Climb the Highest Mountain in North Africa

Overview

More than a dozen peaks in Morocco’s High Atlas top 13,000 feet, forming a physical frontier between the semi-arid Mediterranean coast and the huge desert expanses of the Sahara. Toubkal lies about 50 miles due south of Marrakesh between two major passes that cross the range. This extension is a perfect post-trip extension for our High Atlas trek since we will be fit and well acclimatized for a Toubkal ascent.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Marrakesh / Imlil (5,576')

After breakfast, we drive to Imlil, a large Berber village that serves as the starting point for our climb of Toubkal. We arrive in time for lunch and have time to explore the village or enjoy a hike. Tonight we stay in the Dar Imlil, a 10-room riad on the outskirts of the village. The rooms are en suite and decorated in traditional Moroccan style. Overnight at Dar Imlil in Imlil...BLD

Days 2-3
Mount Toubkal Base Camp (10,332') / Ascent of Toubkal (13,667')

Our trek begins with a gradual ascent on a pleasant mule track that leads to our camp below the summit of Toubkal. The following day we ascend to the summit of Toubkal (13,667'), highest point in North Africa, and marvel at the views of the Atlas Mountains all around us. The uphill going is strenuous, but Toubkal is walkable right to the top. Return to base camp for overnight...BLD each day

Day 4
Imlil / Marrakesh

We hike back to Imilil, then continue by vehicle to Marrakesh, arriving in the afternoon in time for one last foray to the souks or a relaxing swim in the hotel pool. Overnight at hotel...BLD

Day 5
Depart / Casablanca

Transfer to the airport and fly to Casablanca, where we connect on our own with homeward-bound flights...B

Details

Length: 5 days
Cost From: $1495  
Arrive: Marrakesh, Morocco
Depart: Marrakesh, Morocco
Lodging: 2 nights hotels, 2 nights mountain camps with tents
Meals: Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

3 hiking days, 2.5 to 5 hours a day, altitudes to 13,664'

Visa Requirements

A visa is not required for U.S. citizens visting Morocco.