day 3: Today we walk back from the Toubkal Refuge to Imlil. After arrival in Imlil we will transfer back to Marrakech.


Dates available : All Year
Grade: 3 /5
Price :  €/P/P/D
What's Included :

Transport  , Qualified English speaking guide ,Mules to carry the baggage and food , All food , Cook to prepare all meals , Accommodation

What's Not Included :

Travel and accident insurance Drinks and items of a personal nature Personal equipment Anything else not mentioned on (section what’s included).

Dates & Prices

This trek is available throughout the year. You can start the trek on any date you wish.

Group size
2 - 3
Group size
Group size
50  45 € 35 € Available