The Atlas Mountains stretch for 1554 miles through North Africa. Heat of the desert combined with big peaks, luscious valleys, winding rivers, and vast forests creates an exquisite backdrop for a hiking trip. The most popular summit of Atlas is Toubkal—at 13,671 ft, it’s the highest peak in the whole of North Africa. At 5,900 ft above sea level, you can find a small village Imlil, a good base for attempting to summit Toubkal as it lies at the end of the tarmac road, and is a natural place to hire mules for the trek. Traditional Berber villages of Imlil valley, the ease of access, and spectacular vistas overlooking miles on end of jagged peaks on one side and desert valleys on the other make this area a real must-do for avid hikers. Find out more about the best trails for hiking in the Atlas Mountain from Mohamed Toudaoui, mountain and desert guide and co-owner of Trekking in Morocco.

  • Home to the Berber people, dramatic valleys, and long, vast ravines

  • Boasts several ranges that separate the Sahara from the sea

  • Heart of Moroccan mountain tourism and the highest peak in North Africa

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3-Day Moderate Hike to Toubkal Summit
Apr 03 onwards
5-Day Mount Toubkal Advanced Winter Climb
Apr 03 onwards
6-Day Atlas Mountain Summits Trek
Apr 03 onwards

Meet your guides

Hassan Errami
Hassan Errami
Lead guide and co-Founder of Trekking Holidays Morocco
Lead guide and co-Founder of Trekking Holidays Morocco
Hassan Errami is a certified guide in Morocco that has led numerous tours through Morocco in recent years. He graduated from TABANT school as a mountain guide in 2011. In recent years, he has led and guided more than 2000 people in several activities s...
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Trekking Holidays Morocco
Trekking Holidays Morocco
Trekking Holidays Morocco
Trekking Holidays Morocco is a team of tour guides in Morocco that organize different trips in and around Morocco. With more than 10 years of experience in the tourism industry, they use our expertise to arrange complete trips through Morocco’s Atlas M...
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5.00 (5 reviews)
Mount Toubkal
Affyakhtar about Trekking Holidays Morocco on TripAdvisor

Amazing planning by Hassan to organise the trek to the peak of mount toubkal for me and my friends. Omar service and hospitality at the guest House was fantastic, with some amazing food. Rashid was a great guide throughout the whole trek. Overall it was a fantastic and unbelievable experience. Me and my friends thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of getting to the peak.

An unforgettable experience in Morocco
Claudiamunez about Trekking Holidays Morocco on TripAdvisor

My dad and I went to Morocco and was able to have Hassan as our tour guide. He was very nice and by the end of the trip, he was like a brother to me. Having him as a guide made our experience so much better as we felt more integrated in the unique culture of Morocco. This made me want to come back again soon and if I return, I am for sure having Hassan as my tour guide again!

Beauty I did not expect
johndrog about Trekking Holidays Morocco on TripAdvisor

We had Hassan as a guide for 8 days.I could not have asked for a better guide or experience. Hassan made this a trip of a lifetime by showing us places & sites we would never have found on our own. Highly recommend this company.

Excellent choice.....unbeatable service
VictorMN about Trekking Holidays Morocco on TripAdvisor

I found this company in a Morocco travel blog with good reviews. Now I can return the favor to those who are traveling to Morocco. Excellent service, good price. They are 100% focused on customer satisfaction. They were all the time taking care of us and adapting the tour to our needs. Guide was excellent and his knowledge about the country, culture, people and traditions was excellent. Many thanks Hassan for such a nice experience in your country. Special thanks to our driver…. He made us feel safe and comfortable. Highly recommended company. 

Perfect experience in high atlas of morocco with a high quality staff
elhaddajy about Trekking Holidays Morocco on TripAdvisor

A rich experience as an adventure in the mountains of Moroccan high Atlas, lots of views in a special nature with a smooth climate, friendly people who are always ready to provide help , thank you Trekking Holidays Morocco, hope you try it fellas !!!

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Morocco, please refer to the official Visit Morocco website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, English speaking, tour guide from Morocco with extensive knowledge of the area
    • All meals 
    • Hot beverages 
    • Water
    • Accommodation in gites and camps
    • Mule to carry your staff
    • Transfer to and from the trailhead

    You can expect typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, etc.). Fresh produce and meat are usually bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads are usually served at noon, and warm cooked meals in the evening. If you have any dietary restrictions, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    What’s not included:

    • Transportation to Marrakech
    • Accommodations before and after your adventure
  • These hiking adventures are for intermediate to advanced hikers with previous experience with long-distance hiking and excellent fitness.

    Intermediate hikes will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles per day. You can expect an occasional steep descent and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot, and quite cold and changeable in the winter months, and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.

    The alpine terrain, however, can be challenging and the weather unpredictable. The summits are more technical than the regular climbs and require the usage of crampons and ice axe. Additional training recommendations for intermediate and advanced day hikes, include hiking for three days per week at least 12 weeks prior to your trip. Start with short hikes about one hour in length with a light daypack. Also, the altitude can really catch people off guard, so for a 72-hour period before your trip begins, ensure that you are consuming sufficient amounts of sodium and fluids.

  • Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
    • Hiking poles — optional
    • Crampons – during winter months, can be rented
    • Ice axe – during winter months, can be rented
    • Ski goggles – during winter months, can be rented
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
    • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
    • Spare clothes for layering
    • Gloves
    • Hiking pants
    • Hiking socks
    • Fleece jacket
    • Warm, down jacket
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • Rain pants (depend of the season)
    • Wool hat
    • Comfortable shoes for camp
    • A three-season sleeping bag and mat
    • Sunhat
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera — optional (but recommended)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

    • For this group adventure, the max guest to guide ratio is 6:1 with up to 12 people per group.
    • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!
    • It takes a minimum of 2 people for the tour to operate.

    Trekking in Atlas Mountain can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 17, you’re good to go.
    • Minors younger than 17 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 17, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Registration for an adventure with your guide requires a 30% non-refundable deposit. The balance of program fees will generally be due 90 days prior to the starting date of the program. It is your responsibility to adhere to the fee payment schedule. Late payment will result in cancellation of program reservations and forfeiture of all fees paid.

    If you cancel the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, you are entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking.  After that deadline, you are not entitled to any refund.  

    In some cases, if you are required to forfeit your spot, you may find an acceptable replacement in which case your deposit and fees would transfer to your replacement without penalty.

  • To get to Marrakech, most people fly into Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca, just under 3 hours away, or into Marrakech Menara Airport. From there, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet in Marrakech. From there, you will head to Imil where your adventure begins!

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