The National Park of Toubkal, the oldest in Morocco (1942), is located in the central High Atlas between the N'Fiss and the Ourika valleys, it covers an area of 94.000 acres 70 km south of Marrakech. Reaching 4167 m at Mount Toubkal, the highest summit in North Africa, the park spreads on a wide altitude range which gives it a great variety in terms of climate and biodiversity. The geographical and geological diversity is also important with a great variety of landscapes : plateaux, cliffs, gorges, green valleys, forests home of a rich flora and fauna. Among the most remarkable species of the fauna one can find the mountain sheep, the Royal Eagle, the Bonelli's Eagle, the Booted Eagle, the Short-toed Eagle.
The Toubkal region has long been of the most attractive and popular trekking area of Morocco and therefore it can be very busy at some places during the summer season but there are also lots of off beaten tracks possibilities to discover the park, its valleys and villages away from the crowd. Selecting a responsible guide or operator to discover the park is important.
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