Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, and North Africa. This mountain is located in the southwestern part of Morocco about 60 km south of Marrakesh. Mt Toubkal is also popular as Jebel Toubkal.
This mountain is one of the popular summit standing at an altitude of 4,167 meters above sea-level. This is one of the non-technical summit climb.
Mount Toubkal can be approached via two different expedition routes: South route and North route. The Southern route is the most popular and straightforward route as compared with the Northern route. The Northern route is longer and best for experienced hikers.
As Mt. Toubkal is one of the non-technical summit climb, climbing Toubkal is moderately difficult due to the high altitude (4,167 meters). The hike to the summit is pretty easy and the summit approach (expedition route) via South side is relatively straightforward during the period of May-October.
As this is non technical climbing mountain, you will need to be comfortable walking for numerous hours each day for several days. As part of training or preparation, we highly recommend you to do one or two multi-day practice hikes o about 4-5 hours a day.
Pick up from the airport and drive to Imlil about 1 and half hour drive at 1740mt. Later walk around the Village D (Please note you need to arrive before 12 AM for a pick up. If you wish to arrive a day earlier we can arrange with extra cost.
After breakfast we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Mouflon refuge (3206m), our stop for the night (sharing dormitory room) in summer.
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Early in the morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathe taking. From here 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. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and spend the night at the refuge.
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Today we head back towards Imlil. After arrival back in Imlil you transfer back to Marrakech. Night in Marrakech [466 m]
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Transfer back to the airport and departure
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