Climb Mt Toubkal in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains

Spanish Highs Mountain Guides have combined forces with Atlas and Sahara Tours in Morocco, to run Guided treks up Mt Toubkal in the high Atlas mountains. Atlas and Sahara Tours are experienced, friendly and knowledgeable local guides based in the high Atlas.

The high point is Jbel Toubkal at 4167 m, which is visible from the city of Marrakesh. Jbel Toubkal lies in the Toubkal national park, which was created in 1942. Walking is an amazing way to discover the wilderness of Morocco’s Western high atlas mountains & it’s highest valleys, Berber villages, stay with the hardy & hospitable Berber people & attempt the Ascent of Toubkal the highest Peak in North Africa. Our team help as much as possible the customers to enjoy there daily walk. Most of the treks towards the high Atlas Mountains start from Imlil, a beautiful Berber village.

Day 1: Marrakesh – Imlil – Toubkal Refuge

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Marrakesh, our driver will pick you up and take to to the heart of Morocco’s high Atlas mountains, the trip starts from Imlil (1740m), the big Berber village situated at 65km on the south of Marrakesh, here you will meet the team who will accompany you during this amazing trip. The driver will drop you off in the village, the muleteers will deal with your luggage, food & all other equipments that we usually offer for our clients, within half an hour you start the walk with an experienced mountain guide through the Berber villages following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine sidi Chamhrouch (2500m) where you will have you picnic lunch prepared in advance by our cook. After lunch and a short break you continue toward the refuge (3200m), our staff will be waiting for you with a tasty mint tea & a smile. The hot shower is available to clean your body and be ready for the next day. (n.b option: the night could be spent in a tent but only in the summer).

Day 2: Toubkal refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil

Wake up early to avoid the hot sun. Breakfast around 5.00am and start the ascent climb at 5.30am. Slow step by step ascent until you get to the point above the hut where you have a short break with nuts, water & oranges etc. After 4h of hard trekking you will be able to see all the high Atlas mountains, its valleys & Berber villages. A break of 45min on the summit will allow you to take photos & enjoy the views before start going down to the hut for a diverse and welcome lunch. After lunch you walk down towards Imlil by the same route but you have an option to stay on at the hut for another night depending to your flight time. Pick up from Imlil and return to your hotel in Marrakesh or the airport.

This is a great opportunity to get a close look at these mountain ranges, Spanish Highs are now excepting booking.

Richard Hartley
Spanish Highs Mountain Guides

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