6-day Toubkal circuit

toubkal circuit via ifni lake

Toubkal circuit is one of the top treks in Morocco, with many spectacular high passes and a circular route via Ifni lake. You will discover the diversity of Toubkal by traversing the valleys from one to another and climbing high passes from which you will have stunning views of the High Atlas. After discovering the Toubkal from all angles, you will climb Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak at the end of the Toubkal circuit.

Total Duration: 8 days
Period: May to October
Trek Grade: Medium to hard
Max Elevation: 4,167 Meters (Toubkal summit)
Accommodation: Guesthouse and Neltner hut or camping

Toubkal circuit allows you to:

– Make the ascent of North Africa’s highest peak – Mt Toubkal.

– Visit Traditional Berber villages.

– Discover the beautiful Ifni Lake during the Toubkal circuit.

Itinerary of Toubkal circuit

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive and spend the night in a hotel in Marrakech.

Day 2: Marrakech – Imlil (1740m) – Tamatart pass (2280) – Tacheddirt (2300m)

After breakfast in your hotel, we head towards Atlas mountains drive to Imlil. We meet the mule team and trek towards Tacheddirt via Tamatert Pass. We continue down to the beautiful village of Ouaneskra, then a short walk from here into the valley takes us to our campsite. Overnight in tents. The total duration of the trek is 4 hours.

Day 3: Tacheddirt – Likemt (3600m) pass – Azib Likemt(2200m)

Early in the morning, we begin a long gentle climb to the top of Likemt pass, from where we will enjoy the magnificent view. We then walk down to the pasture Azib Likemt. Setting up our tents for the night. 5-hour trek.

Day 4: Azib Likemt – Tizi ‘N Ououraine pass (3100m) – Amsouzart Village (1720m)

Today, we will see different landscapes and enjoy breathtaking views of the Toubkal Massif from the pass, the Amsouzart Valley, and the east face of Mount Toubkal. The trail leads on to Amsouzart village. 6-hour trek. Overnight in a local gite.

Day 5: Amsouzart Village – Lake Ifni (2300m)

After breakfast, we make our way towards Ifni Lake, past several Berber villages on the road, besides beautiful views from the Toubkal mountain. We can get by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing and have lunch near the lake. We spend the night in tents—a 4-hour trek.

Day 6: Ifni Lake – Tizi n’ Ouanoums Pass (3600m) –Toubkal Refuge (3200m)

We trek up to Ouanoums Pass after breakfast. We then take a long descent on a zig-zag trail down to Toubkal refuge. Overnight in tents. 6-hour trekking.

Day 7: Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal summit (4167m) – Imlil (1740m) – Marrakech

We’ll make an early start to catch the sunrise from the summit of Mt Toubkal. Views are fantastic from the mountain and well worth the hike. We then descend back to the refuge and head down to Imlil through the Sidi Chamharouch shrine. Transfer back to Marrakech. 8-hour trek. End of mount Toubkal circuit.

Day 8: Departure

The flight back home.


Group 2 people 3 people 4 or more persons
Price per person 380€ 350 € 310 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following It does not include the following
– English speaking guide
– Transfers from and to your hotel
– Accommodation for trekking duration
– Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
– Kitchen equipment
– All meals during your trek
–Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
– Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

Materials Needed For Toubkal circuit

– The big bag of clothing
– Backpack for each daily supplies
– Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
– 3-4 season sleeping bag
– Warm and light clothes
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
– Personal First Aid Kit
– Sunglasses
– Sun-cream
– Head Torch
– Camera
– Hat
– Toilet tissues
– Water bottle
– Water purifier

Before your trek, most of that equipment can easily rent for a reasonable price in Imlil.

Additional Details

– The Toubkal circuit is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.

– We can organize airport transfers and accommodation in Marrakech on your behalf.

– Further discounts are available for group sizes over eight people.

– You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

Toubkal Circuit Trek via Ifni lake is the best tour done only in Summer.

Photos – Toubkal circuit

Mount Toubkal Trek Via Ifni lake, Toubkal circuit trek.

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