“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.

Highlights of Mountain Mgoun Trek

  • Ait Bouguemez Valley Landscape and its berber villages
  • Atlas Central Valleys
  • Mgoun Summit and other peaks
  • Wonderful cultural experience along the trail

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Marrakech - Tabant – Ait Said – Azib n'Ikkis:
  • You'll transfer from Marrakech to meet your guide and mules in Agouti, at 1850m. It is then an easy 3 or 4 hour walk to the campsite near Azib n'Ikkis. The journey will take you to 225om and you'll pass through some beautiful examples of Berber villages..
  • Day 02: Azib n'Ikkis – Oumskig - Aghouwri - Tarkeddid:
  • A short day's trekking will take you to Tarkeddid in about 4 or 5 hours. It is relatively steep however, especially when you ascend the Oumskig Pass at 2909m and the Aghouwri Pass at 3400m. Your hard work will pay off though when you take in the simply stunning views of the surrounding areas available from the top of the passes. You'll then follow a steep zig-zagging path down to the Tarkeddid refuge where you and the group will spend the night.
  • Day 03: Tarkeddid - M'Goun Summit:
  • To get to the summit of M'Goun, the second highest peak in this region of North Africa, you and your guides will have to get up early. The ascent is not technically that difficult, but it is hard work in places. When you reach the summit, you will be rewarded with timeless views of a magnificent natural vista. You will then return to the refuge for the night. Your descent from there should take around 3 hours to complete..
  • Day 04: Tarkeddid – Oumsoud Pass - Oulilimt Valley– Ain Aflafal:
  • After the completion of M'Goun, you have a very varied day's trekking ahead of you. You'll traverse the edge of the Arouss Gorge and down past streams and rivers before ascending to the Oumsoud Pass at 2969m. You can then picnic in a delightful meadow, sporting a spring and located in the Oumlilimt Valley. After a further 3 hours or so of trekking, you will reach the Ain Aflafal refuge where you can eat and spend the night..
  • Day 05: Ain Aflafal – Ait Imi Pass – Taban:
  • The day's walk will take about 5 or 6 hours to get back over the Ait Imi Pass to Tabant. The trekking should be easy at first, but becomes a little more difficult as the Ait Imi Pass, you'll start to climb, before encountering a steep ascent at the end. From here though, you can see down into the lovely M'Goun Valley and on a clear day, you can see as far as Tabant. The descent from the pass is steep and there is loose scree, but only lasts about 90 minutes. Eventually, you will arrive in Ait Imi, about 30 minutes away from your destination, Tabant..
  • Day 06: Tabant – Marrakech:
  • From Tabant, you can transfer easily to Marrakech, and spend the rest of your time as you would like to..

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up & drop by private car .
  • Accommodation
  • Mountain Guide Speaking English
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Mule to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Cook

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Tip
  • Soft drink ( water....)

What is the weather like?

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.

Trip Information

  • Destination Central High Atlas
  • Trip Difficulty Tough
  • Activity Trekking
  • Max Person 02 - 26 Person
  • Accommodation Guest Houses
  • Mx.Altitude 4071 Meter
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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