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3-day winter trek in Toubkal, Atlas Mountains

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Join one of our certified mountain guides on this amazing winter trek to Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa to see jaw-dropping views of the Atlas Mountain Range.

Private

Atlas

3 Days

Jan, Feb, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Climb the highest peak of North Africa, Mount Toubkal in winter.
  • Witness jaw-dropping views of the Sahara desert and Atlas range from the top.
  • Ascend on snow and ice and test your skills on this amazing hike.

Description

This winter trek to Mount Toubkal offers a thrilling ascent and spectacular views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains in Morroco. So, come join us on this 3-day adventure of a lifetime!

Located in the Toubkal National Park, Mount Toubkal (4,167 m) is the highest peak of not just Morocco but the whole of North Africa. It lies 63 km from the popular city of Marrakesh and definitely finds its place on the list of many mountain climbers.

Typically, the peak can be climbed in 2 days, however, since we’ll be hiking on snow in the winter and would be using crampons and ice axes, it is best to take it slow and finish the trek in 3 days.

We’ll begin the journey in Marrakech and drive you to the beautiful village of Imlil to begin the trek. From here, you’ll hike to Toubkal Refuge, passing via beautiful Morrocan villages and stay overnight.

The next day will take you to the summit of the highest peak of Morocco. And what a feeling it would be! Jaw-dropping vistas of the African desert and the iconic Atlas range will spread out in front of your eyes. After, relishing our time here, we’ll get back to the refuge and then head back to Marrakech on the final day, ending this fantastic trip.

This is a rough itinerary and in case you wish to make any changes, do not hesitate to let us know. Our local guides Brahim and Mohamed will ensure you have an wonderful time throughout.

And if you have some extra time on hand, we can also club the Toubkal Trek with another trip to spend some more days in the Sahara.

Regarding difficulty, remember that it is a challenging trek that requires you to have a fit body and a firm determination. Also, since we’ll be hiking on snow and ice, previous climbing experience would definitely come in handy.

So, if this amazing trek to the highest peak of North Africa interests you, send a message now to reserve your seat. It will be an unforgettable experience, we assure you! Also, check out this easy day-hike to the Berber Villages in Morocco here.

Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 215 Each

Group of 3

EUR 215 Each

Group of 4

EUR 190 Each

Group of 5

EUR 190 Each

Group of 6

EUR 190 Each

Group of 7

EUR 190 Each

Group of 8

EUR 190 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Mules and horses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

* Further discounts are available for a group size of more than 10 people. Pride does not Include: Personal insurance, Tips, and Drinks.


Itinerary

Day 1: Imlil - Toubkal Refuge 3208m

We’ll pick you up from Marrakech and drive for about 64km to get to Imlil (1760m), where you’ll meet the team and start the trek towards the Toubkal Refuge. Passing by Aremd village and Shamharouch shrine, we’ll trek for a good 5hours to get to the refuge and stay overnight.

 

Day 2: Refuge -Toubkal Peak 4167m - Refuge Neltner

After breakfast, we’ll put on our crampons and walk all the way up for about +1000m to get the highest peak in North Africa, the Toubkal Peak( 4167m). The top offers amazing views of the desert and the whole Atlas Mountain Chain. Then, well head back to the Refuge for the night. Time: about 6 to 7 hours of walk.

Day 3: Neltner - Imlil

There is an option to climb another high summit if you like. If not, then we’ll walk for about 4 hours to get to Imlil and leave for Marrakech. Or you can also spend the night here in our guesthouse.

 

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About the guide

I am Mohamed Toudaoui, experienced certified trekking guides based in Imlil, near Marrakech. I am the co-founder of the Mountain Travel Morocco (MTM) Trekking Company which is the first and only High Atlas Mountain-based trekking agency. For more than 20 years, we have been guiding visitors to discover the best parts of Morocco, exploring hidden cornes alongside the Berber people othe Moroccan High Atlas and the magical desert.

I speak English, French, Spanish and German. I am a fully certified mountain guide. I am a graduate of the Mountain Guides Training Center in Morocco (Centre de Formation Aux Metiers de Montagne CFAMM). We are also graduates from the Federation Royale de Ski et Montagne. Our company is registered at the Minister of Tourism with an official license.

Your safety is our number one priority. Our leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course. They are competent to deal with any adverse situations during the tours. Our guides, porters and mule handlers are well paid, well fed and treated ethically.

We are ecologically aware and will not do anything to damage the beautiful environment of Morocco. We are also good listeners. Understanding people is an important skill in the High Atlas.

Languages

French | English | Arabic

Residence

Atlas Mountain, Morocco


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