Itinerary

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

You will be picked up from marrakech city center (Hotel Ali cafe)at 7h30 pm or from Marrakech Airport at 8pm, and then driven to the mountain village of Imlil. Here you can enjoy your welcome dinner, and take in the panoramic views of the High Atlas mountains.

All food, accommodation and transfers are included on this trip.

Accommodation in Riad Bab Imlil.

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In the morning you’ll give your main bag to the muleteers, and then hike for 3 hours to the tiny settlement of Sidi Chamharouch. Here your cooks will serve up lunch, and you can also get fresh orange juice from one of the local stools. Afterwards you continue for another 3 hours to Toubkal base camp, where you’ll stay for the night.

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You start very early at around 5am, you will have breakfast. After this, we begin the hike 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 here you can look down from the snowy summit, to the green Anti-Atlas mountains, and then finally the vast Sahara desert! After taking some time to enjoy the views, we’ll then head downhill for 6 hours to Imlil.

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Day 4: Return to Marrakech

After a relaxing breakfast, you will be taken back to Marrakech at 10am from Imlil. It will take 1h30-2h to drive to either Marrakech airport or to the main city center. You will arrive at the airport at about 12-Noon so should not book flights before 14:00 (allowing 2 hours for check-in).

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Rated 5.0
Luke
Luke

Traveled Nov 2022

The trip was well organised, and all the guides were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The food was excellent and something to look forward to after a hard day on mountain.

Jaden
Jaden

Traveled Nov 2022

The trip was so well organised and once you arrive everything is taken care of for you. the hospitality is incredible and if you are worried about food... don't be the food is incredible and there's no shortage of it. Lahouceine our guide was so funny and friendly, he had such good banter and was so easy to get along with. he was also so helpful and informative which gave us all confidence for the challenge ahead. overall it is an amazing trip, with amazing views, and amazing people... DO IT!

Boglarka
Boglarka

Traveled Nov 2022

Awesome experience overall, from Mohamed's guidance and support on Toubkal to Abdul's lovely riad and food. Met some lovely people at the refuge and in Imlil as well which made my solo trip so much more colourful. 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

Vijayakumar
Vijayakumar

Traveled Oct 2022

Amazing trip, truly professional and very flexible according to the needs of the client. I would love to sign up again with Skyhook in the near future to explore more. My tour guide was very good and even offered lunch at his home, and how sweet was that!! Keep it up team Skyhook!!

Ruth
Ruth

Traveled Oct 2022

From arriving at the airport to the transfer back to Marakesh the we experience was very smooth and expertly/ professionally delivered. The food and drinks (tea, orange juice) were amazing - I didn’t expect to eat so much and have so much variety. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. Very colourful and the guides and chefs are with you from the accomodation to the peak of Mount Toubkal so you get to know them well. The Refuge on summit night was clean and fitting for one night at that height. They helped me when I felt nervous and each guide was professional and an expert in his field. Very very happy with everything - thanks you to all involved

Caitríona
Caitríona

Traveled Oct 2022

A fantastic trip. Experienced guides knew what they were doing. Felt safe at all times. Food was amazing, especially considering they carried it all the way. We were fed like kings. It’s a tough hike given altitude and amount of descent the 2nd day so it’s not for the unprepared. We were fortunate with the weather, it might have been a different experience otherwise. Only minor complaint was the amount of stops on the way up meant I got very cold waiting around, but I understand it’s tricky to have a big group all hike at the same pace. Hand warmers helped.

Angela
Angela

Traveled Oct 2022

Totally amazing. The guides were wonderful so supportive and helpful and couldn’t do enough for you both on and off the mountain. I would wholly 100% recommend this trip to anyone as it was an incredible experience. Get fit though. It was hard work!! Especially coming back down the mountain! It was a very very long day! My second trip with Skyhook and totally awesome yet again.

Madhava
Madhava

Traveled Oct 2022

Where can I start , what a wonderful feeling to complete this without an issue , all because of a great guide/mentor team , special mention to Hussain , Muhammad and Jowad and all the crew at Riad bab Imlil . Wonderful food and accommodation too . I highly recommend Hussain and Team if anyone willing to go Toubkal . Thank you

Alice
Alice

Traveled Oct 2022

This was an amazing trip, I had a ball. The trip was well organised and the places we stayed in were just right. It was really good value for money. The food was fantastic, the countryside and people. I met a fellow trekker at the airport and we spent a few hours in Marrakesh before being picked up for the journey to the Atlas Mountains. The only two minor details to prevent it from being perfect were that I think the driver who collected us from a hotel in central Marrakesh should have had some official ID on him, we were a little concerned when he called for us. Also, our mountain guide was a little uninterested in us. He was continually in a hurry and seemed a bit too interested in getting us to and from our destination. I felt that he was just doing his job, I would have liked a bit more information about the area and the mountains. He was a good guide and very efficient, it just seems his heart wasn´t in it. The trek was very demanding, but absolutely amazing.

Arlene
Arlene

Traveled Oct 2022

Amazing and very enjoyable experience. It was well organised, the guides and muleteers were execellent especially Mohmed he welcome us to his family home, the chef always serves us a delicious meal. Excellent hospitally at Riad Bad Imlil , a very warm welcome and makes us feel at home. Thank you for looking after the entire group throughout. Had a brilliant group and guide and we made us to the summit in bad weather condition great achievement and worth the climb.

Rob
Rob

Traveled Oct 2022

Thank you very much for our amazing adventure. We were wowed by the views, nature, food and kindness of everyone we met. We had an excellent guide, helping us to reach the summit in tricky conditions when other groups had to turn around.

Jamie
Jamie

Traveled Oct 2022

This trip was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! the food was delicious the accomodation was spot on!! the team i met and climbed with were awesome, out guides and hosts were absolutely brilliant and very friendly! 100% recommend this trip!!! 🙌🙌🙌 one of my best experiences yet

Richard
Richard

Traveled Oct 2022

Superb trip, climbing Mount Toubkal felt like a real achievement in blizzard-like conditions. It is testament to the great skill and commitment of our guides, Mohmed in particular, that we were able to achieve our goal. The welcome in the family home, the excellent food, the friendliness and support of the local population were all outstanding features of the trip as well as the great mountain scenery. I am told the view on top, over the Sahara, is amazing!

James
James

Traveled Sep 2022

Our trip was fantastic and well planned by all involved. The team at Riad Bab Imil were brilliant including Hussain. Our mountain guide Rdouane was great in supporting our team and getting everyone to the summit as well as passing off his local knowledge of the mountains and the area. I would happily recommend this trip and everyone involved to other groups and people.

Rodney
Rodney

Traveled Sep 2022

Really great trip and well organized, food was fantastic and couldn't fault the guides or the other staff involved! Even when the muleteer wasn't busy he joined us and helped with the guides

William
William

Traveled Sep 2022

Overall the trip was excellent. The top part of the ascent was challenging, but manageable, and all that I travelled with made the summit. The staff at all levels were great and very helpful. Food was good/excellent and plenty of it. I would recommend it thoroughly if you are fairly fit, and fancy a challenge.

Leslie
Leslie

Traveled Sep 2022

Vi har Ikke den bedste start blev ikke hentet i lufthavnen. Der er to afhentningspunkter. gik kun til len og det er svært at kontakte folk med Wifi-situationen dernede. Alt i alt en fantastisk tur hårdt arbejde, men det værd. Kunne godt tænke mig noget højdetræning. Vi havde alle smytomer af højdesyge. Vi nåede alle til toppen. 😊👍Synet er betagende

James
James

Traveled Sep 2022

Amazing value for what you get! Outstanding organisation. Just too tip….. remember a loo roll and ear plugs for refuge 😉 Already considering the winter one!!! ☺️🤔 Thankyou for a great trip!!!!

Caz
Caz

Traveled Sep 2022

When you read the other reviews and they say the quality of the logistics was faultless, they are absolutely spot on. I did the trip solo and made some incredible friends in just two days. Take a head torch! Probably the most important item to pack. There’s plenty of food and water and Haribo was the savior so bring sweets to keep the spirits high. By the end of the second day, I don’t think my legs or feet had ever felt so tired but what a rush getting to the summit in time for sunrise. You feel like you’re sitting on top of the world. It was hard, I mean really hard, climbing big boulders in the dark trying to follow your team in front, maintaining a pace that was out of my comfort zone. So if you are fit then yes it is an amazing hike. If you are kind of fit then you will find it very hard indeed. Overall, an incredible experience

David
David

Traveled Sep 2022

The trip was a fantastic experience. A big thank you to the guides, porters and chefs for looking after the entire group throughout. They were accommodating for all abilities and were always smiling. Had a brilliant group and the views were spectacular, and worth the climb. Would recommend booking this tour, as it was efficiently ran, good value for money, with a chance to experience the local cuisine in huge portions.

John
John

Traveled Sep 2022

This was my first 4K+ mountain and everything that the guides/hosts done to accommodate that was first class. The guides were very friendly, accommodating and professional. We didn’t speak directly with porters/chefs until the end but the food was quality (also in high volume, superb) and they ran everything as clockwork. You never felt unsure on next steps/arrival times which is great when you are focussed on climbing. The group was a mixed bag of experience, were super supportive of each other and always had warm smiles. A great bunch and I’d love to meet again on a future adventure!

Nazia
Nazia

Traveled Sep 2022

I honestly can’t rate skyhook adventures enough for this epic 4 day guided tour. Would like to thank the whole team especially my hero Omar who helped me through in through out.. top to bottom and didn’t give up on me even when I was at my lowest. Would definitely use skyhook adventures again for future trips and would highly recommend them.

James
James

Traveled Sep 2022

This was one of the best trips I have done with incredible views, weather, and a great groupof people to climb with. The Atlas Vertical team were lovely and we were all very well looked after. It was a challenging climb though I would thoroughl recommend doing it as it is a very rewarding experience.

Peter
Peter

Traveled Sep 2022

Extremely well organised tour, and fabulous value for money. If anyone is looking to test themselves at altitude this is definitely the perfect trip. You get very well looked after in terms of the guides being highly professional, and the quality of food that is provided throughout the trip. Also, the views are immense.

Michael
Michael

Traveled Sep 2022

This trip was absolutely first class. Lahouceine and his team at Atlas Vertical really put the effort in to make sure we were looked after, comfortable and well fed. The guides, cooks and porters all do an incredible job and work long hours to look after you and do everything they can to make sure you are safe and complete the trek. Thanks to Lahouceine and his team for what really was a trip of a lifetime.

Kaisa
Kaisa

Traveled Sep 2022

I had an amazing time on the trip - it was well organised, the guides were excellent, very knowledgable, helpful and accommodating. The food was good. I felt well looked after. We made it to the top of the mountain by sunrise, and the views were mesmerising. I would recommend Skyhook to anyone who is looking to climb Toubkal - its a good value for money and takes the pressure off having to prepare meals and accommodation for 2-3 days!

Carlos
Carlos

Traveled Sep 2022

Astonishing adventure. Great organisation !!!

Oliver
Oliver

Traveled Aug 2022

An absolutely amazing adventure. Great company, great food, great accomodation, and super friendly people. My guide, Adouan, was super helpful and friendly, I hope I can return one day to hike with him again. This was a true adventure and challenge, one of the most amazing experiences of my life.

Lizzie
Lizzie

Traveled Aug 2022

What can I say, an amazing trip from start to finish! Our guide Omar did a fantastic job alongside all the other team members at keeping us all safe, well fed and motivated (especially on summit day). A fantastic group of people and a great adventure that I will never forget.

yasir
yasir

Traveled Aug 2022

amazing trip! brilliant guides, omar was super helpful. The group was also fantastic

FAQs

The weather will usually go from one extreme to another, with highs of 30°C in Marrakech and lows of around -10°C (with patches of snow) on the summit of Toubkal especially between Dec till end March. Documents • Passport & visa if needed • Travel insurance details • Boarding passes for flights • Wallet • Pen for filling in arrivals form Clothing • 2-3 base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts) • Fleece/soft-shell jacket • Waterproof jacket • Insulated jacket for warmth, if possible (from e.g. Rab, Alpkit, Mountain Equipment) • Spare clothes for Marrakech • Underwear • Base-layer trousers (optional) • Trekking Trousers • Waterproof trousers • Shorts • Swimwear for Marrakech (optional) • 2 pairs of thick wool hiking socks • Warm Gloves and Hat • Walking Boots • Footwear for Marrakech Other • Large rucksack for the mules/porters • Daysack (25-35L) • 3L of water bottles (Minimum) • Sunglasses • Suncream • Sunhat • Insect repellant • Glasses/contact lenses (if needed) • Sleeping bag (2-3 season) • Bathroom items including travel towel • Electronics - Head torch, travel adaptor (French plug style), phone & charger • Lipsil • Book/mp3 player (optional) • Walking poles (optional -Available to rent for €3) & crampons (6€) ice axe (3€)

The summit day can be 9-12 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.

Included: - Guides, porters and muleteers - Airport transfers - Accommodation in camp or in the refuge depending on season. - Food & purified water Excluded: - International flights - Tips - Any visa fees (not needed for UK citizens) - Personal travel/rescue insurance - mountain equipment

The local guides use mules to carry your main bag, so that you can just carry a small bag with water, sun cream and waterproofs whilst trekking.

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

Winter season (Nov – Mar) Winter can be quite cold on Mt Toubkal, with temperatures on the summit going as low as -20 °C. March starts to warm up with a higher chance of rain. Early/late season (Apr– May & Oct) Temperatures at lower altitudes can reach 26°C, with little chance of rain. The summit can still go as low as -10°C with wind chill. Summer (Jun – Sep) June has a higher chance of rain, but still stays warm. July to Sept are the hottest months with temperatures at the lowest altitudes reaching 30 °C. The summit of Toubkal can be as low as -10°C with wind chill.

You stay in a hostel in Imlil and a mountain hut on the mountain. The lodge will offer twin shared rooms, with intermittent internet and warm showers.

The mountain refuge is very basic, and showers do not always offer warm water, with basic style toilets. The mountain hut does sell snacks. It is worth taking small denominations of cash, as they sometimes do not have change available.

You will follow a sensible acclimatisation plan that works well for most participants. This includes regular breaks and a gradual increase in the altitude at which you sleep. Altitude affects everyone in different ways. However, the key is to mention if you are experiencing any symptoms to your guide (headache/nausea) as soon as you feel them.

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

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

Start: Your guide will meet you at the airport at 8pm (just outside arrivals). Alternatively they can meet you at 7.30pm at Hotel Ali in the Old Medina (Jemaa el-Fnaa). If you have arrived early, we definitely recommend you spend a few hours exploring Marrakech city, as it's just a short bus/taxi ride from the airport (around 10-15 EUR by taxi). For return transfer from Imlil to Marrakech kech Airport , you will be transported from Imlil at 10am. You will arrive at the airport at about 12-Noon so should not book flights before 14:00 (allowing 2 hours for check-in). You can also be dropped in Marrakech city, also at about 12:30, if you would like to stay on.

The guides will provide you with 1.5L of water each day. Water is also available from natural springs and at various village stores along the way. You may want to consider taking purification tablets with you for any spring water.

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

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

Wifi is available in the hotels on the first and last nights, however it can be unreliable given the remote location. There is internet available in the mountain refuge, but phone signal can be poor sometimes .

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.

Yes - all trips are guaranteed, even with only one person. In practice however most trips get fully booked up.

Your head guide is Lahouceine

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Atlas Vertical, based in Asni.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

Lahouceine