School Climb - Mt Toubkal in Winter
Morocco, School Expeditions, 8 days - from £645 (land only) - from €870 (land only) - from $1,090 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. KE group package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: Morning sightseeing around the Djema el-Fna and souks with an English-speaking guide. After lunch, we drive to Imlil and make the short walk to the start point of our trek at Ait Souka. Ovenight in a gite.
Day 3: We have an acclimatisation day in and around the Imlil Valley. One option is to trek up to a col at 2660 metres in the nearby Mezzik Valley. We return to spend a second night at our gite in Ait Souka.
Day 4: Setting of towards Toubkal, our trek takes us via the village of Aroumd and on to the small settlement and Muslim shrine at Sidi Chamharouch. Here, the valley steepens and we continue the ascent to reach the Neltner Refuge (3207m) which will be our accommodation for the next 3 nights.
Day 5: Today we have a winter skills training day. Our guide will decide on the route and will talk us through the basic use of crampons and a walking axe. This will prepare us for our ascent of Toubkal.
Day 6: Today we will make an early start for the steep ascent to the summit of Jebel Toubkal (4167m). After time to enjoy the panoramic views we return to the Neltner Refuge for a final night.
Day 7: After breakfast, we leave the refuge and trek down the valley to our gite in Ait Souka. Here, we have lunch and then drive back to Marrakech, arriving in the late afternoon, we check in at the group hotel, before going out for a celebration dinner in Marrakech.
Day 8: KE group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.
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.