Day 1: Marrakech to Imlil (1,740m)

You will be picked up at 8 pm from Marrakech Airport, or 7:30 pm in the city center. You will be driven to the village of Imlil, where you will enjoy your welcome dinner, and take in the spectacular panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains. All food, accommodation and transfers are included on this trip.

Day 2: Hike to Refuge de Toubkal (3,207m)

In the morning you’ll give your main bag to the muleteers, and with your day bag on your back, you will hike for around 3 hours to the tiny settlement of Sidi Chamharouch - here your cooks will serve up lunch. There is also some freshly squeezed orange juice available in the local stalls, which is not to be missed! Afterwards, you continue for another 3 hours to Refuge de Toubkal, where you’ll stay for the night.

Day 3: Mount Ouanoukrim Peak (4,088m)

Today you'll head up Ouanourkim Peak (4088m), which offers wonderful views of the High Atlas Mountain Range. There may be an opportunity to summit the mountain, but the focus is on gaining experience with your crampons (spikes for your boots), and your ice axe. In the afternoon, you'll head back down to the mountain refuge for dinner.

Day 4: Summit Toubkal (4,167m)

You start at around 4 am, with a slow and steady pace upwards. After 2-3 hours you’ll aim to reach the summit of Mt Toubkal (4,167m) at sunrise! From the snowy summit, you can look down to the green Anti-Atlas Mountains, and the vast Sahara Desert beyond! After taking some time to enjoy the views, you'll head back down to the mountain refuge.

Day 5: Return to Marrakech

Following a nice breakfast, you'll head back down to Imlil, for lunch with your guides. After lunch, you will be driven back to Marrakech airport for around 5 pm. There is also an option to be dropped off in the city center, if you prefer.
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Sarah McHugh

Reviewed on 5 Mar 19

5

Really impressed with skyhook, with the support beforehand, the guides on the mountain, the accommodation we were provided over there, the food and also the amazing group of people that also booked through skyhook! Would absolutely book another trip with them.

Ed Ryder

Reviewed on 9 Feb 19

5

The Mount Toukbhal trip was excellent. The local guides were really friendly, fun and knowledgable. The information provided about the trip was good also. I'm not sure there is anything that I would improve.

Jamie Lyle

Reviewed on 11 Jan 19

5

Thank you for the memorable experience climbing Mt Toubkal.

1. What is included?

Included:

  • Guides, porters and muleteers
  • Airport transfers in Marrakech
  • Accommodation
  • Food & water
  • Specialist equipment

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Any visa fees (not needed for UK citizens)
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance

2. Do I need my own flights?

Yes. There is an airport pickup from Marrakech Airport at 8 pm, on the first day of your trip. Alternatively, if you have arrived early, we recommend you spend a few hours exploring Marrakech city. You can be picked up from the main Medina, in the city center (Jemaa el-Fnaa) at 7.30 pm.

For return flights, you will be dropped back at the airport for 5 pm on the last day of your trip. You can also be dropped in Marrakech city center if you would like to stay on.

3. Am I fit enough?

The summit day can be 6 - 8 hours (with lots of breaks) so you do need a good level of fitness. We recommend training with jogging or sport 1-2 times a week, in the run-up to your trip.

4. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this trip is 18, or 16 with a parent/guardian.

5. Do I need immunisations?

You can see the latest NHS advice at https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/morocco.

6. What equipment do I need?

Clothing suitable for hiking in temperatures from +15C to -15C. A detailed kit list is available on your Skyhook dashboard, after you've booked.

7. Can I leave a bag at the first night's accommodation? 

Yes, you can leave anything you don't need. 

8. Can I explore Marrakech during my time there?

Yes! Many people choose to do this before the trip. You can use the trip Facebook Group to arrange to meet other people from your team.

9. Do I need to carry all my stuff up the mountain?

The local guides use mules to carry your main bag. You just need to carry a small bag with water, sun cream and waterproofs whilst trekking.

10. Are the mules treated ethically?

The muleteers have been trained by a UK-based vet on ethical treatment of the mules. They use modern harnesses and follow strict weight limits. 

11. What is the accommodation like?

On the first and last nights, you'll stay in a comfortable hotel in the village of Imlil. A variety of rooms are available, but usually, you will be sharing with one other person from the team. During the middle nights, you'll stay in a mountain refuge which is very basic, with dormitory-style accommodation.

12. Is there internet available?

Wi-Fi is available in the hotels on the first night, however, it can be unreliable given the remote location. There is no internet available in the mountain refuge, and phone signal can be poor.

13. How many people are on the trip?

Each group is typically 12 people, with a maximum of 14.

14. Do I need specialist equipment?

We would recommend a good pair of hiking boots. They need to be warm, waterproof and have good ankle support. For those a little technically minded, a B2 boot, or similar would be ideal.