Itinerary

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

You will be picked up at 8pm from Marrakech Airport, 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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After breakfast, you will be taken back to Marrakech airport for 10am (in time for flights after 12.30pm). You can also be dropped to Marrakech city instead, if you want to stay on for a few days.

103 verified reviews

Rated 5.0
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

Shi Yu
Shi Yu

Traveled Aug 2022

Our guide, Omar, was very friendly and fun. He was also patient and supportive of everyone through the hike up to the summit and down, ensuring no one was left behind and everyone was feeling fine. The hospitality received was also brilliant. Will definitely recommend this trip!

Eimear
Eimear

Traveled Aug 2022

My husband and I did this hike and would recommend you take on this challenge. The team at Skyhook were fantastic and our guide Omar couldn’t have done enough for us. From our chef to the guide everything was so well organized and there was no unclear information given we were always told what was happening next. The group was small for our booking, 6 of us and we all got on so well and we made friends for life from Switzerland, China, Ireland etc, we are already planning our next adventure with Skyhook together. An experience we will never forget and one that has the personal touch and gave us the confidence that we were in professional hands and our safety was their priority. Well done to all the team and our group. Thank you, Eimear & Pearse

Isy
Isy

Traveled Aug 2022

Wow it was amazing and crazy. Our guide Omar was fantastic with patience, encouragment and answered all our questions concerning the area and history and knew how to make us laugh. It was an exciting and well organised trip. Omar our guide was knowledgable, patient, supportive of all the group to ensure we were all able to reach the summit for the breath taking views. I would definitely recommend a stay in Marrakesh after to get to know Morocco, it is wonderful.

Andrew
Andrew

Traveled Jul 2022

Our trip to the High Atlas Mountains was a superb experience thanks to the Atlas vertical team, in collaboration with Sky hook. Our accommodation was an ideal start and finish to the trek, with a roof top terrace giving great views of Imil and the first stages of the trek. Our guide, Lachine was amazing, having the ablility to adapt the pace for us perfectly, gaging our experience, fitness and vision to ensure we had the best experience possible including a perfectly timed summit approach, arriving at the top of Toubkal 10 minutes before sunrise. The result was a clear summit (we were the first up that day 😄) and some spectacular views. We were looked after extremely well from start to finish and I would like to thank our guide, mule handler and Riad host, also to skyhook for their professional approach and for providing a a very reasonably priced package and value for money summit attempt of Mt Toubkal. We will be back!

Washington
Washington

Traveled Jul 2022

The trip was excellent! We were well looked after, the food was delicious and everyone was so welcoming. It's an amazing experience delivered by awesome people!

Rizwan
Rizwan

Traveled Jul 2022

Fantastic experience. Host and guides were amazing.

Jennifer
Jennifer

Traveled Jun 2022

From start to finish this trip was amazing. The communication from Houssain via What’s app prior to arrival to ensure I knew of the pick up, hospitality in the Riad and food was humbling. Not enough can be said about my fantastic guide Lachon!!! He was absolutely wonderful, he made the trip for me, kind, thoughtful and an excellent cook 😁 I would recommend to anyone!!! Can’t wait to book my next adventure with Skyhook.

Leila
Leila

Traveled Jun 2022

Absolutely unforgettable experience. Could not recommend this more to anyone , everything was perfect. Right from the airport transfer to the riad , the amazing home cooked traditional food and our incredible guide who made the whole experience even better. Thank you so much for an incredible trip, highly recommend this to anyone.

Andrew
Andrew

Traveled Jun 2022

This was an awesome trip. Faultless Organisation and can’t praise the guide enough(Lachan). Was on my own for group which has both plus and minus so pick whatever suits. Great value. Big tip, if you arrive in Marrakech early book a room for day so you can drop bags have a shower etc. When I arrived I contacted my Riad to use room for a day. Another tip, you don’t need more than a day in Marrakech! The first day is a 6 hour trek up to refuge. Guide takes steady to acclimatize. Next day is an alpine start, 3.30 breakfast, away for 4. Again a great alpine pace,slowly but constantly as many groups on a stop go ascent having no rhythm.Three hours to top. Rewarded with sunrise. Had a little light head and a bit nauseas but that is to be expected with altitude gain. Six/seven hours descent dependent on tea shop stops. 12 hour day and ready for a shower. Do a few long days in the mountains first and you will be fit to do this. So, if you like a test for an epic, this is your trip. Go for it. You wont regret it. Where to next Mr Skyhook?***** rated.

Michael
Michael

Traveled Jun 2022

Fabulous from start to finish. Omar (our guide) was epic! His encouragement and support ensured we reached the summit and down safe. The whole Skyhook team were really friendly and the food was plentiful and tasty. Riad Bab (accommodation) where we stayed the night prior and after was comfortable and clean. Overall a great well organised challenge trip. Great work!

Lukas
Lukas

Traveled Jun 2022

What a great experience! This was an amazing trip and the whole team made it super fun. Hussein: I stayed at his house for 2 nights and he went above and beyond and made sure I have everything I need. Hicham: What a great guide. We pushed to the summit in 1 day (what an amazing experience) and he was always there to make sure I was safe and that I was enjoying the trip. He even called the taxi driver when I was going to the airport and made sure everything went smooth. I can really only recommend going on this trip:)

Dale
Dale

Traveled Jun 2022

The hike, accommodation and guides were all very good. The hike is however advertised as “reaching the summit for sunrise”. This was not the case for our group so for this reason it’s a 4/5.

Pete
Pete

Traveled Jun 2022

Excellent trip: lovely guides, great food, and an "inclusive" approach. Recommended.

Alison
Alison

Traveled Jun 2022

Fabulous trip - well organised, professional, wonderful guides and excellent food. Everyone felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

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)

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

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). End: For return transfer from Imlil to Marrakech kech Airport , you will be transported from Imlil at 8am. You can also be dropped in Marrakech city 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