In spring 2019, I trekked through the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The seven-day trip was full of gorgeous landscapes, breathtaking (literally) vistas, bleating goats, and new Australian friends. It was tough going, much harder than I expected (turned out there was a reason it was so difficult for me – when I got home, I tested positive for asthma! Oops). Below you will find seven posts, one for each day along the trail. Read on to find out what it was like to hike through Moroccan valleys and villages, as well as to climb North Africa’s tallest mountain!

Day One: Marrakesh to Tassa Ouirgane; trek through the Azzadene Valley; overnight in Tiziane (1700m)

Day Two: Tiziane via Tizi N’Touati to the Tassaka Plateau; overnight in Tizgui (about 1800m)

Day Three: Tizgui to Tizi Tougdal (2700m); Overnight in Tizi oussem (1800m)

Day FOUR: Tizi Oussem (1800m); Tizi Mzik (2400m); Overnight in Aroumd (1900m)

Day five: Aroumd (1900m); Overnight Refuge du Toubkal (3207m)

Day six: Refuge du Toubkal (3207m) – Mount Toubkal summit (4167m) – Refuge du toubkal (3207m)

Day seven: Refuge du Toubkal (3207m); Aroumd and Imlil; Marrakech