Toubkal - 4167mJoin us in climbing the highest mountain in North Africa's High Atlas.
Difficulty level: Challenging
|10/05/2020||7 Days||£450||Taking Bookings|
|17/05/2020||7 Days||£450||Taking Bookings|
Please do not book your flights until the trip is guaranteed to run.
Why book with us?
Groups will also be accompanied by a UK leader
Small group sizes
Superior accommodation in Marrakesh
Option to join pre trip UK training weekend (additional charge)
Day 2 – We begin our trek into the High Atlas mountains heading through pine and juniper trees to our first mountain refuge, The Azib Tamsoult (2250m).
Day 3 – An early start today as we begin our ascent over the ridge line and down into the valley from where we will tackle Toubkal tomorrow. We take in stunning waterfalls and magnificent views across the plains of Morocco before tackling the 72 hairpin bends of the final steep ascent to the ridge line. From here it is downhill all the way to the Toubkal Refuge (3207m).
Day 4 – Once again it’s an early start as we make our Toubkal summit bid. We begin walking steeply out of the refuge heading up to the back of a hanging valley before making the ridge line that will take us to the Toubkal summit at 4167m. We descend back to the refuge for some lunch and some well earned Moroccan mint tea before making our way back down the valley to Aroumd for the night.
Day 5 – We will take a short walk down to Imlil before being transferred to Marrakesh for lunchtime where you can check into your hotel for the next two nights allowing you time to explore this ancient city.
Day 6 – A complete day for you to enjoy the city, take in the Souks in the Medina, seek out the gardens or wander around the new town hunting out delightful patisseries.
Day 7 – Finally it’s time to say goodbye to new friends and transfer back to the airport for your flight home.
6 nights accomodation in hotels, refuges and a guesthouse
All meals excl. celebratory meal and final day lunch
All drinking water whilst trekking
National Park trekking fees and permits
Local guides, cooks and porters
Experienced UK Expedition Leader
Crampons, ice axe and helmets (if required)
What's Not Included
Visas (if needed)
Tips for local staff (we can advise on amounts)
Meals in addition to those already listed as included
Alcoholic or soft drinks not supplied during meals
Sightseeing costs in Marrakesh
Expedition Kit List
You will need a day rucksack to carry spare layers, waterproofs, food and drink, and personal items such as cameras etc. A 35l rucksack is a good size.
You will also need;
Crampons – we can supply if required
Walking axe – we can supply if required
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Warm hat and gloves
Sun hat and sunglasses
Trekking or soft shell trousers
Slippers/clean trainers/flip flops/sandles to wear in the huts
Headtorch and spare batteries
Water bottle – 1l is best
Snacks – trek bars etc.
Antibacterial hand gel
Wash kit (limited shower facilities)
Personal medical kit – we recommend this includes (but is not limited to); ibuprofen, paracetamol, antihistamines, diarrhoea treatment, rehydration sachets, latex gloves, antiseptic wipes, plasters, throat lozenges.
Power pack (some huts have sockets for charging, some don’t)
Travel adapter plug – in Morocco they use the French two pin sockets
Please get in touch if you want to discuss any of the above.
Fitness & Training
Symptoms of being at altitude can include the following; headaches, tiredness, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and nausea. Altitude sickness affects everybody differently and whilst generally the fitter you are the better you will cope, being super-fit is still no guarantee of feeling fewer effects.
All of our leaders have experience of trekking at altitude and are medically trained. The leader will assess your progress as you trek and they will make a decision to send you down to a lower altitude if they believe your health and safety are being compromised by the effects of altitude.