Toubkal Summit
Toubkal Summit

Summit Mt. Toubkal & Hike to Imlil in the Atlas Mountains, Armed


Conquer the highest peak in Northern Africa, Mt. Toubkal, also known as Jebel Toubkal, sits at 13,600 feet (4,167 m). Your ascent will follow the south cirque, which starts at 10,500 feet (3,207 m). With the help of a guide, you'll make your way across the stream above the Toubkal Refuge and head into the rocky scree fields. Here, you'll navigate a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks!

The hike itself is relatively straightforward, but the scree fields and altitude make the route challenging. However, your efforts are constantly rewarded with incredible views, especially as you crest the ridgeline and enter a large plateau near the summit. Enjoy the vistas out across the surrounding landscape, from the Marrakech Plains to the High Atlas peaks and as far south as the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

As you conquer the summit, your guide will tell you about Pliny, the great Roman scholar who once described the High Atlas Mountains as "the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa." From your vantage point high above the valley, it's easy to understand his description! Enjoy a break to fuel up on snacks and water as you take in the views.

As you begin your hike down, you'll retrace your steps back to Toubkal Refuge and transfer to a route leading to Imlil, a traditional Berber village.