The Central High Atlas is home to North Africa’s highest peak, Jebel Toubkal, which towers at 4167m and provides breathtaking views that make the trek well worth it. This almost-mythical mountain is highly revered in Morocco, and for good reason.
During the summer months, reasonably fit individuals can complete the trek in two to three days from Imlil, as long as they are mindful of altitude sickness, sunstroke, and dehydration. The Kasbah du Toubkal is an excellent starting point for the trek.
In the winter, however, the mountain becomes an even more formidable challenge due to heavy snow, requiring specialized gear and skills. For those looking for an exhausting but rewarding experience, there is the Toubkal Circuit, a challenging trek that typically takes around a week to complete.
Where to stay ?
The Riad Atlas Chateau, run by Driss Lachguer, a well-known Berber mountain guide, offers comfortable and spacious rooms with private bathrooms (except for some cheaper rooms) equipped with air conditioning and heating. Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast as part of their stay.
What to do ?
For those interested in trekking Jebel Toubkal, a guided tour may be the best option.