Toubkal Ascent - Morocco Family Adventure
Morocco, Family, 8 days - from £395 (land only) - from €475 (land only) - from $645 (land only)
- Climb Toubkal with your family, North Africas highest mountain
- A mix of French and English families
- Perfect for fit teenagers up for a family holiday in Morocco
- Spend time in Marrakech with your family
- Meet the Berber people in their high valleys
This is an excellent adventure holiday for families with fit and active children. Reaching the summit of Mt Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, is a challenge. In recognition of the fact that there are enthusiastic and energetic families who would like to tackle Toubkal together, we offer this as a family adventure. Running the holiday in conjunction with our friends at Allibert in France, gives the holiday an international flavour and also gives you the chance to improve your French. After the scenic drive from Marrakech to Imlil, at the foot of Toubkal, we enjoy an acclimatisation day before making our summit attempt. It's not all about the mountain, though! Morocco is an exotic mix of colours, sights and sounds. There will be time to explore the squares and souks of magical Marrakech and to enjoy the warm welcome of the Berber people. As this is a family adventure holiday, the emphasis will be on making the most of the experience and, if the summit of Toubkal proves to be too difficult an objective, the itinerary can be amended to allow for further exploration.
Some of our departures are run in conjunction with our friends at Allibert Trekking in France. This gives the holiday an international flavour and enables the children to make new friends across the channel. All guides speak both English and French.
Is this holiday for you?
Suitable for children from 10yrs old
This holiday has been designed for families and includes walking in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains. The optional ascent of Toubkal is a challenge and we would recommend this holiday for active families with children who are accustomed to full days out in the mountains. The holiday has a mix of hotel, gite and camping accommodation and may include both English and French families. The maximum altitude attained of the trekking section is not extreme and our highest overnight stop at the Neltner Refuge (we spend two nights here) is at approximately 3200m. Acclimatisation to these altitudes is not usually a problem, although you will feel the effects of the reduction in the amount of oxygen in the air you breathe. For most of the trek we follow well-established trails between valleys and villages which are suitable for mules and very straightforward for walkers. On the ascent of Toubkal, we will encounter zig-zag trails on scree. You and your family should be comfortable with walking on good trails, with steep ascents and descents. The walking presents no technical difficulty. There are two shortish days of trekking on this trip and two longer days on the approach to Toubkal during the optional ascent of the mountain.
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