Toubkal Weekender – Morocco

5 DAYS
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 15

Toubkal Weekender – Morocco

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  • 5 Days 4 Nights
  • Min Age : 18+
  • Max People : 15

Tour Details

Tour Details

If Mt. Toubkal has been on your bucket list but you are short of time, then this is your trip. You will get to stand on North Africa’s highest summit, Mt. Toubkal: the rocky giant of North Africa, plus get to experience trekking in the Atlas mountains and exploring the bustling, colorful Marakesh.

Although no technical climbing is required, this trek can be demanding but is accessible to anyone in good shape and eager to a high-altitude adventure or an experience of a serious mountain climb. We will trek the scenic valley between Imlil and Toubkal Base Camp at 3100m (5-6hrs), and make the summit push the next very early morning (3-4hrs).

From the heights of the Atlas Mountains we descend back to the colorful and electric Marrakesh. 

More exciting information is available below.

Arrival Airport

Marrakech Menara Airport

Dates

11th – 15th October 2024

Price Includes

  • Fully supported expedition for Toubkal summit 4167m
  • All meals included on the mountain
  • International fully licensed mountain guides
  • 2 nights accommodation with Bed & Breakfast in Marrakesh Riad
  • 2 nights accomodation in Toubkal Refuge
  • All transport during the trip including airport transfers
  • Training Plan to get you in shape & Team T-Shirt

Price Excludes

  • International flights to Marrakesh
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Meals in Marrakesh
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters

Itinerary

5 Days 4 Nights

Day 1Welcome to Morocco: Arrival in Marrakesh

We will be met at the airport (Marrakesh Menara Airport) and transferred to the beautiful hotel in the new part of the city.  Check-in and free time to rest in preparation for the next days or visit Djemba el Fna or the many bars / restaurants nearby the hotel. 

Included: Transfers. Overnight in Marrakesh.

Day 2Depart for Imlil, Trek to Toubkal Base Camp (3207m)

After breakfast, we will depart and drive into the High Atlas mountains to the town of Imlil. This is just a 90 min journey. At the mountain village of Imlil, we will assemble and gather our trekking crew, complete with mules, and start our way trekking steadily up to the Toubkal Refuge, approximately 5 – 6 hrs walk. The Refuge is a large imposing stone building capable of housing many people, which is extremely useful in bad weather. 
 
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Transfers. Overnight in Mountain Refuge.

Day 3Summit Mt Toubkal (4167m) – Refuge (3207m)

A long day ahead as we have a pre-dawn start for the ascent of Toubkal(4167m). The terrain varies and can be steep in places. You will also highly likely cross patches of snow and certainly some sliding scree. There are some great views from the infamous triangle that marks the summit.
Trekking poles are an advantage on this mountain, especially on the scree and on the descent. The descent is by the same route and we can take our time once back at the Refuge to enjoy the beautiful Atlas mountains around us.  
Trekking approx 7 hrs, with 1000m ascent and 1000m descent.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight in Refuge

Day 4Refuge (3207m) - Sidi Chamharouch (2310m) - Aremd - Marrakesh

After breakfast surrounded by the Atlas range, we will take the same path as the first day back
to Aremd where we will have lunch in one of the typical Berber guest houses
After lunch we will meet our transport and head to Marrakesh arriving mid- afternoon. The lively souks and the city of Marrakesh are yours to explore, enjoy the free evening sightseeing or shopping.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Transfers. Overnight in Riad, Marrakesh.

Day 5Departure to the airport

Time to say goodbye with beautiful memories made. After breakfast, you are free to explore, shop or relax around the cafeterias. Transfer to the airport.
 
Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfers

Frequently Asked Questions

How fit should I be to join the trip?

You don’t need to be a hardcore trekker or an athlete, that’s for sure. Toubkal is an easy high altitude climb that requires only 2 days of walking with no technical climbing. The first day is 4-6hrs long, and the summit day requires around 8hrs of trekking. The fitter you are, the higher your chances of success. It is fair to say that before you take on any mountain challenge, you are able to walk comfortably for 3-4hrs a day. 
 
To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex. 

What about training and preparation before the climb?

To make your life easier, we are offering a complimentary mountain climbing training plan to all our clients, designed by Ryan Mex. You need to be in good physical shape to climb Toubkal. 

Is it possible to arrive earlier / stay longer?

Yes, of course. As long as you are in Marrakesh on the trip dates, you are free to arrive / leave whenever you want. It is best to let us know your plans so we can organise transfers accordingly. 

What type of insurance do I need?

Every client is required to make a travel insurance package which covers mountain trekking up to 4100m. This is an absolute must for any adventure expedition.

What kind of accommodation is available on the mountain?

The trip includes daily bed and breakfast accomodation. On the mountain, we sleep two nights in Refuge Toubkal, the base camp at the foot of Mt. Toubkal. The refuge is an imposing stone building with multi- share  sleeping arrangements. 
 

 

How about food and water on the mountain?

 Full board meals are prepared for us by the climbing crew. Safe drinking water is provided for everyone. 

Will it be cold on the mountain?

During the 3 trekking days, as we climb higher and higher, yes it does get cold in October. The climb takes us from 1800m to 4100m, with varying temperatures between +15C and -5C. Ice and snow on the route are not typical in October.

What gear do I need for the mountain?

For the summit push as well as the night in the desert, we require very warm clothes. Worn in walking boots are recommended. You should have a waterproof rain jacket and pants, and an overall down jacket or skiing jacket. Thermal underwear, thermal socks, fleece jacket, warm head / neck warmer, trekking socks, gloves, hat, torch and light sleeping bag or liner. 

What's the power plug in Morocco?

Power plugs used in Morocco are the standard 2 pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.

What type of food is available? Is there a vegetarian option?

All accommodations provide bed and breakfast. During the mountain expedition, food is fully inclusive. We are happy to cater with local Berber cooks, providing food, which is fresh and wholesome. The trip includes all breakfasts, as well as 2 lunches and 2 dinners. We are happy to cater for vegetarians and would suggest that you let us know before about your dietary requirements. 

 

Do I need a visa to enter Morocco?

Maltese and EU passport holders do not need a visa to visit Morocco as a tourist, provided they have a passport of usually six months’ validity and an onward or return ticket.

What vaccinations do I need?

As per WHO suggestions, make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines such as flu, tetanus, chickenpox and measles. All eligible travellers should be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. It is recommended to have all shots of Hep A & Hep B, rabies and typhoid.

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Weekend Trekking Trip
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October 11, 2024
Available: 10 seats
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Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • Travel and Health insurance is obligatory: All travellers must be fully insured, and purchase their own travel insurance which covers high- altitude trekking (4100m) . A waiver document must be filled in, signed and sent back to Globaltravelbook.
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  • International flights are not included. You must book your own flights and be in Marrakesh on the itinerary dates. Your flight must arrive by or before the Arrival Day, and depart no earlier then the Departure Day.
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  • To secure your spot you need to send a 50% deposit either via bank transfer or our online payment system after completing the booking form. Second payment is required 1 month before departure date.
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  • Account Name: Globaltravelbook Limited
  • Bank Address: APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR 4012
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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel your booking, we will offer a refund of any balance which we have not yet paid or are obliged to pay to any other Third Party. When a booking is cancelled within the month prior to departure, the remaining balance will be non refundable as well as we would be fully committed at that stage. All types of travel insurance are supposed to cover “cancellations” and for this reason we require that such travel insurance is purchased prior to travel.