Trekking Life Discovery - Atlas Mountains, Toubkal National Park, Morocco to Mount Kenya, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya - 28 Days
No experience required. This program is open to everybody and is tailored specifically to our clients goals and needs. Only the desire to open the mind, body and spirit to change necessary.
Throughout this program we are accompanied by a professional Canadian English speaking Personal Coach, Professional Mountain Guides and Instructors, a Chef, Porters and Support Staff. This is the least strenuous way to trek (walk) and be able to concentrate solely on the goal at hand. This is an extreme learning experience with real results in complete safety.
World Class Adventure Therapy Programs is what we have built our reputation on. Also referred to as Wilderness Adventure Therapy and Outdoor Therapy, employing real and or perceived physical and psychological risk to provide people with experiences which lead to positive and permanent change.
Once completed this program you or your loved one will forever change as this experience will imprint itself on mind, body and soul for life.
Individual Private and Group Programs available. Space is limited, reserve as early as possible to ensure availability.
This program starts in Morocco training in the High Atlas Mountains and then moves on to Kenya where we will summit Point Lenana, Mt. Kenya via the Burguret-Chogoria Traverse. Considered to be a less travelled mountain than Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Kenya offers up a world class mountain trekking destination without the crowds. The beauty of Mt. Kenya with its flora and fauna are still intact as well as its glaciers at the summit. Due to global warming and other environmental impact the glaciers at the summit of Mt. Kenya are receding, only those of this generation will be able to experience this beautiful mountain in all its glory probably for the last time, for the rest of time.
Toubkal or Tubkal is a mountain peak in southwestern Morocco, located in the Toubkal National Park. At 4,167 metres, it is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and in North Africa. Wikipedia
Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana. Wikipedia
One on One Counseling
Spiritual Enlightenment (non-religious)
Program Details Morocco to Kenya 28 Days
We will meet you at Casablanca or Marrakesh airports
Transportation to our base camp located in our traditional Berber house in the mountains, Private Room
Trekking through the High Atlas Mountains sometimes camping or staying in mountain refuges
Mountaineering and climbing training courses
Mountaineering skills and survival course
Winter Mountaineering training courses (seasonal)
Ascents of 4000 m + mountains including Mt. Toubkal, the highest in North Africa
Weekly sightseeing tours of the area attractions on rest days, 2 days per week (Activities and Sights)
Day 1 - Fly from Casablanca, Morocco to Nairobi, Kenya
Spend the night in Nairobi at a hotel
Day 2 - Nairobi – Giant Bamboo camp
Transfer from Nairobi to Nanyuki for lunch. After lunch drive to Gathiuru forest station and a 4 hour ascent through dense stands of towering bamboo to a Giant Bamboo Camp at 2600m. Elephant and buffalo are common here.
Day 3 - Giant Bamboo – Highlands Castle
The luxuriant bamboo yields to enormous podocarpus and pencil cedar forest before we climb to the hagenia rosewood zone at the edge of the moorlands. This marks our lunch spot before heading up through the extraordinary giant lobelia and groundsels. We spend the night close to the sheer lava cliffs of the “Highland Castle” at 3,700. Today’s hike takes 5-6 hrs with an ascent of 1,100m
Day 4 - Highlands Castle – Shipton Camp
Spectacular scenery as the jagged volcanic peaks and shimmering glaciers tower above our trek around the summit circuit. Turquoise tarns nestle in the valleys, eagles and buzzards soar overhead – it’s difficult to believe we’re on the equator! We might, for the first time, meet other trekkers here as we hike for 5-6 hours to overnight at Shipton Camp at 4,200m.
Day 5 - Shipton camp – Pt Lenana – Hall Tarns
Predawn start for the summit attempt. Up steep screes and a bare rocky track to reach the summit. It’s an exhilarating 3 hours from here to reach the hiker’s summit, Pt Lenana at 4,985m in time for the sunrise – Kilimanjaro is usually visible 340kms to the south then 2-3 hours descent to Hall Tarns (4,300m), where we have a hefty breakfast and spend the day here to rest and to relax. Our campsite is perched close (but not too close) to the top of a sheer 300m cliff overlooking the Gorges Valley.
Day 6 - Hall Tarns – Mt Kenya Bandas
Gentle hike down a broad ridge enjoying magnificent views back up the valley to the snowy peaks, and down to waterfalls, tarns and lava flows in the Gorges Valley itself. Overnight in the Meru Mt. Kenya cabins – log fires, hot showers, beds. Wildlife viewing possible in evening with elephant and buffalo often grazing outside our cabins and a large numbers of forest and moorland birds.
Day 7 - Mt Kenya Bandas – Nairobi
Three hours walk down through the bamboo forest to meet our vehicles for the return journey to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon.
Spend the night in Nairobi Hotel
Day 8 - Flight back to Casablanca where you will prepare for your return flight home and on to a new life.
*We have included a buffer of 4 days that will be used as necessary if we incur delays due to weather, flight or other transportation delays or any other acts that are out of our control. These days will be taken advantage of in counseling, activites, sight seeing and group workshops.
Included in this program:
- All transportation including flight to and from Casablanca to Nairobi
- All Park fees
- Training courses and equipement
- All food
- Mountaineering skills and survival courses
- Accommodation in hotels, refuges and mountaineering tents
- All professional guiding services
- Porter or mule support
- Treatment Program
- Contact Us for detailed itinerary and information
- Personal expenses
- Personal clothing and equipment
- Airfare to and from Casablanca or Marrakesh Morocco
**Schedule, itinerary and cost may vary due to times and availability
We would be pleased to take care of all planning and travel arrangements ( see Travel Planning )