Sun 27 May - Fri 01 Jun 2018

In aid of British Friends of Shalva

British Friends of Shalva

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sun 27 May 2018

Arrival into Marrakech

Our challenge starts in the buzzing vibrancy of Marrakech. At the hotel you will get to meet the Charity Challenge representative and the rest of the team, before getting a good night's sleep in preparation for your first day trekking.

 

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Day 2, Mon 28 May 2018

Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, Neltner Refuge, 3,200m (approximately 5 hours)

After breakfast and a final briefing, we leave the city. The scenery quickly changes as we head into the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. At 2000m sits the village of Imlil, the challenge starting point. Here we begin trekking! The route follows the river towards Sidi Chamarouch, Lunch will be taken with the Berbers, before heading towards home for the night: the Neltner Refuge at 3,200m.

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Day 3, Tue 29 May 2018

Neltner Refuge, 3,200m to Mount Toubkal, 4,167m (approximately 4 hours)

We set off early from camp as we head towards our destination, stopping along the way to take in the views. The Toubkal summit is tough, especially across the scree. But with the buoyant team spirit – and several pitstops – we’ll reach the top of North Africa’s highest peak. Taking time to reflect on our achievement, we then descend back to the Neltner Refuge for the night.

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Day 4, Wed 30 May 2018

Neltner Refuge to Marrakech (approximately 4 hours)

Limbs may be feeling weary, but it’s an easy descent back down to Sidi Chamarouch (2,310m) where we will stop for some refreshments and a spot of shopping. From here it’s two-hour hike to Aremd, before one last push to Imlil. We bid farwell to our muleteers before heading back to Marrakech, which leaves the rest of the day free to explore this wonderful city.

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Day 5, Thu 31 May 2018

Tour of Marrakech

The day starts with a guided tour of Marrakech, taking in the 70m high Koutoubia Minaret and the Sixteenth Century Saadian Tombs. The tour ends in the bustling Djemma El Fna square. Lunch is in the medina, after which there will be time to explore the subtropical botanical gardens of Jardin Majorelle. Celebrate the trip and all our achievements over a final celebratory meal together.

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Day 6, Fri 01 Jun 2018

End of expedition in Marrakech

Today is bitter sweet as we wave goodbye in Marrakech. Saying goodbye to new-found friends and trekking partners will be hard, so be sure to exchange details before departing.

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Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group, and other unpredictable factors. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

Should you suffer from vertigo, it is worth considering that on most mountain treks there will be occasional exposure to sheer drops. You should, therefore, discuss the particular itinerary of your choice with a member of our team.

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