Mt Toubkal Climb

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Mount Toubkal stands 13,671ft (4,167m) above sea level and commands superb views of the High Atlas Mountains. Our trek passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths and is, surprisingly, not too strenuous. As we climb higher, the paths do become steeper but the gain in altitude awards dramatic views towards Marrakech and the Anti-Atlas Mountains....
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Embark on a non-technical ascent of the highest mountain in North Africa
    • Take acclimatisation walks amid remote Amazigh villages
    • Enjoy panoramic views from the summit of Mount Toubkal
    • Experience the sights and sounds of Marrakech
    • Two leaders for all walking days for groups of 11 or more
    • Optional ascent of Mount Ouanakrim (13,415ft/4,089m)

What's this trip about?

    Mount Toubkal stands 13,671ft (4,167m) above sea level and commands superb views of the High Atlas Mountains. Our trek passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths and is, surprisingly, not too strenuous. As we climb higher, the paths do become steeper but the gain in altitude awards dramatic views towards Marrakech and the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Passing through remote villages and terraced fields, we gain an insight into the life of the friendly Amazigh people and finish with free time in the imperial city of Marrakech.Enjoy an exhilarating one-week trek to the summit of the highest mountain in North Africa

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityMarrakech
End CityMarrakech

Travel Themes

  • Climbing & Mountaineering
  • Cultural
  • Hiking & Walking

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco

Attractions

  • Marrakech

Activities

  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, five lunches and five dinners included
    • All accommodation
    • Tour leader throughout
    • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone
    • Crampons if required

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Start Marrakech

The adventure starts in Marrakech, a thrumming city nearly 1,000 years in the making. Depending on your arrival, there may be time to explore before our welcome meeting in the early evening. Accommodation: Hotel Gomassine (or similar)

Day 2 Drive to Imi Oughlad; climb Tizi N’Tacht Pass and descend into the Azaden Valley

After breakfast, we transfer by minibus to Imi Oughlad, a journey that takes us from the plains around Marrakech into the heart of the High Atlas range. After meeting our mules and muleteers, we start a five-hour walk, climbing up to the Tizi N’Tacht (6,560ft/2,000m) ...

Day 3 Walk through Amazigh villages and spectacular mountain scenery, including the Ighoulidem waterfall

Enjoy a full day walking on the northern slope of Mount Toubkal. We travel through Azib Tamsoult and the Irhouliden cascade before arriving at our camp for the night, which sits at L’Azib N-Tzikarte (8,860ft/2,700m). There is an optional ascent in the afternoon for th...

Day 4 Ascend the Aguelzim Pass and enjoy superb views of the Toubkal Massif before walking down to basecamp

Today we cross the Aguelzim Pass (11,645ft/3,550m), the climb is quite steep but once at the top we can enjoy panoramic views of the Toubkal Massif and towards the plains that surround Marrakech. We then descend to Toubkal Base Camp and either enjoy a three-hour optio...

Day 5 Early ascent of Mount Toubkal; free afternoon to relax at basecamp

We make an early start from basecamp for the ascent of Mount Toubkal, climbing steeply through scree before traversing the southern ridge to reach the summit at 13,671ft (4,167m). After enjoying magnificent panoramas, we descend to basecamp. We have the rest of the afternoon free to reflect on our achievement. Accommodation: Full-service camping

Day 6 Climb Mount Ouanakrim; descend to the village of Arroumd

We have an exciting opportunity this morning to ascend another 13,415 ft (4,089m) peak – Mount Ouanakrim. Although lower than Toubkal, this summit is considered more challenging, but a highlight of the week for many. Depending on the weather and group’s ability, our l...

Day 7 Short walk to Imlil; return to Marrakech for guided tour

The short walk down to Imlil is followed by the drive back to Marrakech, where we have a guided tour. Taking in the main sites, we learn about the history, culture and architecture of this wonderful city. We then have free time to explore Djemaa el Fna (the main squar...

Day 8 End Marrakech

Our adventure ends after breakfast. But if you’d like a little more time in Marrakech, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

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Price per day$106
Last Updated: 5/22/2024
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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Mt Toubkal Climb 7 day trek

I have a wonderful time met some amazing people and shared the adventure of a lifetime. I would have no hesitation in recommending this holiday to anyone who loves...

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Oct 2018

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Whetted our appetite for adventure!

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Great challenging trip but one that's well achievab...

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The most amazing experience of my life

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

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What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Visas and Vaccinations
    • Single supplement

Accommodation

4 nights camping, 1 night gite with shared facilities and 2 nights 3-star hotel in en suite rooms 5 days point-to-point walking Crampons may be needed in April and October Altitude maximum 4167m, average 2600m,On this trip, we spend two nights in a hotel in Marrakech, four nights camping and one night in a gite. Below are the accommodations we typically use: Marrakech: Hotel Gomassine (nights 1 and 7) Our adventure begins and ends at Hotel Gomassine in the Guéliz neighbourhood of Marrakech. The hotel itself has a small pool with sun loungers, plus there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. If, upon arrival, you need to pick up anything for the days ahead, the Carre Eden mall is a five-minute walk away, where you'll find international shops and a Carrefour Gourmet supermarket. Camping: Nights 2-5 Our four camping nights are a truly wild experience, as we sleep under the Moroccan sky, cradled by the High Atlas Mountains. Our first two nights are spent wild camping, firstly in the Azaden Valley on the outskirts of a small village (night 2), then at L'Azib N-Tzikarte (night 3). Our final two nights (nights 4 and 5) are at Mount Toubkal Base Camp, where we normally camp within walking distance of a mountain refuge where (for a small fee) you can shower (though the water is often cold). To make the experience more comfortable, the camp team put up a toilet tent at our campsites – it’s basic but does the job. All the camping is full service, which means you don't need to put up your tent or do the camp chores. Sleeping mats are provided. Aroumd: Hotel Aremd (night 6) One night is spent in a gite (guesthouse) in Aroumd. This is twin-share with shared facilities, including hot showers and a lovely terrace overlooking the mountains. Worth knowing Hotel Aremd is more akin to a mountain refuge with a dorm room. Single supplements are not available for these nights. There may be times when the weather forces us to use a gite instead of camping at Mount Toubkal Base Camp. Single supplement is not available in the Gite.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

For more additional details, see the booking conditions of TruTravels at the following web address: https://www.exodustravels.com/us/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts, five lunches and five dinners included. Moroccan food is excellent though not particularly varied. Breakfasts usually consist of porridge, bread and jam, and coffee or tea. Main meals will often be tajines of meat and vegetables with a great mix of herbs and spices and light, fluffy cous cous. Salads will often comprise of both cooked and raw vegetables including tomatoes, smoked peppers and aubergine (eggplant). When eating out, meals are reasonably priced –(approximates) Lunches: 60 to 100 Dirham (US$6-10) Dinners: In cities 80 to 200 Dirham (US$8-19) and in small towns villages 60 – 100 Dirham (US$6-10) Soft drinks in restaurants : 10 to 20 Dirham (US$1-1.90) Alcohol: Beer 30 to 50 Dirham (US$2.85-5)– Wine 150 Dirham (US$14) and more Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice of vegetarian couscous, tajine or omelettes. This is particularly the case during the more rural sections of the trip. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus Office prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (e.g. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some food with you from home. If you have any special dietary requirements, you should inform your sales representative prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (ie coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some food items with you from home.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
  • Four nights’ camping, one night in a gite with shared facilities, and two nights at three-star hotels
  • Five days of walking
  • Altitude maximum: 14,671ft (4,167m); average: 8,530ft (2,600m)
  • Travel by minibus
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus local leader. Minimum age: 16
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