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Toubkal Climb MJ

Visiting: Morocco
Trip Duration 8 Days

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Toubkal ClimbScores 8.9 out of 10 based on 37 reviews
(9 out of 10)


It was an excellent week of mountain walking. Mohamed Et-Taleb, the leader, was excellent in every way. His assistant, Hassan Amehrek, also was good, especially in piggy-backing one of our group off Mount Toubkal after she broke her ankle!
Confirmed traveller: 25 September 2016
Published on: 29 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


Excellent guides who were professional and friendly. Meals were also excellent. The guides managed a serious injury of one of the group very well. My one complaint is the accommodation at the foot of Toubkal where all 11 of us (7 men, 4 women) were squeezed into 6 bunks with no space in between and very cramped area for changing.
Confirmed traveller: 25 September 2016
Published on: 29 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


Hotel in Marakech was poor. I had a bathroom that was dirty and the flush did not work properly. Overall it was a poor hotel.

The mountain refuge beds were small and close together. Perfect for sleepless nights! I appreciate that using this accomadation cannot be avoided though.

The overall trip was well planned and enjoyable.
Confirmed traveller: 25 September 2016
Published on: 29 September 2016
(10 out of 10)


Wonderful mountain walking, fabulous guide Mohamed Mazoz, super local food, glorious scenery, a slow detailed look at Berber village life, just the right pace and effort. We had a great group of people, all good walkers, and had a huge amount of fun. Mohamed was fantastic.
Local toilets take some getting used to!
My luggage was delayed by BA but Explore went to great lengths to get it to me: many thanks.
Our extension to Essaoira was perfectly handled by Explore.
Confirmed traveller: 15 September 2016
Published on: 28 September 2016
(9 out of 10)


A super trekking tour.
The whole trip was very well organised by explore and very capably led by Mohamed our guide, ably assisted by Hassan. Both guides were approachable and friendly with good English and it was great to get insights into Moroccan and Berber life from their accounts. Both Mohamed and Hassan clearly enjoyed their work and this helped in setting the atmosphere for the whole tour with everyone getting on, having a good time, but also supporting each other.
The pace set was well judged and ensured that we all achieved the ultimate objective of reaching Toubkals summit as a team together which was a great moment. Many of the group were, like me, trekking to high altitude for the first time and were understandably a little nervous as to the potential for adverse altitude effects. We were fortunate as no one had any significant issues, possibly due to the acclimatisation treks and sensible pace set.
The itinerary provided an opportunity to explore Marrakech, at the beginning and end of the trip, which is an adventure in itself.
The trek itinerary was well balanced with none of the hikes being particularly strenuous and plenty of planned rests and refreshment opportunities scheduled in. Three days acclimatisation hikes over mid height mountain passes allowed our bodies to adjust, and no doubt gave Mohamed time to assess our capabilities before the big final ascent.
The accommodation was functional and relatively basic but not bad for trekking in high mountains. If you don't like sharing bedrooms with others then this may not be the tour for you. However our group got on very well and room sharing did not pose any significant problems.
Two village based guest houses were used lower down while the neltner mountain refuge was used before and after the summit trek. The latter had a real buzz about it with so many people being there for the mountain trekking, and the accommodation, although dormitories, was clean and tidy, although the shower temperatures were hit and miss(this was an issue at all the mountain accommodation that we used).
Food provided by our expedition chef was always superb and the regularly served mint tea topped up our hydration and energy levels during our treks and after the days on the mountains and was very welcome.
In summary the tour was well planned, well led and well provisioned. The group atmosphere was great and I met some smashing people from around the world. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience high mountain treks, stunning scenery, cultural experiences and who is moderately fit.
Confirmed traveller: 14 September 2016
Published on: 24 September 2016
(6 out of 10)


Over-all a good explore holiday.

The accommodation was bare-bones and basic, but functional (Don't expect hot showers at any point). Food was absolutely great and very impressive given the conditions we were in, and there was plenty of it - which was a definite plus.
The trek itself was well organised and went at a decent pace (If a little slow at times). Muhammad our guide was knowledgeable and very helpful.
Confirmed traveller: 11 September 2016
Published on: 24 September 2016
(10 out of 10)


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I can highly recommend this tour. It is challenging if you are not a very experienced hiker, but quite doable. Its well planned so that you are altitude acclimatised by the time you make the attempt on the summit. I am 63 and was accompanied by my 18 and 20 year old son and daughter, and we all got to the top and went up to the pass on the last day as well. The two guides were really great, and made sure that everything went well, taking care of the interests of both the strongest and those who were finding it tough. In fact I can't praise the guides (or the cook) highly enough.
The success of the tour probably depends to some extent on the people who are also on the tour and the group dynamics, but in our case we all got on incredibly well, supported each other as necessary, had plenty of laughs, and ended up as great friends - including the guides.
You need money to put into the tip kitty (we started putting in about £15 per head, but added another £20 per head at the end, because we were so impressed with the support we had received. You also need money for water (about £4 to £6 per day) as you drink a lot of water.
Its a big challenge, but well worth it. Just brilliant to get to the top of Toubkal. We didn't do the second peak on the last day, but did go up to the pass, which is an easier and very different climb, but also rewarding.
Good food, good hiking, good company, great guides, fantastic views, great sense of achievement - what more could you want.
Confirmed traveller: 15 August 2016
Published on: 17 May 2017
(10 out of 10)


This trip is very well organised from start to finish. The tour leader Bensghir Lhoucine was exceptional in every way. From sorting out our lost luggage to ensuring we all were not only well fed every day but well prepared for our next day. His team went the extra mile every day to ensure our success and happiness was there priority . Considering this trip was mid Ramadan these guides are made of steel. Not only did we all achieve the summit of Jebel Toubkal (amazing),but we then went on to achieve not only one but two more summits. A true indication of your team in Morocco and there sole aim of making our dreams their dreams. You need to rename the sub heading of this tour to three peaks in a week. Will definately be coming back to this jewel of a country.
Confirmed traveller: 26 June 2016
Published on: 27 June 2016
(9 out of 10)


An incredible trip, fantastic guides and a great group of people to share the adventure with. For my first experience climbing a mountain I couldn't have asked for a more inspiring landscape, I can thoroughly recommend it. It's a tricky terrain at times so be prepared for some scrambling, but the guide sets a really good pace to make sure you get to enjoy the walking and the views rather than feeling rushed. I will forever be amazed at the incredible food our chef Houssain laid on for us each day, particularly considering we were there during Ramadan! Few tips - make sure you have adequate water bottles/packs to carry with you, there are plenty of opportunities to buy big bottles of water to decant but you get through it very quickly. Don't worry about getting hungry, there is never a shortage of food! Make the most of the time in Marrakech, the souq is a lot of fun and the gardens are really beautiful. And spend at least one evening on a gite terrace staring at the stars, it's amazing.
Confirmed traveller: 26 June 2016
Published on: 27 June 2016
(9 out of 10)


Excellent trip, but more information should be provided about the terrain you are likely to experience. There is lots of scree, which makes walking down from the summit very hard work and quite dangerous at times. Several people fell/slid and there could have been a serious accident. Walking poles are useful and saved me from falling several times, but they are not recommended or even mentioned in the tour notes.

The accommodation at base camp is interesting! Maximum of 26 people to one dormitory, luckily ours wasn't full! Ear plugs are useful.

The food on the trek and in Marrakech was very good and the tour guides were excellent, helpful and looked after us well. It was particularly difficult for them as it was Ramadan and they weren't eating or drinking during the day. Particularly hard when climbing a mountain and having to look after a load of tourists as well.
Confirmed traveller: 12 June 2016
Published on: 28 June 2016