Summit & Spices in Morocco

5 days
from
$949 USD
incl. taxes
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Suitable for:
Age 30s and 40s
Activity level:
Challenging
Activity Rating - Challenging
Trip code: 
EMT
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Walking & Trekking
Group size:
6–16

Let’s see a show of hands for a proper challenge? This trip is mini on time but maxi on adventure: scaling North Africa’s highest peak. But unlike other magnificent mountain climbs, you can be up and back from Mount Toubkal in two days (ideal if your annual leave has been pushed to the brink already). We’ve bookended this adventure with nights in scintillating Marrakech for a long weekend like no other.

Highlights

  • Victoriously climb the highest mountain in North Africa
  • Experience a traditional Hammam in Marrakech
  • Rooftop dinner with fantastic views of the surrounding Medina

Key information

  • Two nights in Riads with en suite rooms, one night mountain camp with shared facilities, one night hotel
  • Countries visited: Morocco
  • Three days point-to-point walking with full porterage, so your luggage is where it needs to be
  • Free transfers to meet any flight
  • Countries visited: Adventure Holidays in Morocco

What's included

  • All breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners included
  • All accommodation
  • Transfer by private minibus
  • Hammam in Marrakech

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and Vaccinations
  • Tips for leaders and staff
  • Flights
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Sustainable Travel

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Itinerary

Marrakech
to
Marrakech
  • Day 1

    Make your own flight arrangements to Marrakech

    Welcome to enchanting Marrakech, a cornucopia of heritage, faith and culture. Make sure you book a flight that arrives before 5 pm, so you have time to join the welcome meeting and meet your fellow climbers. Rest easy in the lovely Boutique Hotel 2Ciels tonight, ready for tomorrow’s climb.

  • Day 2

    Brace yourself. The adventure begins…

    After breakfast, you’ll leave the city hubbub behind. Today you’ll venture into the Atlas Mountains and start to climb Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. You’ll drive to Imlil first, a gathering point for mountaineers, before setting off on foot for around an hour to reach Arroumd for lunch. After some essential carb-loading, you’ll follow winding mule tracks for another five hours. As you climb, the scenery gets seriously impressive, and you’ll pass through Berber communities and learn about their way of life. There’s a short stop at the shrine of Marabout of Sidi Chamharouch for some cultural insight (and a well-deserved breather). Then you’ll continue to Toubkal Base Camp for some much-needed sustenance and as much sleep as you can manage at a lofty 3,207m.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Victoriously reach the summit of Mount Toubkal

    You’ll start at 4 am this morning (early by anyone’s standards), clambering over rocky paths as vegetation thins out with the ever-increasing altitude. There are long sections of scree, and the climb becomes challenging because of the loose rock.  Once you pass the 4,000m point, there are magnificent panoramic views across the valleys and lower summits of the High Atlas Range. The feeling of achievement you’ll get at the top is monumental. To the north, you’ll see the fertile plains of the Magreb and Marrakech, and to the south, the wild landscape of the pre-Sahara.

     

    After savouring that victorious feeling for a moment longer (and testing that panorama feature on your camera phone out), it’s time for the descent. Eventually, you’ll be met by a transfer bus to whisk you to Gite Armed in Arroumd for a celebratory evening.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4

    Soothe away muscle fatigue in a traditional Hammam

    After a well-deserved lie-in and a leisurely breakfast, you’ll return to Marrakech for a genuine Moroccan experience: a hammam. It’s a traditional ritual in these parts, consisting of steaming and scrubbing the body to feel renewed. Just what the doctor ordered after that gruelling climb.

    The rest of the day is yours to explore the city at your own pace. Then you’ll meet your group for a final rooftop dinner at Nomad, a restaurant that serves a wide range of fresh local produce.

    Tonight, you’ll rest your head back at Hotel 2Ciels.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Start planning your next conquest…

    After breakfast at Riad Nashira, it’s a short transfer to the airport today ready for your journey home.  

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Morocco

No visa required by British passport holders.

Vaccinations

Morocco

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, two lunches and 2 dinners included

Weather

 

Is this trip for you?

  • Although not technically challenging, you should be an experienced walker, as trails can be very stony
  • Be prepared for a long day of walking on summit day (8-9 hours)
  • Morocco can get very hot during the summer months of July and August and departures during this time may not be suitable if you struggle with the heat
  • There can be snow patches in late April/early May and from the end of September so crampons may be needed for these departures. We’ll let you know beforehand if that’s the case, and these will be provided
  • This trip goes to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

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Accommodation

Hotels and Mountain Refuges

Mount Toubkal Mountain Refuge

The refuge is a functional pit stop halfway up the mountain. It’s merely a place to rest up and have a quick wash. There are bunk beds in shared dorms, and common areas to get to know your fellow climbers better.

Gite Armed

A simple gite to rest after our ascent.

Hotel 2Ciels - Marrakech

A small, boutique hotel in the midst of Marrakech with comfortable rooms. 

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

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