5 Days Toubkal & Desert trip

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco is an unforgettable adventure. You will climb the summit of Mount Toubkal at 4167m, the highest mountain in North Africa. After the trek you will travel to the beautiful desert. On the way to the desert you will pass the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass, visit the beautiful Dades Gorge and ride a camel in the big sand dunes of Merzouga.
Private Tour
Trekking in Nature
Imlil, Dades Gorge, Merzouga, Morocco
5 days
English , French, Arabic

What we'll do

Day 1: Pick up from your hotel in Marrakech. After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Lunch / Dinner included

Day 2: Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil. Night in a guesthouse in Imlil. Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner included

Day 3: After breakfast we will leave Imlil. First we cross the spectacular Tizi n’Tichka Pass of the High Atlas mountains. You will pass through many Berber villages, and once in the desert, riverside oasis and barren hillsides are clustered with Kasbahs. After lunch we drive further to Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley, valley of a thousand kasbahs. In the way to Dades you will be able to visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Overnight in Dades. Breakfast / Dinner included

Day 4: After breakfast we drive to Todra Gorge and after a short stop there we drive on to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. We will arive there around 4 and after a short break you will ride camels into the dunes, where you will spend the night in berber tents. After seeing a beautiful sunset you will enjoy a fantastic dinner. Breakfast / Dinner included

Day 5: After viewing the most beautiful sunrise and having breakfast at the camp site you will ride the camels back to the auberge. From there it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech, again via Tichka pass. Breakfast included

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

Pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech

Good to know

Good to know

Included in the Toubkal trek: transport from Marrakech and back to Marrakech, accommodation, meals, mule, cook and English speaking guide. What's not included in the Toubkal trek: crampons, ice axe, sleeping bags, soft drinks (mineral water, fanta, etc) and tip.

Included in the desert trip: private transport, English speaking driver, accommodation, dinner, breakfast, camel trip. Not included in the desert trip: lunch, soft drinks (mineral water, fanta, etc) and tips.

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


The man behind Toubkal Guide is Jamal Imerhane. Originally from Imlil (A Berber village in the Atlas mountains), he started out as a muleteer with individuals and groups. Today he is an experienced guide for trekking tours and excursions in the mountains and deserts of Morocco. Jamal is a certified guide with a Diploma from the Centre for Professional Guides and has been working with different international travel organisations, such as Shoestring, Imaginative Travels and Intireizen. He has organised and lead countless tours and treks in the Atlas mountains and around the Kingdom of Morocco. From basic one day guided walks to full package tours and treks including transfers, accommodation, food, guides, mules, tents, kitchen materials and much more! Toubkal Guide works together with a team of enthusiastic and experienced (certified) local guides. By booking with Toubkal Guide you also support the local people in Morocco.

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