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Hike the highest peak in North Africa: Mount Toubkal (4167m)

Mount Toubkal hike
Mount Toubkal hike
Mount Toubkal hike
Mount Toubkal hike

Capture the highest summit in North Africa, Mount Toubkal with Lahcen, a certified mountain guide. Witness incredible vistas of the High Atlas on this 2-day easy trek.



2 Days

Feb - Oct


All levels


* Hike the highest mountain in North Africa.

* Witness exceptional vistas of the neighbouring peaks from the summit.

* Meet and learn about the natives of Morocco.


I will take you to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, on this two-day journey. Located in southwestern Morocco, Toubkal is the highest summit of the Atlas mountains as well.

It is an easy hike designed for keen walkers as the ascent doesn’t involve climbing. But, it does include some easy scrambling and ascending snow slopes. And you’ll also meet and learn about the natives of Morocco as you traverse the mountain villages on the way.

The tour begins and ends in the vibrant city of Marrakesh. From here, we’ll head towards the mountain town of Imlil, the starting point of our trek.

The first day is spent hiking towards the Neltner Refuge. You’ll witness breathtaking vistas along the way. The second day, we’ll attempt the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in North Africa.

Don’t forget to bring along your camera as the views from the summit are spectacular! You’ll see unobstructed views of the Marrakesh Plain and the High Atlas in the north and the sight goes as far as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara in the south.

And you don’t need any previous climbing experience to venture on this incredible trip. You’ll be fine as long as you are fit.

So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to have an unforgettable experience of hiking to the summit of the highest mountain in North Africa. I will be waiting for your message.

And if you wish to have an authentic Moroccan experience, do check out this hike to a traditional Berber village in the High Atlas.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Porters

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price per person. Includes: Transport to and from Marrakech.

Not Included:

Personal Insurance,

Tip &



Day 1: From Imlil to Neltner Refuge

We’ll transfer from Marrakech to Imlil at 1740m, the starting point of our trek. From here, we’ll continue towards the Neltner Refuge at 3207m. Overnight at the refuge.

Day 2: Hike to the summit and return to Marrakech

Early morning, we’ll attempt the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. The trail leads up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. It is a straight walk but the scree and the altitude will add to the adventure.

The summit offers breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape including the Marrakesh Plain and the High Atlas in the north and the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara in the south. You will reflect on this incredible journey as you head back towards Imlil. We’ll then transfer you back to Marrakech.

Duration: 9 to 10 hours of walking.


Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle





How difficult is the ascent of Mt Toubkal?

It’s a challenging walk rather than a climb and if you have good physical condition, you can perfectly reach the summit.

What is included in the price I'll be paying here? What's not included?

The following items are included in the tour you are booking here:

  • the service of the guide who'll take care of you
  • the muleteers and the cook
  • the transfer from Marrakech to Imlil
  • the accommodation on day 1 (in the Toubkal Refuge or in tents depending on the weather)
  • all the meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

The following items are not included:

  • flight to Marrakech
  • the travel insurance
  • the tips
  • the entrance fees
  • the drinks and items of a personal nature

What should I take with me?

Good walking shoes/boots and socks, comfortable shoes/slippers for the camp/refuge, trekking pants, lightweight waterproof over-trousers or rain-pants. The weather can be warm and sunny during the day but in the mountains, it can quickly change.

Can I join a group?

Yes, but we need at least 2 people in the group, otherwise, you'll pay 80€ extra.

Where is the meeting point? How is the transfer organized from Marrakech to Imlil & back?

The transfer from/to Marrakech is organized by a local driver (by taxi or minivan). It is included in the tour's price. The meeting is usually around 8 a.m. at Café Argana Restaurant on the main square of Jamman el Fenna in Marrakech (here is the map https://goo.gl/maps/ZWZYShBKwTS666PZ9). The drive takes around 1 1/2 hours to Imlil. We'll drive you back to Marrakech after the climb, on the second day. You'll be in Marrakech around 6 p.m.

Do you offer other activities / tours that I could do before or after the ascent of Mt Toubkal?

Yes! We organize many different tours and activities. Here are a few examples: a countryside picnic in the Atlas Mountains (1 day), a 3-day hike to explore some Berber mountain villages, a 2-day horseback riding tour, mountain biking, a day trip to Ourika Valley & Settifadma, etc.

Which languages do the guides speak? Where are you based?

We speak English, French, Spanish and Arabic. We are based in Imlil, near Marrakech.

Can I store non-essential luggage before the ascent?

Absolutely, you can leave unnecessary belongings in our storage in Imlil during your hike. This way, you can enjoy the climb without the extra baggage.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Riad Hotel Essaouira Morocco
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Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa Sea & Spa Morocco
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Riad MalaĂŻka Morocco
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About the guide

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Tour Operator

I'm a licensed tour guide accredited by the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism. I speak English and French and have in-depth knowledge of what the city of Imlil has to offer.

My ultimate goal is to provide the most worthwhile and enriching tour experience for local and foreign guests alike and to make a significant contribution to Imlil's local tourism industry.

I’m proud of my culture and I enjoy sharing my experiences and knowledge with anyone interested in learning about Morocco. I have an open and very friendly personality and my customers’ satisfaction is my number one priority.

I am also the founder of the Authentic Toubkal Lodge.


French | English | Arabic

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What people are saying about this trip



This was the highlight of our Morroco trip! Lahcen and his team were AMAZING 👏🏼 Mount Toubkal NEEDS to be on your list if you are visiting the area 🏔️ Thank you!



Great guide, very good at adjusting the walking pace to your pace. Positive and caring. amazing food and snacks! and went out of their way to do a birthday cake for one of our groups birthday!



Lahcen et les membres de son équipe sont très professionnels. Organisation impecable, accueil chaleureux. Le guide qui nous a accompagné - Ibrahim / Abdou est à l'écoute, attentif et amical. Il nous a partagé de son connaissance sur les montagnes et la culture du région L'expérience de Toubkal est magnifique. Je recommande vivement !



Rachid was a fantastic mountain guide for this ascent! Lahcen was very communicative and punctual in coordinating our ascent, and this experience exceeded my expectations. If you’re interested in summiting Toubkal with an extremely knowledgeable and personable team, Lahcen and Rachid are your guys!!!



We had such a great time with the best guide Hamid and we enjoyed every minute of this trip. Also food prepared by the other Hamid was delicous and made Toubkal hike even more perfect. Thank you for this experience!

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