Jebel Saghro arrises just south of and parallel to the central High Atlas. The volcanic massif is the last before the vast extent of the Sahara
Jebel Saghro arrises just south of and parallel to thecentral High Atlas. The volcanic massif is the last before the vast extent ofthe Sahara. The Saghro links up to Djebel Siroua and divides the valleys ofDades and Draa. The Saghro landscape looks like a moonscape: very mineral andraw. The plateaus are relieved by deep and narrow valleys and forests. You canenjoy the beautiful rock formations, high peaks and the abundance of space.There are little villages, often no bigger than a few houses surrounded bypalm- or almond trees. It is mostly the land of the nomads Ait Atta, who moveaway from M’goun during cold season, in search of pasture land for their goatsor camels.
Day 01- Marrakech -Ouarzazate – Tagdilte.
We leave Marrakech early in the morning via the spectacular Tizi n'Tichka-pass (2260m above sea level and the highest road pass of Morocco). After Ouarzazate. We discover the beautiful road of thousand kasbah and the roses valley, then we arrive to the little village of Tagdilte. Overnighting at the lodge “gîte d’étape” of the village.
Day 02- Tagdilte - Almoun’Ouarg.
After meeting our muleteers en loading de mules. We start our hike on an easy path that takes us away from Tagdilte. Next we go up to the pass of Tizi n’Ouzarzame on an altitude of 2450m. From the pass we can enjoy an amazing panoramic view on the valley of Dades, and the mountaintops of the Atlas. Then we descend to our camp in Almou n’Ouarg (2300m).The nights can be cold over there. About 6 hours walk.
Day 03- Almou n’Ouarg -Kouaouch - Oasis Igli.
Today we start immediately with a climb to the highest peak of our journey: Kouaouch (2600m),between snowed on mountains and the desert. The summit offers an impressive panoramic view. Then there is a long and spectacular descent to our camp in Igli Oasis 1700m. About 5h30 walk.
Day 04- Igli- Bab n'Ali- Tazlout waterfall.
We leave this beautiful oasis and climb progressively to an amazing view over the Valley of Bouallouz. We follow the river and cross the little gorges of Afourar. We continue our walk until the foot of Bab n'Ali. In the afternoon we visit the waterfalls of Tazlout, not far away from our camp. Because of the irregular rainfall,we guarantee the waterfall, but not the amount of water. About 4h30 walk.
Day 05- Bab n'Ali -Ighazzoune – Tifdassine.
Bab n'Ali is a natural gate, formed by two gigantic, red and ochre rocks of more than 100mheight. From the foot of Bab n'Ali we enjoy an amazing panoramic view over the valley of Oussdiden and the desert landscape of Tizi n'Tagourt. Next we cross the pass of Alahyan to reach our camp in Tifdassine. About 6 hours walk.
Day 06-Tifdassine -Handour – Marrakech.
We walk through the valley of Igué, where the palm- and almond trees on the river banks are inharmony with the adobe villages. It forms a beautiful, green but also roughly landescape. Our hike ends in the village of Handour, where we say goodbye to our team of mule drivers. We drive to Marrakech and pass the Valley of Draa,Ouarzazate and the pass of Tizi n’Tichka. About 2 hours walk Overnight stay at the hotel.
Recommended Saison: from October to April are the suitable months of the year to do this trek, the days are usually sunny.
Trip grading: walking in the jebl saghro offers an easy pace, 3 to 5 hours walking. This trip is accessible to all without exception, not forgetting that little preparation is required and always advisable.
City Accommodation: during your stay in cities, we offer a good choice of carefully selected accommodations. You will stay in comfortable hotels or riads of good category 3 or 4 stars which we have chosen for their comfort and cleanliness as well as for their charm, welcoming quality, tranquility and security of the place.
Outdoor Accommodation: during the trek, the overnight stay will be in bivouac. Camping is the most practical option to discover some of the Morocco’s authentic areas. With us you will camp in comfort, spacious igloo tents with foam mattress provided all crockery and cutlery.
Staying in camping, under tent allows you to enjoy nights out in the open air with moments of real pleasure to discover the stars.
Trip Escorting: the accompaniment of our journeys is entrusted to a competent staff with human high qualities. Explore Morocco Trekking provides you with professional people, lovers of the adventure, respectful for the nature and human beings.
The success of your trip is our main objective. The accompanying team devotes its energy and resources to make you holidays an unforgettable experience and help you discover just as much about the landscape as to the lifestyle of the locals, traditions and customs alongside current everyday life… We make sure your trip is peaceful and secure.
Necessary Logistic: when we go hiking in jeble Saghro, we usually hire mules to carry your luggages, food supplies and necessary logistic to install the camp. Your bags are transported by the mules. Therefore, all you need to take with you are the essential items for the walking day: water bottle, sun cream, camera and a warm fleece…
Itinerary and Breaks: the stages of this trek are well calculated in order to permit you taking pauses and picture breaks. You will have enough time to discover beautiful sites, meet the locals, taking the pictures and admiring the landscapes.
The trip rates: the cost of this trip is subject to change depending on the number of persons in the group, the accommodation category, the number of days.
The Package includes:
•Airport arrival and departure transfers.
•All transfers on the ground by air-conditioned and very comfortable vehicles.
•Accommodation in comfortable hotels or authentic riads, 3 or 4 stars.
•Professional and certified English speaking guide.
•Full board during the trip.
•Spacious igloo tents, 2 persons per tent except individual one.
•Foam mattress, 5 cm thickness, per person.
•Mules to carry your luggage’s during the hike.
•Services of the accompanying staff: guides, cooks, muleteers…
•A first aid kit with standard equipment.
•The necessary logistic for the trip.
•The beverages include are: mineral bottled water, coffees, Moroccan mint tea…
The Package excludes: