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Top 5 reasons why you should visit Jebel Toubkal in Morocco

Toubkal or Tubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres, it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, North Africa and the Arab World.

1. This site will dazzle you

Located north of Marrakech, Jebel (Mountain in Arabic) Toubkal is a must see in Morocco. Visitors flock there constantly. This park is home to a fascinating mountain of the same name. You’ll see the highest peak in North Africa. Prepare for one of the most sensational hikes of your life in this fabulous setting. Put your stuff there and have a wonderful stay with your family. You will find charming biodiversity there. You will not be long in sympathizing with the villagers of this region. Jebel Toubkal and its attractions stretch out their arms for a memorable adventure. What are you waiting for?

2. The biodiversity of the region is remarkable

The fantastic Jebel Park is home to lush biodiversity. Its main species are birds. You will find a multitude of rare birds there: gulls, flamingos, multicolored parrots and several other species. You will take beautiful pictures of some species there. As for its fauna, it is less enriched. Some trees like holm oaks, thuja, junipers stand out. You will meet the argan tree, the main thorny tree everywhere in Jebel Toubkal. Its fruits are mostly edible and feed millions of Moroccans. From this much appreciated tree is extracted argan oil used in cosmetics. Jebel Toubkal will certainly please you!

3. Mount Toubkal is the highest point of the sensational site

It represents the summit of Morocco and North Africa. It will dazzle you with fantastic panoramas of the whole region. You will have magnificent views of several villages such as those of Imlil and Asni. A surprise awaits you from this same summit: the cairns (a set of stones placed to mark a place). Its stones were probably placed by Berbers, the ancient men of North Africa. By discovering Mount Toubkal, you will have discovered a place that is not only historic, but sacred. Don't wait any longer, take a look and you will be won over!

4. The hike is thrilling

The trek attracts a good number of tourists to Jebel Toubkal. Mount Toubkal with its majestic height constitutes a great challenge both for athletes and for the less trained. And if you are afraid of heights, don't worry, because you won't be bored for a moment. You can go horse riding, or rather ride a camel. In Morocco, camels or dromedaries are the least missing species. You will also meet many other pretty sensational mountains!

5. You will deepen your knowledge of geology

The most attractive site in northern Morocco will never cease to surprise you. Geologists are interested in this fabulous place. After many experiments, it was concluded that the mount of Toubkal is composed of various rocks. Have you ever seen rhyolite debris? The opportunity is yours. The main rocks present are andesite and granite. They are both of volcanic origin. You will notice the andesite by its splendid gray color. One thing is certain, Jebel Toubkal will charm you beyond your expectations.

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