Join Beanstalk on a 3-day trek to the summit of North Africa’s highest peak, ending with a project visit to a cliffside village school to set up somewhere special to read. In addition to helping local children, the money you raise will help us spread the joy of reading to children across your place now!

This trek, through the High Atlas Mountains to summit Mt Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak at 4167m, is not just a great challenge — it's also an immersion into the culture of the Berber people, Morocco's original inhabitants. Few roads penetrate this craggy mountain stronghold, where the way of life has changed little over centuries.

Our journey takes us from the exotic sights of Marrakech to the remote, barren and dry High Atlas mountain range. Our route is on a mixture of rocky and sandy paths as we pass grassy meadows, towering limestone peaks to sheer red-rock canyons, isolated patches of snow and flowing rivers.

After our epic ascent of the mighty Mt Toubkal, we continue our journey over the undulating foothills to the small rural Berber village of Tizi Oussem, where we spend a full day visiting a small school and assisting in revamping a class room.

Take part in this once in a lifetime adventure and change the story for children struggling with their reading.

Read a story from our last trek where we visited Nurbuling School in Nepal! 

Trek details 

  • Dates:                          5th to 11th October 2017
  • Difficulty:                     Moderate to tough (training required)
  • Registration fee:         £100 (non-refundable)
  • Sponsorship:               £2,000 minimum (please note this covers all trek costs)

 48 days 10 hours 27 mins 45 secs


  • 5 Oct               Depart London to Marrakech
  • 6 Oct               Marrakech to Mount Toubkal Base Camp (6-8 hours trekking)
  • 7 Oct               Mount Toubkal ascent (9-11 hours trekking)
  • 8 Oct               Toubkal Base Camp to Tizi Oussem (6-7 hours trekking)
  • 9 Oct               Tizi Oussem school project visit
  • 10 Oct             Tizi Oussem to Marrakech
  • 11 Oct             Marrakech to London

We will provide you with fundraising support and materials, as well as training advice and hints to ensure you have the adventure of a lifetime.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Beanstalk trek representative if you have any questions: