The Circle of Toubkal

The Circle of Toubkal trek starts you off in Imlil and has you finish in Imlil, walking a circular route to finish where you began. Before you return to your starting point however, you will journey through the beautiful Azzaden Valley, the Assif N’Ouzzaden (the River of Azzaden), the Tamsoult Waterfall, the Aguelzim Pass, the Plain of El Houaz and of course, ascend the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal.

Note that this trek is impossible to do in the winter, because important sections are covered in snow. See the Toubkal Winter Trek for a trek that takes you up Mount Toubkal in the depths of the North African winter.

The Circle of Toubkal can easily be combined with extra days in the Sahara. Contact Brahim and Mohamed for more details.

Should you wish to make any alterations to your adventure then do not hesitate to contact Brahim and Mohamed to discuss your options.

All treks are led and supervised by qualified and experienced guides and mule handlers, drawn from the local populace.


Day One: Imlil - Tizi M'zzik - Lipeney

Day 1 will take around 6 hours to complete and will take you from Imlil to Lipeney refuge (300m) via Tizi M'zzik (2450m) and the beautiful Azib n'Tamsoult and Ighouliden waterfalls.

Day Two: Lipeney - Aguelzim - Neltner

Day 2 will be approximately 5 hours and will comprise Lipiney refuge (3000m) to Neltner refuge (3207m). It will include walking up the 82 step zig-zag path and via Aguelzim Pass (3560m) to get to Neltner Refuge where you will stay the night.

Day Three: Neltner - Mount Toubkal - Imlil

Day 3 may take you up to 12 hours to trek and complete, but it will take you to the top of the highest peak in North Africa, Mount Toubkal (4167m), with views of the High Atlas and the Sahara Desert, before coming full circle with Imlil as your destination.

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Latest Visitor Reviews

  • Perry Blank

    visited on 6th June 2016

    Everything went seamlessly. My friend and I did the one-night Mt. Toubkal trek. It is not for the faint of heart (the second day involves a full day of tough hiking), but our guide Driss made it as easy as it could be from start to finish. We were well fed and well taken care of. Driss made sure we kept up a good pace while not rushing us at all. We stayed in the Mt. Toubkal refuge which was fine for one night and met some very interesting people along the way. If you are going to do a trek in the Atlas Mountains, DEFINITELY use this trekking company.

  • Bowdoinham

    visited on 3rd June 2016

    My daughter (19) and I (54) have just retured from a tremendous 3-day trek in the Atlas Mountains ending with a climb to the summit of Mt. Toubkal with wonderful guides, Driss and Mohammed. Driss was an experienced mountain guide who looked out for our safety, shared a great deal of information about the mountains, history and ecology of the area, and who ensured a positive and memorable experience. Mohammed cooked us incredible meals and provided good humor along the way while managing our sweet mule, Jacqueline, who carried provisions. The trek was appropriately described in the materials and was everything we hoped for in terms of breathtaking natural beauty!