Capturing the hearts of mountaineers for centuries, the Mt Toubkal summit trek is a bucket list journey for all hiking loves and offers outstanding views throughout.
Start: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finish: Marrakesh, Morocco
It is time to discover the real Morocco!!
Standing at 4167m above sea level, Mount Toubkal is Morocco’s highest peak. Capturing the hearts of mountaineers for centuries, Mt Toubkal offers superb views of the High Atlas mountain range as you pass by remote villages and terraced fields while interacting with friendly locals.
Starting in Marrakesh, we will snake through the great labyrinths of theatre and spice markets in the enchanting capital, before embarking on our journey to the great summit. Spending our nights in remove camping villages, you will learn the customs of the Berber communities and enjoy hearty home-cooked meals throughout.
This summit challenge is perfect for those who want to achieve something spectacular whilst only taking eight days away from home.
Designed specifically for GoKo, this is an adventure like no other!
Arrival into Marrakech:
Welcome to Morocco!
Upon arrival, you will be introduced to our GoKo representative, before heading directly to your hotel for your first night.
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Once complete, we will head out for our first dinner in Marrakech.
- Group arrival Transfer
- Welcome meeting Accommodation
- Hotel Dellarosa (standard room) or similar
Marrakech Walking Tour:
Rising nice and early, we begin our first day in Marrakech with a stunning walking tour of the Red City’s famous medina.
Experience the excitement and energy of the street performers at Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna square and listen to the legendary storytellers who will enchant you with tales of the past!
In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant Cafe clock in la medina.
- Breakfast & Dinner
- Guided tour Marrakech
- Hotel Dellarosa (standard room) or similar
Atlas Mountains - The start of the Mt Toubkal Summit trek:
After breakfast, we will jump into our private vehicle, and head to Imlil.
Imlil is a small village that sits at the foothills of the highest mountain in Morocco - Mt Toubkal. From Imlil, we will begin our trek (about 50 minutes) towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Armed) (1843m) set in the upper-level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains; the main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions.
Once we arrive at our Mountain Gite for the night, we will set up camp and get dinner ready.
- Breakfast & Dinner
- Transfer to Atlas Mountains.
- Overnight in shared Gite - please note bathroom facilities are usually shared.
Mountain Toubkal Base Camp:
After a hearty breakfast, we will continue our ascent to Toubkal Base Camp.
Following the footpaths that snake through the stunning villages and terraced fields, we will embark on a serious uphill hike that crosses the Mizane Valley, before heading towards the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch.
The final hours of the hike will take us to the Toubkal refuge, where we will spend the night. Total hike will be approximatively 4 hours. Tonight's accommodation is very basic - you will be sharing a room with other trekkers and bedding is similar to a large bunk-bed platform.
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mount Toubkal Summit - The Roof of North Africa:
Today we start really early, as we attempt to summit the great Mt Toubkal – the highest peak in northern Africa.
At 4167 metres above sea level, this is truly the roof of North Africa and provided there is no heat haze, you should be rewarded with superb views in all directions. This is the perfect photo opportunity and we will have lots of time to celebrate our success!!!
Sticking to the same route down, we will bear left and have lunch in Refuge we just spend the night in. Once our bellies are full, we will descend down to Armoud, where will enjoy a cold beer and spend our last night in the mountains!!
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Mountain Gite
Today we will wake up nice and early and descend down to Imlil, before travelling to Essaouira - a stunning coastal city where the medina brushes up against the Atlantic Ocean.
Sandstone walkways contrast with whitewashed houses, bright blue skies light up the seas, and the pearl sands of the surrounding beaches and dunes will make you fall in love with this charming little city!
You will have the afternoon to yourself, so rest up and enjoy the city. Only breakfast will be included today - so enjoy the surrounding area yourself and pick exactly where you want to eat!
- Hotel Miramar (sea view room) or similar
Essaouira - Horse riding on sandy beaches:
Giddy-up! Today really is a day to remember.
Heading towards the ranch that is situated on the beachfront, we will visit the stunning sands of Diabat. Here you will be given the incredible opportunity to gallop across the deserted sands (for experienced riders only) and feel the wind in your hair! Ultimate freedom! For beginners or first-timers, we will have a nice trot along the seafront and visit the forest of eucalyptus and mimosas.
After 2hrs, we will jump off and enjoy lunch by the ocean.
In the afternoon, we will pack up and head back to Marrakech for a final shop. Tonight is our last night together, however, you will be free to explore this great city as you please!! Eat dinner and enjoy the nightlife - you deserve it!
- Breakfast, Lunch
- Horse riding 2H
- Transfer back to Marrakech
- Hotel Dellarosa (standard room) or similar
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
- Group Airport transfer
- Hotel 2 nights
- Gite 2 nights
- Refuge 1 night
- All transfers (including airport)
- 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Guided Mt Toubkal Summit trek
- English speaking tour leader throughout
- Walking Tour
- Horse Riding
- Any visas required
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Drinks with included lunches and dinners
- Tips for leaders, guide and driver
- Expenditure of personal nature
- Travel Insurance
If you’re a UK, US or EU citizen you do not need a visa to visit Morocco for up to 90 days. We recommend all others to check with their local embassy.
When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some tourists have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport bears no entry stamp.
Please check with the relevant visa office before departure to make sure there has been no change: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour leader/ local representative, who will take note of your insurance details and emergency contact number. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability of luggage, cancellation, curtailment and loss and personal effects, alongside covid-19 cover.
If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .
What is Altitude Sickness & Will I Get It?
Altitude sickness symptoms occur when the rate of ascent into higher altitudes is too quickly that the body doesn’t get time to acclimatise. Altitude sickness generally develops at elevations higher than 2,400 meters above sea level. The most common cause of altitude sickness is ascending too quickly, therefore, the main way to avoid altitude sickness is allowing the body to get used to the altitude slowly (Acclimatisation). Remember, this is not a race - look up and smell the roses!
Our professional guides will be monitoring you constantly throughout the trip, therefore, symptom checks will be a regular occurrence. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter, so please familiarise yourself with signs and symptoms before you depart and be very vocal about your own health during your trek. We will send you a full need to knows list at the time of booking!
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your local guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition.
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How Fit Do I Need To Be & Do I Need To Train?
The short answer is: a basic level of fitness and good health is needed and training is highly recommended. However, you do not need to be a professional athlete or a marathon runner. What is going to get you to the end of your challenge is a mental and emotional commitment to the cause. As long as you set time aside to prepare for the challenge ahead, success will be on your side!
Check out our full fitness breakdown here
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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.
What does this new booking policy mean for me?:
Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.
Our flexible booking policy includes:
(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees
(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.
(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.
Please note: This trip must receive a minimum of three reservations forty-five days prior to the departure date. In the unlikely event that we do not receive three or more bookings for each departure, you will have two options:
You will be able to change dates at no additional cost to you (flexibility up to 3 years
Full refund will be given.
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The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.
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