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Trekking in the Atlas Mountains and Kasbah Toubkal

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

 

Mountain Scenery, Kasbah Toubkal

Trekking and climbing in the Atlas Mountains and Toubkal National Park is increasingly popular,catering for all levels of fitness and available for  short trips or extended treks over a period of several days.It is an opportunity to see the Atlas mountains and its people, it is by far the most beautiful of Morocco’s diverse countryside, still largely unchanged from the time when it was remote and cut off from the ouside world.

Walking holidays in the Atlas mountains often feature climbingf Jebel Toubkal, at 4,165m, the highest mountain in North Africa. This does not require expert mountaineering skills but does require a higher level of fitness and  care should be taken when weather conditions turn difficult.The ascent during the end of the winter and spring (February/March) is more difficult. Crampons  are necessary to ascend through the snow and ice. Mount Toubkal can be climbedin two days, first day up to the refuge (around seven hours without mules), second day to the summit (around five hours) and back to Imlil (up to five hours). you can of course take longer.

Just up from Imilil is the Kasbah Toubkal which can be reached on foot or by mule. It is in an iydillic setting surrounded by moutains and with a view of Mount Toubkal.

Hollywood movie director, Martin Scorsese, found it an ideal location for Kundun his film about the Dalai Lama, when it was temporarily converted into a Tibetan monastery. The view from the terrace of Kasbah Toubkal is stunning surrounded by the mountain scenery and the silence.

The Kasbah Toubkal in its current form was recreated by Chris and Mike McHugo from the original rundown Kasbah owned by the local caid. Local workers from Imlil and surrounding villages built the Kasbah into an hotel   with fourteen rooms with ensuite bathrooms, including a three-bedroom family house and separate Berber Salons, which although can be used on a dormitory basisfor groups. there is a conference centre for study groups. The rooms simple yet comfortable, with berber  hand-woven carpets, blankets, intricate carved woodwork and traitional wooden ceilings.

The Kasbah is an ideal base for climbing Mount Toubkal and trekking in the area. There is also a hamam to relax in after a hard day’s trek.The Kasbah and its local staff who run it provide an excellent introduction into Berber culture and local life. Guides for climbing and trekking are available and they provide you with a metal stick with a spike at the end which helps as you climb the steep slopes and rocky ground of the valleys.

The Kasbah also has  the Azzaden trekking lodge,  a remote location on the outskirts of Ait Aissa in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains. It is close to a traditional village and has  solar-powered underfloor heating and spectacular views a day’s walk away. Kasbah Toubkal has become increasingly popular so they havedeveloped alternative accommodation at Dar Imlil which is five minutes from the centre of Imlil. It has 4 standard double ensuite rooms and 6 double/twin de luxe rooms.

Kasbah Toubkal is very much at the centre of local life contributing to schools and education forlocal women. ithas won numerous awards for sustainable and environmental tourism , involving the local community in all its activities and provding eemployment for the local community. italso plays an important role for raising funds for local education and child welfare.

Many groups climb Mount Toubkal to raise sponsorship for charities . The Kasbah Toubkal is also involved in promoting sporting activities such as cycling and mountain biking which are increasingly popularinthe Toubkal National Park.

There are guides and mules available   in Imlil the village which is the gateway to Mount Toubkal and the Toubkal National Park . Sturdy boots and warm clothing are essential. There are two stone-built refuges (old Neltner Refuge and new Refuge du Toubkal) that are often used as base camp at 3,207 m (10,522 ft).

There  a wide range of trekking holidays available in Morocco such as the desert range of the Jebel Sahro in the south, the best area for trekking in winter along with the Anti Atlas. The Central Atlas is home to Morocco’s second highest peak, Jebel Mgoun.Walking  through the  Atlas mountains from Mgoun to Toubkal, passing through rarely trekked areas, many tiny villages and across high plateau  and ancient and discovering ancient rock carvings in the Toubkal National Park is an unforgetable experience.

For more information about a Toubkal National Park or a Tour to High Atlas Toubkal

For More Information About Travel and Tours to Morocco plus highlights on Moroccan culture visit Morocco’s Imperial CitiesSeaside Resorts,Sahara Desert,Berber villagesA Taste of MoroccoMagical Kasbahs, Ruins & WaterfallsAbsolute Morocco, The Best of MarrakechFes, and Ouarzazate
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Luxury Honeymoon in Morocco, The Top 5 Reasons to Choose Morocco Travel For Your Dream Honeymoon Destination

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Honeymoon Morocco, Oualidia Coastal View

Honeymoon Morocco, Oualidia Coastal View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Honeymoon is the most special and trips of a life time that requires love, luxury and planning. At Morocco Travel we can guide help you create a customized Luxury Honeymoon in Morocco that will leave you with a lifelong memory. A Luxury Honeymoon in Morocco will allow you to relax completely while exploring ancient Roman Ruins, visit Imperial Cities, take a Romantic Trek in the Sahara Desert’s Sand Dunes and then be whisked off to a quiet and tranquil Moroccan Hotel that boasts lush green gardens, marble fountains and exotic trees and flowers. A private Morocco Honeymoon is a luxury worth including in your wedding budget and planning. Morocco as a Luxury Honeymoon Destination will be the dream vacation of a lifetime.

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Morocco is a cold country with a hot sun and boasts 300+ days of sunshine each year. This guarantees a Luxury Morocco Honeymoon with perfect weather. Morocco is one of the most fascinating and romantic destinations in the world. Just 7 ½ hours from New York City, Morocco offers honeymooners and newlyweds the advantage of a reasonable Morocco Travel journey and a quick arrival to your destination city within Morocco.

The Top 5 Reasons to Travel to Morocco For a Luxury Honeymoon are:

1. Morocco guarantees great weather, beautiful sunrises and starlit sunsets

2. Morocco has some of the world best cuisine and Moroccan dining can be done at some of the most elegant restaurants that include live entertainment

3. Morocco is only 7 ½ hours from New York City and offers Morocco Luxury first class flight accommodations

4. Morocco has some of the worlds’ finest Moroccan Hotels

5. Morocco is a place you can easily get lost allowing for a Morocco Honeymoon Dream Vacation and experience.

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As a Luxury Honeymoon destination Morocco offers a wide variety of activities for adventurous newlyweds who want to truly have a Morocco Travel experience and for those who prefer to relax on a Morocco Honeymoon.

Some of the Morocco Honeymoon Adventure Experiences are:

–  Camel Trekking Tour in the Sahara Desert of Merzouga across the Erg Chebbi Dunes

– Horseback riding tour by the seaside town of Essaouira

– Hiking Mount Djbel Toukbal in Imlil, the Moroccan Kilamanjaro equivalent

– Exploring by foot across Morocco’s Draa Valley, the Dades Valley and onto Berber Villages in the High Atlas Mountains

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Some of the Morocco Honeymoon Romantic & Relaxation Experiences & Moroccan Hotspots are:

– Romantic Morocco Hotels: Enjoy your stay in a Romantic Morocco Hotel such as Amanjana, La Mammonia, Le Maison Arabe, Riad Kasbah Tamadot, Le Jardin De La Koutoubia or Riad Farnatchi. These Morocco Hotels will provide you with the spirit of Moroccan hospitality, luxurious and contemporary amenities, the finest Moroccan cuisine.

– The blue and whitewashed quiet city of Chefchaouen, Morocco where you can get lost in the old Moroccan medina and dine on some of the best goat cheese in the world.

– Shop the Souks of Morocco in a quiet town such as Taradount where you can shop for hand woven carpets, silver jewelry, and pottery in this peaceful Berber city tat is often referred to the sister-city of Marrakesh.

– Explore a Marrakesh Spa and spend the day having a rose water, almond or orange water massage.

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For a full customized Luxury Morocco Honeymoon Tour consider spending 2 weeks in the Maghreb and visiting popular cities like Casablanca, Marrakesh, Essaouira, Chefchaouen, Fes, Fez, Meknes, Volubilis, Rabat and the Sahara Desert. A Luxury Morocco Honeymoon at one of the beautiful beaches in Essaouira, Agadir or Moulay Bousslam is also an opportunity to enjoy the seaside for relaxation or for water sports. A Morocco Travel Luxury Honeymoon is a romantic one to consider as Morocco will captivate with its variety of Mountain, Desert, City and Village scenery that make it the perfect Honeymoon destination.

As a Morocco Travel Agency, Travel Exploration can help you plan a Luxury Morocco Honeymoon. Come Travel to Morocco With Us!

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For more information about a Luxury Honeymoon to Morocco

For more information about Travel and Tours to Morocco plus highlights on Moroccan culture visit Morocco’s Imperial CitiesSeaside Resorts,Sahara DesertBerber villagesA Taste of MoroccoMagical Kasbahs, Ruins & Waterfalls, Absolute Morocco, The Best of MarrakechFes, and Ouarzazate.

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