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Toubkal

Enjoy a cultural rollercoaster ride from the bustling streets of Marrakech to the wild and quiet Atlas Mountains in just 5 days. Climbing Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4167m, is challenging but suitable for newcomers to trekking mountains. The combination of mountain and culture on this trip is what makes it extra special.

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    Duration

    5 Days

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    Start Location

    Marrakech, Morocco

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    Date(s)

    All Year

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    Price

    From €450.00

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Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains

Morocco is well known for its rich culture, delicious food and welcoming people. But did you know it is also home to many beautiful 4000m mountains? The Atlas Mountains range over 2,500km across northwestern Africa, separating the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean coastline from the Sahara Desert. The mountainous terrain is scattered with Berber villages, huge canyons and ravines. The highest peak is Toubkal, which is situated 80km south of Marrakech. This expedition is a unique experience mixing local cultures, tasty food and new mountain scenery.

Marrakech is the start and end point for this trip with its well-served international airport. You'll stay in the old town (medina) which is a densely packed, high walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with a maze of small alleyways leading you to bustling souks (marketplaces), delicious street food stands and local services such as hammam massages.

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YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE

WHO IS THIS FOR?

You should be fit enough for 3 days of trekking covering approximately 1000m of ascent / descent per day. You don't need previous trekking or mountaineering experience but you will need to arrive in good health and with a high level of fitness. The summit day is tough but very rewarding as you reach the roof of North Africa and are greeted with amazing views.

If you're looking for a mountain adventure combined with a culture hit then this trip is perfect for you. This is a great trip to begin your trekking and mountaineering journey. If you're still not sure whether you're ready, no sweat! Get in touch and we'll be happy to talk it through with you.

    Adventure Overview

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    Duration

    5 Days

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    Start Location

    Marrakech, Morocco

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    Date(s)

    All Year

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    Guide Ratio

    4:1

  • Ability

    Level A

    Level A

    You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure and can’t wait to get going. Bring it on!

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    Price

    From €450.00

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

Great news! Your place on this adventure is carbon offset along with our footprint in creating it. To learn more about what we're doing head to our 'about us' page.

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LIVE THE ADVENTURE

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Adventure Base: Through our clients eyes.

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We asked our clients to let us know how their trips went. They decided to show us instead. Below is footage captured by our clients on some of our favourite adventures. Thanks guys.

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Meet The Team

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Introducing our crack squad of mountain lovers and adventure junkies. We spend most of our days plotting, planning and building some of the very best trips out there for you all to enjoy.

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR THIS TRIP

Please note this is a guide and you may be required to rent or purchase last minute equipment on arrival dependent on the weather and changes in itinerary. Certain items can be rented or bought locally.

For the full downloadable Toubkal Kit List please click here.

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FINER DETAILS

YOUR ADVENTURE PACKAGE 

On arrival day you are picked up from Marrakech Airport and taken directly to Imlil (1hr drive) to our base at Imlil Lodge.

What's Included?

  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 2 nights at base camp Toubkal full board
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 1 night at Imlil Lodge full board
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. 1 night at a Riad in Marrakech with breakfast
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  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. All water included on the trek
  • Group 16 Created with Sketch. All transport costs included within the trip

What's not Included?

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This Trip is running on the following dates

april 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 12 Apr, 2023

Return

Sun 16 Apr, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 19 Apr, 2023

Return

Sun 23 Apr, 2023

Availability

7 spots available

may 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 10 May, 2023

Return

Sun 14 May, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 17 May, 2023

Return

Sun 21 May, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

june 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 07 Jun, 2023

Return

Sun 11 Jun, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 14 Jun, 2023

Return

Sun 18 Jun, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

september 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 13 Sep, 2023

Return

Sun 17 Sep, 2023

Availability

8 spots available

Depart

Wed 20 Sep, 2023

Return

Sun 24 Sep, 2023

Availability

4 spots available

october 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 04 Oct, 2023

Return

Sun 08 Oct, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 11 Oct, 2023

Return

Sun 15 Oct, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

november 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 08 Nov, 2023

Return

Sun 12 Nov, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 15 Nov, 2023

Return

Sun 19 Nov, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

december 2023
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 06 Dec, 2023

Return

Sun 10 Dec, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 13 Dec, 2023

Return

Sun 17 Dec, 2023

Availability

10 spots available

april 2024
3 Dates
Depart

Wed 10 Apr, 2024

Return

Sun 14 Apr, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 17 Apr, 2024

Return

Sun 21 Apr, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 24 Apr, 2024

Return

Sun 28 Apr, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

may 2024
3 Dates
Depart

Wed 08 May, 2024

Return

Sun 12 May, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 15 May, 2024

Return

Sun 19 May, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 22 May, 2024

Return

Sun 26 May, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

june 2024
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 05 Jun, 2024

Return

Sun 09 Jun, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 12 Jun, 2024

Return

Sun 16 Jun, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

september 2024
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 11 Sep, 2024

Return

Sun 15 Sep, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 18 Sep, 2024

Return

Sun 22 Sep, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

october 2024
3 Dates
Depart

Wed 09 Oct, 2024

Return

Sun 13 Oct, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 16 Oct, 2024

Return

Sun 20 Oct, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 23 Oct, 2024

Return

Sun 27 Oct, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

november 2024
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 06 Nov, 2024

Return

Sun 10 Nov, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 13 Nov, 2024

Return

Sun 17 Nov, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

december 2024
2 Dates
Depart

Wed 04 Dec, 2024

Return

Sun 08 Dec, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

Depart

Wed 11 Dec, 2024

Return

Sun 15 Dec, 2024

Availability

10 spots available

What to expect from your accommodation

This trip combines comfort and practicality across 3 different locations in 5 days. 1 night in our comfortable lodge in Imlil, 2 nights on the mountain and 1 night in Marrakech.

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Imlil Lodge

The lodge in Imlil boasts 2 salons, garden, large roof terrace and 7 rooms with ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning and heating. Its a perfect base and arrival accommodation for your first night in Morocco.

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    Duration

    1 Night

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    Twin / Triple / Quad

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    Food

    Full Board

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Base Camp

We spend 2 nights at the Toubkal base camp. Depending on the time of year, we will either camp in comfortable 2 person tents (spring / summer / autumn) or stay in the rustic refuge (winter). The sleeping arrangements are fairly basic but comfortable and you'll always be well fed and looked after.

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    Duration

    2 Nights

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    Internet

    Not included

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    Beds

    Twin share tents / Refuge dormitory

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    Food

    Full board

Marrakech-accommodation

Marrakech

We spend the last night of the trip in a beautiful Riad located in the Medina of Marrakech, amongst the souks and vibrant hustle and bustle of city life. There is time to pick up souvenirs before catching your flight home. And why not add on a couple of extra nights?

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    Duration

    1 Night

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    Internet

    Wifi included

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    Beds

    Twin / Triple / Quad

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    Food

    Breakfast

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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S YOUR ITINERARY 

Please note this is a suggested itinerary only. While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and the weather sometimes have other ideas. You must be capable of sticking to the required group pace in order to complete the tour. If ability or fitness is hindering the trip, you may be asked to drop out of the tour at your own expense. For the full Toubkal itinerary please click here.

  • Day 1:
    Arrival Day in Marrakech

    Fly to Marrakech and meet the local Adventure Base team at the airport. Pick up from the airport in Marrakech at 16:00 and transfer straight to Imlil (1hr15mins). If you arrive early or late and wish to have your own transfer we can arrange that for an additional cost. Spend the night at Imlil Lodge with a delicious dinner, meet your guides and get ready to head into the mountains tomorrow morning.

  • Day 2:
    Approach the Toubkal Base Camp (3206m)

    After breakfast we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. 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 refuge (3206m) where we will have a hearty dinner before spending the night.

    12km 1450m up 0m down (6-8hrs)

  • Day 3:
    Summit Day

    Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Toubkal, 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 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 Marrakech 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 spend the night at Base Camp.

    8km 1150m up 1150m down (6-7hrs)

  • Day 4:
    Marrakech!

    Today we head back towards Imlil and say goodbye to our wonderful guide team over a traditional cup of Moroccan tea and lunch. After lunch we transfer back to Marrakech (1hr15mins). We arrive in time for a wonder around the souks before our last dinner together in the Medina. Spend the night at a Riad in Marrakech.

    12km 0m up 1450m down (4-5hrs)

  • Day 5:
    Departure Day

    After a well deserved nights' sleep in the Riad, its time for one last breakfast before the trip ends and you make your journey home. We arrange for one group transfer to the airport based on the flight times of the group. If anyone wants their own transfer it can be arranged for an additional cost.

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Frequently asked questions about this adventure

TK: Altitude

When you go over 2,700m your body begins to feel the effects of altitude. Shortness of breath, headaches and nausea Read more

When you go over 2,700m your body begins to feel the effects of altitude. Shortness of breath, headaches and nausea are just a few of the symptoms that you might experience. Most people are fine as we ascend the mountain gradually over a number of days however if there are problems then are team are on hand to help. Your safety is our no1 priority.

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TK: Drinks

We don't recommend drinking the water and you shouldn't need to as we will provide plenty of water on the Read more

We don’t recommend drinking the water and you shouldn’t need to as we will provide plenty of water on the trip for you. You will be able to buy soft drinks when passing shops.

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TK: Food

This trip is full board and you will not go hungry. Breakfast is as you would expect with cereals, breads Read more

This trip is full board and you will not go hungry. Breakfast is as you would expect with cereals, breads and fruit. Lunches and dinners will be traditional ‘Tagine’ dishes with both meat and vegetarian options. There will also be opportunity to pick up chocolate bars and snacks as you move along the trails from local side shops.

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TK: Insurance

You will need to get insurance before coming on this trip in case of accident or emergency. You can learn Read more

You will need to get insurance before coming on this trip in case of accident or emergency. You can learn more about insurance options here.

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TK: Minimum Numbers

We need 2 people on a trip to confirm it will run. If you can't find the date's you're after or Read more

We need 2 people on a trip to confirm it will run. If you can’t find the date’s you’re after or would like a private trip then please get in touch with us on hello@adventurebase.com

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TK: Phone Signal / Internet

You will not have phone signal (very limited) or internet when on the mountain, staying at the Base Camp. You Read more

You will not have phone signal (very limited) or internet when on the mountain, staying at the Base Camp. You will be able to access internet in Imlil and Marrakech.

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TK: Tipping

Tips are appreciated by the guiding team but are not expected. If you're happy with the service you received then Read more

Tips are appreciated by the guiding team but are not expected. If you’re happy with the service you received then a good rule of thumb is tipping 10% of the total cost of the trip.

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TK: Weather

The weather will vary greatly depending on where you are in Morocco and what time of year it is. In Read more

The weather will vary greatly depending on where you are in Morocco and what time of year it is. In Marrakech the temperature can be as low as 15 degrees in Winter or 30 degrees in summer. On the top of Toubkal it can be as low as -5 degrees in winter or 25 degrees in the summer. In short, prepare for every temperature.

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TK: What happens if the weather is bad?

We all know things can change in the mountains quickly so we keep an eye on weather conditions very closely. Read more

We all know things can change in the mountains quickly so we keep an eye on weather conditions very closely. As long as it’s safe to do so we will always try and attempt to summit Toubkal. However sometimes we will be forced to turn around if it becomes dangerous to do so.

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MEET THE GUIDES

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Miha

IFMGA Guide

Miha is an IFMGA guide from Slovenia based between the beautiful Julian Alps and Chamonix. He has been climbing for over 20 years all over the world, including expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, India, Pakistan, USA, Mexico and Peru. He summited an 8000er on his first expedition to the Himalaya, did a first ascent on the previously unclimbed Lasher peak in the Himalaya and climbed El Capitan and many routes over the Alps.

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Pablo

IFMGA Guide

Pablo is originally from a small mountain village in Spain and came to Chamonix with only one dream to become a mountain guide. Based in Chamonix since 2013, Pablo made the Alps his playground as a guide and as an alpinist and has climbed many of the classic alpine routes. He combines mountain guiding with helicopter rescue work in Spain during the off seasons.

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Fede

IFMGA Guide

"My favorite mountain is the Midi d’Ossau, in the Pyrenees. It is a volcanic and unique mountain, that a stands out from the other peaks around. It is a huge fortress with many different features that provides incredible rock climbing routes, and the most important thing is that is 20 minutes from my house ;)"

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Roger

IFMGA Guide

Roger has spent over 15 years guiding around the world. He is a Guide instructor at the Spanish School of Guides and is fascinated by discovering mountains with clients. Roger has a big passion about showing people his beloved mountains and sharing climbs and descents with skis.

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Jon

IFMGA Guide

"If asked about my favourite mountain or mountain range, it wouldn't be easy to answer since perfect places to climb, ski or explore can be found all over the world. But, if I had to choose one, I think I'd say the Pyrenees, not very high, but wild and still quite unknown: the mountains where I learnt when I was a child and where I can still live great adventures far from the crowd".

Are you ready?

Our adventures are attributed a difficulty level from A to E. This Toubkal trip is rated Level A, for beginners and newcomers We recommend you only book a trip that reflects your ability.

Level A

For beginners and newcomers

  • You’re not quite sure where to start but you’re hungry for an adventure.
  • Little / no prior experience
  • Usually less then a week in distance
  • No technical skills required
  • Basic level of fitness
Think you've got this?

This trip is at this level

Level B

For those with some prior experience

  • You have some previous experience in the outdoors, whether that’s hiking, skiing or climbing.
  • You will either be starting to venture into more technical terrain or slightly more 'aggressive' environments
  • Moderate fitness
  • Some basic skills

Level C

For accomplished adventurers

  • You have a fair amount of experience climbing, hiking or skiing more technical terrain.
  • You’re comfortable on sustained adventures and you call yourself a ‘hardened’ adventurer.
  • You're not quite George Mallory but you subscribe to his 'because it there' attitude.
  • Fit & Strong

Level D

For the pros

  • Ready to test those learnt skills on the next challenge
  • Comfortable in most types of environments
  • Very fit
  • Some level of technical skills

Level E

For the experts

  • You’ve been on more adventures than you've had hot dinners and you've built up a crafty skill set to tackle most challenges out there.
  • Good technical skills and knowledge
  • Good experience
  • Very fit

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