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“Toubkal experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Toubkal

Mount Toubkal
Douar Imlil, Imlil 42152, Morocco
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Imlil
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Skiing, Mountaineering
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Owner description: Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Toubkal experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

What a wonderful adventure. Dar Tighoula in Imlil was an amazing place to stay. If you have some hiking experience and ask for the basic info you shouldn't need a guide, we didn't. First day took 4ish hours to the Neltner hut- with packs. Second day was approx 4hours to the summit, 3 hours down and 4hours back to Imlil. We camped for free just below the Moroccan hut and used it for their fire room and I had an expensive dinner there for ease- though everyone had different prices they were paying for accomodation and food, I guess depending on your ability to barter.
There was mixed advice as to whether or not to take crampons; my friend did the whole thing without and I used them on the way down only, finding them very handy.

So glad I did this climb, an amazing life experience, although not to be taken completely light-hearted unless you are accomplished with mountain hiking.

Visited February 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Budget tourism at Toubkal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

In July 2012 we visited the Toubkal national park. Friends recommended the Kasbah du Toubkal as a nice place to stay, but we decided that it was a little bit too expensive. So if you take the same point of view, what are your options? We decided to drive up to the village of Imlil at just see what we could find. What we found was that, appart from the Kasbah which is kind of another world, Imlil was not a nice place. However, there is a very narrow mountain road leading to a small village 2 kilometers higher up. it is a much nicer place for budget tourists. But it is not easy to find the road, and you should not be afraid of mountain driving. The best thing to do is to contact the mountain guide center along the main road in Imlil and ask. They will probably want to give you a mountain guide too, which is not a bad idea. We rented a single and a double for one night for 200 Dirham all together at a place called Omar's. Absolutely no luxury, but with bathroom and breakfast. And we paid 300 Dirham for the guide. In addition we could by berber crafts for much less than in Marrakesh.

Visited July 2012
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Saalfeld, Germany
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“Easy climb to 4200m thin air”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The climb and the desserted nature were amazing but the refuge we had to stay at was expensive and not nice. And also it was not nice to see all those poor mules carrying heavy backpacks and loads of s*** from lazy walkers.

Visited September 2012
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“what a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

excellent climb, do it with a guide so he can search the path for you as it's not clearly marked if you set off in the dark of the early morning.
Not technically difficult

Visited September 2012
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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“Breath taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Don't forget to take a head torch. For my wife she was glad she started in the dark, because if it was fully light she may have had second thoughts, Also need good boots and spare very warm clothes for the summit which canbe freezing even if it is 20C at the start. Well worth walking WITH a guide.

Visited September 2012
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