Jebel Siroua is an ancient volcanic massif located between the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains, south of Marrakesh. The area is a dissected plateau with a wide range of volcanic features, including numerous craters and lava plugs.
On a clear day, the nub-like summit offers some of the best views in Morocco, with the High Atlas, the Anti-Atlas, the Jebel Bani and even the dunes of the Sahara in view. In this region it is possible to stay in Berber houses and enjoy excellent walking. Guide and mule services are available in a limited capacity in Taliouine.
Day 1: arrival in Marrakesh airport and transfer to the hotel.
The first day will be your arrival at Marrakesh and reception at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Marrakesh-Tamalakout
In the morning, you will depart for the southern slopes of the Atlas mountains, arriving in the village of Tamalakout, which is about a 4-hour drive, for a traditional reception at your Berber mule handler’s home in Tamalakout (1650m). The rest of the afternoon and evening can be spent enjoying the culture and company of the local people.
Day 3: Tamalakout – Siroua – Ait Tigga
After loading the mules, you’ll leave Tamalakout and head up to the desert plateaux, striking out for Siroua. After reaching the mountain, you and your party will bivouac near the village of Ait Tigga. The day should take around 5 hours of walking to complete.
Day 4: Ait Tigga – Idoughagh – Aït Ighmour – Tachanct Pass – Tisfeldalt
On the 4th day, you’ll be visiting the villages of Idoughagh, Aït Ighmour and Ait Tigga. There is an ancient, 900 year-old agadir or granary to visit when you arrive in Ait Tigga. From there, you will head up to the Tachanct Pass at 2500m before heading to the foot of Tisfedalt, with its azibs or sheep pens. After a 6 and a half hour day of travelling, you’ll bivouac near to Siroua for the night.
Day 5: Tisfeldalt – Siroua – Tikniwine – Irhiri
You and your guides will head out early to reach the Siroua summit. There may be some scrambling to be done as you cross the southern slope. When you have reached the peak, you’ll then head down to ‘the twins’ or Tikniwine to pass the sheep pens of Irhiri at 2300m. The entire day should take around 6 and a half hours.
Day 6: Irhiri – Tazoult – Msitalla – Tamazikht
You’ll start trekking in an easterly direction, along the Tazoult and across the Assif of Irhiri to reach the foot of Msitalla. After just over 6 hours of walking, you’ll reach your bivouac on the outskirts of Tamazikht village at 1730m.
Day 7: Tamazikht- back to marrakech end of the trip,