Private Tours of Morocco and Adventure Holidays

Jebel Sahro Trek

Winter Walking in Sahara Mountains
8 days / 7 nights

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Less than a day’s drive from Marrakech, the Jebel Sahro range lie south of the High Atlas Mountains and are part of the great Sahara Desert. These mountains are one of the few areas close to Europe with a climate ideal for winter trekking.

On foot in these Saharan mountains you will see a remarkable ancient volcanic landscape contorted with strange formations, dramatic pinnacles, table mountain mesas, spires and rocky outcrops.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech
Tour starts in Marrakech with an evening visit to the highly animated Djemaa el Fna square, scene of acrobats, musicians and storytellers.

Day 2 – Transfer to Jebel Sahro
A winding route ascends the High Atlas Mountains on our journey to the Jebel Sahro. We see the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou en route and drive along the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs.  We overnight in Tagdilt village, south of Boumalne Dades, and take a short walk.

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We are joined by our team of muleteers, mules and cook and start our 4 day wilderness trek, walking from Tagdilt (1,700m) to El Mourioul (2,100m) via Imi n’Ouarge village.

Day 4 – Trek to Wadi of Igli
From El Mourioul we steadily ascend and cross a col – Tizi n’Kouaouch (2,400m) – then witness a distinct change in landscape and scarcity of vegetation. Tonight we camp in an oasis on the edge of the wadi of Igli

Day 5 – Trek to Taoudachte
The scenic highlights of today’s walk are the two amazing upright rock pinnacles named ‘Bab n’Ali’ – translated as the ‘Gates of Ali’. Camping tonight is at another small oasis at Taoudachte (1,300m).

Day 6 – Trek/drive to Tamsahalt
On our last day of walking we continue towards the village of Tamsahalt, arriving at a comfortable Kasbah-style hotel to spend the night in style.

Day 7 – Transfer to Marrakech
Our return journey to Marrakech takes us via N’kob and on a scenic route through the Draa Valley, then past Ouarzazate

Day 8 – Tour ends in Marrakech

 

Essentials
Price Guide From £449 pp land only (based on group size of 12-16) to £699 pp (group size of 2-3) participating on a private trek on your choice of dates. Prices correct at time of publication and may vary depending on date of travel. Contact us for latest prices.
Operating Season April to October
Accommodation 2 nights at Riad Africa in Marrakech (or similar); 2 nights in authentic local hotels; 3 nights camping
Included Meals 7 breakfasts, 4 lunch, 5 dinners
Transport 4×4 or minibus to/from the Sahro; mules transport baggage and camp equipment during 4-day Sahro trek
Local Support Crew Specialist Morocco local trek leader/mountain guide assisted by drivers, cook and muleteers.
Is This Trip Right For You? This trek is suitable for mountain walkers who can cope with 5-6 hours of daily moderate trekking at altitudes of around 2,000m. Most of the route is along worn paths with 3 nights in wilderness camps. In winter days are mostly warm with clear skies above. Bring a sleeping bag
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