Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €795 (land only) - from $820 (land only)
There's snow other choice!
With all meals included, our most popular Winter Trek continues to be the best value on the market for this very special winter walking holiday!
- Winter climb of North Africa`s highest peak, Mount Toubkal
- Perfect introduction to winter trekking in the High Atlas
- Mount Toubkal and the Atlas Mountains at their snowy best
- Explore magical Marrakech and the vibrant UNESCO Djema el-Fna
- Our most popular winter trekking holiday `a KE best seller`
Morocco's Atlas Mountains including Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest mountain, provide a fantastic range of trekking options for the winter hiker from November through to April. Just two hours drive from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, the high valleys of the Berber people are at their quietest and most beautiful at this season. Our well tried-and-tested itinerary includes a day's acclimatisation hike above the village of Aroumd, before we proceed to the Toubkal Refuge (3207m) and Toubkal's effective basecamp at the head of the valley. From here, we aim to climb Ouanoukrim (4088m), Morocco's second highest summit, and Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in North Africa. Spectacular views from each of these peaks extend across the rocky Atlas ranges and southwards to Jebel Sahro and the Sahara. Although this trip involves negotiating easy-angled snow slopes and ice-axe and crampons will be used, previous experience of winter mountaineering is not required, but is recommended. Fully guided, this is a short and very special winter walking holiday.
The Secret of Our Success on Toubkal.
We've been taking our clients walking, trekking and mountaineering for almost thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide! Although the mountain is neither particularly high nor technically demanding the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders can make a big difference to your chances of success when attempting Toubkal in winter. Those who are new to winter trekking will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business.
Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!
Is this holiday for you?
The maximum altitude attained on this trek is not great and our acclimatisation day above our gite in Ait Souka is good preparation for our ascent to the Neltner Refuge and subsequent ascent of Mount Toubkal. On the ascent of Toubkal and possibly whilst trekking up to the Neltner Refuge, we will encounter moderately angled snow slopes. On the optional ascent of Ouanoukrim we will encounter steeper ground necessitating some scrambling. Some familiarity with the use of crampons and an ice axe is recommended, but not essential, for this trip.