M’Goun massif lies between the central plains and the Sahara desert of Morocco. High rounded peaks, massive rock slabs, and mud-formed spires overlook vast treeless valleys and sparsely vegetated plateaus.
M’Goun massif lies between the central plains and the Sahara desert of Morocco. High rounded peaks, massive rock slabs, and mud-formed spires overlook vast treeless valleys and sparsely vegetated plateaus. Split by rivers and canyons, the landscape provides interesting trail challenges with a traverse of M’Goun, followed by long, slow descents and sudden ascents, and one day negotiating a narrow canyon filled with water. The nomadic Ait Atta people tribes graze their animals here during the summer months; hare and fox, wolf, toads, frogs, vulture, and the rare Bonelli-eagle make this barren land their home. Few trees include poplars, junipers, and scrub willows.
Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech; Airport reception and transfer to hotel night in hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech – Happy Valley-azib Ikkis
Day of transfer to the central High Atlas via the city of Azilal. a mountainous road to the pass-Do Oughbar splendid view of the chain M’Goun in front of us and to our right the Rat 3700m, 3600m Igoudamene, Tizal 3100m 3700m Azourki to join the happy valley the starting point for our hikes , Meeting with the mule team to a small Agouti walk in 3 hours going through the village of Ait Said, pretty sheep up to Ikiss (2200 m). Bivouac.
Day 3: Azib Ikiss – Tizi Oumskik – Plateau Tarkeddit
We begin our day with an easy climb to the circus Timramatiyn Source Oumskiq. We ravitaillons water because there will be no water for 4h.Nos mules take the same path. The climb becomes more and more athletic but not technically difficult due to the famous Col Tarkkadit, remarkable view of the two north side / south M’Goun, wild mountain landscapes or village or sheep apart from a few herds; a short easy downhill towards the plate. bivouac near the source of the Tessout 2990m.5h30 walking. 1150m of ascent and descent of 500m
Day 4: Tarkeddit – Ascension M’Goun 4071 m-‘Oulilimt
Up at 4, to start climbing the second summit of Morocco to 5h.sans down the tents this time because our carriers will have ample time to deal with, Ascension is optional (those who do not ride at the top can stay in bed until the departure of muleteers and follow the mule track through the pass of 3100m), 5 hour hike to Camp, the climb is not technically difficult, (habit of walking and resistance sufficient altitude, a lovely view of the massif central High Atlas, Jbel Saghro and the Rose Valley. After an exceptional career, we reach the highest point at 4,071 m. Then we descend a scree towards the sources of Wadi M’goun. Oulilimt Bivouac (2650 m)
Day 5: Oulilimt – Gorges Oulilimt – Ait Tighremt Ahmed 2250 m
Throughout the day, we will follow the mule track comfortable where you will discover some amazing cliff dwellings and meet the pastors Berber nomads with their herds summer in this region, which allows an easy walk without difficulty and offers landscapes: including stacks of different colors ranging from tan to red or brown. Lunch in the gorge for a swim and rest after yesterday’s effort has bivouac Ahmed. 5H Walking.
Day 6: Tighremt n Ait Ahmed – Valley Ouzighimt – Imin Irkt Camp 2000m
After the first day of physical exertion and lack of positive water now is comfort: a day of reward by the descent of the valley Ouzighimt, popular beautiful valley, we walk to the river crossing a string of El Morabitine Berber villages, Ighrem Izderne, Wawchki …. meet the inhabitants of the valley, women with their unique hairstyles and costumes in the Central High Atlas, night at camp Possibility of hot shower in the evening walk Durée 5H30 vertical drop 250 m
Day 7: Gorges Mgoun Imin Irkt — (Achabou) — Aguerzaga 1700m.
Starting about 8am, provide Sandals or tennis Mandatory for wading, sometimes cold with a strong current, alternating passages, our mules we follow the same destination, through the most beautiful and spectacular gorges of the Atlas. The gorges are narrow (2m wide and 600m high cliffs) Lunch at the exit of the gorge after a mint tea at Moh, we walk always in the water until evening bivouac opposite the village to Aguerwaga riverside Duration: 6 hours walking / vertical drop 300 m.
Day 8: aguerzaga – transfer back to marrakech overnight in hotel.
Day 9: transfer to marrakech airport.
jamal & lhoussine idali mountain & desert guides.
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