Even if you are one to get off the beaten path, I highly recommend this doing this hike while you are in Morocco. This 2420m ascent to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m) lends you stunning views of the surrounding mountains, valleys and villages. Mountaineering experience is not necessary, but be sure that you are in shape as the hike is up the whole way with lots of exposure. It is possible to do this trek without a guide, but I recommend hiring one. Altitude sickness is a risk, and your guide will be helpful in ensuring you get off the mountain safely if you fall ill or get injured. Not to mention your guide will be familiar with local flora and fauna, be able to translate local language, and you will have more friends in the Moroccan mountains having emplored a guide.
I went with toubkal traveler (www.toubkaltraveler.com) and had an amazing time. My guide and co-partner of the agency, Jean-Habib, first summited Mount Toubkal at age 9. Clearly passionate about life in the High Atlas, Habib and the team work hard to make your trip memorable. Toubkal Traveler offers round trips from Marrakesh. If you are in Imlil and have not already arranged a guide, Toubkal Traveler is located at Dar Zaratoustra, previously known at Atlas Gite Imlil; Chez Jean-Habib. Jean-Habib was also very approachable and informative when we were seeking information about other local hikes. When I hiked Toubkal, I was traveling alone as a single woman in Morocco and felt completely safe Toubkal Traveler.
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