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Toubkal & Mulhacen

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When to climb?
All year around

Please remember that the mountains are in full winter condition from December to May inclusive so you will need ice axe and crampons (we can supply). Outside of those dates you will find glorious but rough high altitude non-technical trekking.

Who is it suitable for?
Anyone wishing to get well off the beaten path and to experience the raw beauty of the Sahara.

The Iriqui National Park is home to an array of flora & fauna and the scenery unparalleled. Be prepared to walk on average 5-6 hrs per day. Option to trek by camel. Simply bring a sense of adventure.

Toubkal – 4,167m / 13,671 ft

Toubkal is located 63km south of of Marrakech in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres (13,671 ft), it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa. The ascent during the summer (from May) is non-technical yet moderately difficult. Sturdy boots and windproof clothing are required, and trekking poles are helpful on the scree. The ascent during in the winter and spring (February / March) is more difficult. Crampons are necessary to ascend through the snow and ice.

Mulhacen – 3,478.6 m / 11,413 ft

Mulhacén in the Sierra Nevada range is the highest mountain in continental Spain. It is named after Abu l-Hasan Ali (Muley Hacén in Spanish), the penultimate Muslim King of Granada in the 15th century who, according to legend, was buried on the summit. The south and west ridges are gentle. The shorter, steeper north east ridge is more technical. The north face of the mountain is much steeper and offers several routes with climbing on snow and ice in the winter.


A chance to ascend Mt Toubkal (4167m) and Mulhacen (3482m), the highest peaks in both mainland Morocco and Spain, in one amazing (but intensive) week of trekking or mountaineering.

For those of you whose holiday time is precious then we have an itinerary that will allow you to climb these peaks within a week. Options exist for you to extend your stay either in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, on its Atlantic Coast and/or in its Imperial Cities, or in Spain’s Sierra Nevada near Granada.

Wild Morocco will run the Moroccan part of this week and our professional local tour & mountain guides in Spain will run the Sierra Nevada part of the trip. You are assured a warm welcome to both Morocco and Andalucia!

Combining these two peaks would make a superb Charity Challenge that is rarely done.

Click on the images to enlarge / © Images courtesy of Wild Morocco


Day 1 / Arrive at Malaga

Arrive Malaga. Transfer to Lanjaron. 2* Hotel accommodation.

Day 2 / Trailhead

Transfer to trailhead at 1600m. Ascend to Poqueira hut at 2500m.

Day 3 / Mulhacen

Climb Mulhacen – 3482m. Return to trailhead and Lanjaron. More details on ascending Mulhacen can be found here.

Day 4 / Sevilla

Transfer to Sevilla for flight to Marrakech. Hotel in Marrakech or Atlas.

Day 5 / Toubkal Refuges

Walk to Toubkal Refuges at 3200m.

Day 6 / Toubkal

Climb Mt Toubkal – 4167m. Return to trailhead and Marrakech. More details on ascending Toubkal can be found here.

Day 7 / Flight home

Flight home from Marrakech.


  • 1 person – €730
  • 2 people – €550 per person
  • 3 people – €490 per person
  • 4 people – €450 per person

Price includes:

  • Guiding – 4 days on the mountains;
  • Airport transfers;
  • Baggage mules (Morocco);
  • Accommodation in hotel or mountain refuge;
  • Advice and planning your flights;
  • Winter mountaineering gear (ice axe, crampons) if necessary.

Price excludes:

  • Flights;
  • Food and drinks.


We can help re your flight planning. We have all the up to date timetables and can point you in the direction of the best prices. Please contact us for further details.

You will need 3 flights:

  • Fly in to Malaga;
  • From Sevilla to Marrakech;
  • From Marrakech back home.

Extend your stay in Morocco’s Sahara Desert, Atlantic Coast or cities

  • Multi day 4×4 desert tours – unbelievable 4×4 experiences in the Sahara Desert wilderness;
  • Luxury Desert Camp – without doubt the finest desert camp in the Moroccan Sahara, it offers pure luxury at every level but retains the spirit of the culture of the Sahara Desert, given it is run exclusively by a Berber team who all originate from the area;

Extend your stay in the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarras

  • Sierra Nevada High Peaks – opportunities to ascend the high peaks from valley bases;
  • Los Tres Miles – 5 day trekking high altitude trekking. A traverse of the main ridge line covering all the major peaks;
  • Walking Alpujarra – mid level walking in the foothills and valleys of the Sierras.