M'goun valley

OVERVIEW

About the trip

The M'Goun massif, at the heart of the High Atlas, is remoter and lesser known than the Toubkal area, but a gem nonetheless and the great range's second most popular trekking area. Its high point, Jebel M'Goun (4,071m) (? - there is inconsistency here!), is the second-highest peak in north Africa, and one of Morocco's' sacred peaks. Very different in nature from the Toubkal area, M'Goun is largely eroded sandstone and limestone: think deep, colourful and dramatic gorges separating high and thrilling ridges and escarpments. It is a touch less harsh than other Atlas areas, with a bit more vegetation and more prosperous valleys. Here you can trek through violently-cut gorges (some requiring wading and said to be only 3m wide in places), barren slopes of scree and forested valleys and visit fascinatingly unspoilt Berber villages - not surprising given many still have no road access, but still somehow remarkable so near Europe. The region gives an extraordinary look at a characterful if hard way of life, which has changed little in hundreds of years. They are thought to be the indigenous inhabitants of the area, and have always been fiercely independent, living in fortified mud-brick villages (look out for tower-houses) in irrigated valleys. Some still practice transhumance, moving with their flocks to high pastures in summer. The landscape can be orientated around a main ridge which includes the highest peaks. The accessible A?t Bou Goumez valley to the north is the main trek-head, with Tabant the main trekking town. Its fertile, even luxuriant bottom, surrounded by dry, dramatic mountains, supports a rich Berber culture, making it a good place to prepare for or recover from your trek. You can also start walking from roadheads to the south

DAY 1

Transfer from Marrakech to Ait Bougmez Valley (heureuse valley) via Azilal. Overnight in Agoutti village. 7 hour of drive.

DAY 2

Marrakech | Tizi n’tichka | Village Haloukte: Walking via Ait Said Village to arrive your camp in Arous Village. 4 hour of walk.

DAY 3

Village Haloukte | Foum Assaka: Climbing the Aghouri mountain pass at 3,450m. Camping in Tarkeddit plateau. 7-8 hour of walk.

DAY 4

Foum Assaka | Azibs N'Oussamer: Climbing the M'goun peak (4068m) is optional, camping in Azib N'Oulilimt . 8-9 hour of walk.

DAY 5

Azibs N'Oussamer | Sources of Iriri river: Trekking day to Tighramt N’Ait hamd through Aflalal. Camping. 5 hour walk.

DAY 6

Sources of Iriri river | Azazgzane: Hiking via Tizi n’Ait Imi 1960m, the happy valley of Ait Bougmez. Overnight in guesthouse. 6 hour of walk.

DAY 5

Azazgzane | Marrakech: Return to Marrakech

WHAT IS INCLUDED

- Professional mountain guide

- Accommodation during days of your hike ( guest house, tents )

- Transport ( all transfers : from airport to your hotel, from hotel to starting point for hike. Transfer back to Marrakech )

- Food during days of the hike ( breakfasts, lunches, dinners)

- water during the hike le.

NOT INCLUDED

• Travel insurance

• Soft alcoholic drinks

• Tips and personal expanses

PRICE

Depends the number of travelers and their request, please contact us for a proposal.

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