Jebel Toubkal is Morocco’s highest peak, standing 4,167m above the mighty Atlas Ranges of North Africa. It’s a mountain that has captivated adventurers for centuries – a stark ascent through lowland floodplains, charming Berber villages and rocky gorges strewn with snow. The climb is not for the faint of heart, but the sweeping views from the peak, across the jagged line of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara beyond, have to be seen to be believed.
Best time to visit
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) provide the best conditions for trekking in the Atlas Mountains, with milder nights and less chance of snow. Of course trekking through the snow in winter (December to February) is an extraordinary experience in its own right, and a great challenge for experienced hikers.
Life on the trek
Toubkal is a tough two-day trek, so we’ve tried to make it as accessible as we possibly can. Mules assist with your heavier packs for the ascent and we stay each night in local refuges and rural mountain communities. Accommodation is comfortable but basic. The trip includes breakfasts and most other meals, and generally we’ll stock up on supplies in Marrakech and cook them as we go in the mountains.
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