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Overview

 Highlights


  • Summit North Africa's highest of Mt Toubkal
  • Climb the nearby Ouanoukrim peak
  • Traditional Berber villages
  • Gardens, mosques, palaces and the souqs of Marrakesh

This outstanding journey takes us out into the heart of Morocco's rugged Atlas Mountain range, an impressive landscape dotted with remote Berber villages and narrow green valleys. Our Berber guides and muleteers lead us to the summits of Morocco's two highest peaks - Mt Toubkal and nearby Ouanoukrim - traversing high passes, steep ridges and lush valleys where goat herds and traditional villages bring life to the striking landscape. At 4167m, Mt Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and a challenge for even the fittest trekker - however, our climbs of Toubkal and Ouanoukrim are non-technical and do not require prior mountaineering experience. Our adventure ends in the unforgettable oasis city of Marrakesh, where we’ll explore the city’s bustling markets, mosques and ancient medina.

Countries:

Starting Point:

Marrakech

Activities:

Grading:Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Marrakesh. Transfer to Aguersioual 1700 m - Azib Tinghrite 2100 m

Day 2

Azib Tinghrite 2100 m - Tizi Oussem 1850 m

Day 3

Tizi Oussem 1850 m - Azib Tizikert 2460 m

Day 4

Azib Tzikert 2460 m – Neltner camp 3050m

Day 5

Neltner camp 3050m - Toubkal 4167m - Neltner camp 3050m

Day 6

Climb the Ouanoukrim peak (4088m) from Neltner Refuge

Day 7

Neltner camp 3050 m - Imlil 1710 m - Marrakech

Day 8

Morning City walking tour. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9

Transfer to airport


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Grading

Moderate

A moderate graded challenge involves activity for up to 6 or 8 hours a day at a steady pace. On a trekking challenge such as this you need to be in general good health and have a good level of fitness. Prior trekking experience is not necessary, although you would be expected to be comfortable with the outdoors and camping. The fitter you are, the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. Before departure we suggest aerobic-type exercise, which increases and assists your breathing. We recommend that for about two to three months prior to departure you try to exercise most days for 30 - 45 minutes to assist leg strengthening and aerobic fitness. Take every opportunity to walk up hills or stairs carrying your daypack, a perfect opportunity to also break in new trekking shoes before your challenge.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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