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“Wonderful time at Toubkal with Tourdust” 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, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing, Hiking, Mountaineering
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Owner description: Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in North Africa.
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“Wonderful time at Toubkal with Tourdust”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Me and my four friends went on a holiday in Morocco organised by Tourdust with five days on the mountains and two days in Marrakech. We were picked up from the airport and from then on to the end of the trip everything was very well taken care of. We were very impressed by both Rebecca's patient and knowledgeable responses from the Tourdust office and our guide's, Abdul's, experience and friendliness hauling us up and down the mountains. I also have to praise the mountain food that was amazing with great tajines and wonderful "Berber Whiskey" (very sweet mint tea).

Our group was a mix of people with varying hiking and high altitude background, but Abdul managed to adjust the trek to all of our needs. The Toubkal circuit is at times physically demanding, so the more you train in advance, the better off you are. But the hike is mostly relatively easy (it's still only a steep hike, not a proper climb, so no technical skills needed) and none of us suffered too much from the altitude. Two things to bear in mind are that, though a relatively easy hike, you do it at very high temperatures even in May (we had about +30-35 on most days, even at altitude) and the summit day is a very long one and does not end at the sense of achievement of having happily returned to the base camp but continues for several hours back to Imlil.

In addition to the wonderful time at the mountains, we had a lovely two days at Marrakech. We stayed at Dar Vedra, a much recommendable guest house that was just what we needed after the trekking, with its beautiful rooftop terrace and extremely friendly and helpful staff. Marrakech is a lot of fun and should be part of any Atlas Mountains trip.

All in all, I thoroughly recommend Tourdust and hope to use their services in the future as well.

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“Prepare for a fabulous trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Toubkal trek is a fantastic experience, but not one to be underestimated. I was glad I had prepared with a few warm-ups on (English) Lake District summits, but even so the first day trek to the valley head in from Imlil was more strenuous than I had anticipated - basically, imagine walking up Rossett Gill for 5 hours (6 with breaks)! Although Day 2 is steeper, it is much shorter (still about 4 hours) and I found it easier after the previous day's exertions. The scenery is great throughout and the sensational views from the top make the ascent well worth while.

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“Good easy trip to Toubkal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The road from Imlil to the base camp take around 5 hours of a slow walk. The view on the way is quite beautiful. And there is a 4 hour walk from the base camp to the peak.

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“Jebel Toubkal - Trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

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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“trek on Mount Toubkal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

we went with a group called Exodus, and they arranged that all guides and all the camping equipment were provided.our main guide and tour manager was Mohamed Maachou from active treks Morocco who was excellent.the views were magnificent as we checked around and up the mountain and we were favoured with beautiful sunny days for all the days we were on our holiday. You should be aware that on the mountain it gets cold at night even in May. A grade 4 sleeping bag is a must.you must also realise that toilet facilities are very basic basically a small hole in the ground.the final 1300 m up the mountain is over rocky scree that is done slowly though one needs to be reasonably fit you don't need to be a real carrying mountaineer

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