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3-day M'Goun Valley Trek

Explore berber villages and the best scenery the central high atlas can offer.

Travel from Marrakech to the central high atlas for a lovely couple of days trekking. Discover the natural bridge of Imi-n’ifri, traditional berber valleys and the highest waterfalls in Morocco. Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 3 days hiking the beautiful Atlas mountains
  • Muleteers and mules for luggages
  • Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • 2 nights accommodation in a berber villages (gites)
  • Ground transfers to and from your hotel in Marrakech
  • Concierge service to help with pre/post trip accommodation, airport transfers and extras

Perfect for: those looking for a relaxed hiking and cultural experience.

Book on to our pre-set shared group trips above. Alternative dates and private trips available.

  • Hotel
  • —Toubkal, Morocco
  • Activity Type
    • Do a skills or navigation course
  • Groups up to 12


The Weekend Plan

This weekend trip will be one to remember. Mt. Toubkal is the highest mountain in the Atlas range and is on the bucket list of many! You’ll spend a night in a mountain hut at 3200m, and 2 nights in a beautiful riad. There’s plenty of time to explore Marrakech, famed for it’s bustling souks and UNESCO heritage market square before and after your trek.

Day 1, Friday: Get there.

  • Jump on an early morning flight to Marrakech.
  • We’ll have you picked up at the airport and whisked to your Riad – a classic Morrocan guesthouse, and the ideal base to explore Marrakech at your own pace.
  • You’ve got the whole day and night to get under the skin of this amazing city.

Day 2, Saturday: Begin the trek (5 hours walking).

  • We’ll be up early for the drive through the foothills of the Atlas to Imlil (1.5hrs), where you will meet your mountain guides.
  • Begin your trek up the Toubkal valley. Take in the stunning scenery as you walk deeper into the Atlas mountains, passing traditional berber farming villages as you go. Stop for lunch and continue to the mountain hut at 3200m.
  • Take in the incredible views of the surrounding peaks before you grab the chance to shower and meet other trekkers before tucking into dinner prepared by the mountain chefs.
  • Get a good night’s sleep before summitting the next day.

Day 3, Sunday: Summit Mt. Toubkal (9 - 10 hrs walking).

  • A very early start today, aiming to summit Mt Toubkal (4167m) in time for a beautiful sunrise over Morocco.
  • Take in the views and give yourself a well deserved high five!
  • Trek back to Imlil (you might be able to hitch a ride with a donkey if you are struggling).
  • A 1.5 hour drive, and you’ll be back at your Riad by early evening.
  • Plenty of time for dinner and a night exploring the bazaar’s if you still have the energy.

Day 4, Monday: Back home.

  • Grab an early breakfast before your transfer to the airport with a pocket full of photos and that awesome feeling that you have been away for much longer than a weekend.


In Marrakech, you will be staying in beautiful riad accommodation. Riads are traditional Moroccan houses with an interior garden or courtyard. For an authentic experience, these are the best places to stay in Marrakesh. The exact riad you stay in will be confirmed nearer the time based on availability and group size. All are chosen for their excellent reputation, location, beautiful decor and welcoming service.

The photos shown are Riad Boussa and Riad Dar el Souk, two of the riads we may use. Please note, these are for illustration purposes, you may be in a different riad of similar quality.

For the trek, you will be staying in either the Mouflon or Neltner mountain refuge, depending of availability and dormitories available. The accommodations are basic shared bunk bed dorms with a social area to relax in the evening and chat with other climbers for around the world. Sleeping bags will be provided.


Mt. Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and the highest mountain in the Atlas range. It’s on the bucket list of many for a reason! As you trek up through the Toubkal valley you’ll pass through areas of traditional Berber terraced farming, and mountain villages nestled into the side of mountains with streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. The Berber people are extremely friendly and always happy to see trekkers, you may even pass through the village your guide is from!

From the summit there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as “the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa” and from our vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why.

Marrakesh itself needs no introduction. A bustling city home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire with maze-like alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. Food vendors line Djemaa el-Fna, a broad square where storytellers and musicians perform.


What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Tips for your guides
  • Lunches during the desert adventure
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodations in Marrakech before and after the tour
  • Flights and airport transfers
  • Note that airport transfers and accommodations can be arranged if needed once you’ve booked the tour

What is the food like on the trek?

Meals on the trek are cooked by our Berber muleteers. The food is fresh and healthy. Example breakfast: Jam, bread, cookies, fruit, juice, butter, coffee, milk. Example lunch: salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, and fish (sardines, tuna), seasonal fruit. Example dinner: Soup, classic Morooccan tajine, couscous, olives, nuts and fruit.

What flights should I get?

Outbound flights to Marrakech on Friday are between 6:00am and 7:00am with Ryanair for most dates. However, there are some 15:05 British Airways flights in select summer months. Return flights back to London on Monday are either at 10:25am flight to Stansted, 10:45am flight to Gatwick or a 10:55am flight to Luton for most summer dates. * For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, such as erupting Icelandic Volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a Credit Card.

What is the hike like? How fit do I need to be?

This trek requires fairly good levels of fitness. You must be capable of hiking all day up paths of moderate difficulty. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile.

What do I need to bring?

For trekking you will need a sturdy pair of walking boots and comfortable walking clothing. For summer you will need breathable clothing with at least one warm jumper or light weight jacket. For your time in Marrakech you will need cool clothing. However, we must stress that Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country and therefore wearing revealing clothing can be seen as offensive.

What will the weather be like?

In the Summer months Marrakech is very warm, with temperatures regularly exceeding 35°C. The temperature in mountains is a lot cooler 10 - 15°C and dropping below 10°C at night.

Where will I stay in Marrakech?

In Marrakech you will be staying in a beautiful, traditional riad for the first and last nights. See more details in the accommodation section.

Do the guides speak English?

All of the guides speak very good English and French.

Is Morocco expensive?

Morocco is a fairly cheap country with an average meal costing £3 - £6.

Can I do this in winter?

In winter most of Morocco is still fairly warm at 10 - 15°C. However, up in the mountains it gets very cold and snowy! This trip is available to do in winter, with crampons and ice axes provided. Get in touch to discuss a private winter trip.

Is Morocco Safe?

Around 500,000 British nationals visit Morocco every year. Most visits are trouble-free. The country has been affected by terrorist activity in the past, but the UK government does not currently advise against travel here.

Government advice:

Who else goes on Epic Weekends?

Our Epic Weekends are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of like-minded solo travellers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.