Mt Toubkal 4167m is North Africa’s highest mountain and lies nestled in Morocco’s High Atlas mountains. Beautiful trekking, mountain huts and sunrise from the summit make for an unforgettable mountain experience.

A short drive from Marakesh, Imlil lies at the foot of the Atlas mountains. From here the picturesque trail leads through berber villages into the upper Toubkal valley and onto our mountain refuge. To acclimatise we take in the 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.

Expedition key points

  • Lead by Jon Gupta (Toubkal 2008, 2015, 2016)
  • Excellent local guides & cooks
  • 100% Summit success rate in 2008, 2015 & 2016
  • Fully inclusive 5 day itinerary
  • Ski / Climb options (winter dates)
  • Perfect first overseas mountain
  • Accommodation: Hotels/ Mountain refuges

Experience required

Summer – Some hill walking/trekking experience would be beneficial, however a good level of fitness and an appetite for adventure is whats really required!

Winter – Whilst some experience with crampons and ice axe would be beneficial its is not essential as we run a practice session in country.

Ski/Climb – Off piste experience is essential and you will need to provide your own back-county equipment.

You can ski directly to the summit and back from our base in the mountain refuge. Whilst it is a straight forward ski mountaineering objective it is all off-piste, and reasonably committing due to the nature of the surroundings, requiring good technique. This option is only available during our winter ascents.

Why not join one of our Scottish Winter Courses and learn the winter skills needed for a successful winter ascent of Toubkal.

From Jon

I first organised a trip to Mt Toubkal in 2008 and all members reached the summit safely. In 2015 I returned again with an incredible team and couldn’t have had more fun – and again everybody summited! I love Morocco for its culture, friendly people and spectacular mountains – I can’t wait to head back again soon.


Date From Date to (if applicable) Description
29/12/2017 Arrive in Marrakech & transfer to Imlil
30/12/2017 Trek to mountain refuge 3207m & skills training
31/12/2017 Day trek & skills towards Timzguida 4089m & Ras Ouanoukrim 4083m
01/01/2018 New years day ascent of Mt Toubkal 4167m & descend to Marrakesh!
02/01/2018 Depart Marrakesh






Jon Gupta & ME Leaders

Expedition Dates

From To Notes
25/10/2017 29/10/2017 Summer
29/12/2017 02/01/2018 NYE & Winter

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