The third day was a long one. Walking from Aroumd to Toubkal Refuge is a popular trek for hikers. The trek typically takes 5 to 8 hours, depending on your pace and how many breaks you take along the way. The route follows a well-marked trail through the Toubkal National Park, passing a dry river bed, fields of crops, and stunning mountain vistas. This day involved a more strenuous ascent to the Toubkal Refuge, located at an altitude of 3,207 meters (10,522 feet). The refuge is a basic mountain hut that provides accommodation, meals, and equipment rental for trekkers and climbers. From the refuge, you can continue on to the summit of Mount Toubkal, or take a shorter hike to explore the surrounding area. Along the way, we stop at Café Chamharouch. A small shack by the river located at the foot of the steepest section of the trek. The Atlas really showed it’s beautiful side on this day. Clear blue sky with puffy clouds floating in the gentle breeze and comfortable temperatures made for a great day trekking. We reached the snow line as we approached Toubkal Refuge. The refuge is pretty simple, with dorm rooms accommodation and three common rooms where you can meet and chat with fellow climbers and travelers. There is one thing that’s sure about this trek. You will never be hungry! Moroccan food is great and chefs at the refuge will do everything to cook a great post or pre climb meal. We had choices of Tajines, both vegetarian and including meat. Fresh salad bowls with rice and cuscus are always accompanied by bread.