Morocco

The Challenge

This 5-day trip takes you on a journey through the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco to the highest peak in Morocco and all of North Africa, the famous Mt Toubkal at 4,167m. This trip is graded challenging and you must be at a good level of fitness by departure to ensure you have the best chance of success and the greatest enjoyment.

Itinerary

Day 1: London - Marrakech - Imlil (1740m)
Depart London for Marrakech. On arrival you will transfer by road to Imlil village (approx. 1.5 hours), passing green valleys and attractive scenery en-route. Imlil is the departure point for treks to Toubkal and you will stay overnight here at a traditional guest house. You can enjoy the rest of the afternoon to explore before a briefing and dinner this evening. Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Guesthouse

Day 2: Imlil - Camp (3200m)
After breakfast, you begin the trek to camp with a long ascent along the valley. Halfway through the trek you will reach Sidi Chamharouch (2350m) a small Islamic shrine believed to heal mental illnesses. Nearby there are some shops and restaurants where you will stop for lunch. After lunch you will continue your trek and will arrive at camp which is the base for the next 2 nights. Trekking: Approx. 4 hours. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight: Camping

Day 3: Camp - Toubkal Summit (4167m) - Camp
You will depart early this morning to trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal at 4,167m - the highest peak in North Africa! The ascent will take 4-6 hours and you will be rewarded with stunning views over the Atlas Mountains and even as far as the Sahara. After savouring the views and celebrating your achievement you begin your descent back to camp. The rest of the afternoon will be at your leisure allowing you the opportunity to rest. Trekking: Approx. 6 hours. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight: Camping

Day 4: Camp - Imlil - Marrakech
This morning you will leave the camp to trek back to Imlil village where you will be met by the vehicle and driven back through the Houaz lowland to the vibrant, bustling and exotic city of Marrakech (journey approx. 1.5 hours) for dinner and overnight at a hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Trekking: Approx. 4 hours. Overnight: Hotel

Day 5: Marrakech - London
Depending on flight times there may be some free time this morning to explore the fascinating city of Marrakech before our transfer to the airport and flight back to London. Meals: Breakfast

N.B. This itinerary may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the ability of the group and so on. We will do our best to keep to the set itinerary however we cannot be held responsible for changes that might occur outside of our control. In all such circumstances your guide and tour leader will have the final say in the interest of the health and safety of the group.

What is included
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Airline taxes and charges
  • Local transfers and transport in Morocco
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Mule handlers, cooks and support staff
  • Different Travel UK tour manager
  • All meals as per itinerary
What is not included
  • Any necessary vaccinations
  • Spending money (tips, drinks, souvenirs)
  • Transport to/from UK airports
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal kit and clothing
Trip Dates

11 - 15 June 2020

Tour Price

Self Funded Option
£995
(inc £295 deposit)

Fundraising option
£295 plus fundraise £1400 for charity

Which payment option?
Sponsorship

This option is for those who wish to raise sponsorship to cover both the costs of the trip (flights, accommodation, food, guides etc) and a donation to their chosen charity. There is a minimum sponsorship amount for each tour that you are required to raise in order to participate.

  • There is a registration fee payable at the time of booking.
  • The minimum sponsorship must be paid to the charity 10 or 12 weeks prior to departure.

Self-Funded

This option is for those who choose to pay the tour costs (flights, accommodation, food, guides etc) themselves. There is no sponsorship required, although if you wish to fundraise for a charity separately you are welcome to.

  • A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.
  • Tour cost balance is payable to Different Travel eight weeks prior to departure.
The prices vary - please refer to individual tour pages for exact pricing.

Trip Difficulty

Challenging

This trip is graded as Challenging

Photos

Marrakech Atlas mountains trek Atlas mountains Toubkal summit