Mount Toubkal Hike 4 day trek in the High Atlas Mountains

4 Days


Experience the thrill of playing with patches of snow in the highest mountain of the High Atlas Mountain range. The view of perfectly white snow tops from the balcony of your place in Marrakech will awaken an urge in you to climb Mount Toubkal! If you have always been in love with mountains, and want to experience this love on another level, then our 4-day Mount Toubkal trek is what you are looking for. There is nothing more serene than climbing a mountain decorated with a fresh sheet of snow. Climbing  Mount Toubkal is exactly a walk in the park but it is not a high-profile mountain climb, which requires only professionals. It is something in between, meaning that you should only be reasonably fit and have enough determination that will make your hike to the summit possible. If you choose to climb Mount Toubkal in winter, you will need special mountaineering tools, such as walking pols, ice axes, and crampons which you can rent from us. Check off “climbing the highest mountain in North Africa” from your bucket list!

4 Days Toubkal Trekking trip highlights

  • Reach the awe-inspiring summit of Mount Toubkal, the roof of North Africa
  • Climb the twin peaks of Ouanakrim
  • Step back in time, and visit the remote, rarely reached Berber villages
  • Test your endurance with this 4 days Atlas Mountain trekking program


Leave the chaotic streets of Marrakech and head to the mountain village Imlil in a 90 min drive. Our driver will pick you up in an air conditioned vehicle from your accommodation in Marrakech. You will meet your guide in Imlil village where your adventure will begin. We will follow the path uphill crossing the stunning Mizane Valley, heading to the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. The latter is a convenient halfway point to rest and, get watered and fed. The final hours of the hike will take us to the Toubkal refuge, where we will spend the night. The refuge is pretty basic and but covers all your necessities. It has a lounge area with a fireplace and a heater to get you warmed up. Added to this, there are toilets and hot showers. Overall the refuge is clean and well kept, and provides an excellent place to rest and meet other hikers.

Today, we will target the Ouanoukrim twins, the 2nd and 3rd highest peaks in the High Atlas. They both stand at the head of Mizan Valley. The trek to the twins will not only be culminated with a stunning view of Mount Toubkal, but it will also test your legs and prepare your body for the big hike. We head back to the refuge for lunch, where you can spend the day resting your muscles and absorbing the beautiful surroundings. Total walking time approximately 7hours.

Today is the day! We wake up early and start the climb to the summit of Mount Toubkal. The path rises steeply as we continue our hike steadily. Our professional guides will help you navigate safer routes to the summit. You will begin feeling footsore and exhausted, but the view from the summit are magical and definitely worth the pain you are feeling. Peaks and snowbound valleys will make themselves visible to you, as you stretch your eyes North and South contemplating the Atlas Mountain Range and whole of Morocco! We will retrace our way back to the refuge. Time for the ascent is around 4 hours; total walking time 8 hours.

The last day, you will have breakfast, and walk back down via the same route to Imlil village, where you will have lunch at a guesthouse before transfer back to Marrakech. Today's walk will take around 4 to 5h, followed by a 1h30 drive to your accommodation in Marrakech.


Two people
Three people
Four or more people
Price per person (summer season May – October)
280 euros
250 euros
230 euros
Price per person (winter season November – April)
300 euros
270 euros
250 euros

What to pack?

Visitors are advised to prepare for mountain conditions. It is normally warm and exposed during the day, and cold in the evenings, and very cold on the summit!  You will feel the raw power of the mountains. Note: there are opportunities to rent equipment. Let us know in advance.

  • Good hiking shoes are absolutely essential. The trail is long and can be rough and uneven at times, good foot support will make the journey far more enjoyable.
  • Light comfortable clothes for the hiking. Light, long sleeves and long pants are ideal hiking attire as they will help to keep the sun off.
  • Warm layers, for the night and the early morning start on the second day. A jacket, long pants, gloves, and a warm hat are recommended, as the morning will be very cold.
  • Sun protection. The sun at high elevations is strong. It is wise to bring sunscreen, a sun hat, and polarized sunglasses, as much of the hike is very exposed.
  • A buff or a scarf. This will help protect your face from the wind as well as help you to keep warm the morning of the summit .
  • Lip balm & moisturizer. This is one that is easily forgotten, but when coming to areas drier than our skin is used to, lip balm and moisturizer are an essential part of staying comfortable.
  • Trekking poles (optional). Some of the terrain is fairly uneven, trekking poles can be helpful for navigating these parts, and for the steep downhill, to keep the weight off your knees.
  • Ice axe and crampons (November-April). These will be necessary for navigating winter conditions on the mountain.
  • Camera (optional). The views from the top are incredible.
  • Your favourite snacks (optional). The hike, although not exceptionally long is at a very high altitude, which can make it very tiring. Although your guide will have some nuts and dates for sustenance, a little bit of your favourite chocolate or candy can come in handy. Experience has shown that having chocolate or your favourite snack, on hand can be a big morale booster when the going gets tough. Know your body and your energy levels.
  • A sleeping bag (optional). Although the refuge offers blankets, some prefer to have their own sleeping bag as well
  • Portable Power Bank (optional). If you spend a lot of time on your favourite device and want to charge it overnight, a portable power bank may be necessary, as the refuge near the summit may not have consistent power.
  • Toilet paper
  • Headtorch (recommended)

Others Information

Difficulty level


Availability and dates

  • This tour is best enjoyed between May – October. However, if you prefer a winter experience, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • We run these treks continuously throughout this period, so please get in touch! You are welcome to join us independently, or within a larger group (subject to demand).
  • We can combine this trip with other tours around Morocco, Get in touch and we can give you a quote.


  • Day 1: Toubkal Mountain Refuge
  • Day 2: Toubkal Mountain Refuge
  • Day 3: Toubkal Mountain Refuge

Food on the tour

You will eat delicious, fresh, local meals cooked by your guides or in the accommodation. And do not forget about the liters of mint tea! Example meals include:

  • Breakfast: Moroccan breakfast of bread, jam, honey, peanut butter, olive oil, tea, coffee, milk
  • Lunch: Salad, tomatoes, seasonal fruit and nuts, lentils, beans
  • Dinner: Traditional Moroccan tajine, fresh bread, soup

What about my dietary requirements?
Let us know in advance, and we are more than happy to cater to your specific dietary needs.

Start and end point

You will be picked up in a private, air-conditioned vehicle directly to and from your accommodation in Marrakech. Want to spend another night in the mountains? No problem! We can cater to that.

How to book and pay?

We accept payments in Moroccan dirham, euros, dollars, or British pounds. Payment in cash, or by bank transfer. If you wish to pay in another currency, get in touch! Together we will figure it out.

Cultural considerations

Rural Moroccans still live a traditional way of life. So it is advised to dress a little more conservatively than you are used to. For women, this means that the shoulder, chest, and knees are covered, and for men, shoulders, and knees. It will also protect you from the hot sun, and help you to stay cooler.


Your luggage for the trip will be carried by mules, to help take the weight off your shoulders. If you have some additional luggage you wish to keep in Imlil, we can arrange a secure place for you to store these items.

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Mount Toubkal Hike 4 day trek in the High Atlas Mountains
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/ Adult
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