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Berber Villages and Mount M'Goun Trek in Morocco

This unique trekking week in Morocco will take you to the summit of Mount M'Goun and other amazing landmarks of the Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you will discover the colorful culture of the berber villages and catch sight of stunning landscapes.

Group

Atlas

8 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy a unique trekking week in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Climb to the summit of Mount M'Goun, the second highest peak in Morocco.
  • Discover the beautiful Happy Valley and berber villages along the way.

Description

This unique 8-day trek will take you to the heart of Morocco and discover the essence of the Atlas Mountains. You will climb Mount M'Goun, the second highest in the country, and also visit Berber villages along the way.

Your tour starts and ends in Marrakech. You will be picked up at the airport and taken to your accommodation before setting off on the actual trek the following day. An adventure-packed week awaits you once you start, and each day, you will cover different trekking objectives that will give you a wide glimpse of the Morrocan mountain lifestyle and landscapes. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below.

Keep in mind that although this is not a technical program, it will require a lot of participation from you and will involve long trekking days. You should be physically fit to hike for several hours on end, and sometimes to hike in steep uphill and downhill conditions. Of course, we will be there to help and guide you on the way, as well as to take care of logistics. The rewards will be tangible, so the trek is well worth the effort!

If you would like to join this unique trekking adventure, then contact us today and we can start planning this tour together!


Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pickup in Marrakech

Day 2: Tabant – Ait Said – Azib n’Ikkis

You’ll transfer from Marrakech and once you reach Agouti, at 1850m, you will meet your guide and mules. An easy 3 to 4-hour hike will take you to the campsite near Azib n’Ikkis. You will reach an altitude of 2250 m and pass through some lovely Berber villages on the way.

Day 3: Azib n’Ikkis – Tarkeddid

A short 4 to 5-hour trek will take you to Tarkeddid. The path is relatively steep, especially at the Oumskig Pass at 2909m and at the Aghouwri Pass at 3400m. The awe-inspiring views from the top will be a well-earned reward. After, you will go down a steep zig-zag path to the Tarkeddid refuge where you will spend the night.

Day 4: M’Goun Summit

On M’Goun summit day, you will wake up very early. Technically, the ascent is not too difficult, however, you will have to make a fair amount of effort. The summit will reward you with magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains and then you will return to the refuge on a 3 hours descent.

Day 5: Tarkeddid – Oumsoud Pass - Oulilimt Valley– Ain Aflafal

The trekking day begins with a traverse of the Arouss Gorge and then a hike down passing singing streams and rivers before trekking up to the Oumsoud Pass at 2969m. You will enjoy a picnic in a beautiful meadow in the Oumlilimt Valley. After a 3-hour trek, you will reach the Ain Aflafal refuge where you can enjoy a replenishing dinner and spend the night.

Day 6: Ain Aflafal – Ait Imi Pass – Taban

You will trek for around 5 to 6 hours to get back over the Ait Imi Pass to Tabant. The trek starts easy and becomes more demanding as you approach Ait Imi Pass. The descent from the pass is steep and there is loose scree, but only lasts about 90 minutes. Finally, you will get to Ait Imi, about 30 minutes away from Tabant.

Day 7: Tabant – Marrakech

From Tabant you can transfer easily back to Marrakech and enjoy the rest of your free time.

Day 8: Last Day- Marrakech

 

Details

Accommodation

You will stay in local houses, tents or refuges.

Meeting point

Marrakech

About the guide

I am Mohamed Toudaoui, experienced certified trekking guides based in Imlil, near Marrakech. I am the co-founder of the Mountain Travel Morocco (MTM) Trekking Company which is the first and only High Atlas Mountain-based trekking agency. For more than 20 years, we have been guiding visitors to discover the best parts of Morocco, exploring hidden cornes alongside the Berber people othe Moroccan High Atlas and the magical desert.

I speak English, French, Spanish and German. I am a fully certified mountain guide. I am a graduate of the Mountain Guides Training Center in Morocco (Centre de Formation Aux Metiers de Montagne CFAMM). We are also graduates from the Federation Royale de Ski et Montagne. Our company is registered at the Minister of Tourism with an official license.

Your safety is our number one priority. Our leaders and guides have undertaken the Wilderness First Aid Medical Course. They are competent to deal with any adverse situations during the tours. Our guides, porters and mule handlers are well paid, well fed and treated ethically.

We are ecologically aware and will not do anything to damage the beautiful environment of Morocco. We are also good listeners. Understanding people is an important skill in the High Atlas.

Languages

French | English | Arabic

Residence

Atlas Mountain, Morocco


What people are saying about Mountain Travel Morocco

Jackson Mattocks

5.00

January, 2023

Abdul was a fantastic guide and made the journey very enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable about the area and made sure to keep a pace which was challenging but doable for all participants. Mohamed was an excellent cook as well and I always looked forward to his meals. The area was beautiful and the climb to Mt. Toubkal is certainly unforgettable. I'm very glad I choose this tour, especially at this price.

Matiss Ozols

5.00

January, 2023

The guide was perfect and the cooking and bag man was super cool and made perfect meals. I am realy happy about this trip and happy to meet greate people! Thanke you and your team!

David Jordan

5.00

December, 2022

Mohamed was great - very kind and helpful guide.


 

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