This Trek takes us north from to south walking across the less visited central part of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, from the irrigated farmland of the Bou Guemmez Valley to the edge of the Sahara. During the course of the walking, we experience the friendliness and hospitality of the Berber people, camp on high pastures used by nomadic shepherds and make the tough trekking climb to the top of Mgoun, the second highest peak in Morocco. Here, the fabulous 360 degree panorama includes range upon range of the High Atlas Mountains and the endless desert expanse to the south. Dropping down via a high plateau, we explore the dramatic MGoun Gorge and walking through this, at times in the river bed, to reach the end of our trekking amongst a collection of pretty villages whose terraced fields and gardens are bordered by rose bushes. This superb trekking adventure holiday in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco concludes with a drive back to Marrakech, through the spectacular Dades Valley and across the high pass of Tizi n’Tichka. On our return to exotic Marrakech, we have time to further explore the old Arab quarter of this fabulous city. The Marrakech souks (markets) and the quality of their handicrafts are celebrated the world over and to explore Marrakech on foot is a magical experience.
|Level: Type : Period: from May till October Length: 8 Days|
Day 2: Marrakech-Azilal-Tizin Oughbar (2200m) – valley Ait Abbes-Valley Ait Bouguemmaz – Azib n Ikkis (2300m). Overnight in a Camp. 3h Drive.
Day 3: Azib n Ikkis (2300m) – col de Tarkedit (3450m) – descent towards Plateau Tarkedit (2900m). Overnight in a Camp. 5h30 Walk.
Day 4: Ascension to Mgoun Summit (4068 m) – Descent towards Oulilimt (2600m) . Overnight in a Camp. 8h30 Walk.
Day 5: Oulilimt – Afelafal – Tighremt’n Ait Ahmed. Overnight in a Camp. 5h30 Walk.
Day 6: Tighremt n Ait Ahmed- Col Ait Imi (2900 m) – descent towards Ait Imi (1900 m) – Valley Ait Bouguemmaz. Overnight in a Berber House. 6h Walk.
Day 7: A visit to the nearby berber villages of the beautiful valley Ait Bouguemmaz – Return back to Marrakech. Overnight in a Hotel in Marrakech. 5 to 7h Drive.
Day 8: Transfer to the Airport .