Archive for: April 2013

Follow Charles Masters up Cho Oyu

We are following friend of trekMountains, Charles Masters, on his attempt to scale Cho Oyu, the world’s 6th highest mountain.
He has now arrived in Kathmandu…his blog update is here

Charles (in red) with friend Matt on the Alta Via 1 trek in the Dolomites

Last chance for bookings for Mt Toubkal

Bookings close Friday 26th April for our Morocco Mt Toubkal trek 20 – 29 June 2013 from £595*

If you are thinking of climbing Mt Toubkal we have a departure 20-29 June, but the hotelss are asking us to finalise our rooming arrangements in 1 weeks’ time, so book now if you want to come!

Explore the High Atlas before trekking to the summit of North Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Toubkal. Trekking with the mountain Berber peoples, and with mules to carry our luggage, this trek can be fitted into just one week off work. This incredibly varied landscape is not to be missed.

Our itinerary will allow us not only to see the village life of the Berbers in the High Atlas, but will also allow a steady acclimatisation before ascending to the summit of Toubkal at 4167m. En route we will camp near the beautiful Lake Ifni before moving up to the Toubkal Refuge the night before summit day. Offering views across the High Atlas and the Jebel Sahro mountain range we will see into the distant Sahara desert.

On our return there will be opportunity to explore the souks of Marrakesh.

trekMountains’ trekking holidays in Morocco offer an exciting sense of another culture, despite the short flying time– so close to Europe yet so wildly different from it.

Clicke here for full details about the trek, photos and the itinerary.

To book all you need to do is complete our online booking form, and submit it with a £300 trek deposit before Friday 26th April. * Price based on 5 person price – final price depends on the number of trek participants.

New itinerary available now: Trekking with Donkeys – Italy

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Would you like to learn how to look after a donkey, and take it trekking with you in Italy?
Check out our new holiday at http://trekmountains.com/italy/donkey-trekking-appenines/

Available May to Octoer, this is an ideal week-long trip for spring or autumn half term holidays for families, and for anyone looking for a relaxed trek that goes back to a century when travelling with donkeys was the norm…

Charles Masters’ trip to Cho Oyu

Best wishes to friend of trekMountains, Charles Masters on his trip to summit Cho Oyu, at 8201m the world’s 6th highest mountain. You can follow his blog here: http://chooyu2013.wordpress.com/

Charles took some great photos when he came with trekMountains on the Alta Via 1 in the Italian Dolomites, and kindly gave us his permission to use them.

You can see some of his photos in our Italy Gallery