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“Trek Toubkal” 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Trek Toubkal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

An excellent short adventure for those who like Munroe bagging but want the warmth and character of Morocco. Whilst a guide (and a mule) isn't necessary they make the experience much more fun. They are all local and very professional with the utmost care for your well being and enjoyment (challenge). We booked through the Agent IGoMorocco which was good value; transport from our hotel in Marrakech to Imlil was prompt and courteous; our guide was exceptional; and the Toubkal Refuge was as you would expect any hostel to be like. When we arrived back at Imlil late, a taxi back to our hotel in Morocco, the Riad Magellan, was provided with no fuss or extra cost.

Visited November 2013
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“Best view in Northern Africa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

2 day trek with a guide, but our sea-level fitness was not enough (struggled to make it to the summit). Great guide from the guide centre in Imlil and the refuge was very nice too.

Visited November 2013
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“breathtaking views during the climb, never mind the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

you may look up and think you can't make it. but just think like a mule and plod on. you'll be fine. if you get altitude, just stop and have an orange or Kendal Mint Cake. snow is also good to eat to avoid carrying to much water. (not the yellow snow...)

Visited October 2013
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“Worth the Trek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

A tough wee trek. It is 4167 m and feels every bit of that. Set off at 5.30am and summited at 8.30 which apparently is norm. Fantastic views of the High Atlas Mountains and beyond. Cold on top so wrap up in lots of layers which can be easily put on and removed when necessary. Descent took 2 hrs and in ways tougher than assent due to large tracts of scree. The Toubkal refuge where I stayed is good as mountain lodges go and have to comment favourably on their food. One complaint is too many people cramped into the dorms.

Visited October 2013
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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.

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