The Best Three Peak Challenge Ever! 4-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

4 Days

Dare to take the Mount Toubkal Three Peak Challenge? We created this 4-day small group trek especially for mountain adventurers and it’s one of our favourites! It allows you to conquer North Africa’s highest peak plus two other majestic Atlas giants nearby.

Our trek is sure to be one of the highlights of your visit to Morocco. It takes you to the summits of the country’s three highest alps, sometimes called the crown jewels of the Atlas Mountains (Jebel being the Berber word for mountain). Jebel Toubkal, at 4,167m, is most well-known, but the nearby summits of Timesguida (4,089m) and Ras Ouanoukrim (4,083m) are not much lower. Combining the three makes for a challenging but fantastically satisfying 4-day hike. Not to mention, memories that will stay with you forever.

During the trek, you will stay at a comfortable mountain refuge situated near the tip of Mount Toubkal. From there you will follow different trails toward the mountain tops, accompanied by one of our local Berber guides. All of our experienced guides are fully-licensed and love sharing their knowledge of the mountains and the traditions of their indigenous Amazigh (Berber) communities. They take care of the route and all the logistics, leaving you free to simply enjoy the hiking and captivating panoramic views.

Mount Toubkal Three Peak Challenge – Trip Highlights

  • Conquer the three tallest peaks in the Atlas Mountains, including the highest in North Africa.
  • A fully-licensed professional local guide.
  • A mule to help carry your baggage (for groups of 4 people or more).
  • Round-trip by private transport from Marrakesh to Imlil, our start/end point.
  • Three nights in a mountain refuge near the summit of Mt Toubkal. Enjoy awesome sunrises, sunsets, and clear, starry night skies!
  • Inclusive of all meals (vegetarian/vegan options available) and as much mint tea as you can drink!

Please note: We do not pass through many Berber villages during this trek. If you wish to get a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Amazigh people inhabiting Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, we therefore recommend combining your hike with one of our valley tours and cultural trips.

Itinerary

At 8:30, a driver will pick you up from your hotel in Marrakesh. Time to start your great outdoor adventure in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains! We will drive to   After breakfast in your hotel in Marrakech, our driver will pick you up at 8h30 and take you to the High Atlas Mountains, where the trip starts from Imlil (1,960 m), toward the Toubkal Massif pass through the Sidi Chamharouch (2,350m) We will arrive at the first Refuge (3,206m), our stop for the night. Approx 5-6 hours walking.
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6 hours
Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the Refuge.

Two Triumphant climbers at the summit of Mount Toubkal

An exciting day ahead: Today, we will summit two peaks and practice your climbing skills! After breakfast, we will head our way to the Tizi’ n Ouagane pass. A nice walk offers great views of the mountains surrounding you. We will head towards mountain Timesguida, Morocco’s 2nd highest peak. After a first summit celebration, we will head down and then back up again. Cause in the afternoon we will also climb the mountain Ras. Guarantees your legs will be tired when heading back down. Time for a well-deserved Moroccan tea and a relaxing afternoon at the refuge!

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the Refuge.

toubkal

Today is the day: we will conquer Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. After breakfast, we will start climbing, passing many other travelers on our way up. When we make it to the summit, there is time to celebrate the accomplishment and enjoy the stunning overview of the valleys below. After, we head back down again, where we will have a late lunch and spend another night in the mountain refuge.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the Refuge.

On the final day of our hike, we will mainly walk downhills. After breakfast, we will pass to Sidi Sharoush to enjoy some last views of the Atlas Mountains. Here we will enjoy a lunch picnic and continue the walk back down to Imlil. Here a driver is waiting to bring you back to Marrakesh. Make sure you’ll book yourself a nice accommodation as a reward for your great hiking accomplishments!

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch

The Trip Cost Includes

  • A local guide.
  • Accommodation.
  • Food.
  • Mule for luggage.
  • Transportation.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airport transfers.
  • Soft drinks
  • Mineral water.
  • Tips.
  • Sleeping bags.
What equipment should I bring?

Winter season (Nov – Mar)
Winter can be quite cold on Mt Toubkal, with temperatures on the summit going as low as -20°C. March starts to warm up with a higher chance of rain.

Early/late season (Apr-May & Oct)
Temperatures at lower altitudes can reach 26°C, with little chance of rain. The summit can still go as low as -10°C with wind chill.

Summer (Jun-Sep)
June has a higher chance of rain but still stays warm. July to Sept are the hottest months with temperatures at the lowest altitudes reaching 30°C. The summit of Toubkal can be as low as -10°C with wind chill

We recommend you bring the following gear and clothing:
Kit List
Clothing:
• 2 base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
• Fleece/soft-shell jacket
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Insulated jacket for warmth
• Underwear
• Base-layer trousers (optional, but especially good in the winter)
• Trekking Trousers
• Shorts (in summer)
• 2 pairs of thick wool hiking socks
• Warm gloves and hat
• Walking boots
• Crampons (winter only)

Other:
• Large rucksack for the mules/porters (if mules are included in your package – please note they are only included for groups of 4 or more).
• Daysack (25-35L), if your larger rucksack is being carried for you (see point above)
• Re-useable water bottle with a good filter
• Suncream, lip balm (if needed) & insect repellent
• Sunhat & sunglasses
• Sleeping bag (2-3 seasons)
• Toiletries including travel towel
• Electronics – Head torch, phone & charger
• Walking poles (optional)

Most of the equipment above can be rented locally in Imlil (the prices below are approximate and may be subject to change):
• Crampons : €5 per day
• Ice Axe : €3 per day
• Walking boots: €5 per day
• Sleeping bags: €2.5 per day
• Waterproof Jackets: €3 per day
• Walking Poles (pair): €3 per day
• Backpacks: €3 per day

Can I consider myself sufficiently fit?

The summit day can be 8-9 hours (with lots of breaks) so you do need a good level of fitness. We recommend training with jogging or sports 1-2 times a week, in the run-up to your trip.

Do I need to carry all my stuff up the mountain?

The local guides utilize mules to transport your primary baggage, cooking equipment, and food are carried by the mule, leaving you to carry only a rucksack with whatever you need close at hand for the days.
NB: Left luggage or unnecessary luggage can be left safely in our storage in Imlil till you come back from the trek.

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

Your accommodation will be in a dormitory in a comfortable mountain refuge near the summit of Mt Toubkal.
In the summer months, camping is an option if preferred (June-October).

What kind of food will be provided?

Our trek is inclusive of all your meals. These are prepared by the Berber muleteers and consist of fresh and healthy ingredients. A typical breakfast may include jam, bread, cookies, fruit, juice, butter, coffee, and milk. For lunch, you can expect a salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, fish (sardines, tuna), and seasonal fruit. Dinner often includes soup, a classic Moroccan tajine, couscous, olives, nuts, and fruit.

If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, don’t worry, we can cater to your needs. Just inform us of your requirements when you confirm your booking, and we will ensure that your meals are prepared accordingly. Additionally, please remind your guide and cook of any dietary requirements on the first day of the trek to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

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The Best Three Peak Challenge Ever! 4-Day Mount Toubkal Trek
Group Discount Available
From $150.00
/ Adult
  • 3 nights in camp or in the refuge depending on the season.
  • A pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation in Marrakesh. If you stay in the medina, we’ll pick you up from the closest point that is accessible for vehicles.
  • Vegeterian, Non Vegeterian and Vegan
  • English and French and local Berber
  • A local Guided
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