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Overview

 Highlights


  • Gorges, valleys and mountains of the High Atlas
  • Soil erosion, rivers and irrigation techniques of Berber culture
  • Summiting the highest mountain in North Africa!
  • Trekking to the peak of Mount Ouanoukrim
  • Trek through Berber villages of the High Atlas
  • Djemaa el-Fna market place in Marrakesh
  • Gardens, mosques, palaces, and the souqs of Marrakesh
  • Stunning views of the Atlas Mountain Range
  • Learn about Morocco's Islamic heritage and culture

This exciting school geography expedition will take your group into the heart of Morocco's rugged Atlas Mountain range, traversing passes, steep ridges and lush valleys where goat herds and traditional villages add colour to the striking landscape. We will appreciate the hospitality and pride of our Berber guides and mule drivers who lead us through their homeland to summit the region's two highest peaks, Ouanoukrim and Mt Toubkal. At 4167m, Mt Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and a challenge for even the fittest trekker - however, our climbs of these two peaks are non-technical and do not require prior mountaineering experience. We will also spend time in the unforgettable city of Marrakesh, with a guided tour of its most significant religious sites as well as time to explore the ancient city's markets, mosques and museums.

Countries:

Starting Point:

Your nearest international airport

Activities:

Grading:Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Marrakech

Day 2

Marrakech - Transfer to Oukaimeden, approx. 1:30 hrs. Hike to Tachedirt

Day 3

Tacheddirt 2400 m - Imanene valley - Aguersioual 1750 m

Day 4

Aguersioual 1750 m - Azib Tingrhite 2100 m - Tizi Oudite 2219 m - Tizi Oussem 1785 m

Day 5

Tizi Oussem 1850 m - Azib Tizikert 2460 m Apprx.

Day 6

Azib Tzikert 2460 m – Neltner camp 3050m Approx 6 hours of walking

Day 7

Neltner camp 3050m -Toubkal 4167m -Neltner camp 3050m Approx 8 hours walking

Day 8

Summit Ouanoukrim peak (4088m) - Neltner (3050m) Approx. 6-7 hours of walking

Day 9

Neltner camp 3050m - Aremd 1950m

Day 10

Aremd - Imlil return to Marrakesh

Day 11

Trip concludes, return home


Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• 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 local peoples
• 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.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Grading

Moderate

This expedition involves trekking through undulating country, often untracked, for up to six hours a day at a steady pace. To undertake this level of activity you will need a good level of trekking fitness and be sure-footed. Some days involve walking over rugged terrain, including boulders, scree and heavily vegetated ground. As a minimum, we recommend 45 minutes of aerobic type exercise three times a week for three months leading up to your trek.


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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