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, Toubkal is an experience you’ll never forget!
Mountain Expeditions offer professional and personable Open Expeditions allowing you to join a group of like-minded team members. We strive to create a welcoming team atmosphere and an environment where everyone can achieve their aims. We also offer the option of leading Private Expedition groups.
“It was an experience I will remember forever and I have never had so much fun! I couldn’t recommend Jon and Mountain Expeditions enough and we are already planning the next trip to alleviate the PEBs (post expedition blues!)” Edwina Drake
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 take in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On big mountains like Toubkal we don’t believe leading Open Expedition teams of 20+ members is good practice and it certainly doesn’t offer a very personable experience! All our Open Expedition teams are capped at 10 on Toubkal resulting in a close knit, high guide ratio experience.
We believe that our high summit success rate is down to a combination of smaller 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.
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!
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.
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.
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‘.
Are you dreaming of a little more luxury on the mountain, private 1:1 guiding perhaps?
Or do you simply want a unique experience or to put a special twist on it?
Whether it’s a different route, you want a ski guide, you want to use helicopters, take along a TV crew or adventure photographer – let us know and we can bring together the very best in the world for your once-in-lifetime expedition.