Climb Mount Toubkal in winter!

Jebel Toubkal sits at 4167m and is North Africa’s highest mountain. Nestled in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains; beautiful trekking, mountain huts and a summit sunrise make for an unforgettable mountain experience.

With unprecedented support from Mountain Expeditions and our superb local team, climbing Mount Toubkal is an experience you’ll never forget!

  • Entirely planned & organised by Mountain Expeditions
  • Lead by highly experienced UK Expedition Leader
  • 98% summit success 2008, 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019

“It was an experience I will remember forever and I have never had so much fun! I couldn’t recommend Mountain Expeditions enough and we are already planning the next trip to alleviate the PEBs (post expedition blues!)” Edwina Drake

Expedition Facts

  • Duration:

    6 days
  • Activity:

    Trekking (High Altitude)
  • Accommodation:

    Luxury Riad & Mountain Hut
  • Kit List:

  • Difficulty Level:

    A2 (Explain this)
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Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and is the prefect first overseas mountain!

Situated in Morocco, we start our expedition in the vibrant city of Marrakech. The next morning we head into the foot of the Atlas mountains where we reach Imlil, a small Berber village that sits at 1800m. From Imlil a picturesque trail leads through berber villages into the upper Toubkal valley and on to our mountain refuge. To acclimatise we head up the valley towards Toubkals neighbouring peaks Timzguida 4089m & Ras Ouanoukrim 4083m, before an early start the next day allows us to reach the highest point in Morocco for sunrise.


Organised and lead by Mountain Expeditions

Mountain Expeditions are expedition specialists – simply put we love organising and delivering world class expeditions. We understand that joining any of our expeditions is a big deal, so we try and make sure everything is perfect from start to finish.


UK Expedition Leader

Mountain Expeditions employ a small number of the UK’s most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders and we will always send a UK Expedition Leader to facilitate your expedition. All of our leaders are chosen on their individual merits which we base on their mix of vast mountain experience, interpersonal skills and of course, qualifications. Ollie is worked extensively in the outdoors all around the world as well as guiding teams on Toubkal for many years.


Local Mountain Guides

With all our expeditions we partner with the very best local in-country agencies who shares our ethos of delivering outstanding expeditions. We believe that a combined leadership team built of a UK Expedition Leader and highly experienced local guides is the strongest and most successful way to deliver our expeditions.


Fully supported by local cooks, porters & guides

The truth behind organising and leading worldwide expeditions is that you need an excellent local in-country agent to work with. Over the years Mountain Expeditions have developed a long standing relationship with our local crews and the added value of our friendly and efficient local staff never goes unnoticed – we know it makes a big difference to your experience. Our local team are a huge part of your experience and they make all the difference on the mountain.


Very high summit success rate

We believe that our high summit success rate is down to a combination of great teams and using the most experienced High Altitude Expedition Leaders. This combination has shown time and time again that this is the safest approach whilst on the mountain.


6 day itinerary with a 4 day trekking route

Our itinerary has been chosen to make this trip the very best we believe it can be. We’ve built in some days to aid your acclimatisation, and of course there are some big days too!


The perfect first 4000m mountain

There are many reasons people choose to climb big mountains and many reasons why you might choose to trek up Toubkal. What we can tell you is that choosing Toubkal offers you a realistic opportunity to summit a big mountain without any altitude experience.


Accommodation: luxury riad & mountain hut

Many of our expeditions start and finish in a bustling city in a really nice hotel, lodge or riad. Maybe it’s first and last impressions that count or perhaps we just enjoy having nice accommodation when starting and finishing a trip but it’s what we do! Whilst on the mountain we make sure expedition life is as comfortable as possible.

Pricing, Dates & Availability

Live Trip Status: When our trips are ‘Available it means they are live & taking bookings. Once we’ve met the minimum numbers to confirm the trip, the status changes to ‘Confirmed‘ which is your green light to go ahead & book your flights & insurance. Once all the places are booked the trip will show as ‘Full‘.

7 part check list / todo list


1. Book – Please click on the big blue “Book Now” button just above and follow the steps to pay your deposit and create your account.
You can access Your Account at anytime to make payments and complete your online forms.

2. Take a moment to read the FCO advice for Morocco 

3. Tips – obtain cash US$50/£40 for tips

4. Travel Insurance – It is your responsibility and mandatory to have specialist trekking, rescue, medical and repatriation insurance to cover the dates, areas and activities involved. A policy that includes cancellation insurance at point of booking may help you recoup costs if you were to incur cancellations charges. Please ensure that your insurance covers you for trekking at altitude to 4167m in Africa.

Appropriate mountaineering insurances are available from many providers including the following: Dogtag, True Traveller, Snowcard, The BMC. and many others.

5. Hire kit – If you require any hire kit, such as a down jacket, please let Jon know. Mountain Expeditions has a limited supply and additional kit can be hired in Morocco too. The Kit List will available to downloadable PDF from this page very soon, please check back. 

If you have any questions about the above please WhatsApp Jon on 07834150940 or email


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