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Jbel Saghro Trek in Morocco

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On this 8-day trekking adventure in Morocco, a local guide will take you to explore the Jbel Saghro mountains and culture. Discover the sculpted massifs, peaks, and gorges of this unique region and interact with the local mountain people on an outdoor experience you always remember!

Atlas

8 Days

All year

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Discover the unique landscapes of the Jbel Saghro mountains in Morocco.

* Spend 8 days exploring the Atlas Mountains with a certified local guide.

* Enjoy interacting with the local mountain culture.

Description

On this 8-day Jbel Saghro trek in Morocco, you will have the chance to discover one of the most stunning ranges of the Atlas Mountain system. You will be led by a certified local guide, and interact with the local Berber culture on the way. This is a unique trek that you will never forget.

The Jbel Saghro mountains are located in southern Morocco. They are so dry that the landscapes, with great wind-chiseled protrusions, are truly impressive and otherworldly. The region is also home to nomads and traditional Berber people. Trekking in this part of the world is truly unique and well worth it!

This adventure begins from Marrakech and involves between 4 and 6 hours of trekking per day. You can find a detailed day-by-day itinerary below. Keep in mind that you will need to have a good fitness level to join.

If you have any questions about the tour, then please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to answer your doubts and help you plan your trip. Send your request today and make Morocco your next adventure.  I look forward to guiding you!

Price details

INCLUDED:

Transport to and from Marrakech

Qualified English speaking guide

Mules to carry the baggage and food

Accommodation in local houses, tent or refuge

All food during the trek

Cook to prepare all meals

NOT INCLUDED:

Personal insurance

Tip

Drinks


Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Quarzazarte – Qalaa M’Gouna – Saghro – Taourirt

Your first day will take you straight from the airport to the Saghro region. After you have been met by your team, you will travel to Taourirt via Quarzazarte and Qalaa M’Gouna to meet your mules and their handlers. The day will be about 5 hours of driving.

Day 2: Taourirt – Amalou N’Ouchhene

After loading the mules, you and your group will head out into the Saghro region, through rose bush fields toward the Black Mountains for a day of trekking that lasts approximately 5 hours. When you reach where you will spend the night, a bivouac in Amalou N’ Ouchhenne, you can look out over the immense vista of the High Atlas, as it reaches heights of over 4000m.

Day 3: Tizi’n’Tagmout - Assaka Aït Ouzzine

From Tizi’n’Tagmout at 1950 m, you and your party will trek down to visit the village of the same name. From there, you will head on out toward Assaka Aït Ouzzine, a village where you will bivouac at the end of your 6 hour day. You will also pass the beautiful Tizi’n’Tagmout Pass on your travels.

Day 4: Assaka Aït Ouzzine - Akerkour - Irhazzoun’N’Imlas

The 4th day will consist of 6 hours of trekking and take you past the sheep pens of Akerkour and through Irhazzoun’N’Imlas, a hamlet of pisé dwellings, to make camp there.

Day 5: Irhazzoun’N’Imlas - Tadaout’N’Tablah - Tizi‘N’Taggourt - Igli

4 hours of trekking will bring you deep into the Saghro region and introduce you to some wonderful sights. Tadaout’N’Tablah appears as a forest of rocky peaks and at Tizi‘N’Taggourt, you will encounter what has been described as a gigantic head of bones’ at the plateau. Your bivouac will be at Igli, an area populated with some houses and cultivated farming areas.

Day 6: Igli - Tizi Ouarg - Ouarg

After an early morning, you and the group will travel up into the Djebel Saghro ridges and trek to the northern slope through Tizi Ouarg, with a simply stunning view of the massif. After 6 hours, you’ll make bivouac camp in Ouarg.

Day 7: Ouarg – Dades – Quarzazarte – Tichka - Marrakech

Heading out in the morning, you’ll arrive at Boumane, near Dades, before arriving in Ouarzazate. After Quarzazarte, you’ll carry on to the Tichka Pass before arriving in Marrakech in the middle of the afternoon. After 6 hours of traveling, you can have a shower and a meal at your hotel.

Day 8: Marrakech

The last day is yours to do with as you please. If you would like to carry on exploring the wonders of Morocco, contact Mohamed and Brahim.

 

About the guide

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Tour Operator

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

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What people are saying about Mountain

Lewis

5.00

Our trip to the Atlas Mountains & summit of Toubkal was one of the best experiences of my partner and I’s lives. Mohammad the organiser was friendly, helpful and made us feel safe and at home. Jamal our guide was amazing. He ensured we made it to the top of the mountain whilst explaining local culture and history. We formed a strong bond and I was very sad to be leaving. As the weather was good and we made the summit and back in 2 days we had time to mountain bike through the valley for the third day, again with Jamal showing us the ropes and treating us to fresh mint tea. A truly unforgettable trip and we will certainly be back when we can. Thank you Mohammad, Jamal and the beautiful village of Imlil and it’s surroundings.

Chloe

5.00

We had a fantastic three days organised meticulously by Mohamed and led by Hasan. Hiking up Toubkal was beautiful, and Hasan even took us up another peak too. The food and accomodation were exceptional and everyone was so friendly. I wouldn't hesitate t recommend and will definitely return!

Sebastian

5.00

Had a great trip with Hassan, one of the guides, service (and food!) were great.

Jackson

5.00

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

5.00

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!


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