/ Morocco and Toubkal
Can anyone advise what there is in the way of a 2-3 day leisurely trek from/to Imlil and how can I get a porter/guide?
Riad Dar Adrar - lovely place to stay, didn't use a guide or porter when I was there but Mohammed is reputed to be one of the best for English speakers and his rates seemed very cheap (compared to home) at the time.
Get the Cicerone book and just have a scan for possible routes, there are plenty of options for ridge walks as well as summits but what you would want from a holiday may well vary from what I like.
I didn't climb on them when I was there but they look tremendous.
Used this guy for a 10 person 8 day trip to Toubkal in Feb this year - Hassan's email email@example.com and his tel no (mobile) is 00212 667 842 236.
Hassan acted as a one stop shop and organised pretty much everything - transfers, hotel, gite at Around, hut, mules, guides, cook etc.
We stayed in Around which is 40 mins walk from Imlil in a fantastic Gite run by family friends of Hassan be heading up to the CIF refuge. Would def recommend this guy.
He tailored our trip to what we wanted to do and very good value.
PS for David Best. Given that I've not been to Morocco this is a genuine question seeking advice from the INTELLIGENT and INFORMATIVE members of UKC rather than an"I'm going to Morocco..." statement; so don't even think about it.
It is pretty dusty!!!! Can say that authoritatively having just got back from there last month :-)
These are my snaps from mainly around Imlil - then heading out to Tizi Tagharat and the N-E ridge back to Imouzzer then descending down onto the North Col and down the North Cwm, rather than heading up to Toubkal top and take the South Cwm.
Meant to say email us if you've any questions you want answered or want to know what prices were paid for you to haggle from/to:
pete at theclimbingacademy.com
Oh and do not be tempted to walk from Asni to Imlil; there's no reason any sane human would. But arriving on Market Day in Asni I couldn't be arsed with the hustle and bustle, it was a lovely day and the 1:1000 000 map showed it as about 15km ... This negated the numerous switchbacks and the like, it took near as dammit all day to walk up that road! All for the sake of 10DH i.e. 80p !!!
So, when you get to Morocoo you are looking for a guy called Mohammed. He's got dark hair.
Houssain from the last house on the way to Toubkal (a Aroumd above Imlil)looked after us a treat on a couple of occassions. He guides Toubkal, does any number of multi day lower trips, sorts mules & cooking, has guestrooms & good food etc etc
email - firstname.lastname@example.org
mob - +21270611693
Tell him John,Yvonne&Jack send their love!!
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