My Mount Toubkal trek was one of my Morocco highlights. After spending 4 days hiking in the Atlas Mountains and reaching the summit of Mount Toubkal (4,167m/13,671ft). I had so many amazing photos of the trip. Although Morocco is a popular destination, not many people take on the challenge of climbing a mountain on their trip! Well, I can understand why but here I am hoping I can tempt you to take on the challenge to complete the Mount Toubkal trek in the Atlas Mountains.
Toubkal is not only the highest mountain in Morocco but it is also the highest mountain in North Africa. The trek begins with gradual uphill which does get steeper after a while. Don’t worry there are plenty of places to stop on the route for snacks and water. And of course, to catch your breath!
Hiking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains doesn’t need any technical climbing or special equipment during the warmer months. Just a good pair of walking boots and some determination to keep you going to the top of the mountain. The Mount Toubkal trek to the summit does involve some high altitude. However, over the 4 days of staying in the Berber villages, in the Atlas Mountains, your body acclimatises and you get a great idea of life in the up high in mountains.
You can opt for a one-day trek and have a flavour of the Atlas Mountains. However, I chose a 4-day hike on a group tour with GAdventures starting from Marrakesh. This way you experience more of what the Atlas mountains has to offer, including reaching the summit. There are also tours in winter, which would be a completely different experience. Check out more trekking options here with Toubkal Trekking.
So why would I recommend the Mount Toubkal trek?
Morocco’s Atlas mountains
1. Away from the craziness of Marrakesh the Mount Toubkal trek starts with nature around you
2. Friendly mules to help on the trek with your bags
3. Mount Toubkal Trek Day 1 with stunning views after just a few hours
4. Locals open up their shops especially for you
5. First-hand experience what it’s like living in the Atlas mountains
6. Mount Toubkal Trek – learning about the farming challenges on a mountain
7. The rest stops after the big uphill climbs are so worth it
8. Exploring the Berber villages and experiencing local life in the Atlas Mountains
9. And getting lost in the Berber villages – it all looks the same!
10. Each day on the trek brings even more gorgeous views
11. And you get to meet the local wildlife whose home is in the Atlas Mountains too
12. Camping sites don’t get much better than this
13. Reaching Mount Toubkal summit feels amazing
14. Would you believe it… there’s a great gym at Mount Toubkal summit too!
15. So what are you waiting for……..
Read my full post here on trekking in the Atlas Mountains
Would you love to take on the Mount Toubkal trek in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains? Ask me any questions about the trek or reaching the summit in the comments below.
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