Mount Toubkal: picture your climb up Morocco’s highest peak

August 4, 2022

When you think of Morocco, it’s likely sprawling deserts and bustling medinas that come to mind. But just 60 kilometres (40 miles) south of Marrakech, lies a towering range of peaks just waiting to be hiked by hearty adventurers. At 13,665 feet (4,165 metres), Mount Toubkal is the highest summit in North Africa and, with a little patience and determination, anyone in good shape can reach the glorious top. Beyond the satisfaction of summiting, you’ll meet traditional Amazigh people in their villages, stop for home-cooked meals and sleep in rustic mountain refuges. It’s a wonder to behold in real life — but we’re here to get you pumped with a bunch of high-altitude inspiration.

1: Leave Marrakech and meet your pack mules

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2: Admire unexpected green valleys on the trek

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3: Pass mules and Amazigh people along the way

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4: Refresh by waterfalls and remote orange juice stands

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5: Explore traditional villages cut into the hillsides

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6: Stop for hospitality and Moroccan mint tea

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7: Bed down at a high-elevation mountain refuge

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8: Wake and make your way up to the Toubkal summit

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9: Tap that summit marker to make it official

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10: Make the descent and celebrate your climbing crew

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Getting there

Ready to tackle Mount Toubkal and its mighty summit? We've got just the tour for you and a way to make the most of your time in Marrakech:

Climb Mount Toubkal
Classic Marrakech Mini Adventure

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