Trekking In Morocco: Toubkal Ascent - 2 Days

This is a two day Atlas Mountain tour to the top of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

You’ll get to enjoy some amazing parts of Morocco as you climb to the mountain’s summit. You’ll see the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch and travel the same paths as pilgrims and other adventurers along the way.

Join us with our Berber guides and mules for an attempt on Toubkal’s summit!

How To Get There And Get Back

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech city. Lots of riads do not have car access so the driver will park nearby and come to get you.

On your final day, you will be dropped off at the nearest point to your riad or hotel and our driver can call your riad to meet you if needed.

Food On The Trek

Meals during the treks are cooked by the Berber guides and muleteers and the food is fresh and healthy. For example breakfast might be jam, bread and butter, cookies, fruit, juice and coffee or milk.

Lunch may be salad with tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta. Sometimes we have fish (sardines, tuna) and seasonal fruit.

Your dinner could be soup, classic Moroccan tagine, couscous, olives and may include nuts and fruit.

Can my dietary requirements be catered for?

Absolutely. Just let us know about your catering preferences when you confirm your booking to ensure that any dietary requirements are met.

Please remind your guide and cook about your dietary requirements on the first day of the trek.

The 2 Day Toubkal Ascent is a great way to explore the famous Mount Toubkal!

Depart from your accommodation in Imlil, trek to the village of Aroumd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch and past the pilgrims before ascending to the Toubkal Refuge (sometimes called the Neltner Refuge) for the night.

Reach the summit of the highest peak in North Africa before returning to Imlil for a comfortable night’s rest.

Day 1
From Marrakech to Imlil to Aroumd to Sidi Chamarouch to the Toubkal Refuge

We’ll transfer you from your accommodation in Marrakech to the little village of Imlil (its about a 1 hour 30 minute drive) where we’ll begin our trek.

As we head along the Imlil Valley, we will pass the village of Aroumd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch.

We’ll continue east, crossing the flood plains and following a route that takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. You’ll see lots of tourists and pilgrims as we travel around this area.

From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and eventually to the Toukbal Refuge at 3206m.

Day 2
Toubkal Summit to Imlil

Today will be an early start with approximately 10 hours of hiking!

Our route to the summit of Jebel Toubkal takes us up the south cirque, across the stream above the refuge and on to the mountain’s peak.

The walking is relatively straight forward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile though!

When you reach the the summit you will be greeted with breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscape and countryside: from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and even as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara.

To make out descent, we will retrace our steps and head back towards Imlil, our final destination of the day.

Trek & Tour Prices
1 person :  230 Euros in winter/215 Euros in summer
Group of 2-3 people : 150 Euros per person in winter/135 Euros per person in summer
Group of 4-7 people: 130 Euros per person in winter/115 Euros per person in summer
Group of 8-12 people : 105 Euros per person/90 Euros per person in summer


  • English speaking guide
  • Cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Coffee and tea
  • Refuge Mouflon or CAF
  • Transportation from and to Marrakech

Doesn't include

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Mineral water
  • Travel insurance

The accommodation will be in a dorm at the mountain hut.


Personal baggage, cooking equipment and food are carried by the mules, leaving you to carry only a rucksack with whatever you need close at hand for the day.

NB : Left luggage or unnecessary luggage can be left safely in our storage in Imlil until you come back from the trek.

Good walking boots and socks/good trainers for valley treks

3-4 season sleeping bag

Crampons, ice-axes and gaiters for winter treks (November to April)

Personal First Aid Kit

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain-pants

Water bottle or Camelbak (recommended)

Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

Lightweight day pack



Torch and batteries

Towel & all personal toiletries

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Trekking In Morocco: Toubkal Ascent
From € 90
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Active Adventure
  • Up to 12 people
  • 4167m