Mount Toubkal Kit List

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Trekking Mount Toubkal? Fantastic choice – here’s everything you’ll need to pack for your trip.

Our Mount Toubkal trek is one of our most popular adventures, and for good reason. Toubkal is the biggest peak in North Africa, but despite the height, it’s relatively straightforward; you don’t have to be the best trekker in the world to get through it.

What you do need is the right kit, and that’s exactly why we’ve put together this article: to make sure you’ve got everything you need to make your trek a roaring success.

Bear in mind that the kit list is extensive, and if you were to buy it all from scratch, it’d cost you a lot.

With that in mind, it’s worth thinking about whether you’ll use these items again – if not, hiring or borrowing some of them is likely to be a smart way to save yourself some pounds.

Before we dive into the list, there are a few things to mention:

  1. This list is only a guide – if you ARE going to Mount Toubkal and you want specific advice, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
  2. You’ll only be able to take ONE bag on the mountain (maximum 13kg), but you’ll be able to leave some items at your hotel.

Equipment for Trekking Mount Toubkal

Item Importance Checklist
90-110 litre duffle bag or backpack (NO WHEELS) Essential  
30-35 litre (minimum) rucksack, with rain cover for personal items on trekking days Essential  
3 season sleeping bag Essential  
Strong Heavy duty bin liners or waterproof bag liner to keep clothes and equipment dry Essential  
Smaller waterproof bags to organise equipment into and keep spare clothing dry Essential  
Head torch and spare batteries Essential  
2-3 litre platypus/camelback water carrier and 2x 1 litre water bottles Essential  
Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection that blocks the sun from both sides Essential  
Thin sleeping bag liner (cotton or silk) for extra warmth Recommended  
Camera with spare batteries and memory cards Recommended  
Snacks for up to 4 days trekking – can be bought locally in Marrakech Recommended  
Carbohydrate gels/energy tablets/ Electrolyte replacement tablets for adding to drinking water Recommended  
iPod for travelling Optional  
Ear Plugs Optional  
Travel Pillow Optional  
Travel Towel Optional  
Trekking Poles Optional  
Mobile Telephone with charger and adaptor Optional  
Mount Toubkal Kit List 1

Clothing for Trekking Mount Toubkal

Item Importance Checklist
Gortex or breathable waterproof jacket with hood must fit over fleece or down jacket Essential  
Gortex or breathable waterproof over trousers must fit over trekking trousers Essential  
Heavy weight trekking trousers for summit night Recommended  
Lightweight trekking trousers and shorts for warmer days (Zip offs are good) Essential  
Down or Synthetic Puffa Jacket Essential  
1 x Micro fleece tops for layering Essential  
2-3 trekking t-shirts wicking or synthetic NOT COTTON Essential  
Light to mid weight wicking or synthetic long/thermal underwear/base layers for tops and bottom NOT COTTON Essential  
1x warm pair of wind stopper gloves – must be able to fit under waterproof gloves Essential  
1x thick pair of gloves must be waterproof Essential  
Warm fleecy hat/head band which covers ears or a balaclava Essential  
Peaked cap with neck cover or wide brimmed hat for sun protection Essential  
Casual clothes for hotels and travel can be left at the hotel to avoid carrying on the mountain Recommended  
Tracksuit bottoms/spare trousers for the evenings Recommended  
Swimsuit Optional  

Footwear for Trekking Mount Toubkal 

GoreTex or Leather Hiking boots – water repellent and fully broken in with ankle support Essential  
Trainers or light footwear – for evenings Recommended  
Trekking gaiters – used to stop scree getting into your boots and keep your boots dry in the wet Recommended  
3x pairs of thick walking socks and 3x pairs of thin liner socks to avoid blisters Essential  
1x pairs of heavyweight mountaineering socks for Summit Night Recommended  
La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX
Mount Toubkal Kit List 2


Passport and photocopy of passport – stored separately from passport in case passport goes missing Essential  
1 passport sized photo – again stored separately Essential  
£ or Euros to change into Dirhams  Essential  
Credit card/additional funds in case of curtailment costs Essential  
Emergency contact list Essential  
Travel insurance certificate and 24hr emergency contact telephone number for insurance company and NOK Essential  

Personal First Aid Kit

Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / Aspirin  Essential  
Antihistamines Essential  
Rehydration powder (dioralyte)  Essential  
Anti-Diarrhoea tablets (Imodium) Recommended  
Antiseptic Wipes Recommended  
Throat Lozenges Recommended  
Muscle Rub/ Deep heat / ibuprofen gel Recommended  
Knee Supports (if required) Recommended  
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly to rub on your feet, to reduce friction with boots / socks Recommended  
Talcum Powder Recommended  
Diamox tablets for those who have consulted GP/clinic Optional  
Any personal medication that has been prescribed by a GP or clinic – split between hold and hand luggage  If Applicable  


Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel Essential  
Toilet roll or packs of travel tissues for 4 days trekking Essential  
Sunscreen (at least factor 30+), lip balm and after sun Essential  
Wet wipes for personal hygiene Recommended  
Toothbrush and small tube of toothpaste Essential  
Shampoo and shower products for the hotel Recommended  
Insect repellent wipes/sprays or patches Essential  
Soap/face wash  Optional  
Small nail brush to keep hands and nails clean Recommended  
Feminine hygiene products If Applicable  
Contact lenses and solutions and a pair of glasses as backup If Applicable  
Personal First Aid Kit Paracetamol / Ibuprofen / Aspirin Essential  

Check out the video below, where I go through all of the Kit listed above and pack my bag ready for a Mount Toubkal Trek.


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If you’ve already booked a Mount Toubkal trip, we really hope these lists help you make the most of your adventure.

If you’re yet to book, we’d love the chance to show you why you should book through us – click here to check out our Mount Toubkal trek now.

And if you’ve decided Toubkal’s not for you, but you’re still keen on adventure travel, we organise trips to all sorts of incredible destinations, from Nepal to Peru – click here to see all our adventures.

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