Mount Toubkal Trek Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco 4 nights from £100-£200

Mount Toubkal Trek Morocco

Experience an incredible North African Adventure on this budget-friendly trek and summit the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, helping WellChild to support seriously ill children around the UK.

  • 4 days trekking


 Summit Mount Toubkal

Summit Mount Toubkal

Standing at 4,167m, this is the highest peak in North Africa and a monumental challenge.

Explore Marrakech

Explore Marrakech

Feast your senses in the historic city with its spectacle of noise and colour.

Experience Berber culture

Experience Berber culture

Step back in time and experience traditional ways of life in remote Berber communities.

High altitude mountain scenery

High altitude mountain scenery

Conquer the grandest mountains of North Africa for stunning panoramic views.

Long weekend adventure

Long weekend adventure

Pushed for time? Achieve great things with this 5-day itinerary.


Over five days, you will experience guided trekking through the High Atlas mountain range, supported and led by English-speaking local guides. Each day you will discover new ways of life, varied landscapes and breathtaking views - including over the Sahara. You will also have time to explore the Old Town of Marrakech with its colourful souks. Trekking experience isn't required, however you will need to train for this mental and physical adventure.

Need to know

  • Budget charity challenge trek

    Explore new horizons on a fully-organised adventure with a small group of 20 others.

  • Conquer Mount Toubkal

    The highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and Northern Africa at a mighty 4,167m.

  • 5-day itinerary

    From the noise and colour of Marrakech to traditional berber villages over a long weekend.

  • Low costs, low fundraising target

    Arrange your own flights to help keep costs down.

  • Support seriously ill children

    WellChild is the national charity for sick children in the UK, helping when they are needed most.


  • 30 May - 3 Jun 2024

Adventure video

  • Families
  • Teams
  • Mountain
  • Newcomers
  • Average fitness
  • Superfit only
  • Solo
  • Groups
  • Couples

Fitness level

The trek is both a mental and physical challenge. You will need to train beforehand and you will need to train. Once signed up you will receive further training advice and recommendations on equipment e.g. walking boots. Ideally you need to be able to complete an eight hour walk on two consecutive days to be ready for this challenge. It’s not simply about being ready to walk the event but plan your training to be ready over the coming months.


The hotel in Marrakech is basic but clean and comfortable. There are two nights in a mountain refuge followed by one night in a traditional hostel in a berber village. You are free to arrange any further accommodation required in Marrakech once the trek has been completed.


The local team cook will accompany the group throughout the trek and will serve up traditional, local cuisine along with the famous mint tea.

Team support

During the challenge the safety team will lead the walk and guide you throughout the event ensuring your safety. A full team of porters, mules, muleteers and a cook will help you complete this challenge. 


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  • Bag transfer
  • Transfers

Meeting point

Marrakesh Menara Airport

You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the central accommodation in Marrakech.

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  • Minibus
  • Flight


  • Day 1 | Arrive in Marrakech

    You will be picked up from the airport and transferred to the accommodation in Marrakech. Depending on what time your flight arrives you’ll have the day to explore the beautiful Old Town of Marrakech. Meet at the accommodation in the evening where you will meet the WellChild team and the local Mountain Guides for a team briefing before a good night’s sleep.

  • Day 2 | Marrakech to Aremd and trek to Refuge de Toubkal (6-7 hours walking)

    Start the day with a great breakfast before a two hour transfer to Aremd – at the foot of the mountains. In Aremd the group will meet the wonderful Moroccan team of Guides, Cooks and Muleteers and start the trek through the Mizane valley, passing Sidi Chamarouch, a quaint village which is home to a shrine that is dedicated to women. On the route, further up the valley you’ll pass a few small stalls where locals sell cold refreshments that are chilled by water from the river. Around halfway the group will stop, and the team cook will serve a sumptuous meal along with the famous mint tea. After lunch it's a push on to the Refuge du Toubkal (3,207 m) which will be your home for the next two nights.

  • Day 3 | Toubkal Summit (12-14 hours walking over rough terrain)

    You’ll summit and traverse back to Aremd via the north ridge taking in the site of a crashed aircraft. You’ll have a snack at the crash site and then lunch at the first tea house. There’ll also be a tour of the shrine at Sidi Chamharouch.

  • Day 4 | Imil Village and Waterfall Tour (up to 7 hours walking)

    Today you will tour Imil village, the centre of mountain life in the High Atlas mountains. You'll also trek to a beautiful mountain waterfall tour and have the option of a traditional Berber hammam in the afternoon which is a spa to relax aching muscles.

  • Day 5 | Return to Marrakesh (2 hours walking)

    Returning on foot to Imlil this morning, take mini buses back to Marrakesh where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the airport. If you want you’ll now have the afternoon to explore the city’s colourful souks and perhaps take a stroll around its celebrated Djemma El Fna Square. A feast for the senses, the square is a wonderful confusion of noise and colour, the perfect place to haggle for some local crafts, or just sit at a cafe and watch the spectacle unfold before you.

  • Accommodation
  • Guides
  • Meals
  • Transfers


  • Accommodation
  • All in-country transport
  • All food during the trek (breakfasts, lunches and dinners)
  • Mules and muleteers for trekking
  • Qualified UK mountain guide and in-country team
  • Cooks
  • Free kit
  • Finishers medal
  • T-shirt
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need
  • Exclusive social group
  • Free training days

Not Included

  • Flights and baggage (approx. £140 return)
  • Sightseeing or local tours
  • Travel insurance, passports, visas, inoculations
  • Bottled water on trek (this may be purchased at refuges but is limited, iodine tablets are recommended)
  • Other ad hoc costs such as tips, drinks, souvenirs and laundry

  • Full refunds
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event


Providing practical and emotional support to improve life for seriously ill children.

WellChild is the national charity for sick children, providing essential practical and emotional support for seriously ill children, young people and those who care for them across the UK to ensure they receive the best possible quality of care.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Between 2-20 in group
  • Private group option
  • Pay by instalments
  • Secure your spot today for £100 (remaining £200 can be paid by instalments)
  • Or, make a single payment of £300 to cover the trip costs (transport, accommodation, safety team and guides, meals and much more)
  • Arrange your own flights (approx. £140 return)
  • You are encouraged to raise £600 sponsorship for WellChild


Registration fee




Minimum sponsorship


Enquiries & bookings

If you have any questions or would like to check availability or make a booking, please provide a few details about you, your group size and any preferred dates. A member of the team will then get back to you or you can go ahead and book online.