While we try and stick to the tried and tested itinerary below, the mountain and weather, as well as the accommodation availability, sometimes have other ideas. We will always remain as flexible as possible to make sure we can change any plans if required.
We look forward to getting you out on our Toubkal adventure.
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 the following morning.
Approach the Toubkal Base Camp (3206m)
After breakfast you begin your trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, you pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Your route takes you along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river you 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 you will have a hearty dinner before spending the night.
12km / 1450m up / 0m down / 6-8hrs
Early in the morning you make your attempt on the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. The route takes you 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 can enjoy the breathtaking vistas across the surrounding landscape. 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. You will retrace your steps to return down the mountain and spend the night at Base Camp.
8km / 1150m up / 1150m down / 6-7hrs
Today you head back towards Imlil and say goodbye to your wonderful guide team over a traditional cup of Moroccan tea and lunch. After lunch you transfer back to Marrakech (1hr15mins). You arrive in time for a wander around the souks before your last dinner together in the Medina. Spend the night at a Riad in Marrakech.
12km / 0m up / 1450m down / 4-5hrs
After a well deserved night’s sleep in the Riad, it is 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.