- One week to summit North Africa's highest mountain
- Optional ascent of Mt Ouanakrim (4089m)
- Absorb sights and sounds of Marrakech
Mt Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, stands 4167m above sea level and commands superb views of the High Atlas Mountains. This walking holiday in Morocco passes through impressive landscapes on well-defined paths and is, surprisingly, not too strenuous.
As we climb higher, the paths do become steeper and rugged in places, but the gain in altitude awards dramatic views of Marrakech, the Anti-Atlas mountains and row after row of sharp granite peaks.
This rewarding Mt Toubkal trekking trip passes through remote villages and terraced fields offering us an insight to the life of the hardy and friendly Berber people. We finish the week with some free time in the colourful Imperial City of Marrakech.
What makes this trip responsible?
With regular leader training, we can ensure our responsible tourism practices are passed onto local leaders. Our local muleteer teams have supported these tours for over 20 years who want to continue preserving their way of life in this area. We pass through very remote and poor rural communities that can really benefit from our tourism, as they can learn from our actions as responsible travellers. As recycling is not fully developed in Morocco, we recommend taking neutralising tablets to avoid using too many plastic water bottles and creating waste problems. We are working with various local villages to see how we can offer our support including how to reduce the amount of plastic waste in this area.
Morocco Community project
After funding a water tower for the remote village of Tijhza in 2000, we have been involved in a variety of schemes requested by the Berbers to improve their community life. With a new water pipeline system fitted in the village, every house can now enjoy running water and our funds have also stretched to paying for much-needed operations for some of the children. Our biggest achievement is the village hammam (Moroccan steam bath) that will help with important hygiene issues as well as creating a self-sustainable income.
Get involved by sending your leftover dirhams to Amanda Ceraolo in the Exodus office; donate online via our website or join a volunteer departure (Trip code: AMO) led by project founder, Andy McKee.
For more information, please see Project page.
View across Toubkal National Park