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4-day ascent to Mount Toubkal, Morocco

Austrian Alps

Reach the highest point of North Africa in this 4-day ascent to Mount Toubkal (4167 m) together with Marc, an UIMLA mountain guide.

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4 Days

All year


At 4167 m, Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco and also in all North Africa. Join me for a 4-day adventure and reach the summit of this emblematic mountain!

Laying in the Atlas Mountains and inside Toubkal National Park, this peak is a popular destination among climbers.

This time, I propose the classic way to climb it: an exciting 4-day trip starting from Imlil.

The first day we'll hike towards a mountain hut at 3200 m. The following day, we'll get used to altitude by climbing different peaks. Finally, we'll approach our objective on the third day. After reaching the summit, we'll spend one more night at the mountain hut before returning to Imlil.

Four days is enough time to obtain a good acclimatization. Besides, it will allow you to adjust the itinerary depending on the weather, so that you can reach the summit on a sunny day!

For further information, you can find an itinerary for this climbing trip below.

Although I generally recommend the 4-day option, you may also consider taking a 3-day trip to Mount Toubkal in case you are traveling to Morocco with very little time. However, you'll need to be in a very good shape if you want to do that, or the trip may be very tough.

Please contact me if you want to reach the highest point in North Africa! I'll be glad to to be your guide in this wonderful experience.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Imlil

Walk from Imlil up into the Toubkal massif, passing the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch before arriving at the refuge, 3200 m.

Day 2: Acclimatization day

We will walk further up the valley behind the refuge to the coll (Tizi Ouagane). There is the possibility of summiting two 4000 m peaks, Ras and Temizguida depending upon the conditions and your fitness.

Day 3: Summit day!

We will make the ascent of Jebel Toubkal, with the possibility of returning to the refuge via an alternative, less walked route.

Day 4: Return

We make the way down to Imlil in time for a late lunch and a taxi back to Marrakech.




Mountain Hut

More info

Please note that price bands are set in intervals of two people. For bigger group pricing (8+ people) please contact me.

Meeting point


About the guide

I am a certified International Mountain Leader and a Summer Mountain Leader (UK). In addition, I hold a Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management.
Originally from Great Britain, I am now based near Marrakech, in Morocco. Actually, in a Berber town at the foot of the Berber Mountains.
The love for travel runs in my veins. In the Sahara I lived with nomads. In Siberia I met reindeer herders. In Mongolia I traveled with yurt-dwellers.
The stunning landscapes and nice people of Morocco have enchanted me, which is why I now live here. My goal is sharing with my clients the exotic beauty that I've discovered here.
The environment is of extreme importance to me. In particular, I'm interested in geology and birds of prey.
Besides speaking English and French, I can get by in Berber.
My work is not limited to this area: I also do the Tour du Mont Blanc trek in the Alps.


English | French



What people are saying about Marc Gallagher

Gibran Alaoui


October, 2021

Marc is a really good guide and runner, the run itself is really nice, great scenery and interesting! It was also very easy to book!! Highly recommend!!

Jason Stokes


January, 2019

Loved the trip and Marc was fantastic. Would highly recommend

David McElhinney


April, 2018

Fabulous running in a fantastic country for trail running. My guide Marc was superb and could not have been more knowledgeable or accommodating. I would recommend anyone try this run of a lifetime with Marc.

Mark Aegler; Timon Aegler; Nora Aegler


May, 2017

Very pleasant person and really scenic trail run



April, 2017

Amazing three days spent running in the Atlas Mountains with Marc, a highly professional and super friendly guide. We passed through Berber villages where we stopped off for tea and took in 35-30kms most days in amazing conditions. Can't wait for my next trip!


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