The less trekked Mgoun area is stunning, with an impressive gorge walk and exposed high ridge.
The Mgoun Massif region of the High Atlas is stunning. Beautiful mountain scenery, flowing rivers, remote Berber villages and a high exposed ridge make this one of the best trekking routes in the High Atlas. It’s remoteness and less well known name means that very few trekkers venture here.
On arrival in Marrakesh you will be met by your Guide, transferred to your hotel for an overnight stop before heading off to Ait Bougoumez to start your trek the following morning.
Initially, this trek meanders its way through the lower fertile slopes with classic berber rural villages and Nomads grazing their camels. Be sure to take some suitable footwear for wading through water. You will slowly gain altitude to 2900m at the foot of Mgoun itself. Summit day is during the latter part of the trek and the ridge is impressively exposed; a fantastic place to be. The views are wonderful. Due to a quirk of nature, fossils can be found on the ridge so keep your eyes open!
Your final full day of trekking is over a Col before descending and spending the night in a classic and welcoming Maroc Gite. A short trek next day will complete it and you will then be transported back to Marrakesh where you can treat yourself to a well deserved evening out to sample the delights of this unique city.
Summit North Africa’s 2nd highest summit; lightly trekked
Impressive ridge walk
Experience a night in a Moroccan Gite
Clothing and Equipment – No specialist equipment is required. Please refer to our Kit List webpage.
Morocco Three Peaks, Aug 2016, beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. A 'must see' the scenery is stunning...I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions; what they produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Thinking of doing this trip? Stop thinking now and book.
Recently completed the Morocco Three Peaks Trek from beginning to end the entire trip was a complete pleasure. The team at Travel and Trek fell over themselves to be helpful during the booking process and the pre trip information was comprehensive and useful. The trip itself is a must see the scenery is stunning both in and out of the mountains. Everybody involved was helpful and friendly the guide kept us informed of where we were where we were going and what was going happen next. The chefs are incredible I am a head chef and never again will I accept excuses from my team about lack of equipment and conditions, what these guys produce in field conditions is nothing short of miraculous. Any thinking of doing this trip with this company should stop thinking now and book.
Mt Toubkal and Ouanoukrim Ascent...The trip was great, Guide awesome and the food good. Thanks, all good.
Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! The guides were outstanding, the rest of the crew fantastic as for the chefs..... how anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! An experience of a lifetime; you wont be disappointed!
Where do I start with the 'Sahara trek'...... It was fantastic!! Loved every minute of it! From getting collected from the airport to being dropped off not 1 thing went wrong! (Well apart from the Marrekech taxi drivers, I did fear for my life, but that's a thrill in itself). The guides were outstanding, friendly, full of info and a pleasure to have met, the rest of the crew were also fantastic and as for the chefs..... How anyone can make food in the desert to that quality I will never know! The food in the desert was better than most restaurants I've been too and I like my restaurants and food! The hotels were excellent before and after and as for Morocco itself the people are very welcoming, friendly and somewhere I'm likely to visit again with my family! The group we had were spot on, everyone helped each other even through the hot days when it was clear others were struggling! Id like to think I've met some friends for life out there! Travel and Trek have been great, very well organised and the info provided was spot on! Even whilst away updating family and friends you did a cracking job and I can't thank you enough. First day back at work today and all I thought about was returning to the desert and doing it all again! Can't fault anything and I can't thank you enough for the experience! I would highly recommend everyone, young/ old, fit/ unfit to give this ago! An experience of a lifetime; you won't be disappointed!
Date and Prices Content
Meet in Country
8 – 16 Jul 2017
5 – 13 Aug 2017
2 – 10 Sep 2017
Other dates are available, ask for details
Min number to guarantee the trek’s departure – 2
If Sole Occupation is requested – £120
Prices above are for a min overall group size of 3 pax. For 2 pax Flight inclusive is £990 pp and Land Only is £770 pp
Day 1. Depart UK, fly to Marrakesh
For Land Only packages, your trip starts on arrival in Marrakesh.
Fly from London on a direct flight to Marrakesh. On arrival in Marrakesh, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel/Riad. Once you have settled in, you will want to experience the famous Djemaa el Fna square. Your first experience of the square is one of a senses explosion; entertainers performing, a myriad of food stalls all lit up with the smells to accompany them, and the general melee of activity.
Day 2. Depart for Ait Bougoumez
We travel by road to Ait Bougoumez , passing Azilal. We spend the night in the valley in a traditional mountain Gite in Agouti (1760m); picnic lunch and dinner included. BLD
Day 3. Tafnfant Plateau
The trek begins by crossing the plateau of Tamzrit, reaching the Tafnfant plateau for lunch, affording wonderful views of the “happy” valley of Ait Bougoumez. A small trek to the campsite for the night (2000m , 5/6hrs trekking). BLD
Day 4. Foot of Col du Roughelt
Passing the village of Roughelt (1960m), the route takes the big “caravanier” trail up to the camping place at the foot of the Col du Roughelt. 2600m, 6 hrs, BLD
Day 5. To foot of Mgoun
Ascending the Col de Roughelt (2860m), there is an amazing panoramic view of the valley of Tassaout. A small descent into Idougmamen leads us into the ascent of the Col de Targdit (3200m), through the karstic rock landscape and to the entrance of the Wandras Gorge. After lunch we move onto the plateau of Targdit, spending the night at the foot of Mgoun. 2900m, 6 hrs, BLD
Day 6. Mgoun (Summit Day) – Tarkeddit A very early morning start to make the ascension of Ighil M’Goun (4068m). Arriving at the summit, we may have the energy to discover numerous fossils, and enjoy an exceptional view of the whole of the Central High Atlas.To finish a great day, we descend down the eastern slopes to the campsite near Tizi n Tanout with views over the gorges d Arous, 8-9 hrs, BLD
Day 7. Trek to Imelghas For the last day of the trek, we climb Ighdoumane and descend to Aguerd N Ouzrou in Ait Bougamez to spend the night in a Berber gite in Imelghas or Agouti. 5-6 hrs, BLD
Day 8. Return to Marrakesh
Return to Marrakech maybe via Cascades d’Ouzoud. Spend the afternoon in Marrakech, night in hotel. B
Day 9. Depart for London, B
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight home.
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