One-week Mount Toubkal Trek
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £395 (land only) - from €475 (land only) - from $645 (land only)
By: Patrick Craven, York, UK
The pace of the trip was perfect, the guide Hassan intuitively read the groups pace and kept it constant throughout. His timings were incredibly accurate.
Hassan was massively knowledgeable not only about his own back yard (being the Altas mountains) but also general Moroccan culture and politics and even how to setup one of the group members mobile phone configuration! A good all round leader and Berber ambassador.
By: Siobhan O'Shea, London
I couldn't speak more highly of Hassan. He was an excellent trip leader. He was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I had complete confidence in his expertise at guiding us up and down Toubkal. He went out of his way to make it such an enjoyable trip.
A fabulous trip. I will definitely be booking with KE again.
By: Sarah Towers , Durham, UK
Colin (from the office) was on our trip. Whilst he was an excellent general addition to the team we felt this was also a real positive reflection on KE - the fact that you do ensure all your staff are familiar with the experiences your clients have is excellent.
Most enjoyed - Reaching the summit itself. Arriving at the Gite in Imlil and finding it wasn't a mud hut!
By: James Leeson, Cambridge, UK
The food was excellent given we were in the middle of the mountains. The daily treks were all spectacular and very satisfying to complete.
By: Gary Lory, Nottingham, UK
We had a diverse group of people of various levels of fitness and experience. I felt our local Moroccan guide worked with the group very well and was sensitive to the needs of all team members. He was very passionate about his country and this came across well, contributing greatly towards our wider understanding of this fantastic country.
By: Terry Jones, West Midlands
We had just the best time, everything was spot on! No problems with any health issues, accomodation, food, pace of walking, everything was superb and its not often you can be so glowing with praise but on this occasion 100% from us.
By: Katherine Jones, London, UK
Most enjoyed learning about the culture throughout the trek, the physical challenge, the scenery and spending time with the group and guide, varied accomodation.
By: Sam Jones, Cambridgeshire, UK
Both Hamids were fantastic. Knowledgeable, honest, enthusiastic, fun and organised. Absolutely every detail of the trip was spot on. Transfers - on time. Pace and difficulty - as described. ETAs - spot on. Group camaraderie - first class. Guide knowledge - top notch. Food - better than Blumenthal. Tents and hotels - just the ticket.
By: Sam Jones, Peterborough, England
This trip was an absolute pleasure, and I feel I have ripped you off by paying so little for this trip. I couldn't have had a better time if I'd paid ten times that amount. Would've laced up the boots and done it all over again if I didn't have to be at work the next day.
Absolutely every detail of the trip was spot on. Transfers - on time. Pace and difficulty - as described. ETAs - spot on. Group camaraderie - first class. Guide knowledge - top notch. Food - better than Blumenthal. Tents and hotels - just the ticket. Can't find a complaint, and I'm a miserable sod!
By: Raymond Mathers, Birmingham, UK
Hassan was excellent. Very knowledgeable and also set a good hiking pace. This was a very enjoyable if tough adventure. The organisation of KE and the food/tents/support was very good. Hassan made the trip memorable. I intend to do another trip with KE next year now. I only had to think about hiking. The landscape was fantastic and I was able to see and experience the real Berber lifestyle.
By: Samantha Prout, Lancashire, UK
I had a great time, the group got on well together and there was a good sense of camaraderie. The route was fantastic and I feel gave the best way to approach and ascend Toubkal, and get a feel for Morocco, especially with time in Marrakech at the end.
By: Keith Jackson , Northumberland, UK
Mustapha was very good leader. His English is excellent and he engaged with all individuals in the party. He paced the climbs very well to ensure that everyone achieved the summit on the final trekking day. You can tell he enjoys his job and he is very good at it.
Impressed by the quality of food on the trip. I had reservations about eating uncooked food (e.g. Salads) but the standard of food hygiene was very good.
Most enjoyed - standing on top of North Africa highest point. But the satisfaction of climbing some of the other passes was enjoyable.
Overall an excellent holiday which I would recommend to others.
By: Clara Barnett, Surrey, UK
The food and organisation of the trip was excellent. The route had been well thought out so that it was challenging but not too demanding.
Fantastic guide, well thought out trip, great organisation. Thank you.
I heard about KE through internet searches initially. Then when I was interested in their trips I did a series of searches for reviews. I saw that the company was well regarded and had some pretty big name endorsements (ie National Geographic) and so this reassured me and I went ahead with my booking. Having used KE once now, I am confident about using them again.
By: John Ansell, Conwy, Wales
The trip was described perfect and the KE staff where helpful when ever I rang.
Mustapha our trip leader was brill and was helpful and always happy. He is a credit to the KE team. The Atlas mountains were amazing. I enjoyed every minute. Our guide Mustapha was amazing and the support crew did their job very well. Despite the small size of the group I enjoyed their company and we got on very well. I could not find fault and for the price it was a steal.
By: Yolanda Suarez, Oregon, USA
Mustapha was an awesome leader and made the experience quite memorable. He was knowledgeable, helpful, organized and quite fun.
I had an amazing backpacking experience overall.
By: Andrew Aiano, Devon, UK
I enjoyed the walking - it was not technically difficult but obviously at altitude. The pace and route was very good - with the mix of harder and easier days. I also enjoyed the fact that for much of the time, we were away from civilisation - wild camping.
Mustafa was a superb leader and looked after us with humour, enthusiasm and care. I expected it to be harder going to 4000 metres. However, because it was well planned, the day to the summit was straightforward.