School Trek - Toubkal Circuit & Ascent
Morocco, School Expeditions, 11 days - from £695 (land only) - from €835 (land only) - from $1,145 (land only)
Day 1: On arrival at Marrakech Airport you will be met by the KE representative and transferred to the group hotel in the centre of Marrakech.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing in Marrakech around the Djemaa-el-Fna and the colourful souks. After lunch drive to Imlil and make the short walk to the start point of our trek at Ait Souka (1900m). Gite accommodation.
Day 3: Acclimatisation day. One option is to trek to a col at 2660m in the nearby Mezzik Valley. Return to Gite in Ait Souka
Day 4: Trek via the traditional Berber village of Tamatert. A zig-zag path takes us across the Tizi-n-Tamatert (2279m) and onto our camping place above Ouaneskra (2500m).
Day 5: A tough hike up to the Tizi-n-Likemt (3550m), passing multi-coloured hillsides and rocky peaks, with the green valley below. After lunch a long descent to our streamside camp at Azib Likemt (2550m).
Day 6: We follow the Assif Tinzart upstream through a narrow gorge and cross the Tizi-n-Ouria (3109m). After lunch, a long descent to the valley floor. Camp (1750m).
Day 7: Trekking through a green and pleasant valley we reach Lake Ifni. After lunch and a swim we continue to a high camp. Camp (2295m).
Day 8: Trek high above the lake to one of the most spectacular pass crossings in the Atlas, the Tizi-n-Ouanoums (3650m). Descend to our camp below Mount Toubkal, near the Neltner Refuge (3207m).
Day 9: After an early breakfast we set off on the steep ascent to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m) and then return to camp for lunch. In the afternoon we descend to the comfortable gite at Ait Souka.
Day 10: In the morning we have a cultural exchange at a local school, before returning to Marrakech. In the evening we visit the exciting market place of the Djemaa-el-Fna.
Day 11: Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Learning Outside the Classroom
If you have a particular part of your curriculum that needs fulfilling whilst you are away, we are more than happy to work this into your itinerary. Incorporating learning objectives into your School Group Adventure allows the pupils to engage with the learning process. If you send us your list of criteria, we will write the programme for you.