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Toubkal trek – 2 days

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2 Days Toubkal Ascent

Day 1:

Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech. After a transfer to the little village of Imlil you will start your trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. You then continue east and by crossing the flood plains 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 snowline and the refuge (3206m). Here you will spend the night. About 5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 2: 

Early in the morning you make your attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Your 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 will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breath taking. 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. You will retrace your steps when you return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech. About 9 to 10 hours walking.


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Included in this price:

  • transport from Marrakech and back to Marrakech,
  • 1 night accommodation (refuge or camping),
  • meals during the trek,
  • mule,
  • cook and English speaking guide.



Not included in the price:

  • crampons and ice axe (Winter time),
  • sleeping bags,
  • walking poles,
  • soft drinks (mineral water,
  • Fanta etc) and tip.



Please note:

You need to have a good level of fitness and be well prepared regarding clothes and equipment although it is also possible to rent equipment locally.

What do I need to bring?



  • Take a sturdy kit bag in which to store your spare clothing, sleeping bag and equipment. Make sure everything is wrapped in waterproof liners. This will be carried by a mule from Imlil to the mountain hut
  • Take a 15 - 25L day pack in which to carry provisions for the day. Water and food, sunglasses, camera, jacket/ etc Make sure your rucksack has a waterproof liner
  • Sleeping bag, 3 or 4 season.


  • Boots: a good pair of light weight summer walking shoes/boots. In Winter a good pair of hiking boots.
  • Socks: take several pairs of standard walking socks and a spare pair of  warm mountaineering socks to be kept in reserve for summit-day. A fresh, dry pair of socks are much warmer than a pair you’ve been wearing for a couple of days
  • Blister plasters (Compede is best)
  • Crampons and ice axe in Winter time.


  • A pair of good quality walking trousers, such as the Haglofs Rugged Mountain Pant will do the trick
  • Shorts are not really acceptable for local religious and cultural reasons, trousers with zipperd-vents will help keep you cool
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Underwear, avoid cotton underwear as this get wet with sweat and chaff. Take two or three pairs made from wicking material


  • Base layer shirts x 2 (one of which should have long sleeves)
  • Mid-layer fleece
  • Heavy outer fleece jacket. Alternatively, it might be worth having a look at one of the one of the new Primaloft insulated jackets (such as a Rab Generator Jacket) as an alternative to a heavy weight fleece. They tend to be warmer and less bulky than the equivalent fleece jacket. They’re windproof and water resistant too
  • In summer, you will probably be warm enough wearing a base-layer and a mid-weight fleece. However, it is unwise to trek in the mountains without being prepared for cold weather, take a thick fleece too
  • Gore-Tex Jacket


  • A pair of woollen gloves for cooler days
  • A  pair of thermal gloves for summit day


  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat


  • Head torch and spare batteries – useful for early starts and late finishes (and night time trips to the toilet)
  • Sun protection (including for lips)
  • Platypus type drinking system
  • 2 season sleeping bag the huts can get cold, even in summer. In Winter 4 season sleeping bag.
  • Wash-bag and toiletries:  antibacterial hand wash (essential), toilet paper, a packet of travel fresh wipes/ baby wipes, soap, toothbrush/ tooth paste, sanitary towels. Don’t forget to take ear plugs in case your hut partner snores!
  • Towel
  • First aid kit: antiseptic cream, blister plasters, headache tablets, Immodium, rehydration sachets, selection of plasters, throat pastilles
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Book
  • Camera, batteries (make sure you take a spare fully charged battery)
  • Spare laces
  • Whistle
  • Copy of your travel insurance document - compulsory
  • Passport
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  • Hotel/Pick Up - Drop Off Location


We offer pick-up to the following places for this experience: 1. Imlil - 2. Marrakesh Menara Airport

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