2 Day Toubkal Ascent From Marrakech
Hi everyone ! I'm Mustapha, a crazy young man trying to do something different. I'm in love with the culture of my city atlas mountains, its surroundings, history, tales, and people. Trust me, these are magic lands.
Now we are carrying out climbing tours which are tours on foot based on tips, focused on discovering the hidden side of atlas mountains.
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The Jebel Toubkal, known in Berber as Tugg Kal or Adrar n Dern in Arabic, is the highest peak of the High Atlas, and more generally Morocco, or even North Africa. Indeed, it rises up to 4167 meters high. We find this massif about 63 kilometers from Marrakech in the heart of Toubkal National Park. The mountain derives its name from the same word in Amazigh which is Tugg akal or Tougakal, this name is still used by the people of the region and literally means "the one who looks up at the earth". The toubkal is mainly composed of various rocks such as andesite, volcanic rocks, rhyolite, etc. There are valleys in the trough, through the effect of glaciers that have left these marks, including the longest glacier in the whole chain of the Atlas which measured 5 km long and left as a trace the valley of the Assif does not mind Mizane.
The Jebel Toubkal experiences a mountain climate, with snow covering the summit during the winter. It was in 1923 that Jebel Toubkal was climbed for the first time by Vincent Berger, the Marquis de Segonzac and Hubert Dolbeau. At the time, they found constructions made by the Berbers who considered the toubkal as a sacred space dedicated to Sidi Chamarouch. Today we still find a sanctuary dedicated to Sidi Chamarouch on the road linking Imlil to Toubkal.
The toubkal has become a Mecca of tourism in Morocco, especially for those who like to practice trekking. This route attracts a lot of tourists because it is not very difficult from a technical point of view and is attended by muleteers, which limits the efforts to provide. For this route, trekkers travel about 35 kilometers between Toubkal and Imlil round trip. The vertical drop is about 5,000 meters at an altitude of 4,167 meters at the summit.