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Jbel Saghro

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The range of the Anti-Atlas and Jebel Saghrou region forms a bridge between the two contrasting landscapes of Morocco; the snowy peaks of the High Atlas, and the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert.

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Jebel Saghro Trek 5 days

Jebel Saghro Trek 5 days : the range of the Anti-Atlas and  region forms a bridge between the two contrasting landscapes of Morocco; the snowy peaks of the High Atlas, and the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert. Djebel Saghrou, meaning winter warmth, is a vast area of highlands with beautiful volcanic rock formations, basalt peaks, deep long canyons, palm oases, low laying valleys hiding large open green spaces, and lunar barren landscapes.  In the winter this region provides refuge to the Nomadic Berbers, who bring their herds to avoid the harsh winters of the Atlas range.Discover the beauty of this enchanting landscape!

Itinerary:

1

Marrakech – Tichka Pass Tagudilt

Approximately 9 hours driving

Elevation: 2000m

Travel from Marrakech through Ouarzazate, the gateway to the desert’. From Ourazazate travel onto Boumalne Dades, and Tagudilt, where our trekking will begin.

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2

Tagudilt – Almou N’Ouarg

Approximately 6 hours walking

Our trek today will take us up toward the Azarzim Pass, where spectacular views of the plateau await. We will camp tonight at Azib Almou N’Ouarg.

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3

Almou N’Ouarg - Igli

Approximately 7 – 8 hours walking

Elevation: 2592m

A slightly more challenging walk today as we will summit Jbel Saghrou, locally known as Kouaouch [kw-owe-ch]. The views from the top are unparalleled giving a spectacular panorama of the Atlas Mountains to the north and the Sahara Desert to the south.

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4

Igli – Bab N’Ali

Approximately 6 hours walking

Enjoy the cool relief of the river today, as we meander through a spectacular gorge. The highlight of the day will be the pinnacles of Bab N’Ali!

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5

Bab N’Ali – Assif N’Irrazzoun

Approximately 5 – 6 hours walking

Today’s walk will be more relaxed, and have us set out down the river valley toward Irrezzoun N’Imlas and then onto Asif N’Irrezzoun. Enjoy the lush river valley with date palmaris, fig, almond and walnut orchards.

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6

Assif N’Irrazzoun – Handour

Approximately 45 minutes – 4 hours walking

This will be a day spent walking through Berber villages. View daily Berber life as we make our way towards Handour, our final destination for the day.

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7

Handour - Marrakech

Approximately 8 hours driving

After a traditional Berber breakfast, we pack the coach transfer back to Marrakech. Upon our arrival to Marrakech, the evening is yours to enjoy and explore the mysterious Red City.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Marrakech, Morocco
DEPARTURE TIME 9:00am
INCLUDED
Muleteer team & Cook Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
Meals

 

NOT INCLUDED
Airfare Travel Insurance
Guide Gratuity Soft Drinks or Alcoholic Beverages

 

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Additional information

Location

Jbel Saghrou, Ouarzazate

Destination

Jbel Saghrou, Morocco, Ouarzazate

Duration

7 days, 7 nights

Physicality

7/10

Age

8+

Dates

September – June

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
May 4, 2017

We were very fortunate to have Mohammed organize our varied trekking, cultural and desert itinerary on such short notice for three weeks in October 2016. What made this trip so special was the hospitality, knowledge and very personal attention to detail and planning that Mohammed put into our trip. We felt very much a part of his family and friends. He has an extensive network of good contacts and can organize a trip for small (in our case 2 people) to large groups of 8 to 10 people. However you very much feel part of his family in each part of the journey!

Our trip involved a gorgeous trek in the Jebel Saghro anti atlas mtns that are trekked less frequently. We had wonderful food cooked by Abrahim – a good friend of Mohammed’s who lives near the area as well as mules to transport our gear. He also catered to my friend Liz who was a vegetarian too but also had fresh chicken from the neighbouring villagers for the meat eaters. He also made sure the trek fit our fitness and medical needs.

The desert experience was also amazing with Mohammed picking a route off the beaten track – we had some very special moments enjoying sunset and sunrise from the tops of the dunes as well as incredible once a yr rain storms as well. Mohammed was so great at adjusting and changing our trip at the last minute when we couldn’t get to the town of Tafraoute due to the roads being washed out. We got the chance to spend time in his village of Arounmd in the high Atlas Mountains near Imlil and Mt Toubkal the highest mtn in Morocco. We became part of his family with his wife and uncle cooking for us and trekking around the beautiful mtn villages and then enjoying his local hamman.

Mohammed was so excellent in providing a bridge for us into understanding and being a part of the Berber culture. He explained the wildlife, birds and geography very well – with a passion and personal interest. He also took care of our varied requests for food, cultural questions and all the little things that make a trip so special. Important to know that although we did the trip as more of a camping and tenting holiday he can also accommodate people who want a little more luxury with more upscale lodgings. He also was able to get us into intimate and beautiful riads (traditional moroccan villas) in Marrakesh at significant discounts which provided a relaxed ending to our trip.

All in all an amazing and unforgettable trip. Thanks so much Mohammed.

Visited October 2016

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