Toubkal Ascent - Morocco Family Adventure
Morocco, Family, 8 days - from £395 (land only) - from €495 (land only) - from $690 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. KE Land Only package services begin with the overnight in the hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel we will drive via the market town of Asni to Imlil and make the short walk to our accommodation at Ait Souka (1800m). We take lunch at our gite and then go for a short introductory walk through fields and scattered Berber settlement with great views. Overnight at Ait Souka.
Day 3: We spend an acclimatisation day in the valley above Imlil. One option is to trek to the Assif n'Imenane through the typical Berber villages to the low pass of Tizi n'Tamatert. 5 hours of walking with a picnic lunch. We return to our gite accommodation at Ait Souka.
Day 4: Today, we hike up the valley and by way of the shrine at Sidi Chamharouch to the foot of Toubkal, where we camp in the summer meadows (3207m) below the refuge. 6 to 7 hours walking. We camp here for the next 2 nights.
Day 5: Today we make the steep ascent to the summit of Mount Toubkal (4167m) on a zig-zag trail. After time to enjoy the panoramic views we return to our campsite. If young children do not wish to climb Toubkal, then a shorter day walk can be arranged. 6 hours walking.
Day 6: We leave our campsite and return down the Aroumd Valley, via Sidi Chamharouch, to our gite in Ait Souka. 4 to 5 hours walking. Overnight at the gite.
Day 7: It's just a short walk to Imlil, where we meet our transport for the drive back to Marrakech and the group hotel. Time for sightseeing and people-watching in the remarkable central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna, which springs dramatically to life in the early evening. We spend a final night at our Marrakech hotel.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude.