PRICE €649

Mount Toubkal

Our Mt Toubkal hike from Tuesday to Saturday is the perfect low cost adventure get away.

Duration

5 Days

Location

Morocco

Activity

Trek

Expert Guidance

Benefit from certified Jason Black Mountaineering guides for a safe and successful climb, backed by a 100% success rate.

Low Cost

Our Mt Toubkal hike from Tuesday to Saturday is the perfect low cost adventure get away.

Cultural Immersion

Immersed in Moroccan culture, exploring vibrant markets, enjoying local dance, song and cuisine.

DESTINATION

Morocco

Looking for a low cost adventure holiday – then we have the perfect trip for you.
Join us as we explore the atlas mountains, traversing rural villages, discovering new cultures and ancient old traditions. 
Mt Toubkal suits all level of hiker and ability. Our climbing pace is enjoyable and our expedition standards are exceptional. 

Read More

This personalised trekking trip takes you from the cultures of Marrakech to the high Atlas mountains and the summit of north Africas highest peak Mount Toubkal - 4165m.
We celebrate - rubbing shoulders with locals, enjoying cultural dancing, singing and indulging in amazing home cooked food. This short trip has very little impact on time away from work or the family, its easy to fly to and is the perfect low cost hiking adventure get away. 

Toubkal Climb
9

Mt. Toubkal

Price

€649

Country

Morocco

DURATION

5 days

Grade

Moderate

MAX ALTITUDE

4165 m

Daily Activity

6-8 hrs

Season

Summer

Highlights

  • The perfect low cost adventure get away.
  • Tuesday to Saturday.
  • All Inclusive package.
  • Professional guiding. 
  • Summit North Africa’s highest peak.
  • Discover the Hardy Berbers culture.
  • Explore the markets, medina’s & souks.
  • Sunrise hot-air ballon.
  • Tradition of Hammams. 
8

The Climb Route

Details

Day 1
Tuesday Morning
Fly into Marrakesh airport from your destination, you will be met by my Jason black mountaineering guide and taken by private transfer  to your Riad accommodation in Marrakesh.

Read More

At 6 pm at the riad accommodation you will meet for a welcome meeting.
Followed by a traditional Moroccan welcome dinner in a nearby restaurant before retiring for an early morning departure to the Atlas Mountains.

Day 2 
Drive to Imlil
Distance: 11km
Height 1900m

Depart Marrakesh and drive to the village of Imlil (1,740m) in the atlas mountains, where our adventure on foot begins. Trekking along the Mizane Valley to the village of Aremd (1,900m) we visit the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We continue our trek to the base of Toubkal and our accommodation for the night, Toubkal refuge.  Sited at 3600m, it boasts spectacular views across the valley. 

Day 3 
Summit of Mt Toubkal
Distance: 17km
Height + 960m

Head torches on and its an early morning start leaving at 2 am to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4,167 metre/13670 feet). Our route takes us up the south cirque, a steep climb across scree and rock that will lead us to the summit which takes around 3/4 hrs to reach. With panoramic view stretching as far south as the Sahara. 
We then retrace our steps back down the mountain to the refuge for a beautiful breakfast and some down time before heading back down the valley staying the night with our mountain village friends at  Aremd (1,900 metre).  We expect it to take around 10 to 11 hours. 
We will be treated to a local Hamman and a traditional celebration meal with local dancers for the evening. 

Day 4
After a beautiful traditional breakfast we will go for a morning swim to the secret waterfalls before trekking a short distance back down the valley to Imlil where we meet our transport and drive back to Marrakech to enjoy hot showers before exploring the spice-scented souks of  Marrakesh. 
Distance 2km

Drive + 1hr 30min 

On the friday eving you will be treated to a 5star dinner dancing and celebrations at our summit dinner where you will receive your summit certificates.

Day 5
Saturday you will be picked up by our private expedition transport and transferred to Marrakesh airport to meet your home bound flight.
Or enjoy a traditional Marakesh  Hamman or an early morning sunrise hot air balloon experience with a lavish Moroccan breakfast on landing at an extra cost of  175 euro flying over the Atlas Mountains.

  • Private airport  transfers
    On arrival look out for our Jason Black Mountaineering sign.
  • 3*** Marrakesh Raid hotel   
  • JasonBlacks Professional Mountain guide 
  • Atlas mountain accommodation
  • All inclusive meals: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner 

Read More

  • Mountain transport
  • Visit the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch
  • Traditional Atlas Hammam and Summit meal with dancers and village friends in Aremd
  • Traditional celebration banquet 3 course dinner with music and dancing in Marrakesh with Jason black mountaineering summit success certificate before departure.

Available extras

Hot Air Balloon over Marrakech – €175.00
Private hotel pickup and Sunrise hot air ballon experience over looking the Atlas mountains followed by a lavish traditional Moroccan breakfast in our Moroccan tent on landing.

Marrakesh Hammam (turkish baths) – €35

Single room supplement – €30 per night

Extra hotel nights B&B basis – €80 single room
Extra hotel nights B&B basis – €50 per person sharing.

Hiking pace 
This hike suits all levels from beginners to those looking for so much more. We take a slow and steady approach and the pace of walking is very comfortable. This allows us patiently acclimatise without any medical issues.

Read More

Toubkal Seasons 
Toubkal has two seasons from March to September is Summer with hot sunny days. In summer normal trekking gear and hiking boots is all thats needed.
Toubkal from October to February is Winter peroid with snow. Winter mountaineering boots, crampons and some technical equipment would be needed.

Bringing the Right Clothing
Make sure you have all items on the gear list and know how to use them. Having lightweight clothing and equipment will make a difference in how much weight you are carrying. Also, practice using your gear and equipment and make sure it fits comfortably. Having lightweight equipment and clothing means you will have to carry less weight up and down the mountain.

Understanding Altitude Sickness
Its simple attitude is your enemy go slowly and you'll have zero issues. 

Personal Meds
If you are taking prescription drugs, make sure you bring a sufficient supply to last more than the length of your trip.  You will also need to bring a general antibiotic.
Ibuprofen will aid with sleeping at high altitude.

Hydration
Hydration at high altitude is extremely important. When you wake up you need to drink 1 litre of water before breakfast. You need to drink 2 litre before lunch and another 1 to 2 litres in the early afternoon. Using a water bladder system is ideal because you can then drip feed water into your body on a regular basis. This will be used on the trek in and lower on the mountain, however during winter it can not be used as it will freeze. Forcing water in, is not a good idea as you will just pee it out. You will need hyper hydration sachets, multi-vitamins and electrolytes while on this Toubkal trip.

Practical Info

Frequently asked questions

The following frequently asked questions may help answer any queries you have about Jason Black Mountaineering, what this expedition involves, and what is required. If your question isn’t answered here please check our dedicated Expert Advice page, otherwise don’t hesitate to get in touch.

How fit do I need to be?

This is not a technical climb, and you don't need any experience,  but having a certain level of physical hiking fitness helps.

I'm coming by myself, who would be in the group?

Nearly 50% of our customers book to travel solo. The average group size is 6-10 on this trip and an average age of around 25-65 but this can vary. 

How hot or cold will it be?

Spring / Autumn are best to do this trip as the city is not too hot and night time temperatures on Toubkal are a little warmer than winter. They are still often below freezing though - bring layers!!

Can I arrive early?

Yes, of course! If you would like us to extend your stay either side then just ask.

Food and dietary requirements?

If you have dietary requirements and or food allergies, please let us know prior to departure. Moroccan food is excellent though not particularly varied. Breakfasts usually consist of bread and ham with coffee or tea. Meals eaten out are reasonably priced - kebab and bread cost only about MAD 70. In main towns, it is possible to find very good French and Moroccan restaurants where a meal and French wine are very reasonably priced from MAD 220 upwards. Generally, dinner is likely to cost between MAD 80-120 depending on what you drink. Bottled drinks are available at very reasonable prices, but alcohol is not widely available in Morocco due for cultural and religious reasons. But still, in some hotels and restaurants, you will be able to purchase beer, wine and spirits, but you will pay imported prices. Please be aware of local laws, believes and traditions, and be very sensitive and respectful while consuming alcohol. 

Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice. This is particularly the case in rural parts of this trip.
Vegans and those on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and may need to supplement meals with their own supplies.

Where will I leave other luggage?

You can leave any luggage not needed at the hotel in Marrakech.

To embark on the Mt Toubkal expedition, participants should possess a reasonable level of fitness, however the climb is suitable for individuals without prior experience.

Bags & Daypack

– 80-90L Waterproof soft Duffle Bag (carried by mules).
– 25-30 litres Day-pack.

Clothing

- 3x Underwear 
- 2x Short Sleeve 
- 1x Long Sleeve Trekking Shirts.
- 1x Fleece.
- 1x Hiking Shorts
- 1x Hiking Trousers.
- 600 weight filled Insulated puff Jacket.
- 1x Waterproof Shell Jacket 
- 1x Waterproof Shell Trousers.

Headgear

- Sun Hat, ideally with a neck cover.
- Woollen hat
- Sunglasses.
- Head torch.

Hands

- 1x Fleece gloves or Mitts.

Footwear

- 3x Trekking socks.
- 1x Hiking boots.
- 1x Trail runners
- Refuge Shoes - crocs or sandals.

Sleeping

- 3 Season Sleeping Bag-optional.
Blankets are provided by the lodges - therefore sleep bags are not needed. 

Electrical

- Power Bank
- Plugs are available in the Refuge for charging but in high demand.
- Camera, Music, Kindle etc.
- Spare Batteries and Camera Memory Card.
- Charging cables 

Eating/Drinking

Summit Night
- 4x Energy Bars.
- Hydration tabs 
- 2x 1 litre drink bottle.

Other

- Trekking poles
- Ear plugs 
- Sun cream and lip Balm.
- Toiletries, including one roll of toilet paper.
- Trekking Towel.
- Small Lock for your Duffle Bag.
- Antibacterial hand gel.

Personal Medicines

- Paracetamol (Headache)
- Ibuprofen (Joint pain) 
- Course of Antibiotics )ears throat Chest) 
- Antiseptic Wipes 
- Adhesive Plasters
- Blister Packs (Compeed)
- Insect Repellent 
- Personal first aid kit 

Book your trip paying €249 of a deposit and complete the full balance payment six weeks prior to your departure. 

  • On Booking your expedition our returns policy can be viewed here

Read More

  • During the expedition there are no refunds.  This includes but is not limited to, expeditions that conclude without reaching or making progress towards expedition objective(s) (for example, the summit) due to route conditions, weather, insufficient manpower, or any other factor outside the control of Jason Black Mountaineering.
  • Expedition leader has the final say on the expedition conclusion and will make all best efforts towards reaching expedition objective(s) within our margin of safety.
  • Participants that choose to leave an active expedition for any reason are not entitled to any refunds
  • Jason Black Mountaineering, highly recommends trip cancellation insurance for all expeditions
  • Due to the nature and heavy costs of government and operator permits, Jason Black Mountaineering must adhere to a stringent refund policy
  • Deposit due with registration.

There is a fine line between adventure and blatant risk. Adventure carries an intrinsic danger and the nature of travel implies things at times can go wrong, which is the reason why we require every one of our clients to get acceptable and proper insurance.

Read More

Due to unanticipated reasons, for example, injury, family issues, work commitments, etc, clients may need to cancel their trip before the start or during the expedition. Considering these factors, it’s better to be prepared for the possibilities.

As mentioned in the Terms and Conditions of Jason Black mountaineering, we are exempt from being liable for different expenses that may occur in the case of emergencies or unforeseen situations. It is mandatory before travelling with us that all clients must purchase travel insurance plan that protects their interest in case of trip cancellation, helicopter evacuation, medical emergencies, illnesses, lost luggage, theft, disasters, death, and so on.

You are free to pick your insurer however look for an arrangement that covers trip postponement and cancellation, rescue, and covers medical as well. Guarantee it doesn’t have limitations on the height you will climb, prohibitions on the exercises you are embracing, or the places you will be visiting. Protect yourself with the right insurance so you can go on your expedition with peace of mind and focus more on the experience.

Please make sure to send us a copy of your insurance policy before you start your expedition so that we can assist you in any case of an emergency.

More About Toubkal

This trek is a truly unique and exhilarating way to experience the Atlas Mountains as well the fascinating Moroccan culture. Climbing Toubkal in Morocco is a great introduction to high altitude mountaineering.

Read More

The climb to the summit of Mt Toubkal is challenging, but requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view of the High Atlas Mountains makes the hard work worthwhile! The trek passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths encompassing breathtaking scenery. As we climb higher, the paths become steeper and rugged in places, however the gain in altitude rewards with dramatic views over the Sahara planes and atlas valleys below. 

Climbing in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is no longer the domain of professional climbers and a few amateurs. Times have changed and now there are treks for all times of year and all levels of fitness. There are treks to test the fittest athletes and other where you can have your bags carried, arrive to find your lunch laid out for you and sleep in luxury. The High Atlas, the greatest mountain range of North Africa, is perhaps the most beautiful and intriguing part of Morocco. It has retained a remoteness which until recent decades was virtually complete, and contains villages where the way of life has changed little for centuries.

Be Aware of the Potential Risks

The high altitude and remoteness make the mountains a huge commitment when undertaking. Be physically prepared before the trip and know how to cope with altitude while on the mountain.

Read More

The trek leader has absolute authority regarding the welfare of the group. If the leader decides to send somebody down the mountain, either for the team member’s or the group’s safety, the guides instructions must be followed. However, given proper preparation and fair weather conditions, there is no reason why fit and healthy trekkers will not be able to reach the summit.

In contrast, Marrakech provides an interesting start and finish, where you can relax and enjoy shopping and eating in the French area boulevards or the narrow alleyways of the medina. For those who enjoy haggling, it’s a must to visit the Souk (local market) in the centre of Marrakech, and to try and negotiate a bargain. Enjoy the local cuisine, couscous, mechoui, pastilla and tajine, as Moroccan food is considered by many to be the best in Africa. In the souk markets, many try and haggle for souvenirs. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included on trek. Whilst in Marrakech meals are provided from dinner on the first evening with breakfast the following morning, then dinner on the last night with breakfast on the morning you depart. You only normally require warm clothing above 3,000m where it is cooler

Ready ?

Are you ready to climb Mount Toubkal. Our itinerary will give you the best chance of success. Our Toubkal climbing team, pride ourselves in making sure that you have every opportunity to succeed on the mountains, including professional training advice, gear lists and much more.

We are always available 5 days a week to answer any questions you may have by email or phone, so contact us today!

Adventure + Expertise + Purpose
Jason Black

Jason Black

International Expedition Leader

Commitment to Safety and Environment

Jason’s commitment to safety standards, extensive mountain knowledge, and adventure travel experience set him apart. 

Read More

The small group approach adopted by Jason Black Mountaineering offers significant advantages, including a better guide-to-client ratio, reduced environmental impact, and a stronger team dynamic. Putting purpose before profit, the agency prioritizes empowering local communities by employing locals and supporting local businesses, aiming to contribute to the balance of global inequalities.

World Leading Mountaineer

At the helm of Jason Black Mountaineering is Jason Black himself, a renowned International Expedition Leader and International Mountain Leader.

Read More

With a remarkable list of achievements, including summiting Mount Everest and the formidable K2, Jason holds multiple world records in high-altitude mountaineering. His feats, such as being the fastest to summit Kilimanjaro twice and completing the Aconcagua traverse in record time, establish him as one of the world's leading high-altitude mountaineers.

As an endurance athlete, Jason's passion for testing his physical and mental capabilities remains undiminished. His accolades include being awarded Ireland's National Outdoor Athlete of the Year for his historic summit of K2.

The Future of Adventure

 inspiring individuals and organizations, and leaving a lasting positive impact on both the adventure and humanitarian fronts. 

Read More

We are Inspiring individuals and organizations, and leaving a lasting positive impact on both the adventure and humanitarian fronts. Join us on a transformative expedition, where purpose, passion, and the thrill of the great outdoors converge.

What our clients say

Bernadette GlancyBernadette Glancy
23:26 26 Nov 22
On the 23rd July 2022 I arrived in Moshi ,Tanzania Africa. I had not been to Africa before.From all angles I could see the "Mountain" Kilimanjaro after arrival.. It was very clear to me from the engagement with the locals ,the Mountain is everything to the native people of Moshi, its their livelihood. They get no support from the government, even during covid virus .They depend on us visitors coming to climb there Mountain .That's how they earn the salary ,I seen the guides that accomplished my group for the week on the mountain , form a queue to collect the salary the day we returned from summitting the great Mountain. .Jason Black has built a relationship with these local guides ,everything is transpairable and a trust has been formed between Jason and the Lipman team(African guides). The same team that accomplished him in 2014 to accomplish a world record on that same Mountain. It occurred to me the day we arrived all the natives knew Jason Black, they were shaking his hand in the markets and almost everyone seemed to know him. He has such respect for this tribe of Moshi people and there Mountain. Jason was the perfect choice of Mountaineer for me to accomplish my goal/to Summit Kilimanjaro at 59yrs my age at time of achievement. The miracle is ,I choose Jason Black as my leader and anything is possible after that I discovered.AmenBernadette Glancy >Carrick on Shannon
Donal Mc GuinnessDonal Mc Guinness
15:32 24 Nov 22
I climbed Kilimanjaro with Jason in August 2022. This trip was truly amazing. From the first moment I contacted Jason I knew this trip would be a genuine African experience. We visited local villages, attractions and a coffee plantation. For me this part of the trip was as good as the Kilimanjaro experience. The Porter crew on the mountain were excellent and very friendly. The food was great and I am very proud to say that my whole group made it to the top! We all had the same mindset of wanting to take our time on each walk, taking lots of photos and having lots of breaks. I cant wait for my next adventure with Jason Black.
Jennifer DohertyJennifer Doherty
13:18 24 Nov 22
In May 2022 I trekked to Everest base camp with Jason and a group from Donegal. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Jason prepared us so well before and answered every question we had. We experienced the busyness of Kathmandu before taking the non-commercial route to base camp which was really special. Jason’s love of Nepal and respect for the local people was evident every day. He took time to get to know everyone in our group on a personal level and allowed everyone to be themselves. The fact that I am blind was never an obstacle and he made sure to describe everything and let me touch as much as possible on the way so that I didn’t miss out on anything. He challenged us to push ourselves more every day but we always had lots of fun. He is such a positive person to be around with a great respect for nature and other human beings. I’ve learned a lot from him and I’m looking forward to more adventures in the future 🙂
Gerardine O'ConnorGerardine O'Connor
11:25 19 Jun 22
Walking in Donegal - what a fantastic weekend in a beautiful place!As a lone traveller, my time at Everest Lodge was more than I could have expected. The warm Donegal welcome, the wonderful homemade food and the easy comfortable atmosphere all made for an unforgettable time. Jason's intuitive capacity to support and guide enabled me, and I believe all of us in the group, to leave on Sunday with a sense of accomplishment, awareness, and the inspiration to crack on with the next adventure, whether big or small. I had the best time ever.
Imelda HurleyImelda Hurley
23:11 31 May 22
May 2022 - I had a fantastic weekend hiking with Jason and staying at the lovely Everest Lodge - with four others who were also there for the weekend. Despite Jason’s incredible achievements, his demeanour is so ‘down to earth’ and his focus during our stay was on ensuring we were appropriately challenged while hiking, we felt fully at home at Everest Lodge and we had a lot of fun along the way. The ‘Ireland Walking Weekend’ surpassed my expectations at every level and I’d highly recommend hiking with Jason whenever the opportunity arises.
Yvonne SlatteryYvonne Slattery
19:13 29 May 22
I had a wonderful weekend with Jason and a number of walking enthusiasts in May - would recommend it to anyone, regardless of level of experience in the mountains. Whilst somewhat familiar with the main mountains in Donegal Jason showed us other areas which are kept "under wraps" and hence felt very special to a non-local. I found the guidance with navigation on the mountain particularly helpful and the food over the course of the weekend was amazing!
js_loader
Expert Advice

Latest Topics

Gain valuable insights and tips from seasoned and expert adventurer Jason Black.