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Jebl Toubkal Walking Circuit

Listed under Walking in High Atlas, Morocco.

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This journey passes through picturesque walnut groves, barley fields, juniper forests and traditional flat roofed Berber villages, while also summiting Jebl Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa and trekking the scree and arch of mountainous terrain surrounding it in the High Atlas Mountains.

The nine or ten day walk starts and finishes at Imlil, a farming, riverside town, then climbs through valleys dotted with the Berber’s summer villages, and crosses 10,000 metre mountain passes to one of the High Atlas’s few lakes, Ifni Lake, then the final push up to Jebl Toubkal’s summit.

In winter the mountain peaks and passes are covered in snow but during summer the bare rock-strewn slopes can be quite slippery. Several companies offer a guide or porter service.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Mt Toubkal at 4,167m is the highest mountain in North Africa.”

Climbing Mt toubkal is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes the hard work worthwhile. With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and b… Read more...

Written by  Trekking Toubkal Adventures.

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Private Marrakech Day Trips

spent 6 days 2 weeks ago in the atlas mountains with brahim and his guides( www.trekkinginmorocco.com ). I have got to admit that the food was really good and the people were very friendly. It is nothing like the alps so you need to understand that there is no beer.

My advice to you is to travel to marrakech and spend the night in amroud about 2 mile from imilil. Then travel up to the refuge hut at 3100m and go for an ascent of Jebel Toubkal or another local peak. You will enjoy every miniute of this and the views are fantastic especially if you get a clear day. It can be very cold at night, but you dont need to camp because if you book with Brahim you will have a mule to carry your kit. A cook and a guide.

Ask for Hassam the chef and the younger brahim who is a fantastic person and well experienced guide. You will be looked after.

I took food with me and i had to give it away. the food that was provided was fresh salad with pasta and cous cous. With fish, tagene and fruit etc. i had no problems with my stomach as this is normally a concern.

It is value for money in the mountains. More info: private-marrakech-day-trips.com

Climb Mount toubkal Morocco

Based in Toubkal national park and Precisely the village of imlil, www.ClimbingToubkal.com is an independent Berber operator owned by Mohamed & Brahim Aztat, organising private trekking & hiking tours, 4×4 adventure Holidays in Morocco's Atlas mountains epic outdoors.

We been working with many different international travel organizations like : Adventure land and world challenge, Tourdust, exudos, exploretravel. and more...

In addition of our experience and knowledge of the atlas mountains and the Morocco in general, we have diploma from the centre of professional guides & Graduated from the “ Royal Moroccan Federation of Skiing and Mountaineering, makes us qualified and certified guides.

www.climbingtoubkal.com

“Great Trip. Thank You Mohamed

Hi Mohammed.

Its taken some time but I just wanted to thank you for orgainising our whole Moroccan experience. Samils food was fantastic. Transport arrangements were spot on, even the Mules didn't complain. We'll certainly be back. We've got friends coming over in February and we've passed on your details and have highly recommended you.

fantastic trek, superb guides, for Atlas mountain treks these are the ones

Hamid Idbelaid & Atlas mountain tours nailed it for us. We were two women and two 10 yr old children. We went on a three day 2 night trek. Next time we would do 3 nights 4 days (as they actually recommended). The guide was brahim, the cook was Hamid and the muleteer Brahmin (sorry guys if I've spelt your names wrong). They made the experience from start to finish; they were professional, informative and totally committed to making our time work. This meant brilliant food, great local knowledge and insights, humour, patience. They were fantastic with the kids, funny and kind. It was tough the first day as unusually for the time of year it hailed, rained and snowed for the first day. We were walking for many hours (our choice) and it could have been pretty grim but they kept our spirits and speed up and we made it to the gite. They organised huge numbers of blankets, cooked great food and were flexible about the plans for the next days. The mountains were beautiful, the villages were fascinatinmg, the people were very friendly, but what made the trek were Brahim, Hamid. I would totally recommend them and this amazing area at: toubkal-atlas.about.ma/

Excellent Trek

just came back from imlil i did two days Toubkal Trek with Active Treks Morocco Company they were all excellent and Faultless . Thanks Mohamed for taking care of us ..we will be back to do the camel ride in March thats for sure..

Amizing trekking companey

my girl friend and I, spent 5 day trek in the High Atlas mountains, with Rachid, who owns a trekking company called Pathfinderstreks, we really enjoyed the trek, and we will definitely come back again, the food was good, the services were excellent, rachid was very knowledgeable, he told us a lot of thinks about his Berber culture and their lifestyle.

Trekking in Atlas Mountain - Mt Toubkal & Berber Villages

I have been Trekking in The atlas mountains of Morocco and have done the following programs with a local mountain guide from Imlil.

the guide took in charge all services related to my trip( accommodation during 7 days trek, hotels in Marrakech, transportation, guiding).

If you are planning a trip to the mountains we would highly recommend trekking-toubkal.com as a company that will provide a personalised and professional service and will help you to experience the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and the warmth and hospitaity of its people.

Mohamed-Maachou-Mountain-Guide

This is the second time I've been to Toubkal with mohamed maachou , this time we stayed in his very special lodge dar toubkal panorama . What an amazing view and accommodation. He spoilt our team of 5 with fresh honeycomb from his hives, pomegranates and walnuts from his trees. Food was plentiful and delicious (ESP the roast chicken) and he took us to local cafes for food (all included in our trip price) This made for a very authentic local experience. The only comment I'd make is bring your own coffee if like us you get tired of mint tea and need a morning coffee fix.

The trip to the hut and the climb was 100 percent success rate despite some very cold wintry weather. We were in safe hands as Mohamed ensures he has other guides on the trip to support him plus a great team of porters and cooks.

Really well worth it and supremely good value. You basically get a fully qualified, perfect English speaking guide for a fraction of the price if you booked him through the major commercial operations.

Visited October 2012

excellent trek with Toubkal Trekking. Mustapha is a very professional and knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend him to anyone going to the atlas mountains.

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Hi James, Did you do a lot of research in advance about which trek would be best? Are there variations? Cheers.

Trekking holidays in Morocco with AtlasTrekShop.com

Hi Mohammed.

Its taken some time but I just wanted to thank you for orgainising our whole Moroccan experience. Samils food was fantastic. Transport arrangements were spot on, even the Mules didn't complain. We'll certainly be back. We've got friends coming over in February and we've passed on your details and have highly recomended you and your company.

Realy great time!

Just back from Imlil with 3 friends and 4 day trip with Mohamed's company.Excellent experience,well organised,great food,wonderful scenery.Top marks to Khalid who is a brillant guide,very friendly and knowledgable about his country,mountains,nature and his Berber people.As for Samir and Hussain,great cooks and muleteers,always cheerful and happy they were great company.We hope to return and will definitely use Aztat Treks again.Shukran.Gerry Smith

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Thanks a lot for choosing us to arrange your trek.

Trekking in the Atlas Mountain

spent 6 days 2 weeks ago in the atlas mountains with brahim and his guides( www.trekkinginmorocco.com ). I have got to admit that the food was really good and the people were very friendly. It is nothing like the alps so you need to understand that there is no beer.

My advice to you is to travel to marrakech and spend the night in amroud about 2 mile from imilil. Then travel up to the refuge hut at 3100m and go for an ascent of Jebel Toubkal or another local peak. You will enjoy every miniute of this and the views are fantastic especially if you get a clear day. It can be very cold at night, but you dont need to camp because if you book with Brahim you will have a mule to carry your kit. A cook and a guide.

Ask for Hassam the chef and the younger brahim who is a fantastic person and well experienced guide. You will be looked after.

I took food with me and i had to give it away. the food that was provided was fresh salad with pasta and cous cous. With fish, tagene and fruit etc. i had no problems with my stomach as this is normally a concern.

It is value for money in the mountains.

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