Walk for Wellbeing Mount Toubkal Moroccan Challenge
An unmissable opportunity to take part in an incredible challenge in Morocco, in support of the Charlie Waller Trust.
This six-day challenge will begin with an acclimatisation trek. You will then summit Mount Toubkal. Standing at an impressive 4167m, it is the highest Mountain in North Africa.
You will be rewarded with stunning views of the High Atlas Mountains in the north and over the Sahara to the south! This is a fully supported trek with mountain guides, cooks and a Tribal Tracks leader.
Trek for mental health
Join fellow supporters of the Charlie Waller Trust on our second international trekking adventure in Morocco and help us continue our crucial work.
You will trek 100km through dunes, through valleys and stunning oases. You’ll camp under the Saharan skies at night with the full support crew of camels, local desert guides and cooks along the way. The trek loosely follows part of the Marathon des Sables, marked by the little coloured pebbles on the ground.
Summit on 10 September – World Suicide Prevention Day
10 September each year is recognised as World Suicide Prevention Day. This was established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Its aim is to focus attention on suicide, to reduce stigma and raise awareness about preventing suicide.
We will be aiming to summit Mount Toubkal on Tuesday 10 September 2024.
This incredible challenge will take you on a journey through the Toubkal valley, passing through terraced farmland and Berber villages, where you can immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings.
At the summit, you will be rewarded with views in every direction, from the High Atlas peaks in the north and to the south, the Sahara, rolling far away to the heart of Africa. We will have time to explore Marrakech and its famous Medina, the walled medieval city, with buzzing souks (marketplaces) where we can try a little bartering.
Toubkal Challenge highlights
- A six-day Mount Toubkal Challenge trip to Morocco beginning and ending in vibrant Marrakech.
- A personal challenge that will tick many bucket list boxes!
- Acclimatisation trek in the High Atlas, followed by the summit of Mount Toubkal at 4167m.
- Stunning mountain surroundings with views of the Sahara.
Start Time: 6:00AM
End Time: 6:00PM
Event Capacity: 10 -18
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Day 1 – To Marrakech
Departing from the UK we board our flight to Morocco. On arrival, the team will be met by our local Moroccan team at the airport and transfer to the Riad in Marrakech. Overnight in Riad Nesma, Marrakech or similar in twin share rooms and dinner.
Day 2 - High Atlas Mountains
After breakfast, we transfer to Imlil for our acclimatisation trek, surrounded by the stunning High Atlas Mountains. The route winds through the beautiful Imlil valley and heads to Tizi n' Tamatert, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2358m. You will pass through the mountain villages and meet the local Berber communities. Berber history dates back to prehistoric times. Trek distance approximately 12km. Full board and overnight in Gite Dar Imlil or similar in twin share rooms.
Day 3 - Base Camp
The trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal will be tough and challenging and the terrain can be demanding. After an early start it is time to start the ascent route to Base Camp – six to seven hours of trekking; we will have lunch en route.
We will arrive at our campsite where we can rest before the summit day. You will have exceptional support throughout the trek with the help of expert mountain guides and a full support crew. Trek distance 14km. Camping in twin share tents with full board supported by our trek crew.
Day 4 – Summit day – 4167m
Today is the big day! Summiting the highest mountain in Northern Africa and looking across the valleys and mountains will be a once in a lifetime experience. It will be an early start on Summit day and the trek to reach the summit and return to Base Camp will be between seven and eight hours of trekking. It will be a steady, non-technical trek with plenty of stops. Tonight, we will camp with full board supported by our trek crew. Trek distance 8km. Camping in twin share tents with full board supported by our trek crew.
Day 5 – Descend to Imlil and celebrate in Marrakech
Today will be a steady trek back to Imlil and transfer to Marrakech and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Tonight the team can celebrate their achievements! Overnight in Riad in Marrakech in twin share rooms and full board.
Day 6 – Homeward bound
After breakfast we will transfer back to Marrakech for our flight home. Depending on flight times, we should have time for some last-minute shopping in the souks before a final lunch in Marrakech. Breakfast and Lunch included.
What does the cost include and exclude?
- Kit list and full pre-departure notes/briefing; Tribal Tracks UK Leader;
- International return flights between London and Marrakech;
- UK international departure tax;
- Accommodation in shared rooms in Marrakech and Imlil; Accommodation in shared tents on trek;
- Supporting In-country guides;
- Fully supported trek – Moroccan Mountain Guide, cooks, mules
- and muleteers;
- All transfers by private minibus or bus as per itinerary;
- All meals from dinner on day of arrival to lunch on day of departure; Vegetarian or other meal plan can be provided, please specify at time of booking.
- Personal Travel Insurance;
- Immunisation costs;
- Personal equipment and clothing; Boots suitable for mountain trek,
- sleeping bag;
- Visa fees (currently not required for UK passport holders);
- Any locally paid international airport departure taxes;
- Items of a personal nature;
- Tipping for local guides and drivers;
- Single supplement.
We ask you kindly to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship. This is in addition to the £1,395 event cost per person.
We want to make sure that we provide you with all the support and encouragement needed to make this event an experience to remember. We want you to truly feel like you are a part of #TeamCharlieWaller.
As a challenge participant with #TeamCharlieWaller we’ll give you:
- Support from our lovely office team and a dedicated contact
- Branded technical top (T-shirt or vest)
- Tips for achieving your fundraising target
Security of Booking - Payment and Financial Protection
Tribal Tracks has 100% financial protection and has a trust account with the Protected Trust Service, member number 5566. This means that all client monies paid to Tribal Tracks are held in our dedicated trust account, which is supervised by an independent trustee. This means that in the very unlikely event that Tribal Tracks ceases to trade, your money is safe. For more information please visit www.protectedtrustservices.com/services/consumer-protection/
Flights booked for you by Tribal Tracks will be ATOL protected under our own ATOL certificate.
Tribal Tracks is fully insured and carries public liability insurance up to £5 million.
It is a requirement of Tribal Tracks booking terms and conditions that each supporter must hold their own travel insurance which covers the trip and the activities they are doing. We may require evidence of this. Tribal Tracks is fully insured and carries public liability insurance up to £5 million.
Booking Terms and Conditions
Please read these carefully before registering for a place.
Walk for Wellbeing Mount Toubkal Summit Trek 2024
Terms and Conditions for a guaranteed place for the Charlie Waller Trust.
7 - 12 September 2024
Participation and Fundraising
By accepting a guaranteed place in the Event you agree with the Charlie Waller Trust (the 'Trust') that you:
Will inform the Trust immediately if you are unable to take part in the Event.
Will pay a non-refundable deposit of £400 and the balance of £995 payable by 10 weeks before departure to Tribal Tracks (29 June 2024)
Will pledge to raise a minimum of £1,000 for the Trust.
Will contact the Trust as soon as possible if you are not sure you are able to raise the funds required.
Will only use lawful means to fundraise for the Trust and will not do anything that harms or is likely to harm the reputation of the Trust.
Agree that Gift Aid payments cannot be counted towards your fundraising pledge and instead will be considered as over and above the pledged fundraising total.
Give permission for your name, photograph, feedback and comments to be used free of charge in any future publicity, advertising, fundraising materials and on our social media channels and/or promotion of the Trust.
Health and safety
I confirm that:
I am taking part in the event at my own risk and will not hold the Trust responsible for any accident, injury or illness sustained.
I will prepare myself to the best of my ability for the physical challenge and will check with my doctor if I have any concerns as to whether I am medically fit to participate in the Event.
I will comply with the health and safety and other rules and regulations issued by the Event organisers.
I accept all points stated in these terms and conditions.
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