High Atlas Sights

Djebel Toubkal

  • Mountain–Sight

Updated 09/05/2014

Fodor's Review

You can unlock the adventurer inside by scaling this peak, the highest in North Africa. In truth, there are several ways to make the ascent, from hikes lasting several days to gentler—and briefer—options: from Neltner Hut, the summit is achievable in around four hours. Take into consideration the time of year; winter is a season only for experienced climbers, while spring is breathtaking (in every sense), with snowy mountains framed by the fields of fruit blossom and wildflowers below. Ascents start from the small, buzzing village of Imlil, where guides and necessary equipment may be secured. The road to Imlil is a left turn off the S501 (the Tizi-n-Test road that leads south from Marrakesh), just after Asni. The 17-km (11-mile) stretch is a spectacular expanse of scrub and cacti, which reaches out to the very foot of Ouanoukrim Massif. For the best views try and time your arrival on the peak for late morning.

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Imlil, Morocco

Updated 09/05/2014

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