Guidebook

The 3 Best Trekking Peaks in Morocco

3 fantastic summits in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Description

Morocco has long been known as an exciting hiking destination which combines beautiful, wild mountains with a fascinating culture and wonderful food. These 3 summits are all good objectives in their own right but ticking off all 3 over the course of a fortnight is an obtainable but challenging goal which will take you to some of the most scenic places in North Africa.

One aspect of hiking these mountains that stands out is that the hiking is only a small part of the experience; interacting with the Berber people, smelling tagines bubbling away as you pass through villages, and passing through such breathtaking and unusual scenery are the real highlights of these adventures.

Mgoun Mountain: Ait Bouguemez to Ikiss
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Mgoun Mountain: Ait Bouguemez to Ikiss

8.9 km526 m41 m
Day 1: A lovely first day which leads through some beautiful scenery and traditional Berber villages.
Moderate
Private
Mgoun Mountain: Ikiss to Tarkeddit Refuge
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Mgoun Mountain: Ikiss to Tarkeddit Refuge

9.0 km1,107 m452 m
Day 2: After a relatively mellow start yesterday, today is all about getting into the high mountains and in position for your summit push.
Severe
Private
Mgoun Mountain: Mgoun Summit
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Mgoun Mountain: Mgoun Summit

19.9 km1,451 m1,466 m
Day 3: The big kahuna! Even in good conditions this is a long day, but the rewards are more than worth some exertion.
Difficult
Private
Mount Toubkal Summit Hike: Imlil to Refuge du Toubkal
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Mount Toubkal Summit Hike: Imlil to Refuge du Toubkal

11.0 km1,461 m80 m
Day 1: A moderate, non-technical hike to North Africa's highest summit: Mount Toubkal.
Difficult
Private
Mount Toubkal Summit Hike: Refuge du Toubkal to Summit
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Mount Toubkal Summit Hike: Refuge du Toubkal to Summit

3.3 km997 m0 m
The short but strenuous second day to North Africa's highest peak
Severe
Private
Ouanoukrim
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Ouanoukrim

8.3 km1,042 m1,042 m
A much wilder option than Toubkal, and one of the best viewpoints in the Atlas mountains.
Severe
Private