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One Week Mount Toubkal Trek

Morocco, Marrakech
24 reviews
Available Departures: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

8 days from

US$965

without flights
Walk & Trek
Guided Group
MODERATE MODERATE

Follow a superb High Atlas Mountains circuit to Toubkal (4167m) on this Moroccan trekking holiday and explore Marrakech

Trip Code: OWT
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Suitable for most people in good health, holidays at this grade include only limited amounts of activity.

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4 - 6 MODERATE

Suitable for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day.

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10 - 12 TOUGH

Our toughest holidays, involving many long days, often in isolated areas. A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.

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One Week Mount Toubkal Trek

Highlights
  • A fantastic off the beaten track trekking circuit to the summit of Toubkal
  • Experience the rich culture and scenery of the mighty High Atlas Mountains
  • Camp beside spectacular Lake Ifni and explore the land of the Berbers
  • Explore and relax in Marrakech with easy options to extend your holiday

At a Glance
  • Group Size 5 to 12
  • 5 days trekking
  • Max altitude - 4167 metres
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS INCLUDED
  • Join In Marrakech

Accommodation & Meals
  • All meals included
  • 2 nights Hotel
  • 4 nights Camping
  • 1 nights Gite / Hostel
Overview

The welcoming Kingdom of Morocco offers a wonderful diversity of culture, cuisine and landscapes including the mighty High Atlas Mountains. This excellent trekking holiday to Morocco follows a genuine off the beaten track circuit through the heart of the mountains, all the way to the summit of Mount Toubkal. Whilst trekking through the land of the Berbers, you’ll explore picturesque mountain villages, hidden valleys and charming lakes surrounded by breath-taking panoramas. KE’s classic route follows an exciting circuit across the spine of the High Atlas to the remote and beautiful Tizgui Valley. Here you’ll find jaw dropping scenery, magnificent passes, fascinating Berber culture and experience waking up beside the turquoise lake of Ifni. After making our way to the Neltner Refuge, it’s the summit of Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak that calls. As you stand on the summit you’ll be rewarded with a jaw-dropping panorama stretching from the mighty High Atlas to the magnificent Sahara Desert. If you’re looking for a classic trekking adventure which follows lesser-known trails and takes you on a High Atlas Circuit to the top of Toubkal, then this is the perfect choice.


A Genuine Small Group Experience - The Secret of Our Success on one week Toubkal

We are proud to say this holiday in Morocco is limited to a maximum group size of 12, ensuring you enjoy a genuine small group adventure. We've been taking people trekking and walking for over thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide and a successful group holiday. Toubkal is neither particularly high nor technically demanding, but the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders, teamed with a smaller group size, can make a big difference on summit day. Those who are new to trekking holidays will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business.


UNSURE OF WHICH HOLIDAY IS RIGHT FOR YOU? CHECK OUT OUR Walking Holidays Guide to TOUBKAL

This superb trekking holiday is challenging but the maximum altitude is not very high and we spend only one night above 3000m. The area we trek through is remote, which is one of the highlights and as you’d expect on a mountain journey there are a number of long walking days (8 or 9 hour). For the majority of the time we trek along rocky trails and in summer the temperatures can be high, however this is the best time to climb Toubkal as the trails are generally snow free. Heading to the summit of Toubkal is optional and if you decide to stay at the refuge and wait for the group, it won't take away the enjoyment from the rest of the circuit and holiday. However the ascent of Toubkal presents no technical difficulty and should be within the capabilities of fit and active walkers.

Why KE?

At KE we have years of experience in trekking holidays, especially in Morocco. We know what we are doing.

This Toubkal holiday is unique as you’ll complete a wonderful circuit, and not the regular there and back route taken by many others.

With all meals included you’ve no hidden extras, plus a maximum group size of 12 and our excellent leaders means you're in the best possible hands.

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Rachel Farr

Head of Marketing

About Rachel:

Rachel has worked in marketing for around 20 years and joined the KE team in January 2023. She has spent time living in Austria and Germany, a year backpacking around the world and loves exploring new places. Highlight trips in more recent years include Argentina, Japan, Canada (seeing polar bears in the wild) and New Zealand, as well as many European destinations. In her free time Rachel loves to play hockey and go walking. Rachel has been on one KE trip so far – an amazing week long adventure climbing Mount Toubkal in Morocco and camping in the beautiful Atlas Mountains. She would love to explore more of South America or go to Kyrgyzstan one day.

    

Itinerary

Your holiday starts at the hotel in Marrakech. On arrival at Marrakech Airport you'll be met by a KE representative who will assist with the short transfer to the group hotel. Depending on your arrival time and after settling in you may like to explore Marrakech which is fantastic place and great for wandering through. Most people head for the central square of Djemaa-el-Fna beneath the stunning minaret of Koutoubia Mosque. Here you can enjoy a bird's eye view with a refreshing mint tea at one of the cafes overlooking the square. If you would prefer to arrive a day or two earlier, please contact the KE office who can book you extra nights at the group hotel or we can offer you a choice of riad overnights if you would like a traditional Moroccan experience. In the evening there will be a briefing from the leader over dinner, which is generally taken in the hotel for ease and late arrival of a number of flights.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

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After breakfast we leave the colour of Marrakech and head towards the mountains. Soon after leaving the city we see the mighty peaks of the High Atlas as we climb into the foothills. Approximately 80km from Marrakech we arrive at Oukaimeden. This small mountain village transforms into Morocco's most popular ski resort from January to March, but during the summer season it will be unusual to see anyone else. At 2600m the resort itself includes a couple of ski lifts, seven ski runs, a few hotels, ski rental and the highest ski lift in Africa at 3243m! Here we'll enjoy lunch and the surrounding views before setting off on a trail which ascends steadily to the top of our first pass - the Tiz N'Aaadi (2980m). As we reach the pass we're rewarded with excellent views as the scenery up here is truly spectacular. A brief descent brings us to our first camp at Foussarou (2400m) which looks across to the traditional Berber village of Tacheddirt nestled at the foothills of the mountains. This evening after settling into our tents, we'll enjoy dinner and if we're lucky can enjoy a spot of star gazing before our first night sleeping under canvas.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

B L D

Ascent

540 M

Descent

745 M

Time

4 - 5 hrs trekking

Distance

12 KM

This morning after our first camp breakfast we head off to enjoy a day walking through multi coloured hillsides surrounded by rocky peaks as the greenery of the valley lies below us. To ensure we acclimatise properly we take our time and ascend gradually on a path which zig-zags to the top of the Tizi-n-Likemt Pass (3550m). We'll gain height fairly quickly in a starkly beautiful landscape and as we reach the top there will be plenty of time for the all-important Atlas panorama photos. After enjoying the views we start our descent which takes us down to the grazing area of Azib Likemt (2550m). This high plateau is dotted with remote simple stone huts that provide shelter for livestock and nomads. We'll enjoy lunch near a stream which provides the perfect opportunity for dipping our feet into. In the afternoon we head north and follow the Assif Tinzart stream before finally following a trail which takes us through a narrow valley dotted with a series of pools. We finish the day as the valley opens out and tonight we camp on a high meadow beneath the dramatic pass of the Tizi-n-Ourai (3109m).

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1620 M

Descent

1045 M

Time

8 hrs trekking

Distance

21 KM

Today we leave camp and start with a brief ascent of approximately 30mins to the top of the Tizi-n-Ourai Pass. It's from this dramatic summit that we'll see the green valley of the Assif Tizgui and we'll get our first views of the dramatic outline of Morocco's Highest Peak - Mount Toubkal. After stopping at the top to take in the views we begin our gradual descent which sees us pass small traditional villages and remote hamlets. We should arrive at the valley floor just in time for lunch. The afternoon sees us head through a lush and pleasant valley which is home to the Berber villages of Amsouzart and Agaz Ran. This whole area is the home to the indigenous people of North Africa fondly known as the Berbers. In rural areas traditional Berber houses are made from mud bricks and as the sun is strong, the bricks are traditionally dried outside. This mixture of mud, sand and water is mixed with a binding material such as rice or straw and this combination gives the villages a timeless feel and look. It's hard to imagine the Romans calling this Moroccan tribe Berber meaning Barbarian, as with their large smiles and warm welcome, the Berbers are some of the most welcoming people in Africa. In the afternoon we hike along a series of zig-zags which head over the north side of Lake Ifni. Tonight we stay at the western end of the lake which is the largest lake in the central part of the High Atlas.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

B L D

Ascent

840 M

Descent

1550 M

Time

8 hrs trekking

Distance

21 KM

This morning we make our way above the lake and initially follow the upper valley of the Assif a Moursaine. Our ascent is gradual as we make our way towards one of the most spectacular pass crossings in the Atlas Mountains, the magnificent Tizi-n-Ouanoums (3650m). This dramatic crossing is nestled between the two highest peaks in Morocco - Toubkal and Ouanoukrim, and as expected the views are absolutely breath-taking. From the top of the pass we turn towards the north and drop into the upper part of the Ait Mizan Valley which is home to the Neltner Refuge, also known as Toubkal Basecamp. We will be aiming to camp outside the refuge, however occasionally we will need to stay in the refuge instead.
After settling in, there will be time to wander and explore before enjoying dinner. Fingers crossed we'll have a clear night and will be able to watch the sunset before tomorrow's adventure to the highest peak in Morocco.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1360 M

Descent

510 M

Time

7 hrs trekking

Distance

12 KM

Today is the highlight of the week and although a long day is well worth it. We start early wearing head torches on a trail which ascends from above the hut. The trail snakes its way up as we criss-cross between boulders and arrive at two peaks. Once here we reach a high basin which is usually home to a few patches of old snow. Continuing up the views become more impressive and we finally reach a superb ridge-line which takes us directly to the famed metal tripod which marks the summit of Toubkal. Away to the north-east lies the Anti-Atlas, whilst the magnificent Sahara Desert sweeps to the south. Standing on the top we are surrounded by breath-taking views of the High Atlas and we'll have plenty of time for the all-important summit photos and most importantly, enjoying the sense of achievement on reaching the highest peak in North Africa. Our initial descent takes a couple of hours and we'll arrive back at the refuge in time for lunch. In the afternoon we walk through the Toubkal Valley and pass the hamlet of Sidi Chamharouch tucked under the mountainside. Here a stream emerges from a rocky gorge and a huge white boulder marks the spot where, legend has it, Saint Chamharouch lies entombed. The route is dotted with little stalls selling Berber tea, cold drinks and souvenirs. Towards the end of the day we arrive in our gite in Ait Souka and enjoy our final night in the mountains.

Accommodation

Gite / Hostel

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1135 M

Descent

2400 M

Time

10 - 12 hrs trekking

Distance

20 KM

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we start with a short walk down to Imlil where we meet our transport for the drive to Marrakech. The city is perfect for wandering or people watching from one of the cafes that overlook the main square. At dusk most people head for the central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna which becomes the focus of activities for local people and tourists. Here you'll find a wonderful selection of food stalls illuminated by lamps which are popular with local families who come out to enjoy the square's entertainment. In the evening we'll meet up to enjoy our final dinner in a local restaurant.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

B L D

Your holiday ends after breakfast. Depending on your flight time you may wish to enjoy a final stroll around Marrakech before your transfer to the airport. The city has a number of highlights including Jardin Majorelle which was owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent from the 1960s to his death in 2008. Ville Nouvelle is a cobalt-blue exterior which is surrounded by a delightful garden full of rare desert flora plus fuchsia bougainvillea and deep green palms. The result is an explosion of colour nestled in the city. The Bahia Palace is a wonderful palace set in gardens and well worth a visit. Built in the late 19th century, this beautiful building was reputed to be the greatest palace of its time. With a name meaning brilliance, the palace was built by craftsmen from Fez.

If you wish to extend your time in Marrakech then please don't hesitate to contact the KE office. We can assist you in booking extra nights in the group hotel or in a recommended riad. We can also organise a Moroccan extension in the coastal gem of Essaouira or the magnificent Sahara Desert.

Meals

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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • A professional and qualified tour leader
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on first and last day of itinerary)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals
  • A full service on trek including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.


TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION

If flying from the UK there are low cost airlines available to the start and from the end of your holiday.

To benefit from full financial protection, ease your holiday planning, and avoid dealing with airlines, we can book scheduled flights from the UK as part of a flight inclusive package. Scheduled flights are usually more expensive that low cost alternatives, however potentially less stressful if your flight is cancelled or delayed. If you book flights through KE Adventure Travel we will offset the carbon of your flight.

The group will meet at the hotel in Marrakech.

Airport transfers are provided for all clients on Day 1 and Day 8.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

All meals are included in the holiday price from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. You should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

All food whilst on trek is purchased locally and cooked for us by our excellent trek cooks.  KE groups are always surprised at what the cook team conjure up! Breakfasts are continental style, with tea and coffee, muesli, bread, jam, honey and soft cheese. 

A morning snack is also provided and this usually consists of a type of Moroccan 'trail mix' with dried figs and dates, peanuts, sugar coated peanuts and other nuts.  

Lunch usually starts with the Berber speciality of mint tea, followed by a buffet of rice, pasta or couscous, with a freshly prepared salad - onion, tomatoes, green peppers, grated carrot, green-beans, with tinned sweetcorn or peas added. Hard and soft cheeses, tinned fish, olives, biscuits and bread are also on the lunchtime menu.

Dinner starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following - onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu.  All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot.  To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks.

Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot always provide special diets.  Due to the nature of some of the trips that we operate and the countries in which we operate them, it can be very hard (and sometimes impossible) to cater for a wide range of dietary choices and you may have to supplement your diet with food/snacks from home.  If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.  Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances.

During this trip the group will spend 2 nights at a tourist hotel in Marrakech on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Marrakech, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a good value holiday.

Whilst trekking we have 4 nights camping. This camping is fully supported with all baggage being carried by mules, as well as tents, a mess tent and a toilet tent. You will have a team of staff to look after you including a cook. A mattress is provided, although some people like to bring their own thermarest as well. You will need a sleeping bag. Sleeping bags are available to hire, please contact the KE office to arrange this.

The night before the ascent of Mt Toubkal, if you stay in the Mouflons Refuge or the Neltner CAF Refuge - both the refuges have simple bathrooms and mixed dormitories. The last night in the mountains you will overnight at an excellent simple gite in Ait Souka, which has small dormitory rooms (mattresses on the floor), usually shared by 4 people.

If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single tents are available for a supplementary cost. Single rooms are not possible at the refuge and the gite (2 nights total). If you are planning on extending your holiday additional nights at the group hotel are available on request.

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader. The group will also have the support of a full trek crew including cook, baggage animals and their handlers.

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Approximately £100 per person (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks and miscellaneous expenses. Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and optional activities are additional so you may wish to budget for these.

You cannot usually purchase Moroccan Dirhams outside the country. You can withdraw money in local currency from ATM’s on arrival at the airport in arrivals or in Marrakech. Or you can take cash in pounds sterling, dollars or euros to exchange. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

Tips are the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your local guides and porters. They do not form part of their wages and any tips they receive are seen as a personal thank you from group members. For our part, we advise local teams that tips are not a duty or a prerequisite but are a bonus and entirely dependent on the service that was given.  This is your ‘thank-you’ to the crew and the final amount should be decided by the group. We estimate that approximately £45 per group member should provide an appropriate level of tips. However, for the leader, we leave the tipping amount totally at your own discretion.

Please keep your passport in your day pack - occasionally there are check points when this will be needed.

For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage, which should be a soft duffle bag, and a daypack.  Your main baggage whilst trekking will be carried by pack animals and the packed weight of it should be no more than 15kg. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the hotel in Marrakech. You may wish to take a foldaway bag for this purpose.

For international flights please check your baggage allowance with your airline.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

Visa Morocco

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

VACCINATIONS

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham.

Getting some additional exercise before coming on an active holiday makes a lot of sense. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. You should be aerobically fit and comfortable with walking 4 to 8 hours for four consecutive days, and possibly for 10 hrs or more on the summit day.

Hill walking, with a good amount of ascent and descent, is the best training, and we would suggest that you try to fit in a number of long weekend walks before you depart. Running, cycling and swimming are also good for developing cardio vascular fitness and stamina.

During the main summer months temperatures in Marrakech can be very high, however in the mountains you can expect daytime temperatures above 2500m to be around 20 to 25ºC. At night, the temperature, even at the Neltner Refuge, is unlikely to fall below freezing. The weather is usually good at the time of our departures. However it's good to remember that mountainous weather difficult to predict. Occasional rain or even short-lived storms are not uncommon, so best to be prepared for all.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

Orientazion. 1:50,000 series, Toubkal Hiking Map & Marrakech Street Plan

A good scale map centred roughly on Toubkal. This is currently the best map readily available for trekkers at a useful enough scale to follow the route on the ground.

It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You should bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals for camp
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages and town)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2) (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Toilet roll
  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -5°C)*
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Thermarest (a foam mattresses is provided)
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Travel clothes (can be left in Marrakech in a foldaway bag)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Equipment hire:

*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel

Cotswold Outdoor Red PantonMany of the Equipment items listed above are available from Cotswold Outdoor - our 'Official Recommended Outdoor Retailer'. When you book a holiday with KE you will receive 12.5% discount voucher from Cotswold Outdoor and other retailers.
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Extensions

Extension Details

Essaouira Riad and Atlantic Coast

4 Days

Friendly Essaouira provides a beautiful base for this colouful Atlantic Coast extension which offers a  fantastic start or end to our holidays in Morocco.  Described as the prettiest town in the country, the UNESCO port and medina are a riot of colour and activity.  To ensure a relaxing time in Essaouira we take care of private return transfers and riad accommodation for 3 nights at the comfortable Riad Maison du Sud, situated within the ramparts of the medina and just a few minutes walk from the sea. Redecorated in Moorish style, it has a snug sitting room and sunny roof terrace with views of the Mellah and the Atlantic Ocean.  Essaouira has plenty of things to so and do so we leave your days free for you to enjoy at leisure.  This extension starts and ends in Marrakech.

Extension Code: ESSR

Extension Itinerary

This morning you'll be picked up from your hotel for the picturesque 2.5hrs drive to Essaouira. On arrival, you'll check into the comfortable Riad Maison du Sud in the heart of the Medina. This pretty riad has two central courtyards, both charming examples of Moorish design and, are the perfect place to relax before setting off to explore.

A great place to explore is the Skala du Port, down by the harbour, offering the classic walled medina view. Complete with swirling seagulls and local fishing boats, this area is the best place to see local boat builders and the famous fish auction outside the port gates. Essaouira's UNESCO medina is a haven of winding streets, colourful shops, whitewashed houses and decorated doors.

Meals

B

The Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum has been lovingly restored and is housed in an old riad. It has a small but interesting collection of jewellery, costumes, amazing musical instruments and carpets of the region. From Essaouira beach, the "Purple Isles" of antiquity, two uninhabited islands are a sanctuary for Eleonora's falcons, which with a pair of binoculars, can be seen soaring above.

Meals

B

After breakfast, you'll be picked up for your return drive back to Marrakech. If you are flying out that day, you'll be transported to the airport, ensuring a relaxed end to your time in Morocco. Alternatively, you may wish to fly direct from Essaouira to start your onward journey and your airport transfer would be included.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • B&B riad accommodation (3 nights)
  • Transfers to and from Essaouira
  • Departure transfer to Marrakech Airport
What's Not Included
  • Lunches & dinners - Essaouira has an excellent range of restaurants to suit all budgets
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as drinks & souvenirs etc
Extension Details

Into the Sahara Desert

4 Days
For a real taste of the Sahara this adventure is hard to beat!  After journeying across the Atlas Mountains we arrive in the oasis town of Agdz for a night in a traditional Moroccan house.  Next we head to our comfortable fixed Berber camp at Erg Chegaga and take in a spectacular desert sunset before settling down under star-filled Saharan skies!  In the morning we'll watch sunrise over the dunes before exploring this magical landscapes by 4WD.  After a night in Ouarzazate, we make our way back to Marrakech via the magnificent UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.  (Please note this extension includes a local driver but not a KE leader.  This gives you more freedom to explore at leisure pre/post KE group trip).
Extension Code: SAHA

Extension Itinerary

After breakfast we cross the magnificent High Atlas via a spectacular pass "Tizi N Tichka" before continuing onto Ouarzazate - The Door of the Desert. This stunning area was a popular location for films which included Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After passing through the Palm Kasbah at the foot of Djebel Kissane we arrive in the oasis town of Agdz for our first night.

Meals

B D

Today we leave the tarmac behind and journey towards the desert in a private 4WD vehicle. We head towards Tammegroute, the ancient centre of learning and religion to view ancient manuscripts. Arriving into the desert we make our way across to the Dunes of Chegaga for a spectacular sunset before returning back to our charming fixed desert camp complete with hot showers and star filled skies!

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A must-do Saharan highlight is an early morning start to watch a memorable desert sunrise! After breakfast we make our way across the beautiful sand-filled plateaus of Oued Namm and Oued Laatache as we slowly start to leave the desert. Along the way we'll pass the magnificent Dune of Ezarh before joining a track to Ouarzazate. Tonight we experience a night in a traditional riad.

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After breakfast we head to the wonderfully preserved UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fabulous example of Southern Moroccan architecture. Next is the Kasbah of Telouet located on an ancient caravan route and once the stronghold of the Lords of the High Atlas and Pasha of Marrakech. Kasbah Telouet is beautiful and the perfect finale on our adventure before we make our way back to Marrakech.

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Whats Included
  • 1 night in Rose du Sable - a traditional guesthouse with a small swimming pool in the oasis town of Agdz
  • 1 night in a desert Berber Camp Chez Naji with twin/double and triple tents with proper beds and linen and shared facilities
  • 1 night Le Petite Raid a small maison/riad with swimming pool in Ouarzazate (all accommodation is subject to change and availability)
  • All breakfasts and all dinners
  • Transfers to and from Marrakech
  • 4WD with local driver
What's Not Included
  • Tips
  • personal expenses
  • lunches
  • beverages
  • Any additional hotel nights or transfers in Marrakech
  • Monuments & entrances fees

Reviews

4.4 out of 5 from 24 reviews

Mount Toubkal ★★★★★

Well organised overall and delivered on holiday as described on website. Guide was professional and patient. Good value for money. Lahcen is an excellent guide, calm and professional especially given large group.

By Peter Hemel Hempstead | 29 June 2023

Great trek and cultural experience ★★★★★

The trek to Toubkal, even the modified version our group did because of snow on the passes, is beautiful going through small villages and passes with wide sweeping views. The last day is the hardest with the most mileage and a noticeable downhill but all so worth the summiting! Our guide, Mohammed, gave a good pace to the group mindful of the different hiking skills of the participants, and he was also always available to answer questions about the local culture and customs. The support for g ear and meal preparation was well above what I expected could be done on the road with fresh bread and fruits/salads at every meal. Our group get along very well and everybody felt very comfortable with each other. I rented my sleeping bag and used the provided pad: both were very good and appropriate for temps and confort. There were some awkward moments at the end regarding tips - on this site it appears that the division of tips is between support staff (for whom an estimate tip is given) and the head guide (for whom no estimate is given). In our case it appeared there was also a division between the main kitchen person and the other support staff meaning that our group needed to do an additional collection after being alerted of the issue. Ideally this site should be updated with the most current tips rules & estimates, otherwise it's best for the group to clarify with the main guide to avoid awkwardness later.
By Giulia Albany | 15 June 2023

Mount Toubkal ★★★★★

Hassle free holiday. Excellent guide with a great team supporting us. Good value for money. Mohammed was a fantastic guide! He was friendly, educational, outgoing and be a solid foundation to rely upon for us all in the group. Mohammed has a great wit and humour about him which adds to the time spent with him as your guide and as he gets to know you on a one-to-one basis. You’ll never regret having him as your guide or to share a well earned meal with. My highlight was summiting Toubkal (but t he food whilst camping is a very close 2nd). It would be useful to highlight a need for smaller denominations of currency - 200 dirhams notes are useless on the trek when drinks are only 15 dirham.
By Bruce High Wycombe | 09 June 2023

Fabulous holiday ★★★★★

Fabulous holiday and faultless from arrival to departure. On arrival in Marrakesh I couldn’t get through passport control without giving name of hotel which I had forgotten. I rang the office luckily I had the number saved to my phone. The telephone was answered immediately and the staff member was able to provide the info very quickly. Our guide Mohammed was not only a fabulous guide but a team member and enormously entertaining. His English was very good and made our trip even more special. Shout out to the amazing trail mix of nuts almonds figs and dates he dug out of his backpack daily. Huge grins from everyone.
By Jayne Leeds | 08 June 2023

An "Experience" and no mistake! ★★★★★

Having been on a number of KE adventures before, I was amazed by how tough I found this one. I don't know whether it was just a matter of old age creeping up on me, a reaction to a potential covid episode a few weeks before setting off, or just not coping very well with the heat and altitude on this occasion, but I found the going very hard - and like someone said in an earlier review of a Toubkal trip, thought it rated higher than the "6" it is given. Whilst there isn't anything particularly te chnical to deal with, the days and distances covered were very long! Nothing but positive comments about Mohamed, our guide, the muleteers and the chef - they were all tremendous; the accommodation was generally pretty good and the food both in Marrakesh and on the trek was excellent. I wish I could have eaten more of it! Also, I would offer thanks to the companionship provided by our fellow trekkers - worth its weight in gold!
By Geoffrey London | 09 October 2022

Traveller Reviews
4.4 out of 5 from 24 reviews

Mount Toubkal
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Well organised overall and delivered on holiday as described on website. Guide was professional and patient. Good value for money. Lahcen is an excellent guide, calm and professional especially given large group.

By Peter Hemel Hempstead | 29 June 2023

Great trek and cultural experience
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The trek to Toubkal, even the modified version our group did because of snow on the passes, is beautiful going through small villages and passes with wide sweeping views. The last day is the hardest with the most mileage and a noticeable downhill but all so worth the summiting! Our guide, Mohammed, gave a good pace to the group mindful of the different hiking skills of the participants, and he was also always available to answer questions about the local culture and customs. The support for g ear and meal preparation was well above what I expected could be done on the road with fresh bread and fruits/salads at every meal. Our group get along very well and everybody felt very comfortable with each other. I rented my sleeping bag and used the provided pad: both were very good and appropriate for temps and confort. There were some awkward moments at the end regarding tips - on this site it appears that the division of tips is between support staff (for whom an estimate tip is given) and the head guide (for whom no estimate is given). In our case it appeared there was also a division between the main kitchen person and the other support staff meaning that our group needed to do an additional collection after being alerted of the issue. Ideally this site should be updated with the most current tips rules & estimates, otherwise it's best for the group to clarify with the main guide to avoid awkwardness later.
By Giulia Albany | 15 June 2023

Mount Toubkal
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Hassle free holiday. Excellent guide with a great team supporting us. Good value for money. Mohammed was a fantastic guide! He was friendly, educational, outgoing and be a solid foundation to rely upon for us all in the group. Mohammed has a great wit and humour about him which adds to the time spent with him as your guide and as he gets to know you on a one-to-one basis. You’ll never regret having him as your guide or to share a well earned meal with. My highlight was summiting Toubkal (but t he food whilst camping is a very close 2nd). It would be useful to highlight a need for smaller denominations of currency - 200 dirhams notes are useless on the trek when drinks are only 15 dirham.
By Bruce High Wycombe | 09 June 2023

Fabulous holiday
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Fabulous holiday and faultless from arrival to departure. On arrival in Marrakesh I couldn’t get through passport control without giving name of hotel which I had forgotten. I rang the office luckily I had the number saved to my phone. The telephone was answered immediately and the staff member was able to provide the info very quickly. Our guide Mohammed was not only a fabulous guide but a team member and enormously entertaining. His English was very good and made our trip even more special. Shout out to the amazing trail mix of nuts almonds figs and dates he dug out of his backpack daily. Huge grins from everyone.
By Jayne Leeds | 08 June 2023

An "Experience" and no mistake!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Having been on a number of KE adventures before, I was amazed by how tough I found this one. I don't know whether it was just a matter of old age creeping up on me, a reaction to a potential covid episode a few weeks before setting off, or just not coping very well with the heat and altitude on this occasion, but I found the going very hard - and like someone said in an earlier review of a Toubkal trip, thought it rated higher than the "6" it is given. Whilst there isn't anything particularly te chnical to deal with, the days and distances covered were very long! Nothing but positive comments about Mohamed, our guide, the muleteers and the chef - they were all tremendous; the accommodation was generally pretty good and the food both in Marrakesh and on the trek was excellent. I wish I could have eaten more of it! Also, I would offer thanks to the companionship provided by our fellow trekkers - worth its weight in gold!
By Geoffrey London | 09 October 2022

Amazing week
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Given the overall cost, including relatively cheap flights available with Ryanair from Edinburgh, this made for a really great but accessible and affordable adventure. For me it makes for 2 holidays in one, the trek, but also the chance to see something of Marrakesh. I ended up having a day’s worth of sightseeing…a bit of Friday afternoon and some of Saturday….but could with hindsight have had another full day easily to see more of Marrakesh. The group hotel is in the Nouvelle Ville…it s clean, well managed, has a small but nice rooftop pool and is about a 20 minute walk into the Medina, it is however functional, so for those staying extra days might be worth looking at checking into a Riad. As for the trip….excellent from start to finish…..by taking you on a trek through the passes near Mount Toubkal you gradually acclimatise to the altitude…helping or ensuring everyone safely summited Toubkal. The mountains were great, but I particularly liked the chance of walking through some of the Berber villages and seeing something of local life. It’s difficult to evaluate the walking difficulty, quite a few of us felt it might have been closer to a “7”…for those living in the UK….having done Annapurna Sanctuary as a “6”….felt like a Lake District day out….whilst Toubkal felt more like a Scottish Munro day out….if that helps. Lachcen, the tour leader, the cooks and the muleteers were brilliant from start to finish. As great as the trek, summiting Toubkal, seeing Marrakesh was…what really made the trip extra special was the fellow trekkers from KE and Lachcen and his team….made for a truly wonderful week.
By Richard Penicuik | 29 September 2022

A brilliant one week trek, truly amazing
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This trip was excellent, it was 'full on' from start to finish. Although only a week long if felt much longer. The trekking was through the most beautiful scenery and the days were quite long (but as expected). The Gite in Imlil and the hotel in Marrakech were both excellent and a good choice by KE. The food on trek was amazing. The chef produced some beautiful meals (I think I'm a convert to Moroccan food now). Ismail, our guide was very good and together we had a lot of laughs along the way. S ummit was way a long one but we all got to the top of Mount Toubkal and back down for lunch. The views from the summit were amazing, with clouds lying in the valleys. The tour of Marrakech and the evening meal were top class. The souks were an amazing experience. Our group of 7 got on so well we plan to meet up again very soon. If you want a week away this is the trek for you.
By Andrew Whitehaven | 16 July 2019

Brilliant views, impressive trek!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I did the 1 week Mount Toubkal trek in June, and found it to be fairly long days at our group's walking pace, but early starts meant avoiding much of the heat of the day and some time to relax in the evenings. The views were absolutely amazing, and I'd highly recommend!

By Nathan Newcastle upon Tyne | 01 July 2019

Stunning views and great food
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The views are stunning in all directions from the trekking path. The journeys through the Berber villages were a step back in time. The cooking in the field was to a high standard and very hygienic. The camps were well organised by the efficient porters. The guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The view from the top of mount Toubkal is special, note that trekking to 4,167m via the high passes requires fitness and determination. The city of Marrakech provides contrast with a hive of activity and interest.
By Paul Reading | 02 October 2017

My first trip, I'll never forget!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was anxious about my first trip and first time travelling alone. But my guide and friends I met on the trip made me feel right at home which was a massive weight of my shoulders. I did this trip in the summer and the mid-day heat was quite intense at times. So pack a lot of sun cream! In the kit list it suggests to take water purification tablets but to be honest I would take a water filter (sawyer) instead as there were plenty of places to fill it up. Seeing the sun rise at the summit of Touk bal will be something I'll never forget! Would highly recommend this trip.
By Liam Bingley | 09 September 2017

Great scenery poor guide
★ ★
What a great country but holiday spoilt bring poor toilet facilities but mainly our guide , we new it would be a tough trek but on the second to last day Hassan our guide who incidently barely spoke to me and my girlfriend seemed intent on getting to the summit of the days trek as quickly as possible as a result my girlfriend's fees were feeling the pace . But instead of giving her a few extra breaks he just centre going to the point where she was so upset we didn't summit Toubkal the following day. On a positive though the food and the mule team were spot on . Also we we dispute the stated height gain and ascent stated by KE
By John Frodsham | 06 July 2017

KE Adventure reply

We are sorry that you found the trek to be more challenging than expected and felt unable to attempt Toubkal on the final day. We have noted your comments about your guide Hassan. In fairness to Hassan, we must point out that he normally receives excellent feedback from KE clients, as indeed he did from other members of your group.


A great North African experience
★ ★ ★ ★
I booked this trip some eighteen months after completing Kilimanjaro with KE. After a wholly positive experience I booked a second trip with KE. This five day trek, week long trip is well organised and all arrangements were well taken care of in Marrakech and in the Atlas. The guide, Hassan, was very experienced and had extensive knowledge of the local area and terrain and was a great host in Marrakech. The trek crew use mules rather than porters to carry your kit and the tents and the meals wer e excellent. The scenary was stunning and it was a pleasure to be able to pass through the local villages and summit the highest peak in North Africa. Nevertheless, the trek was more demanding (but very manageable if you are in good physical condition) than the rating suggests, owing to daily walking times, walking on loose screes and up steep and rocky routes, as well as the amount of descending into valleys after climbing to the summits of passes. The heat was bearable in the mountains in June and we experienced perfect conditions on summit day to Toubkal. Had the weather been cold (below freezing), the difficulty of trek would have been comparable to Kilimanjaro. KE please update the route itinerary (elevations, descents, distance and overall difficulty) as discrepancies were evident. I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the foam mattresses provided (3 - 4 cm thick, not the basic camping mats I was expecting). I took my thermarest but did not need it (June trip). However, KE could consider improving welfare facilities for trekkers - rudimentary latrines were constructed by the crew but it was a relief when we reached the gite and made it to the hostel at the end of summit day. Also, ensure to take plenty of purification tablets and try a few different types before the trip to find the best for you. The group hotel was of acceptable standard for the time spent there and the overall cost of the holiday, although the catering on the first night was poor, to the point where we suspected there was a food poisoning risk. I did arrive late and was pleased to have eaten a substantial meal before I left the UK. I would have gone out for food if I had known my way around Marrakech. We did explain what happened at the hotel with the guide who indicated that issues with the hotel were known. On balance the hotel is a convenient distance from the centre of Marrakech and the airport, but there are local training issues around catering and hospitality etc. The last day in Marrakech was very good and we enjoyed two great meals with guide. The guided trip was also good and as it was Friday, the souks were less busy and more manageable.
By Lawrence Altrincham | 10 July 2017

KE Adventure reply

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed the holiday. The elevations, descents, distances etc. on our website are GPS statistics from guides and office staff who have completed the circuit and ascent of Toubkal. We have now switched our groups to a different hotel in Marrakech, still within easy walking distance of the Djemaa-el-Fna and with a superior restaurant.


tough
★ ★
Much tougher than advertised. Early starts at 04.30 plus all day trekking. Mostly scree, so hard on feet. Camping okay but terrible unusable toilet facilities. Trek is over ambitious for 5 days. Felt like a forced march all the time. Our guide was a nice person but not interactive or communicative at all. He did not inspire confidence . Hotel in Marrakesh not good. dour staff and dreadful food. Overall disappointed with this holiday and KE, especially having had such a good time in Nepal with KE . This trek should be for 7 days.
By Jacqueline Nantwich | 05 June 2017

KE Adventure reply

We are sorry that you found the trek to be tougher than expected. On the website and in our literature about this holiday, we describe the trip as “one of our most challenging trekking holidays in Morocco” and recommend that clients undertaking it, “should be comfortable with walking for up to 8 or 9 hours each day and for several days continuously”. We have taken on board your comments about toilet facilities on trek and about the food and service from your hotel in Marrakech and we are investigating this with our local agent. We were surprised that your guide Omar did not inspire you with confidence as we are used to seeing glowing reports about him from KE clients. In the interests of balance, we feel we must point out that all feedback we have had so far from other members of your group is extremely positive and includes the following comments about Omar: “Excellent guide – funny and sensitive to the needs of the group (and individuals)”; “Very knowledgeable and interacts with clients and muleteers very well”; “Omar is an outstanding leader”; “Omar was always helpful and pleasant to be around. In particular, I appreciated his considerate pace setting on summit day which saw all of us who attempted it safely at the top.”


Tough but exciting trekking and camping in a fantastically scenic area
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is quite a tough hike in rugged mountains with a lot of loose shaley ground and the grading possibly needs to be upped from 6 to 7. It combines reasonably easy paths with some long hard climbs of up to 1300m, and you will need to carry plenty of water. The last full day involves a 4am start to ascend Mt Toubkal before 8am, a quick descent for lunch, and then a very, very long walk-out to Imlil. We didn't arrive until 5pm, and weren't hanging around! The scenery throughout is superb, the loc al people and villages fascinating, and the food on trek outstanding. For sheer value for money, this holiday cannot be beaten! The only downside was the Marrakech hotel, which though handily situated and with decent rooms, serves shockingly poor quality food. Avoid!
By David Frome | 06 June 2017

KE Adventure reply

Thank you for a great review. We are pleased you found the food on trek to be "outstanding" and are sorry that on your trip, the hotel in Marrakech was not able to match this level. At the end of the holiday while staying in Marrakech, our groups enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant and we trust you found this as good as the trek fare.


What an adventure.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We had the most fantastic guide, Hassan. He was kind, knowledgeable and couldn't do enough for us. The food that was prepared for us daily looked and tasted as if it came from a 5 star hotel, not a small tent every day on the trek. The trekking was very, very hard and, having completed Everest base camp trek with KE during 2015, i would say that this trip was a grade 7 and not grade 6. I cannot reiterate how good Hassan has been to the group. KE have a great guide and he promotes your company so positively and with such professional ism. I am looking forward to booking another KE trip again to Morocco and I would only go on one where Hassan is the guide. Thanks KE for such a great trip. I saw and learnt so much and, despite having altitude sickness, successfully summited Mt Toubkal.
By Lisa Coulsdon | 03 October 2016

Hard, hard, hard
★ ★ ★
Arrival and transfer went smoothly. We were warned by our guide Hassan that this was a HARD trek. Initially we dismissed this as we had done Everest Base Camp last year (which was the same grading), so surely this was a little exaggerated? I was looking forward to getting started and we left for the mountains the next morning. It soon became clear that these mountains were very different from the Himalayas. The paths here are all mule tracks with lots of loose rocks and scree, with very little l evel walking, unlike Nepal where most of the paths are laid with slabs. In addition, the distances covered each day were very long and I personally struggled continuously. I feel this trip would benefit from being increased by two days, thus making a few of the days a bit shorter. I would also increase the grading to a 7 or 8 as this was more difficult walking than Everest Base Camp. Fortunately our guide Hassan enabled me to hire a mule on a couple of occasions which allowed me to complete the trek (although I did not summit). If you are considering this trek, please get as fit as possible and make sure you have no underlying injuries. It is easy to underestimate the fitness required...This is a difficult trek to break off half-way and for me it diminished my enjoyment of the week. In addition, my struggle impacted on the rest of the group, most much fitter than myself (always a bad sign when there are marathon runners in the group!). On our return, the hotel room had a few issues, but the pool was a welcome relief (it had been unseasonably hot at 31 degrees). When a lost wallet was later recovered in the Artisan Centre with all the cash still inside, my faith in humanity was restored! Morocco is a wonderful place with great people and our lovely guide Hassan was very keen to teach us as much as he could about his country.
By Astrid Bristol | 03 October 2016

KE Adventure reply

Thank you for your review. The circuit and climb of Toubkal is among our most challenging holidays in Morocco and your advice to get as fit as possible when considering this trek is very good. We hope you have a great sense of achievement from completing the circuit and we are glad that you found Morocco to be a wonderful place with great people.


Not a pleasant experience at all
We have used KE before and thought they were great. We were let down on this one. We had added an extra 2 nights on to the start of our trek to get a bit of R&R before our trek but the hotel is dire. Broken tiles in the bathrooms, leaking showers, horrendous breakfast and it is a "drop off" hotel with groups turning up at all times of the night shouting and banging. (Just check the hotel out of trip advisor) I suffered a knee injury in the room due to a leaking shower and we had no sleep for 3 nights prior to our trek which basically meant we were so exhausted we just did not enjoy it at all. The team were great but due to the knee injury we were often left behind because I just could not match the pace. Food is great if you love salad and porridge. If you don't its pretty much tough! Very little in the way of protein maybe a couple of mouthfuls a day nothing to suffice the repairing required after a full days trek This is a hard trek, the easiest bit for me was the summit. Its a long hard slog most days and the "amazing scenery" is great but personally do not think it is worth the hard work for the view If you want to summit Toubkal forget this pointless trek and just do it.
By Lee NORWICH | 26 September 2016

KE Adventure reply

Thank you for the review. We were sorry to learn that your experience on the Toubkal trek did not match that on your previous holiday with us. You did contact us about your room in Marrakech at the time and we responded to you and asked your guide to visit you and arrange a better room. Normally we receive fantastic reviews for our cooks on this trip and we are sorry that you did not like the food on your trek. This is one of our most challenging trekking holidays in Morocco and you need to be comfortable with walking for up to 8 or 9 hours each day and for several days continuously, but the rewards are amazing views, fascinating interactions with the Berber people and a real sense of achievement.


Stunning trek in the Atlas mountains
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wow! What an experience! It's very challenging, yet rewarding trek. Unforgettable scenery from every mountain pass, village and valley. It is advisable to do some training before this one, to enjoy it to the full. The guide and the cook were fantastic. Any meal during the trek was miles better than anything served in the hotel restaurant before the trek. The gite at the end of the trek is fabulous, such a reward after long distances, ascents and descents and 4 nights camping . It can get very co ld during night and at high altitudes, especially when a thunderstorm hits (happened 3 times to us)! Waterproofs, thermal layers and -5c comfort rated sleeping bag is no exaggeration, even at end of August.
By Arnis SUTTON IN ASHFIELD | 06 September 2016

Magestic toubkal
★ ★ ★ ★

Spent a brilliant week climbing 5 of the Atlas Mountains, ending with toubkal. Awesome scenery, great guide and fab group. However this trip has a brutal terrain so if you have bad knees, ankles etc please beware....also worth noting that this trip is rated as a 6 level difficulty, it's more like a 7 or 8 though so don't be misled that it's a leisurely stroll up the mountains, it's pretty hardcore.

By Kate Clitheroe | 29 August 2016

An excellent adventure
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This is an excellent trek, culminating in a challenging but very rewarding summit of Toubkal. Late snow meant that we needed a revised itinerary and it was comforting to know this level of preparation was involved. The revised itinerary worked seamlessly. The trekking covered varied terrain with lots of tough ascents and (equally tough) descents. There was also a small bit of scrambling, which was great fun. The party I was with started as strangers but soon became friends. Hassan, our trek guid e, was excellent; very knowledgeable and engaging. Chris Gill (who joined us from KE) was an absolute star!
By Jonathan Northampton | 07 June 2016

Challenging, Informative, Exotic, Fun
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We chose this holiday because some of the more traditional treks in Europe didn't fit our schedule. I'm very glad we did. This trek ended up having a little bit of everything -- an introduction to Berber culture, a challenging climb, great scenery, excellent food, a visit to exotic (for us) Marrakesh, and a chance to meet some great people, including our superb guide, Hassan. A couple of things to keep in mind before booking, though: There are a couple of days when you won't have access to a ny water beyond the drinking water that they'll bring with the mules, so you'll be a little dirtier than you might be on some other treks. For us, that just added to the adventure, and hot showers were available soon enough. Also, keep in mind that KE Adventure's strenuousness ratings are based on a scale that includes one of the seven summits at the top, so a 6 means that it's pretty strenuous. I've been on half a dozen treks through some challenging mountains, so I thought that the 6 rating for this one meant that I didn't have to train to the same level. I was wrong. The climb and accompanying descent are certainly doable by an experienced trekker and Hassan made certain that everyone who was capable made it to the top, but it requires above-average fitness and stamina. The last day is 12 hours of hard walking, and a few of us were certainly flagging by the end. I wanted to blame it on my age (62), but there was another member of our group who was a couple of years older and who had, in fact, trained pretty intensely, and he seemed to bear up better. This was a great trip that we'll remember forever. Highly recommended.
By Stephen Atlanta | 03 June 2016

Trekking to Toubkal
★ ★ ★ ★
The whole trip was well organised and planned out. Our tour guide Hassan, was incredible. He was thoughtful, decisive, considerate, knowledgeable and a lovely person. Great food, good accommodation, scenery was spectacular. Be prepared for scree everywhere! Lucky to have fantastic weather, with stunning walks through local villages and towns. This is an excellent walk to undertake. The meal chosen by the guide at the end of the walk in Marrakesh was by far one of the best meals I have ever eaten ...just wow! The only disappointment was the 3 hr guided city tour in Marrakesh, undertaken by another guide. Trudging around in 35 degree heat from street to street while he talked endlessly was slightly soul destroying, exhausting and totally boring. He was agitated whenever we asked questions and tried to cut the tour short by the second hour. A let down, as the rest of the entire trip was first class.
By Delphine GLASGOW | 07 October 2015

KE Adventure reply

Thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased to hear you had a fantastic time in Morocco, which is a favourite destination for KE office staff too. We are extremely proud of our local leaders. Hassan has been successfully leading KE groups for 4 years and is an extremely popular leader. Unfortunately, our own guides are not allowed to conduct tours of Marrakech as these must be taken by guides appointed by the city authority but having said this, most of our clients do enjoy this aspect of the holiday, especially the sights, sounds and delicious aromas of the souk.


stunning scenery and excellent organisation
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I came on this trip in May when two of the passes were blocked with snow and we followed a revised itinerary. I enjoyed it so much I came back to undertake the full itinerary and it was even better. The gorges and Lac d'Ifni were stunning and the views from the cols and Toubkal summit were exceptional. The days were fairly strenuous (about the equivalent of climbing Ben Nevis each day) but were all the more satisfying for that. Each day was continuously interesting. For anyone fit enough for the Lake District or Scotland the challenge of this trek and Toubkal's 4,167 metre summit is a must.
By Keith DARLINGTON | 07 October 2015

Moderate trekking through a beautiful and varied landscape.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This trekking holiday was everything I hoped it would be. Camping in breathtakingly beautiful locations, perfectly judged pace of trekking (meaning that even the long days felt do-able for everyone),and being spoiled by a team of mules and their handlers who carried everything for us and erected/dissembled the tents every day. Hassan, our guide, was unfailingly cheerful, knowledgeable and judged the timings and pace to perfection. If you are looking for varied trekking then this has lush green h umid valleys, chilly mountains with alpine flora, rocky valleys, Berber village's, steep ascents and descents some days, with other long stretches of flat walking. If you've never been to Marrakech, its a brilliant experience and spending the last night there as a team finishes off the week wonderfully.
By Virginia CHELTENHAM | 15 September 2015

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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
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    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /02/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 15 Jun and ends on Sat 22 Jun
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /03/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 27 Jul and ends on Sat 3 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /04/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 3 Aug and ends on Sat 10 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /05/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 31 Aug and ends on Sat 7 Sep
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /06/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 14 Sep and ends on Sat 21 Sep
  • This departure is guaranteed. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /01/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 24 May and ends on Sat 31 May
  • This departure is guaranteed. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /02/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 14 Jun and ends on Sat 21 Jun
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
  • Download Trip Notes

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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /03/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 26 Jul and ends on Sat 2 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /04/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 2 Aug and ends on Sat 9 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
  • Download Trip Notes

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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /05/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 30 Aug and ends on Sat 6 Sep
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
  • Download Trip Notes

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  • One Week Mount Toubkal Trek
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: OWT /06/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 13 Sep and ends on Sat 20 Sep
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$70 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms not available in the gite or refuge (2 nights). Single tent supplement is listed separately (4 nights).
  • Single Tent Upgrade: US$95
  • Download Trip Notes

Land Only Information

We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis allowing you the flexibility to choose the travel method which best suits you. The holiday starts at the hotel in Marrakech and transfers are provided from Marrakech Airport.

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Changes to flights

Please be aware that the flight industry is experiencing a high level of service fluctuation and changes to your flights may occur. This may also require amends to the transfers and joining arrangements. Thank you all for continuing your patience and understanding.

BOOK WITH KE CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee

The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, KE have undertaken to guarantee the Land Only price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best flight prices and take advantage of our 'No Surcharge Guarantee'.

KE Adventure is a fully bonded tour operator. We hold an ATOL license (No: 2808) and are bonded with ABTA (Membership No: W4341)


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