Toubkal Ascent - Morocco Family Adventure
Morocco, Family, 8 days - from £395 (land only) - from €535 (land only) - from $680 (land only)
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- 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 family adventure walking holiday for those with fit and active children. Reaching the summit of Mt Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, is a challenge but we recognise the fact that there are enthusiastic and energetic families who would like to tackle the summit together, and having offered this for years we know it's all doable. 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.
Explore International. 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 is all about 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 accommodation is 2 nights hotel, 3 nights gite and 2 nights camping. The maximum altitude attained of the walking section is not extreme and our highest overnight stop at the Neltner Refuge (we spend two nights camping 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 walk 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 walking on this holiday and two longer days on the approach to Toubkal during the ascent of the mountain. This family walking holiday would be a good introduction to longer trekking holidays in say France, India or Nepal!