1 independent reviews for Mount Toubkal climb in Morocco

Reviews for Mount Toubkal climb in Morocco


review 3 Oct 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Reaching the peak of Mount Toubka, of course! But equally the lovely new friendships I have made from a great group of people to travel and climb with and the absolutely stunning and spectacular scenery of the High Atlas Mountains.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

For the Mount Toubkal climb, I would say GET FIT. Do lots of climbing practice - both ascents and descents and practice with a day pack on your back. Also bring a camera that can take good photos - the scenery is stunning.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

It certainly benefitted local people as it is the local Mountain Berbers who guide us, run the pack mules and host us in the towns when we stay in gites. With the others I am not so sure, as Morocco still has a terrible problem with litter and it was sad to see all the rubbish - plastic bottles, papers, discarded items lying all over the countryside and all around the little villages. We could try our hardest to use local water with purification tablets, but it is still much easier and it is encouraged by the locals to buy bottled water. I always gave my empty bottles back to a shop or our guide to ensure they were disposed in a more environmental manner (at least I hope so). There are other examples but that is the most obvious.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fabulous vacation. I achieved my goal of climbing Mount Toubkal (with a bit of help from the guide/porters), met some lovely people, (now new friends), learnt a lot about the Moroccan culture and the Atlas Mountains, and saw some spectacular scenery. Can't ask for much more than that!

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