Trek to the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa
Visit the village of Imlil, the Toubkal Massif, the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, and cascading waterfall
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Marrakech Plain, the High Atlas, and the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara
Stay overnight at the Toubkal Refuge
Experience the natural beauty of Mizane Valley and Oued Rhirhaia
Embark on a thrilling 3-day trek through the rugged terrain of the Toubkal Massif, and reach the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Along the way, visit the charming village of Imlil, the sacred shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, and the cascading waterfall. Experience the stunning natural beauty of Mizane Valley and Oued Rhirhaia, and stay overnight at the Toubkal Refuge.
Who This Experience Is Good For
This experience is perfect for adventure seekers who love trekking and exploring nature
Meet Our Local Host
Your local guide is an experienced mountaineer who knows the Toubkal Massif like the back of his hand. He will lead you through the rugged terrain, share his knowledge of the local flora and fauna, and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trek.
Day 1: Marrakech to Imlil Transfer
2 pm Transfer from your accommodation to Imlil, an hour and a half drive and you can settle into your accommodation upon arrival. Take the time to rest and prepare for the trekking adventure that awaits you in the morning.
Day 2: Imlil to Toubkal Refuge Trek via Aremd & Mizane Valley
Leave the city behind and journey south towards the Toubkal Massif's craggy peaks and plunging valleys. As you disembark your vehicle, marvel at the scenic vistas of the Oued Rhirhaia valleys before joining your mountain guide for a trek through the Mizane Valley towards the village of Aremd. Follow the path towards the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch and its cascading waterfall. Continue trekking, snaking and zigzagging your way up to the snowline, and arrive at the Toukbal Refuge, where you will spend the night. Expect 4-5 hours of walking.
Day 3: Jebel Toubkal Summit Trek and Return to Imlil and transfer back to your hotel in Marrakech
Start the day early and continue the trek towards the summit of Jebel Toubkal, Northern Africa's highest peak. Traverse through river streams, fields, boulders, and rocks while enjoying the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Upon reaching the summit, take a moment to marvel at the panoramic views from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and the Anti-Atlas and Sahara to the south. Begin your descent down the mountain and head towards Imlil before transferring back to Marrakech.
Local guide from Imlil village
Dinner, lunch and breakfast during the trek
2 Nights accommodations (1 night in imlil guesthouse, 1 nights in toubkal basecamp in a dorm room in bunkbeds)
Mules support for luggage
What’s Not Included
Any other personal expenses
Gratuities for your guide (optional, but appreciated)
Know Before You Go
Minimum Needed: 4 people
Maximum Capacity: 16 people
Booking Deadline: 7 days before start date
Weather Dependent: Yes - if there is heavy snow in the summit, not possible to go further than the basecamp.
Difficulty Level: From Imlil to the toubkal refuge is easy to moderate if you are fit and from refuge to the summit is hard (you can stay in the refuge, until others comeback from the summit in the morning)
Special Clothing Required: Yes - Layers are key! Hiking boots are essential, trekking trousers, breathable waterproof jackets with hood must fit over fleece or down jacket, breathable waterproof over trousers must fit over trekking trousers. Clothing for strong winds and random showers are strongly encouraged. You don't have to bring everything, you can rent in Imil. Sunglasses and sunscreen
Special Dietary Restrictions: No - We will try our best to accommodate most dietary needs if given enough notice.
Extra Cash: Needed for tipping (Not mandatory: you liked the service Tip! You did not? Is ok not to Tip), additional services & souvenirs.
Ground Transportation: All ground transportation
Additional Information: This experience is shared rooming only. In toubkal basecamp your rooming is in a dorm room with bunkbeds
Liabilities: The liability for any injury, loss, or damage incurred by participants is not assumed by Remote Year or its affiliates.
Positive Impact & Responsible Tourism:
We work directly with local partners for this experience to maximize the flow of money directly to the local community. This helps create jobs and sustainable livelihoods within this destination.
On average, 80% of the cost for this experience goes directly into the local economy.
This experience supports ethically sourced foods from small local markets and farms.
By signing up for this experience you are contributing to a positive impact on the local economy and in turn, improving the lives of the family, friends and communities of our partners.