Mount or Jebel Toubkal is the highest peak in the Arab world and just over 60km from Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech where the Call to Prayer echoes out in all directions. At t 4,167m high, the call to climb Toubkal is also a pilgrimage for many. Although you don’t need climbing techniques to conquer it, but you do need a good level of fitness, the quickest route up to the summit taking two days.
On Toubkal, you will be guided by the Atlas’ indigenous Berber people. The name they give themselves is Amazigh, meaning ‘free people’. And up here, their sense of freedom is infectious.
The first day’s trek is from the gateway village of Imlil to Toubkal mountain refuge, then a second morning to summit followed by a five hour descent. However, with welcoming Berber villages, valleys and views along the way, a longer Toubkal trek is highly recommended. As is going with an expert guide and Berber porters who will lead you through their ancient homelands with an innate sense of care.
Read our Mount Toubkal trekking guide for more details.