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Mount Toubkal trek - just back!

When I told people I was going to trekking to the top of highest mountain in Northern Africa, they almost didn’t believe me. But I have just got back from a trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal in Morocco and have the pics to prove it!

The trip was fantastic. Our group arrived in Marrakech, which was hot hot hot (apparently 52 degrees!), so it felt wonderful to escape the mayhem for the peace of the foothills. Our trek began with a walk to a very pretty village called Aremd. Along the way we passed gurgling waterfalls and lots of local families who’d come to escape the sun and relax on the Saturday. We explored the foothills and little villages along the way and made the most of gorgeous views across the rocky red hillsides and wandered past dry valleys and fertile apple orchards and walnut trees.

Food was fantastic and something we all looked forward to after a hard day’s walk! Lots of couscous, tagines, salads, vegetables and sauces and some of the sweetest tea I’ve ever tasted! All great and healthy fare for hungry trekkers. Our group was a real mix of people of varied trekking experience, so it was great for me to pick up tips and we all gelled together really well.

We definitely needed the fuel with some good long walks. On the day of the ascent to the summit of Mount Toubkal, we all loaded up on porridge and breads, before setting out in the cool dawn up, up and up to the summit. The views from the top were incredible with the city of Marrakech invisible to the north and the anti-Atlas and Sahara stretching away far into the south.

It’s definitely turned me into a confirmed trekker. I’m already planning where I want to go next!

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At the summit of Mount Toubkal
At the summit of Mount Toubkal
Trekking in Morocco
From £395pp exc flights
Trip type: 
Walking & Trekking
Trekking level: 
4. Demanding
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16

Mount Toubkal Trek

Africa, Morocco | 8 days
Trip code: 
XMXO
On the Atlas trail - Morocco
A short walking trip in the superb Atlas Mountains, experience the challenge of climbing Mount Toubkal.

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Trip type: 
Walking & Trekking
Trekking level: 
5. Strenuous
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Winter Toubkal (2014-15)

Africa, Morocco | 8 days
Trip code: 
XMXT
The summit! - Morocco
This is your chance to conquer North Africa's highest peak - in winter.

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Comments

19 August 2012

I am currently looking to book this trip, and depart on the7th sep. Due to the short notice, I am unsure about vaccinations etc. Is it neccesary to visit a vaccine clinic, and is it even possible to sort out in such a short time ?

8 June 2012

Just read your blog - I am going in late August with my daughter - not looking forward to the heat though......