“A trek to remember…………………………..a beauty to worship………………………”
Central High Atlas are the setting for this five-day trek to the summit of Ighil M'Goun, which, at 4071m, is Morocco's second highest peak, and one which sees fewer visitors than Jebel Toubkal, the country's highest peak. This mule-supported trek takes us along little-known trails used by nomads and not hikers - hence allowing us to camp in wilderness locations with just the mountains (and the occasional nomad family) for company. With its temperate climate, it's a region that can be comfortably explored during spring and summer, with pleasant day time temperatures and usually mild nights. The trek is suitable for weekend walkers and more experienced trekkers alike and offers some of the most unspoilt villages and spectacular scenery in Morocco.
What is the weather like? The best time of year for trekking is from around May to October. In May and November it can still be very cold at night – below freezing – and there is the possibility of snowfalls which can result in a change of route. Usually by the end of May the snow has gone and even the summit of Toubkal is free of snow. In the height of summer it can be very hot – up to 40C – during the day but the nights are still cold. Although the climate is generally dry and sunny, heavy storms can occur at any time.