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

Mgoun Mountain: Ait Bouguemez to Ikiss

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

Mgoun Mountain: Ikiss to Tarkeddit Refuge

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

Mgoun Mountain: Mgoun Summit

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

Mount Toubkal Summit Hike: Imlil to Refuge du Toubkal

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

Mount Toubkal Summit Hike: Refuge du Toubkal to Summit

6.7 km
The short but strenuous second day to North Africa's highest peak
Private
Ouanoukrim

Ouanoukrim

8.3 km
A much wilder option than Toubkal, and one of the best viewpoints in the Atlas mountains.
Private