If you are a fan of adventure and looking for a strong dose of wildlife, then Toubkal National Park is the absolute must-see. It covers 100,000 hectares, and has an extremely diverse fauna and flora. The meadows of the Park, which are crossed by rivers with crystal clear waters, present a floral originality, with forests of holm oaks , cedar and juniper , it is a smash of eyes and soul. This beautiful national park is located in the mountains of the Moroccan Atlas, about 70 km from Marrakech, easily accessible by car and will offer you some landscapes that you will remember for a lifetime.
How to get to Toubkal National Park?
Toubkal National Park is accessible from Ourika Valley, about one hour drive from Marrakech. Entrance points to Toubkal National Park are marked with signs. From these entry points, you enter the heart of the park and you can only move on foot or on mules.
What can you do in Toubkal National Park?
Toubkal National Park offers many activities for the guests. There are many hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. For most hikers, the green Tamadote track is a great choice with a short distance of 6 km that gives you the opportunity to discover the mountain forest. During the hike you can enjoy local food in traditional guesthouses or have a picnic under the trees enjoying the incredible views. The beautiful village of Imlil is a great place for the mountaineers to stop. Is a charming and lively Moroccan village among the mountains and a wonderful place to recharge your batteries, eat delicious tajins, immerse yourself in the life of the locals and buy some souvenirs. Visitors can also explore the ecomuseum of Toubkal National Park, located at the foot of the High-Atlas Mountains, between the villages of Imlil and Asni. More adventurous visitors can climb Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa and throughout the Arab world. For this activity you will need a local guide and the trip takes 2 days.
Is Mount Toubkal safe?
After the tragic deaths of the two Scandinavian women in 2018, local authorities in Toubkal National Park have introduced a number of safety measures to ensure that climbers are not in danger when climbing Mount Toubkal.
These safety measures include:
- Climbers must be accompanied by a qualified local guide.
- All guides must have a professional card issued by the Ministry of Tourism.
- Is not allowed ascent to Mount Tubkal after 3 p.m.
- Your overnight stay must be in an authorized place.
- Camping is prohibited.
What is the best time to visit Toubkal National Park ???
Toubkal National Park is open all year round. If you want to enjoy the nature and the forests, the best time is from May to October. The winter season starts from the beginning of February to the end of April and offers many activities such as skiing and skateboarding.
Where to stay on Mount Toubkal?
There are many cute wooden chalet houses in Toubkal National Park for rest and overnight as well as Airbnb accommodations.
Sky Marocco Trips , organize customized tours from Marakesh to the Toubkal National Park with flexible itinerary and personalized routes with air-conditioned private transport, includes accommodation in a hotel with breakfast and one meal , as well as an expert guide .