Toubkal in Winter
Winter time is the best time to climb Mount Toubkal if you like a challenge. Wearing crampons, using ice-axes and walking in the snow to reach the highest peak in North Africa.
Winter time is the best time to climb Mount Toubkal if you like a challenge. Wearing crampons, using ice-axes and walking on the snow under sunshine to reach the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal. Before you climb to the top of Toubkal there will be an acclimatization day to climb a twin peaks of Ouanakrim and Ras.
Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil - Toubkal Refuge
Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech and travel to Imlil where you will meet your Berber guide and cook. Then trek up to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley. You’ll head along the Mizane Valley towards Aremd village and the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Then it’s onwards and upwards to the Toubkal Refuge – your stop for the night. Overall, you’ll have walked for four to five hours.
Day 2: Toubkal Refuge - Ouanakrim Peaks (4,089m)
Climb the twin peaks of Ouanakrim. The second and third highest peaks (Ouanoukrim twins 4089m) in the High Atlas lie at the head of the Mizane valley and provide a fantastic trek with excellent views of Toubkal. Today you’ll aim for both summits arriving back to the refuge in time for lunch. This is a good way to acclimatize to the altitude and get used to the conditions.
Day 3: Toubkal Refuge - Toubkal (4,167m)
Today starts early with an attempt to climb up to the summit of Jebel Toubkal – the highest peak in northern Africa. The walking is relatively straightforward but occasionally difficult in places – however the views are certainly worth it. You’ll be able to see across the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas Mountains in the north and the Anti Atlas Mountains and the Sahara in the south. You’ll retrace your footsteps back down the mountain to the refuge.
Day 4: Toubkal Refuge - Marrakech
After breakfast in the refuge, you’ll head down the valley back to Imlil where you’ll meet your driver and be transferred back to Marrakech.