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Winter Trekking in Mount Toubkal

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Marrakesh, Morocco

Visit: Marrakesh, Asni, Imlil, Ifergane, Imhilene, Marrakesh

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Unknown

Activity: Mountain Climbing,Trekking

Overview

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Mount Toubkal (4167m) in the High Atlas Mountains, is not only Morocco's highest peak, but the highest summit in North Africa and this incredible range provides some of the most spectacular winter trekking on earth! With its traditional villages, friendly Berber, awesome trails and jaw dropping mountains, this dramatic and beautiful area takes on a magical appearance in winter. A mere two hours drive from vibrant Marrakech, the high valleys of the Berbers are at their most beautiful during this season. Our well established itinerary is a long standing best seller, due to the excellent Moroccan leaders and experienced team we work with. A day's acclimatisation hike above the village of Aroumd, ensures everyone is fully prepared before trekking to the Neltner Refuge (3207m), Toubkal's base camp at the head of the valley. From here we attempt two exciting summits, Ouanoukrim (4088m), Morocco's second highest peak and Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in North Africa.

From the top of both summits we are rewarded with spectacular views plus a real sense of achievement and adventure. On the top of Toubkal stunning panoramas extend across the rocky Atlas ranges and southwards to Jebel Sahro and the Sahara Desert. This is a fantastic winter walking holiday in the mountains combined with Marrakech, Morocco's most colouful city.

Highlights

    • Mount Toubkal (4167m) and the Atlas Mountains at their snowy best
    • All meals, crampons and ice-axe hire plus highly trained leaders included
    • Perfect introduction to winter trekking in the High Atlas Mountains
    • Time to explore Marrakech and the vibrant UNESCO Djema el-Fna

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62414
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Unknown
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced English-speaking Moroccan Guide
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on Day 1 & 8 only)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as described in the dossier
  • All meals as described in the dossier
  • A full service whilst trekking (excludes personal equipment)
  • Crampons and ice-axe hire (please request at the time of booking)

Excludes

Price

Price person (sharing double) $775 ($97/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Morocco Marrakech, Ait Souka, Imlil, Mezzik Valley, Neltner, Sidi Chamharouch, Mount Ouanoukrim, Mount Toubkal, Djemaa-El-Fna
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Mountain Climbing,Trekking

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Bryan H.  

The leader was excellent. Very entertaining and extremely knowledgeable on the area and the trip. The local guide was also very good. A trip such as this is often always about "getting to the top", but in this case it was also very much about experiencing and understanding a different (muslim) culture and how it works in more remote areas. The leader and guide provided a great insight into this. The guide also provided some "training" which has improved my winter mountain skills.

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Chris and Shirley R.  

The staff in the Keswick office were very informative and helpful, especially in regard to what gear we would need to take on the trip. The holiday lived up to our expectations and I cannot really find fault in anything. Our Moroccan guide Hussain managed the support crew excellently and provided guidance and support to everybody on the trip. Shirley and I both found Carl to be an excellent leader who provided a high level of enthusiasm and support to all members of the trip. His excellent knowledge of local conditions and equipment was especially useful. We would be happy for Carl to be a leader of any future trips we may undertake. We both found this a very rewarding trip and would certainly look at booking future holidays with you. I would be happy to recommend you to friends and family.

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Ian S.  

Despite a touch of altitude sickness and an upset stomach this was the most enjoyable and challenging holiday I have ever had. Trouble is I now have the bug to do it again! Professional approach to all staff, beautiful surroundings and well planned itinerary balancing cultural aspects with a mountain adventure.

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Tim S.  

Overall, it was a great trip, well organised , and fairly decent value for money. I appreciated the fact there weren't many hidden extras in the costs. Oli (our leader) did a great job running the trip and adapting the itinerary to the varying weather conditions. He's a credit to your organisation.

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Alison F.  

Both Ollie, our UK leader and Rachid, our local guide were so helpful and constructive in the advice they gave. They played a huge part in ensuring that the whole group gelled well together and made the trip enjoyable, memorable and fun! This was the first trek of this type that I had been on and I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the trip's organisation. I had a great time and would definitely book another trip of this type through you.

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Sue B.  

Having never travelled with you before (but through personal recommendation knew you to be OK) - I was extremeley pleased with how helpful and efficient the last minute booking with you was ... and how comfortable and trusting you made us feel. Our flight was delayed leaving Gatwick - which meant we arrived at Marrakech at 3am rather than at midnight. I was particularly impressed that the local guide was there to meet us, and simarily on the return trip home - our flight meant leaving the hotel at 3.45am - and again transport was laid on, and the local guide ensured we checked-in OK before leaving us. Excellent service. Jane (our leader) worked hard at trying to ensure the group 'gelled' - and spent time talking and engaging with all members. Her practical trek tips were very helpful and she got on well with the lcoal guide - Mustaffa - who simply worked his socks off for the group - and was excellent (with plenty of patience). Excellent holiday - with good information / briefs the day before so you knew what to expect. Jane went beyound the 'call of duty' by providing us with mulled wine to bring in the New Year - which was especially welcomed by the Aussie's in our group (nice touch).

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Dave B.  

Probably the best mountains days I have ever experienced. I was concerned about altitude sickness before I left but did not suffer other than needing to pace myself - thanks to Ade's advice. Would definitely consider other treks with you from this first experience.

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Jamie A.  

The leaders made the trip fun and enjoyable as well as providing confidence to the team when required. It was also a well planned itinerary with some variety. I hadn't been on a trip with you since 1994. It was great to see that the standard was as good as ever! I am always inspired by the brochure. Every year or 2, you seem to offer new and exciting trips well off the beaten track which no other companies offer. I am fascinated that such places as Lungser Kangri, Peak Lenin, Siberia and Colombia were being offered. The 'Explore More' treks certainly appeal to me and I would hope to join some great trips in the future!

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Marta M.  

Having travelled with other companies, I was able to compare...this was by far the best organized trip I've been on, We were looked after, and fed (!!) unlike any other trip.

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Anthony H.  

Trek leader Mustapha was very good in all aspects of the trip, also pre trek info from your office deserves a mention. a big thanks to all invoved. We really enjoyed it.

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Jane M.  

Absolutely loved it and another first class holiday from you. Thank you for more amazing memories. Cant wait to book my next trip with you. I have used your company before and would recommend you to anyone (as I always do). There was another well known adventure group along side us and you could instantly tell the difference in standard. We had a fantastic group and amazing guide and the experience was awesome. I will always travel with you. Just brilliant and I can't thank you enough for giving us such an amazing guide, Richard. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Steven Mark V.  

The pace on Toukbal was in-line with our slowest member - a lesson that could and should have been learned by other teams that sprinted past near the summit but all with ash-grey faces. A fantastic trip with the summit of Ouanoukrim the highlight.

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Nicola F.  

I can't think of anything more I could have asked for from our leaders Ben and Charlie and our local guides Mustapha and Hassan. Amazing guys and inspiring! I felt totally safe and reassured throughout. They really got to know us as individuals and made this the most amazing experience! The hotel accommodation was good and we where made to feel welcome at all times. Food was good, considering what was available and that we where up a mountain! I enjoyed the more challenging aspects and technical parts such as using ice Axe and crampons. I enjoyed how we bonded as a team. Our guides - Charlie, Ben and Mustapha and Hassan are legends!!

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Mark A.  

I can't fault Ben Walker as guide. Very approachable and knowledgeable and always keen to help. Great enthusiasm and professionalism too. A real credit to you! Everything was absolutely spot on - even the weather! The itinerary was perfect and I had a really fantastic time in Morocco. I'm really impressed with you and I would definitely book with you in future. I most enjoyed the guides (Ben and Hassan) - they were both brilliant and helped make the trip as good as it was. The food, although not hugely varied was healthy and very tasty - it's quite amazing what the cooks could rustle up in the hills. The banquet on the final night in Marrakech was superb. The itinerary was very well planned and the routes we took in the mountains were breathtakingly beautiful. This trip didn't differ from my expectations, it exceeded them! I chose you after a lot of research on the internet. I didn't want to go with the cheapest outfit as it makes you wonder what they are skimping on to bring the price in lower. Also, you offer Saturday-Saturday trips which means the least amount of time off and still having Sunday off before returning to work. Some of the group members are already talking about Mont Blanc next year with you so I'll look into that!

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Gwen B.  

A fantastic way to spend a week - this is a real little gem of a holiday. Absolutely solid support from the local agent. A great double act from tour Leader Tom and our guide Hossein in the mountains and Tom's stories kept us all entertained throughout. Exceptionally good food throughout the trip - better in the Refuge than the restaurants of Marrakech.

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Sara T.  

I don't usually complete feedback sheets (even if I have had a great time) as I find them time consuming and never manage to get round to it! However on this occasion I felt that I would make the effort as I can honestly say I can find nothing to complain about! I have had a thoroughly enjoyable experience in an amazing country in the company of a really great bunch of people. Thank you! I particularly enjoyed all of the holiday! Couldn't find fault with any of it. The hotel was in a perfect location. We stayed extra days at the start and end of our trip and found the rooms to be very basic but clean/adequate for the cost. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Houcein was our local guide and he was brilliant. Very professional, helpful and experienced. Our tour Leader, Tom, was fantastic, very professional, great sense of humour and nothing was too much trouble. He made the whole experience even more enjoyable and has set a very high standard for any future trips we decide to do.

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Maria F.  

The leader, an also the second guide (Omar) were open to any change or any arrangement that made the trip more comfortable. Really attentive.Excellent organization, and good planning of time. Crew very focused on our well being. Most enjoyed - The Toubkal and Ouanoukrim ascents. The guides and mates' help.

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