Mount Toubkal Expedition

Mount Toubkal

Climb the tallest peak in North Africa - Mount Toubkal. 

If you're looking to test your hand at altitude, want to climb an iconic peak without travelling too far, or want to pack in an expedition without burning through all your annual leave, then heading to Morocco to climb in the Atlas mountains is perfect! We run summer and winter expeditions up the 4,167m Mount Toubkal, a peak that serves as a great primer for longer expeditions or higher peaks. 

 

SUMMER EXPEDITIONS - APRIL - SEPTEMBER

 

An excellent trek in warm, summer conditions. A perfect introduction to trekking abroad and at altitude. Ideal for those who would love to go further afield to places like Nepal. 

 

In Summary

Trip Duration: 7 Days (UK to UK) - 4 Trekking Days

Difficulty: Moderate

Price:  £495 per person - Land only  (Single Sup + £75)

Open Date Option: April 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Bespoke Date Option: Organised upon request. Min 5 PAX

Inclusions: 

  • Internal Transfers 

  • Accommodation throughout

  • All food, except Lunch and Dinners in Marrakech

  • UK Trekking Staff, including a local Moroccan Guide

  • Experienced LMG Trek Manager

  • Team t-shirt

  • 25% off an LMG PT Mountain Fitness Weekend

Your Trip

 

On Day 1 we leave the UK and land in Marrakech. The travelling continues as we transfer straight to the town of Imil (1,700m) which takes about 90 minutes.

Day 2 is our first day on the trail as we enjoy a 5-6 hour hike to the mountain refuge that sits at the bottom of Mount Toubkal itself. This refuge will be our home for three nights. 

Having trekked to 3200m from 1,700m day 3 will be an acclimatisation day before going for the summit of Mount Toubkal. An acclimatisation day not only means you get to spend another day amongst the glorious atlas mountains, but it also enhances your chance of success in reaching the summit - not to mention reduces the likelihood of getting sick. We will likely head up to about 3,400m to grab some views!

Day 4  is our day to attempt to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal and we start early to do so. We'll cross scree and boulder fields, but overall the trekking is not too taxing. The views are incredible, and of course the summit is an amazing place to reach. We return back to the refuge for one final night.

Day 5 will see us trek back to Imil and then transport back to Marrakech. With the hiking done, it's time to enjoy the city, as well as a celebratory meal together as a team. 

Your flight will likely be late on Day 6, leaving this as a day for yet more exploration, rest and relaxation. Take in some sights, grab a massage and eat some great food! 

As with all our trips, you are welcome to extend your trip beyond this should you wish. 

Mount Toubkal Winter Expedition
WINTER EXPEDITIONS - DECEMBER TO MARCH

 

Add an additional layer of challenge to this excellent introductory trek but tackling it in winter. No previous winter walking experience is necessary, but it is helpful. This is an ideal trip to help you get to grips with international trekking at altitude, and provides a flavour of what to expect should you have aspirations to tackle a snow-capped Himalayan peak such as Mera Peak, Island Peak or Lobuche East. 

In Summary

Trip Duration: 7 Days (UK to UK) - 4 Trekking Days

Difficulty: Moderate / Hard

Price:  £695 per person - Land only  (Single Sup + £75)

Open Date Option:

Monday 5th -  Saturday 10th December 2022

Monday 9th -  Saturday 14th January 2023

Bespoke Date Option: Organised upon request. Min 5 PAX

Inclusions: 

  • Internal Transfers 

  • Accommodation throughout

  • All food, except Lunch and Dinners in Marrakech

  • Trekking Staff, including a Moroccan Guide

  • Experienced LMG Trek Manager

  • Team t-shirt

  • 25% off LMG PT Mountain Fitness Weekend

  • 25% off UK Winter Skills Courses 

The itinerary we run in winter matches that of the summer itinerary, but the setting and the challenge are quite a bit different! 

Winter equipment in form of crampons and ice axes can be hired from us, or in country for a small fee. We recommend you wearing your own, worn in and comfortable winter boots for this trip to save any issues. 

Winter walking experience is not essential but it is helpful. Why not join us for a winter skills course in the Lake District (UK) in advance of this expedition? 

Frequently Asked Questions

What about Altitude Sickness?

Having concerns about AMS is very natural and it is unfortunately unpredictable. This trip does involve a big day of ascent between Imil and the refuge, but due to the lower altitude of this endeavour, it's very much doable without provoking any AMS. We will of course walk slowly, take plenty of rest and drink lots as we ascend. 

How fit do I really need to be and what skills do I require?

The fitter you are the more you will enjoy it, and the more chance you'll have of getting to the top. Being able to complete 2-3 days of big hill walks in the UK is a good gauge that you're ready. Matt is also a qualified Personal Trainer so if you want some formal training just get in touch with us via LMG Personal Training

What Technical Kit do I require?

The summer expedition just requires normal hill walking kit and and a good 3 season sleeping bag. The winter trip requires winter equipment in the form of a walking axe, crampons and winter boots, plus a 4 season sleeping bag. The winter equipment can be hired in country or direct from us. 

What about the Food and Accommodation?

The food in Morrocco is excellent and wholesome. The accommodation in Marrakech will be of 3-4* standard. Expect to share a room with one other unless you book a single supplement. The accommodation on the trek is much more basic and shared, but this is the nature of such expeditions. 

Why should I trek with LMG Treks & Expeditions?

Join our trek if you want a personal experience right from the start. We will help you get ready for this trip here in the UK, both physically and mentally. We'll do what we can to get you prepared and you'll then have our friendly faces to guide you through the experience once in country. 

Are there any hidden costs?

At the top of this page you will see what is included in the trek. The main exclusions are:

  • International Flights - Between £120-150. 

  • Personal Trekking Insurance - To cover trekking to 4,167m. - £100-150

  • Trips for the trekking team - Roughly £40

  • 2x Lunches and dinners in Marrakech- £15 a day. 

  • Souvenirs

  • Personal trekking kit (Boots,rucksacks etc)

Walking to Mt Toubkal
Mt Toubkal Expedition
Mt Toubkal Expedition - Food

Scheduled trips need a minimum number of participants to run (5). There are a maximum of 16 places available. 

Please Contact Us for more information on this trip or to secure your place with a £150 non-refundable deposit. Our trip terms and conditions can be viewed upon request. Private / Bespoke trips also available.