Conquer the highest peak in North Africa just in 3 days challenging yourself into the audacious trek.
Mount Toubkal (4,167 m), the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa, and the Arab World, is located 63 km south of the beautiful city of Marrakech. It’s a trekking peak that involves no more than two days of climbing and walking in crampons holding an ice ax only for security.
The three-day voyage to climb Mt. Toubkal starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech. There’s an opportunity to snoop around the souks and mosques of Morocco’s most famous city. We approach the mountain from the road-end village of Imlil and enter into the Azzadene Valley passing Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Next, the route leads to fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. We do early climb up Toubkal at an altitude of 4,167 meters on the third day. The views from the summit are beautiful across the mountains to Marrakech to the north and over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert.
The climb to Mt. Toubkal is an excellent adventure for regular hikers who seek to experience Northern Africa’s highest peak and the culture of Marrakech.
After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off an a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil! You will normally be dropped off at around 5.00pm in Marrakech