Referrals: 01206 890 360
The Hospice: 01206 845 566
Fundraising: 01206 931 468

Join us on our challenge to conquer Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4167m. 

The ascent is tough, steep and rocky, and the effects of being at altitude add to the challenge. However, the magnificent views from the summit – reaching across to the Sahara Desert – and the sense of achievement more than compensate for your efforts.


Day 1: Fly London to Marrakech

  • On arrival transfer the short distance to the hotel, then have a trip briefing before a good night’s rest! 

Day 2: Marrakech – Imlil – Refuge Camp

  • After an early breakfast, load up and drive into the mountains to the small village of Imlil (1740m), where you meet your guides and mules, and set off! 
  • The route takes you uphill through walnut groves, emerging into a flood plain which gives a brief respite from the climbing. 
  • The path then rises again through a winding valley into remote mountains; the views are beautiful. 
  • Pass through the tiny hamlet of Sidi Chamharouch (2200m), which has grown up around a Muslim shrine, then zig-zag more steeply into the valley. 
  • It’s then not long before you arrive at camp, below the refuge at the base of Toubkal. Night camp (3200m).
  • Drive approx 2 hours; trek approx 10km / 6-8 hours; height gain 1460m

Day 3: Toubkal Summit

  • Rise early, to allow plenty of time for the ascent to the top of Mount Toubkal. 
  • Armed with head-torches, trek along well-trodden rocky boulder-strewn tracks that twist their way up the mountain and take in the spectacular sunrise. 
  • You gain altitude steadily as you climb up slowly through a hanging valley with dramatic landscapes all around - you will even see the Sahara Desert - before you reach the summit. 
  • There's enough time to savour the sensation of being on top of North Africa’s highest summit, before we descend the same way, zig-zagging quite steeply and then crossing the large rocks and boulders of the lower section. 
  • Trek approx 8km / 6-8 hours; height gain / loss 967m

Day 4: Refuge Camp – Imlil – Marrakech

  • After breakfast, trek downhill, back to Imlil, admiring the landscapes of this beautiful hanging valley. 
  • On arrival in the village, have lunch, then meet the transport and head back to the buzzing city of Marrakech where you can explore the fascinating Jma El Fnaa, the main square, with its food stalls, snake charmers and musicians, and haggle for souvenirs in the fascinating souks – a real contrast to our remote mountains paths and a memorable way to end the adventure! 
  • Meet again in the evening for a slap-up dinner to celebrate your achievement. 
  • Trek approx 10km / 5-7 hours; height loss 1460m; drive approx 2 hours

Day 5: Fly Marrakech to London

  • Transfer to the airport for our flight back to London. 

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Contact Information

To contact the St Helena Fundraising team, please telephone 01206 931 468 or email , Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm.


24 hour advice: SinglePoint 01206 890 360 

SinglePoint is a 24/7 advice and support helpline which helps to coordinate an individual’s care with the hospice. SinglePoint also works alongside other healthcare services such as GPs, Community Nurses or Specialists. 

The Hospice

To contact a patient at The Hospice please find the address and telephone number below. Phone calls can be made to patients at any time of the day or week. You can contact Inpatient Services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, C04 9JU

Telephone: 01206 845 566

Hospice in the Home

You can contact The Hospice in the Home Team Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Colchester/Halstead team
Telephone: 01206 845 566

Tendring community team
Telephone: 01255 221 222

Day Therapies

You can contact the Joan Tomkins Centre (Colchester) Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on:

Telephone: 01206 848 163

Fax: 01206 752 245

You can contact the St Helena Tendring Centre (Clacton) Monday to Friday, between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01255 221 222

Tendring Centre Postcode for Sat Navs: CO15 1EU

Human Resources

The HR Team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Finance Team

To contact the St Helena Finance Team please telephone 01206 931 450 Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Volunteer Services Team

The Volunteer Services team can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm on 01206 931 466

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please phone the Marketing and Communications team directly on 01206 931 464

Patient Referrals

If you, or a member of your family has a life-limiting illness and would like to discuss whether St Helena care services can help, you can contact the SinglePoint telephone service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 01206 890 360

Bereavement Support

To contact the St Helena Bereavement Support team please telephone the bereavement helpline: 01206 984 274, Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm

Learning and Development Centre

The Learning and Development Centre is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and can be contacted on 01206 851 560

Service User Group

For more information on the St Helena Service User Group please contact Chair, Ken Aldred on 01206 751 397

Facilities Hire Enquiries

01206 851560


To contact the Lottery team please call 0800 285 1390 or visit the website here, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you would like to write to or visit the Lottery team, the address is: Your Hospice Lottery Office Unit 6 The Atrium, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester CO4 9AS.

Comment, compliment or complaint

Feedback, comments and complaints about St Helena care and support services may be made verbally or in writing to: Director of Care, St Helena, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9JU. To speak to a member of our team, call 01206 845 566