M’goun Valley and Summit Trek
Trek Length:
8 days
Trek Cost:
from €500
Trek Grading:
hard
When To Go?:
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Hassan Amzil runs Trek in Atlas. Hassan and his team will be in charge of your adventure. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with Hassan via email here.

Overview
Our trek consists of an eight day journey travelling through the best parts of the M’goun area. You will have a chance to take in the majestic, rugged scenery of this part of the Atlas and have a chance to get close to the indigenous people of Morocco, the Berbers. It is a wild area, which in comparison with the Jebel Toubkal region, sees very few groups and subsequently has a more simplistic tourist infrastructure.

Day 1

Marrakech – Tabant – Ait Said – Azib n’Ikkis

You’ll transfer from Marrakech to meet your guide and mules in Agouti, at 1850m. It is then an easy 3 or 4 hour walk to the campsite near Azib n’Ikkis. The journey will take you to 225om and you’ll pass through some beautiful examples of Berber villages.

Day 2

Azib n’Ikkis – Tarkeddid

A short day’s trekking will take you to Tarkeddid in about 4 or 5 hours. It is relatively steep however, especially when you ascend the Oumskig Pass at 2909m and the Aghouwri Pass at 3400m. Your hard work will pay off though when you take in the simply stunning views of the surrounding areas available from the top of the passes. You’ll then follow a steep zig-zagging path down to the Tarkeddid refuge where you and the group will spend the night.

Day 3

M’Goun Summit

To get to the summit of M’Goun, the second highest peak in this region of North Africa, you and your guides will have to get up early. The ascent is not technically that difficult, but it is hard work in places. When you reach the summit, you will be rewarded with timeless views of a magnificent natural vista. You will then return to the refuge for the night. Your descent from there should take around 3 hours to complete.

Day 4

Tarkeddid – Oumsoud Pass – Oulilimt Valley – Ain Aflafal

After the completion of M’Goun, you have a very varied day’s trekking ahead of you. You’ll traverse the edge of the Arouss Gorge and down past streams and rivers before ascending to the Oumsoud Pass at 2969m. You can then picnic in a delightful meadow, sporting a spring and located in the Oumlilimt Valley. After a further 3 hours or so of trekking, you will reach the Ain Aflafal refuge where you can eat and spend the night.

Day 5

Ain Aflafal – Ait Imi Pass – Taban

The day’s walk will take about 5 or 6 hours to get back over the Ait Imi Pass to Tabant. The trekking should be easy at first, but becomes a little more difficult as the Ait Imi Pass, you’ll start to climb, before encountering a steep ascent at the end. From here though, you can see down into the lovely M’Goun Valley and on a clear day, you can see as far as Tabant. The descent from the pass is steep and there is loose scree, but only lasts about 90 minutes. Eventually, you will arrive in Ait Imi, about 30 minutes away from your destination, Tabant.

Day 6

Tabant – Marrakech

From Tabant, you can transfer easily to Marrakech, and spend the rest of your time as you wish.

Included

Transport to and from Marrakech, mountain guide, accommodation, all meals, mules for carrying luggage and equipment, muleteers, private cook.

NOT Included

Flights, beverages, tickets, tips and personal expenses, walking equipment (available to hire upon request).

Notes

The price will vary according to whether it is high season or low season, the number of participants, the age of participants, special offers, changes to the length of the trek, changes to the length of transportation.