Climb Mt Toubkal

5 days


3 days





2024 & 2025

Summit North Africa's Highest Mountain

An action packed group challenge to the summit of North Africa’s highest peak, Mount Toubkal at 4,167m, with an amazing sense of achievement as you take in the magnificent panoramic views and breathe the rarefied mountain air. With some tough trekking, Berber hospitality, camping, camaraderie, expert guides, sunshine, and a Marrakech celebration – it’s an unforgettable Moroccan adventure!

The Challenge

Stunning Scenery, Magical Marrakech

This 5-day group challenge treks to the summit of Mount Toubkal, with overnight camping, and can be taken on by anyone who’s reasonably fit. We start our 3 day of trek in the foothills of the High Atlas, where picturesque valleys lined with juniper trees offer us shade on our descend into the Mizane Valley. Hiking across deep gorges and mountain passes we make our way to the Berber villages perched quaintly in the mountains where we will rest for the night. After making the final climb to the summit, we are rewarded with unrivalled views from the magnificent Mount Toubkal. Our final day will be spent exploring Marrakech’s souks and sites before coming together for a celebratory dinner.

The Experience

Life on the trek

On an Action Challenge trip you’ll be part of a team which takes on an adventure together – and that’s what makes the experience so special. Getting to know others, supporting each other when the going gets tough, laughing together, and sharing those special moments & the new friendships that will stay with you for many years. Led by a UK Mountain Leader and supported by a Medic overseeing the group’s wellbeing – you’ll be in safe hands, and our expert local logistics team & guides will ensure it all runs like clockwork. These are ‘fully inclusive’ trips – leaving you to focus on your challenge, and to enjoy it!

An Action Challenge trip is much more than a holiday! It brings like-minded people together in fantastic landscapes, provides the best support & great hospitality, and enables the group to take on a tough & unforgettable challenge which forges new friendships, broaden horizons, and leaves you wanting more of life’s adventures!

The blueprint for Action Challenge trip is based on delivering a high quality enjoyable experience – and doing it all safely. An experienced UK Mountain Leader ensures that all aspects of the challenge run to plan – and one of our UK Medics with an expedition med kit is on-hand to look after the group’s wellbeing – enabling everyone to have the best chance of successfully competing their challenge.

We go to great lengths to ensure that we only use the best local organisations to supply the all-important ground logistics and the on-challenge support, catering, and hospitality teams – with experienced guides leading the way on the trails with their deep local knowledge and authentic style.

Like minded people with a similar sense of adventure – but often from very different backgrounds, and with a wide range of experience, ages, levels of fitness, and personal ambitions. Our trips are perfect for individuals, couples, and small groups of friends to join – and then to take on a unique challenge as part of a larger group which shapes & bonds as the adventure unfolds!

Whether its’s the hotels,  restaurants & transfers before & after the main challenge – or the challenge accommodation & meals whilst out on the trails – our all inclusive packages mean that you will get a top quality experience at a great value price! Flights are generally included, but there’s a ‘land only’ option if you’d prefer to book your own – and single supplement accommodation upgrades are available.

VisasIf you are a ‘Flights Included’ participant, we will be organising this for you upon arrival into Amman airport. If you are travelling as a land only challenger, you must organise your own Visa. You can do this upon arrival in Amman. The cost is 40 Jordanian Dinars. 

The group comes together – takes on a tough challenge together – and then celebrates its achievements in style on the final night of the trip in a local restaurant or hotel, with medals, awards, and a maybe a bit of a party! Many of our participants make new special friends on our trips – and quite a few come back together for another challenge in the following years!

A successful challenge starts with good preparation. The better prepared you are the more confident you’ll be, and the more you’ll enjoy it! Our ‘Challenge App’ will have all the info & details of what to expect on your challenge – and how to prepare for it – and we have optional training walks, training weekends , and a place on one of our UK Ultra Challenge events to get out on the tails and test your fitness, kit, & equipment.

Itinerary & Route

Please note that some details of the itinerary may change, you will be provided with a detailed itinerary once you are signed up to the challenge.

We meet the group and Action Challenge guides at our hotel in central Marrakech. This evening we meet with our local guides who give us a detailed briefing on the challenge ahead.  

Meals: L & D           Accom: Hotel

We wake early for breakfast and transfer (1.5 hours) across the Haouz Plain to the Atlas Mountains where we start our trek from the village of Imlil. Here we start our ascent towards the mighty Mount Toubkal. Leaving the river below, we climb gradually until reaching the tiny settlement of Chamharouch at (2,310 m) where we stop for lunch. We continue to climb during the afternoon until we reach the base of Mount Toubkal where the surrounding environment is barren and rocky. We arrive at the Neltner refuge to a welcoming cup of mint tea and excellent Berber hospitality.

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

A long but exhilarating day of trekking through majestic scenery awaits. After an early start we begin to climb. Our guides will lead us through the hidden valleys and up to the rarified atmosphere on the higher reaches of Mount Toubkal. We reach the summit before midday and are rewarded with truly magnificent views over the surrounding Atlas Mountains. We eat a well-deserved lunch before spending the afternoon descending back down to our camp at the Neltner refuge. Tonight we sleep well after an exhausting day.

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Camping

Today, after breakfast we start our final descent out of the Atlas Mountains and back to the village of Imlil where we meet our transfer vehicles that will take us back to Marrakech. We have free time to explore this fascinating city, to visit the souks and try your hand at haggling for leather bags and enjoy the bustling Djemaa el-Fna square, alive with food stalls, musicians and snake charmers. Alternatively, a visit to the famous historical site of Medersa Ben Youssef or the Koutoubia Minaret will give you a glimpse of the stunning Islamic architecture found in Morocco. In the evening we have a special congratulatory meal at a restaurant where the celebrations will go on well into the night!

Meals: B,L,D   Accom: Hotel

We have our final breakfast in Marrakech. 

Booking Your Own Flights

There are a number of low cost airlines that fly into Marrakech from the UK, we recommend aiming for an early morning departure so that you can arrive at the hotel for the afternoon to join the group. Or you could fly out a day (or two!) early, book into our hotel & relax before the trip. Flights we recomend are British Airways (from Heathrow), Easyjet (from Gatwick, Manchester or Luton) or Ryanair (from Stanstead) – these airlines fly daily into Marrakech, and if booked well in advance are reasonable!

Costs & Fundraising

We’ve three payment & fundraising options for you to take on this challenge.

Self Funding

Sign up with a £195 online deposit & balance payment due 12 weeks before, with no fundraising target.

Fundraise for Charity

Sign up with a £195 online deposit & fundraise for a charity of your choice, with different target options.

Our Brochure

The Challenge brochure details the full itinerary, inclusions, and more – download for a full run down of the challenge details. 

Dates & Prices


Enquire with us below or if you want to speak to one of the team call on +44 (0)207 6695

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How it works...


It’s like paying for an all-inclusive holiday.

You pay the registration deposit. The final balance for the trip cost will be due no later than 10 weeks before your departure date

If you want to fundraise for charity, you may still do this separately – either on or offline. All fundraising will be a direct donation to your chosen charity. Please contact them for more information.

How it works...


Take on one of our challenges and support a charity of your choice. You can choose how much of the trip cost you want to pay, and support your charity by fundraising the rest.

You pay the registration deposit, then fundraise double the remaining trip cost for a charity of your choice.

Action Challenge will invoice your charity for your final balance 12 weeks before departure.

You must complete 80% of your fundraising by 12 weeks before departure, with the remaining 20% completed 4 weeks after departure.

Let us know what charity you want to support when registering so that we can set up your challenge agreement.