All of our expeditions in Morocco start in the bustling city of Marrakech. With it’s souks, snake charmers and wonderful local food, it’s a great launchpad before the climb, and the perfect place to celebrate a successful ascent.
The highest mountains are only a couple of hours drive from the city, and most treks can be supported by mules. This reduces the burden of heavy loads, so you can enjoy the climb itself. There is also a small network of mountain refuges, and we have full camping equipment for those exploring more remote areas.
The most famous objective of course, is Mount Toubkal. At 4,167m it is high enough to present a significant challenge, but it’s location and infrastructure make it achievable for fit trekkers.
It is climbed by first hiking from the trailhead in the Berber village of Imlil, through the winding valleys towards the Toubkal Refuges. The scenery is rugged and fascinating, and the settlements become more scarce as height is gained.
The climb to the summit starts at 5am the next morning, and traverses a steep slope as day breaks. The final ridge climb is spectacular, and on a clear day you can see as far as the sahara desert.
It’s then possible to descend all the way back to Imlil, and back to Marrakech for a well earned shower, a big meal, and a celebration.