Morocco

Ascent to Jebel Toubkal

September ascent to the highest mountain in North Africa

Ladislav Kula
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Ascent to Jebel Toubkal
Inserted: 07.02.2020
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Jebel Toubkal is with its 4167m the highest mountain in Morocco and North Africa. It is an undemanding ascent over 4000m. There are numerous stops along the way, where they make fresh juice from just squeezed oranges and at an altitude of 3200 m there are mountain huts, which provide accommodation, food and places for tents. From the cottage it is then to the top about 900m climb in the rubble.

Route description

It should be borne in mind that since the incident that took place there, the ascent to Jebel Toubkal is only accessible with a local guide, but it has a uniform price, so the more you go the better. Several expeditions go to Toubkal every day, so you will definitely not feel alone. The output is technically light. The road, although still rising, leads along a well-trodden path, sometimes we pass mules that supply huts. It is necessary to take into account the elevation, when the initial settlement Imlil lies 1800m, the cottage Muflons and Toubkal lies 3200m. This difference is overcome in one day. The next day he goes to the top and back to Imlil. There are people who climb to the top in 1 day, but that's a different league. We went in September, the weather was nice and the temperature at the top was around zero, it was blowing a lot. The ascent path is the same for the descent, but if you intend to stay, there are countless routes leading through the High Atlas from the cottage.

Imlil

the last village where cars drive and where it is possible to get good accommodation and especially guides. Connecting to wifi is almost a matter of course

Imlil
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Entertainment

Tažín with Moroccan bread, classic Moroccan cuisine

Entertainment
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Accommodations
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Accommodations

this is how accommodation with breakfast can look like for about 300 CZK / person

Aroumd

The last larger settlement on the way from Lmil to Toubkal, here begins the first police check, there are about 3 in total.

Aroumd
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Juice

one of the stations where it makes juice from fresh oranges, the taste is worth it.

Juice
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Sidi Chamarouch

We don't know if people live here all year round, but T-shirts and souvenirs go here in bulk, they can also cook here.

Sidi Chamarouch
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Cottages

cottages Toubkal and Mouflons at an altitude of 3200m

Cottages
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Dawn

we are in the saddle and the play of lights begins, Toubkal is just over 100m

Dawn
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Toubkal

view from the saddle on Toubkal

Toubkal
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High Atlas

view of the Atlas Mountains south from the top of Toubkal

High Atlas
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Top

In the sunshine and strong wind, we reached Jebel Toubkal 4167m

Top
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Frost

only the running water that froze to the stones was proof that even here the temperatures can be below freezing

Frost
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Waterfall
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Waterfall

we saw the waterfall above the cottage only when descending, when it was already light

Goats

one of a herd of goats grazing in the mountains

Goats
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We are falling

we slowly descend to the village of Aroumd

We are falling
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