Rescue Services

Morocco has limited rescue services so it is up to each individual/group to be self-reliant. The Toubkal Massif area does have the possibility for a helicopter evacuation if the local authorities deem it necessary. If you think you need to pursue this then talk to one of the refuge guardians who will contact the Gendarmerie in Imlil and arrange the rescue, but do be ready for a on foot evacuation and if the conditions permit assistance of mules and muleteers.


Do make sure that your rescue insurance does cover a helicopter evacuation before heading into the mountains.


For a private helicopter company based in Marrakech contact Heliconia for private solutions. Do to check with them that during your trip that they have a helicopter available as they work all throughout Morocco and have a limited number of helicopters!



Each village will have a stretcher for carrying people from the Mosque to the cemetery. These are generally stored at the Mosque. These stretchers can be used for carrying casualties. It is suggested that the local authorities be contacted to make the necessary arrangements in the event of an accident requiring casualty evacuation



Three defibrillators are located in the valley of Imlil. They are to be found at the Gendarmerie Royal, at the Kasbah du Toubkal and with the local ambulance.


Helpful Phone Numbers – please note that the country code for Morocco is +212, which you will need to use if dialing with a foreign mobile number.


Emergency Ambulance 15

0671087216 (Imlil)

Kasbah du Toubkal (Defibrillator)0524485611Imlil
Police (city)19All
Police (mountains /countryside)


177 (General)

0524485549 (Imlil)

0524484585 (Asni)

Polyclinique Du Sud0544447999/ 05444483722 Rue Yougoslavie, Gueliz MarrakechMarrakech Central High AtlasDr. Taarji Bel Abbass
Dr. G Michaelis GP05244483437 Rue Ibn Sina Quartier de l’hopital civil MarrakechMarrakech Central High AtlasDr. G Michaelis  GP
Les Mouflons Toubkal Refuge0663763109


Central High AtlasAbdulrahim
CAF Toubkal Refuge0670109655Central High AtlasGuardian
Tamsoult Refuge0670111727Central High Atlas
HeliconiaEmergency # 0802006565



US Embassy (212) 5377622658 Boulevard Moulay Youssef CasablancaAll
US Consulate General(212) 522264550
American Citizens Services Daytime

(212) 522267154

After hours

(212) 661131939

US Citizens Emergency
British Embassy Daytime & After hours

212 (0) 537633333

RabatBritish Citizens Emergency