The Jebel Saghro is a volcanic massif made of disturbed rocks, rocky peaks and basaltic conglomerates.This massif, separates the valley of the Draa to the Dades Valley. Its highest point is Amalou N’mnsour reaching 2700 m. The scenery is almost lunar; it is a very mineral world, raw and sometimes interspersed with narrow valleys and deep canyons. Here and there you will meet the Ait Atta nomads who come down from M’goun at the cold season in order to graze their herds of goats and camels.
ITINIRARY & TREK DETAILS:
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Marrakech.
Day 2: marrakech – transfer to ait youl.nnAfter breakfast, transfer from marrakech to Ait Youl, meeting with the mule team, loading of the equipment and then start of the trek. We will cross douars and villages from K. Mgouna until the foot of the Saghro chain. We leave the M’goun behind us and arrive in the heart of a volcanic landscape planted here and there with wormwood. Overnight in tents in ait youl de dades 1600 m.6 hours drive (2h30 walk)
Day 3: ait Youl-Ait OuazzinennAfter breakfast, we go along the foot of the Afougahl Mountain. Then we go down into a valley planted with oleanders. This valley leads us to the Elmar plateau until the Tagmoute Col at 1890 m. The afternoon leads us to the Tin Ouayour Mountain in order to reach the Assaka villag. Overnight in tents at N’Ait Ouzzine 1600 meters. (6 hours walk)
Day 4: N’Ait Ouzzine – TifdassinennWe follow the Assaka valley and cross a succession of small villages: Tajlalacht, berkik, berkou. Herds of goats and sheep allow villagers to live decently. The arrival on the south side of Saghro is scheduled for late afternoon. Overnight in tents at Tifdassine. (6 hours 30 of walk)
Day 5: Tifdassine – IglinnWe keep going east to the pass of Alhyabe. We cross ilhazzoue and then the Tadaoute N’Tiblahe plateau. We have a magnificent view over volcanic landscape made of rocky peaks, basaltic conglomerates and tormented rocks. Overnight in tents at Igli 1600 meters. (7 hours walk)
Day 6: Igli – Bab N’AlinnWe come up to Tissagdalte from where we will have a panoramic view of the Bab n’Ali conglomerate. We will leave the mules and continue with the vehicles towards N’KOB. Overnight in a guesthouse. (3 hours of walking and 1 hour 30 minutes by car)
Day 7: N’kob – MarrakechnnVisit of N’kob. Way back to Marrakech by the Draa Valley. Overnight in an hotel in marrakech.
Day 8: transfer to Marrakesh airport.
Trek grade: mediumn
Group size: Min 2 and Max 15n
Starts/Finish: marrakech cityn
Availability: october to may
•Group 2-3: 520 € personn
•Group 4-6: 500 € Per personn
•Group 7-10: 480 € Per personn
•One person: On request
•Private Transport to and from marrakech
•Hotel pick up and drop offn
•All meals during your 8 days trek + coffee and tea
•Accomodation in the tentsn
•Mules to carry your bags
What’s not included:
•Accomodation in marrakech
About the Price/PaymentnThe price quoted is per person and we quote in Euros (€), but you can pay in Sterling (£)/ US Dollars ($)/ Moroccan Dirham.