7 Days - Atlas Trekking  Jebel Saghro

 

Trekking in jbel Saghro

This volcanic mountain region does not experience true winter snows like the High Atlas making it perfect for winter hiking. The Saghro is situated between the High Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert and makes a nice link to also camel trek overnight and explore the Erg Chebbi dunes near Merzouga. You’ll completely traverse the Saghro Massif walking. High uplands and volcanic monoliths resemble the U.S. southwest with soaring mesas, sparse vegetated plateaus, hidden springs and canyon oasis where you can freely ramble. You’ll meet and have tea with Ait Atta nomads living in this harsh and remote landscape. Jackal, fox, wolf, toads, frogs, wild sheep, gazelle, vulture, Buzzard and the rare Bonelli-eagle survive here. Trees include date palms, acacia, tamarisk and oleander.

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DAY 1

Transfer from Marrakech to Nekob in the Saghro Mountains,

Transfer from Marrakech to Nekob in the Saghromountains, a journey of 300 kms including the Tichka Pass and the town of Ouarzazate. We load the mules and set off for a short walk to our first night’s accommodation in a Berber house (gite).

DAY 2

Tagdilt – Amda n’Oughyoul

We meet the mule team and load the mules. This is a day of easy walking – a total of 5 hours walking – taking us into the foothills of Jebel Sahgro. In the course of the day we cross two passes and a plateau before descending into a steep valley where we spend the night camping.

DAY 3

Amda n’Oughyoul – Igli

A day of 4 hours walking, with plenty of time for sight seeing, climbing over the Kouaouch Pass (2500m), before descending through spectacular cliffs and waterfalls to arrive at the small village of Igli (2200m) where we spend the night in a Berber house (gite)

DAY 4

Igli – Bab n’Ali

This is a longer day – about 6 hours walking – climbing up to a high ridge with superb views across the surrounding area. From here we follow a valley to the Berber village of Boulouze. Following the river, we reach our campsite at the foot of Bab n’Ali.

DAY 5

Bab n’Ali – Assaka - Ighazoune n’Oumlas

We set off crossing Bab n’Ali before descending through a gorge and fantastic rock formations. Through the village of Assaka (1800m) we continue to Ighazoune n’Oumlas where we camp by the river Taoudachte – a total of 5 hours walking.

DAY 6

Ighazoune n’Oumlas – Nkob

Following the river we walk through several typical Breber villages and arrive near Nkob where we stay in a Berber house (gite) – a total of abour 5 hours walking

DAY 7

Nkob – Marrakech :

We drive from Nkob to Marrakech, through the date palms of the Draa Valley over the Tinifift Pass, stopping for lunch in Ouarzarte on our way to Marrakech.

  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel - trek - hotel )
  • English speaking guide, and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggages
  • Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea (MT)
  • Accommoadtion in a Berber village (gite) & Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option )
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches during the desert part.
  • Trekking or duffle bag to carry trekking gear. Imlil-Trekking can provide a duffle bag for you to borrow during your trek. This will be returned after your trek,
  • Trekking daypack for personal items such as water, snacks, extra layers and camera,
  • Water purification tablet and bottles,
  • Sleeping bag,
  • Travel Pillow,
  • sun glasses,
  • walking poles,
  • Small torch light or head lamp with spare batteries,
  • Sun block,
  • Lip balm with sunblock in it,
  • handkerchief or wiping papers,
  • Money belt,
  • first-aid kit,
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