Elevation

13,671 ft / 4,167 m

Prominence

12,319 ft / 3,755 m

Summits

41 summits

Top climbing months

May   24%

September  14%

July   12%

Most climbed route

Normal route

Highlights

  • Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa.
  • Located 63 km south of the city of Marrakesh in Toubkal National Park.
  • Trekkers usually approach the mountain from the road-end village of Imlil.
  • The normal route leads to two stone-built refuges (old Neltner Refuge and new Refuge du Toubkal) that are often used as base camp at 3,207 m (10,522 ft). From that point, the route climbs to the summit ridge of Jbel Toubkal.
  • The 4,167m summit is crowned with a curious pyramidal metal frame and views take in most of the Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains.
  • It's possible to climb the mountain in two days - first day up to the refuge (around 7 hours without mules), second day to the summit (around 5 hours) and back to Imlil (up to 5 hours).
"W Maroku byliśmy 10 dni. Naszym głównym celem było zdobycie Jebel Toubkal (4167 m n.p.m.) – najwyższego szczytu nie tylko tego kraju, lecz także całej Afryki Północnej, leżącego w Atlasie Wysokim. Oprócz tego udało nam się poznać Marrakesz, zobaczyć Fez, pojeździć na wielbłądach po pustyni Erg Chebbi i spędzić na niej noc z Berberami, a także przejść Wąwóz Todra i powędrować po otaczających go górach, szukając przy okazji wioski nomadów. Pobudka! Ze snu wyrywa nas ustawiony na 4.00 budzik. Szybko wstajemy i starając się nie obudzić pozostałych śpiących w sali osób, co niezupełnie nam się u" - Karolak, Sep 28, 2016
"Left the village of Nimli at 3PM friday and walked 5 hours to reach the refuge (with mules). After overnighting in it started climbing the summitt at 6:15 and reached it at 8:45 AM. Then back down (with mules) and after having lunch in the refuge went back to Nimli and reached it at 5 PM Saturday" - daviddiedejean, Jul 9, 2016
"A great two days up on Toubkal - driver dropped us off at Imlil and I then realised I had no map and my GPS wasn't loading the one I had loaded in the UK. The route isn't very difficult to follow though, especially given the number of people doing it. Day one was more of a sweaty hike through dusty trails and the random orange juice stalls set up on the mountain trails were much appreciated. The refuge is quite a decent setup although having no acclimatization, we didn't get much of a sleep. Early morning rise for most and we soon hit the hard packed snow .. without crampons. Honestly" - mproudfoot, May 16, 2016

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