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Number of Reviews: 94 Overall score: *****
At the summit of Mt. Toubkal
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Mt Toubkal Climb

There and back a gain..........a trekkers tale

5
From the bustling red city of Marrakech to the peak of Jebel Toubkal (and back), this trip far exceeded my expectations. The days in Marrakech that bookend the trek offer the opportunity to explore some of the main attractions such as the Jardin Majorelle, and, of course, the medina with its labyrinth souks and the famous Djemaa el Fna main square. Both are within walking distance of the hotel, which is of a good standard with very friendly staff (they will print your boarding pass for you, thankfully!),though i would recommend taking a taxi to the medina unless you are confident of the route. Most taxis hold 3 passengers and as a rule of thumb 10 Dirham per head is a good price. The trek offers a wealth of stunning and varied scenery and trails, from lush valleys and terraced fields irrigated by the rivers flowing from the High Atlas to the snow capped peaks of the mountains themselves. A highlight was the lunch on day 1 of the trek taken in a meadow. The trail is a combination of mule paths, rough, stony terrain, and scree ( and snow at the higher altitudes when we visited in early May). I have never used walking poles but these would have been very useful on days 4 and 5 when ascending and descending the optional high pass trek and Jebel Toubkal. Ice axes and crampons were needed for the Toubkal climb at this time of year and i found these great fun- it was the first time i have ever used them, but will not be the last! There was a great range of age groups and abilities in our exceptional group, and our tour leader Hassan and additional guide Mohammed who joined us for the Toubkal ascent managed the pace extraordinarily well, ensuring everyones welfare and giving everyone the best possible opportunity to achieve the summit- everyone who went for the summit made it. The views from the summit will stay with me from some time. Toubkal is tough and was my first high altitute summit for some time, and serves as a great foundation for some loftier peaks. Our tour leader Hassan was magnificent. We had to divert from the itenery on day 2 which resulited in a comfortable stay in a gite rather than camping due to snow making a high pass on the traditional route inaccessible for our mules. Hassan expenmined the diversion in detail and our acclimatisation did not suffer. This was symptomatic of the whole trip which was flawlessly organised from start to finish. The food was amazing and supplied calories just when they were needed. What makes the quality of the food even more amazing was that for the most part it was prepared in a tent by a chef that had traveled with us . No-one was made ill by the food. I am full of respect for our tremendous guides, chef, muleteers and the magnificent mules that formed our team in Morocco and who do an exceptional job. I highly recommend this trip for anyone with a sense of adventure, perseverance and with a reasonable level of fitness. Camping is basic so perhaps not for those who need their creature comforts, but it all adds to the adventure in my opinion and i wouldn't change a thing. Afternoon tea and delicious pancakes at the campsites were an unexpected treat ( if your group saves you any......protecting them from the wasps indeed!)
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At the summit of Mt. Toubkal
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Returning to Mt. Toubkal and the High Atlas Mountains

5
The 8-day trip is the perfect way to explore the High Atlas Mountains and get a flavour of Moroccan culture and history. It gives you time to build up to the climb, appreciate the scenery you're walking through and get to know your fellow trekkers. I really enjoyed the experience, and hope you do, too.
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Walking up Mt. Toubkal.

5
Great to be able to walk to the highest mountain in North Africa and in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. No special skills or climbing gear was required for the trip. For this trip you needed to be reasonable fit and able to cope with moderate high altitude walking. The weather was kind to us, but there were numerous clouds around the top of the mountain meaning that our distant views were not clear. Close mountain ranges looked impressive. Lush green valleys contrasted with stark bare mountain tops. A walk well worth doing.
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mt toubkal climb

4
a very well organised trip, my first with exodus, so not sure what to expect, but the hospitality of the berber people, and our guide hassan, will live long in the memory
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Mount Toukbal Climb

2
My partner and I choose to use Exodus again having experienced a fantastic trip with an amazing guide to the Anti Atlas in October 2014. However we were very disappointed with this trip; on the first night the tents arrived after us: consequently we all got completely soaked despite wearing our waterproofs; our kit bags when they arrived had not been covered properly and consequently some travellers had wet kit; there was a no toilet tent; the tables and equipment were very poor quality. None of these problems had we experienced the previous year. To add to this the guide was very unfriendly, set the pace at that of the fastest walkers (bad mountain leadership)! To summarise we are very reluctant to use Exodus again; pity after such a good first experience. We are travelling to Nepal in February with a rival company.
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Mount Toukbal in the summer!

5
I was concerned about trekking in the Atlas Mountains during summer as I am not very good in the heat! It was very hot but I drank bottle-fuls of water to keep me hydrated. My heart was overworked at times but I managed to complete all the walking plus the optional extras. I was delighted! You do have to love walking to do this trip.
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At the summit of Mt. Toubkal
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Mt Toubkal Climb

Mt Toubkal

5
So I booked onto this trekk at very short notice (5 days before departure) and was very pleased with the help giving to me by the company in making sure there was space available for me on the trip. From the moment I left Scotland to the moment I left Morocco to come back home I had nothing but an excellent experience with Exodus. The trip was well catered for with fantastic guides who at times gave us abit of knowledge about the areas we where trekking through. This was my first experience with Exodus and would highly reccommend them to family and friends.
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At the summit of Mt. Toubkal
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Kieranwill

5
So we started in Marrakech and stuck to the plan of the trip notes (as they very accurate) The trip itself housed some incredible views, experiences and long lasting memories! I personally did it for my 18th and found the trip to be an overwhelmingly positive experience.
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Rev

5
Excellent trip, well organised. We were all very well looked after (pampered even!) The food was excellent and the camping was very comfortable. Everything was done for us.
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Mt Toubkal Climb

Alan - Toukbal 31st May 2016

5
Well organised from day one. Met some great people on the 'team', including the guide and his helpers. I would recommend this holiday to anyone. But please make sure you are prepared for the altitude. This is not just a physical walk, but also mentally tasking as you have to be aware of where you put your feet all the time.
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