Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in the Atlas mountains and North Africa may be just on our doorstep, but a greater contrast from our way of life would be difficult to imagine. Morocco's culture, varied landscape, religion, climate and food delight the senses the second we step off the flight. An ascent of Toubkal not only provides you with a chance to experience an ascent of a mountain more than 4,000m high but also allows you to encounter a facinating country in its own right.
This itinerary can be done within a week and gives you the chance to spend time in the vibrant and heady city of Marrakech, in addition to providing a striking alternative to European Alpine trekking. In this itinerary we also tackle Ouanakrim Peak, almost as high as Toubkal itself, in order to acclimatise and to provide you with a much greater sense of what this enormous mountain range is all about. Tackling this in the winter gives it an alpine flavour as we work our way through the snow and ice. There is no camping on this trek as we spend the nights in the refuges.