Private Toubkal Trip 10 days


During this trek you will be able to explore and climb the Toubkal Mountain(4167m), which is the highest peak in North Africa.

Climbing to the peak is challenging, however it requires no climbing and mountaineering experiences. You will enjoy the breathtaking and amazing views from the summit.

You will be introduced to the local Berbers to learn about their culture and lifestyle. This trek includes mountain transfers, professional local guide and accommodation at the mountain’s hut and Berber guesthouses.

This Trek is for mountains lovers. It combines adventures with stunning landscapes all alongside the way. Definitely an unforgettable trip.

at the end of the trip you will have an extra day to visit and discover The Red city.

  • 10 Days
  • Age 15+
  • Group size: 6 Min – 16 Max

Technical sheet

Period:Hiking possible from March to November
Level of difficulty :Accessible to any walker in good physical condition
Departure:Marrakech, Morocco
Arrival:Marrakech, Morocco
Luggage:On the hike the muleteers and mules recruited to carry your luggage.
Accommodations:Sleeping in Berber houses and mountain hut
Meals :All meals with nice picnics in the middle of nature.
  • English speaking Guide
  • Transfer from and to your hotel
  • Mules for luggage carrying
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals with nice picnics in the middle of nature
  • Visit Bahia Palace
  • Visit Koutoubia Mosque
  • Plane tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Sleeping bags
  • Entrance fees in some monuments in Marrakech
  • Tips
  • Personal purchases

Tour Plan


- Get a kick out of climbing the highest summit in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
- Mount Toubkal – 4.167m./13.671 ft. or as the Arabic say Jebel Toubkal. For the Berber people living for ages in the lower valleys it is Adrar-n-Oudarn: mountains of the mountains.
- It is the highest peak of North Africa and deserves respect in every way. The walk to the summit is rewarding and a little challenging.
- After this challenge there is a full day of relax and learn more from Berber culture in a small guesthouse “chez les habitants”
- This 10 day trip includes 3 nights in Marrakech in a nice Riad hotel close to famous square Jemaa el Fna and airport transfers.

Good to Know

- You can make it to the summit if you like walking. Just do it slowly, step by step.
- Luggage is transported on mules. A local guide is walking with you. A cook is preparing nice picnics on the road


Day 1: Arrival at Marrakech.

Transfer your nice Riad/hotel nearby the famous square Jemaa el Fna. el Fna.


Day 2: Transfer to the mountains (ca. 1h30) to start your trekking.

Your driver will pick you up at your hotel. In the tiny ski resort of Oukaïmeden (2600m.) the mules and mule men are waiting for you to carry your luggage. The first day the path is mainly going down through the beautiful valley of Oussertek, passing by small and isolated Berber villages. You end up in the cozy village of Imsker. On the Toubkal – Orientation map written as Imska.

    • Walking 4 – 5 hrs.
    • Overnight stay: (very simple) Berber guesthouse. Imsker / Imska Alt. 1600m. / 5249 ft.

Day 3: Trekking Imsker (1600m.) – Tizi Oussem (1850m.)

First there is the small pass Tizi El Bour with a nice view over the valley of Mizane. After crossing the Mizane mountain river it’s going up and up towards the pass Tizi-n-Tacht (2.000m). Here you have a splendid view on the valley of Ouïssaden – pronounced as Azaden. Then there is a small descent, followed by a long but easy walk up to the remote village of Tizi Oussem (1850m.).

    • Walking ca. 5,5 hrs.
    • Overnight stay: Berber guesthouse. Tizi Oussem Alt. 1850m. / 6070 ft.

Day 4: Trekking Tizi Oussem (1850m) – Douar Mezzik (1780m.) Over the pass Tizi Mezzik (2390m.).

Optional in the morning walk to cascades of Irhoulidine. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the small villages around (Targa Imoula, Tagadirt, Acheim, Imlil) or have a good relax in the local ‘hammam’ (Moroccan bathing house).

    • Walking ca. 4,5 hrs.
    • Overnight stay: Berber guesthouse (with a view). Imlil / Douar Mezzik Alt. 1850 m. / 5840 ft

Day 5 : Trekking Douar Mezzik (1750m) – refuge du Toubkal (3200m.)

Today it’s only going up. The path is clear and easy walking. You pass by the pilgrimage spot of Sidi Chamarouch. And then finally you will see the mountain hut.

    • Walking about 5 hours.
    • Overnight stay: Neltner mountain hut ‘Toubkal’ Alt. 3200m./ 10.499 ft .

Day 6: Refuge du Toubkal (3200m.) to the summit (4.167m. / 13.671 ft)

Today is the day. You will start very early in the morning (< 06h00) as this makes the chance for great views the best. In the beginning the path is steep. Later on, it’s getting easier but then you will feel the altitude. Breath taking. Sometimes causing some headache or nausea. You can take some ‘paracetamol’ with you. And the most important advice: just walk slowly. It is the best way to acclimatize. Walking up to the summit takes about 4 hours. Going down to the hut ca. 2,5 hrs.

    • Walking ca. 6,5 hrs.
    • Overnight stay: Neltner mountain hut ‘Toubkal’ Alt. 3200m./ 10.499 ft.
    • For walkers with an ‘easy way of going downhill’ there is the possibility going down to Douar Mezzik (1850m). Total walking ca. 8 to 10 hours!

Day 7: A relaxing decent

A relaxing day of walking after you summitted Toubkal yesterday. Descent to the Berber village of Mezzik, just close to Imlil. You can enjoy the nice path which is easy and going mainly down. Half way the delicous picnic lunch is waiting for you. And your fresh brewed mint tea. Take your time. In the afternoon you arrive in the tiny village of Mezzik where we will spent the last night ‘chez les habitants’.

    • Walking ca. 5,5 hrs.
    • Overnight stay: Mezzik ‘chez les habitants

Day 8 : Transfer to Marrakech

In the morning we enjoy the village life and our last mountain breakfast. Then we go back to the buzzling city of Marrakech. Here we stay in a nice small Riad hotel in the Marrakech Medina. In the evening we will enjoy the gathering on Jeema el Fna with all the artists and food stalls in the evening.


Day 9: Explore Marrakech

Today you have time to visit the magical and imperial city of Marrakech. After breakfast i will take you to exploring Marrakech « the red city of Morocco ». I will ensure that you see the most important places of historical cultural interest, including the Koutoubia Tower, the bahia palace. After lunch at the restaurant near the square « Djemaa el Fna », you will walk through the souks and discover hundreds of handicrafts …. And make the most of your final night with your tour teader, in the highlight of Red city, the main squre Jamaa El Fna for dinner and entertaining


Day 10: Transfer to the Airport

Depending on the time of your flight you still have time to visit the magical and imperial city of Marrakech before we bring you back to the airport in about 20 minutes. We take care that you arrive at the airport for your check-in just 2 hours before your flight departure.

Equipments needed for the Trek

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