Private Tours of Morocco and Adventure Holidays

Mgoun Massif Trek

Walking the Central High Atlas
8 days / 7 nights

Sur la longue crête du M'Goun - 4070 m (Atlas, Maroc)

Ouzzoud Cascad

Sur la longue crête du M'Goun - 4071 m (Atlas, Maroc)

Southern Oases & Sahara

An energetic week hiking Berber trails in the shadow of the mighty Mgoun massif. The lush oasis valley of Bougmez sits below the massifs of Tizal and Waougoulzat. Here mud-brick Kasbah villages nestle in clusters between orchards of peach and walnut trees, apricots and roses.

The Mgoun massif is close by. Consisting of long crested ridges, escarpments and deep gorges chiselled by rivers Mgoun offers a variety of routes.

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 Bougmez Valley
From Marrakesh we first drive to Azilal. Next we follow a twisting mountain track over the Tizi ‘n’ Tirghist then hike into the verdant Bougmez Valley to the Berber village of Imelghas (1,850m).

MMT MapDay 3 – Trek to Ain Aflafal via Tizi ‘n’ Ait Imi
Rural life unfolds as we make a slow climb to Tizi ‘n’ Ait Imi (2,905m). We cross Jebel Waougoulzat to camp below the towering massif of Mgoun.

Day 4 – Trek to Assif ‘n’ Oulilimt
Today we make a slow but very rewarding approach to the summit via Assif ‘n’ Oulilimt (2,600m).

Day 5 – Ascend Mgoun; trek to Tarkeddid
We ascend onto Mgoun’s long ridge and climb to one of North Africa’s highest points – the summit of Amsod (4,068m). Later we drop down to camp at Tarkeddid (2,900m).

Day 6 – Trek to Abachkous
We continue to the hamlet of Abachkou (1,750m) via Assedrim.

Day 7 – Trek to Imelghas; transfer Marrakech
Finally we hike east through the Bougmez Valley back to Imelghas. This afternoon we transfer back to Marrakech via Morocco’s most impressive waterfalls, Cascades d’Ouzoud.

Day 8 – Tour ends in Marrakech

 

Essentials
Price Guide From £439 pp land only (based on group size of 12-16) to £669 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 in Marrakech in Riad Africa (or similar); 2 nights in Berber gites in Atlas villages; 3 nights camping on Mgoun Massif.
Included Meals 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport Minibus to/from the Atlas; mules transport baggage and camp equipment during 5-day Mgoun 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 experienced mountain walkers who can cope with 5-7 hours of daily moderate to strenuous trekking at altitudes of around 2,800m. Most of the trek route is along worn paths with 3 nights in wilderness camps. The ascent of Jebel Mgoun is non-technical. Snow may be encountered on early season departures. Bring a sleeping bag.
Ref – MMT

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