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“A Challenging but Beautiful Trek” 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.
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“A Challenging but Beautiful Trek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Walk up from Imlil and stay at the Les Mouflons refuge, significantly better than the Neltner refuge. Set off early and be prepared for step ascent from the start with a fairly relentless climb made even more challenging by the normal effects of altitude. No "path restoration" in this part of the world! The views from the col below the summit screes are breath taking and the panoramic views of the whole of the High Atlas and much on north Africa from the summit make all the effort entirely worthwhile. Stay another night on descent at the refuge before enjoying the walk back to Imlil. You need to be reasonably fit but it is a challenge the majority could accomplish and enjoy. One for the bucket list.

Visited October 2013
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Kendal
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“The highest mountain in North Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A nice pleasant and fairly easy to follow route of about 5/6 hrs from Imlil village via Sidi Charamouche, (which is about half way and a good place to have lunch) to the refuge at the base of Jebel Toubkal, stay at the old French refuge for the more colourful experience ( also cheaper ! ) The Nelter refuge is at 3209 metres and the top of Toubkal is 4167 metres. The hike up will probably take between 2.5 and 4.5 hrs, depending on fitness. Should be no problem for experienced hill walkers. The top can be pretty cold, I went in early September and it was minus 3 degrees C on top, I had to wear socks on my hands as I had no gloves ! If you have the time spend two nights at the refuge, or you will have to do Toubkal then walk back to Imlil in one day. The route up Toubkal is fairly clear, It sets of from behind the French Refuge, If in doubt just follow another group up. I did it on my own with no real problems but I do a lot of hill walking.

Visited September 2013
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My first high trek. Couldn't have done it without the help of our wonderful guide Ahmed. Very hard, tiring climb but well worth it. The views on route and at the top simply take your breath away. If you plan to stay at refuge it is advisable to take some earplugs if you want to get some sleep before your ascent to summit. Warm clothes and a hat are a necessity as it can be very windy. If you use walking poles, you may need gloves. There is ice as you get higher. Need care on descent, lots of loose stones and scree. Our chef (also called Ahemed) did a great job ensuring we were adequately fed throughout our trip. I must also give a mention to Monica, our mule. She like all the other mules on the mountain do a fantastic job!

Visited October 2013
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Mumbai
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“nice trek”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

the track rather stony with shrubs and short grasses.
at the start of the trek, there is a village Amed. behind Amed there is an orchard. at the back of the orchard on a small hillock, there is a gurgling brook and cascades over rocks and stones amidst trees and flowering bushes. great place to take a rest and have a meal.

Visited August 2013
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Cardiff
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A very hard climb which knocks the spots off the stroll in the park that is Kilimanjaro. Tough but exhilarating when you reach the top.

Visited September 2013
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