Toubkal Trekking is a local Adventure Travel company based in Marrakech.

The company was founded by a group of Mountain guides from Toubkal area led by Mustapha Bouinbaden who is actually the driving force behind the Toubkal Trekking company.



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4 days Toubkal trek

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Price 270€ 4 Days
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4 days Toubkal trek

270€ per person

On our Mount Toubkal trek 4 days, you will climb through the wilderness, and explore some of the most spectacular spots in the high atlas mountains, including Imlil valley 1740m, the Sidi Chamarouch shrine, and the summit of Mt Toubkal.

 

The Toubkal Trek 4 days plan is as follows:

 

on day 1,

you will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Drive towards the high atlas mountains. It will take around 1h30 drive to get to Imlil valley which is the starting point of the trek. Once you get there, you will be met by our local team. Then, you will be led to a guesthouse where you will have a welcome mint tea and a look at the map of our toubkal trek 4 days. Later, you will set off on an acclimatizing hike to Tizi Mzik pass 2489m where you will have a stop for lunch prepared by a cook. After the lunch break, you will walk back down via the same route to your lodge in Imlil where you will spend the night. It will take around 4h walk.

 

The next day,

after breakfast at your lodge, you will start trekking along the Ait  Mizane Valley. First towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. Later on,  you will have a stop for lunch. After that, from here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. It will take around 5 to 6h walking.

 

On day 3,

after an early breakfast, you make your attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal. Your route takes you up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. However, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Once you get to the top, you will enjoy amazing views over the high atlas mountains. After a short break on the pass, you will return back via the same route to the refuge where you will have lunch and overnight again. It will take around 6 to 7h walking.

 

The last day, you will walk back down to Imlil valley via the same route. You will have lunch in Imlil before transfer back to Marrakech. It will take around 4 to 5h walk + 1h30 drive to Marrakech.

 

If you want to climb mount toubkal in 2 days, please check our 2 days toubkal trek.

  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    A local guide
    accommodation
    Food
    Mule for luggage
    Transportation
  • Not Included
    Airport transfers
    camel riding
    Camels for luggage
    Entrance fees to monuments
    Mineral water
    Sleeping bags
    Soft drinks
    Tips
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Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil 1740m. 1h30 drive + 4h walk.
You will be picked up from your Hotel in Marrakech at 8:30 am, and drive towards Imlil valley 1740m where you will be met by a local guide ! You will check in at a guesthouse before your set off on an acclimatizing hike to Tizi Mzik pass 2489m where you will have a stop for lunch prepared by a cook. After the lunch break, you will walk back down via the same route to your lodge in Imlil where you will spend the night.
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Day 2: Imlil 1740m - Toubkal refuge 3207m. 5 to 6h walk.
After breakfast at your lodge, you will start hiking along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing east and crossing the flood plain 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 alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night.
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Day 3: Refuge 3207m- Toubkal summit 4167m - Refuge 3207m.
5 to 7h walk. After an early breakfast, 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 and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where you will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline you find yourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out 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. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as "the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa" and from your vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing your steps you then return down the mountain to the basecamp where you will have lunch & overnight again.
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Day 4: Refuge 3207m - Imlil 1740m - Marrakech.
Today, you will walk back down to Imlil via the same route. Once you get to Imlil, you will have a stop for lunch at a lodge before transfer back to Marrakech.