Day 1: arrive in Marrakesh when you arrive in Marrakesh
You will be met by your guide. you will be transferred to your hotel where you will spend the night. all guests’ rooms are double rooms with en-suite. dependant on your arrival time you may take a guided tour of the city.
Day 2: transfer marrakesh to Azila-tizin Oughbar 2200m-azib n ikkis 2250m
Start your day with an early morning breakfast provided by the hotel. you will be met by a guide and transferred to azilal.and on to the col de tizi n oughbar.
will enjoy meeting with your support team for the trek, carriers and cook agouti. while the team load your bags onto the mules you will be served tea, before starting your hike up the wadi arous . take in the panoramic view of the whole mountain range, tizal-rat-azourki. descend into the valley of oued lakhdar and finally arrive in the valley of ait bougmez. spend the night at our camp near the sheepfolds at 2300m. time: 3 hour walk.
Day 3: azib n Ikkis 2250m-col de Tarkedit 3400m-Tarkedit 2900m
today we will slowly climb to the col Tarkedit, following mule trails, starting with a comfortable initial walk before the col. (do not forget to fill water bottles for the day) a few stops before the col check out the magical view of the chain mgoun and the summit mgoun 4068 m. having reached the col, a short descent takes us to the plateau of tarkedit frequented by nomads. we will spend the night here in tents at the encampment. time: 5:30 hours walk .
Day 4: ascension of Tarkedit-M’goun 4071m- Oulilimt 2600m
today is our longest day, with those choosing the ascension completing a long steep 8km walk.we depart at 5am, to avoid walking in the middle of heat. beginning with a easy climb, without technical difficulty, in a beautiful landscape. ascension is optional, and for those who don’t wish to take on the climb to the top, there is an alternate route taking on the variation of col-n-ougmar 2970m. as on other days we will picnic for lunch from the ridge observe a panoramic view to the summit; the view is splendid throughout the massif du m’goun, its valleys and into the distance drâa valley and dades. from the summit we will follow a long descent. this day is a little tiring, but well worth the effort with beautiful landscapes. our carriers will join us close to our base where we will camp. time: 9 hrs walk
Day 5: Oulilimt valley-Oulilimt-Tighremt’n Ait Ahmed
although this day is short, starting around 8:00, it’s a great day of discovery. the mule track that we will follow crosses the massive fairy chimneys of beautiful colors (gray, red, green) along our tour there are fewer villages, but there are many nomads protected by cliffs or caves with their herd of goats, sheep and camels. we will have our lunch at the entrance gorges oulilimt (do not forget your swimsuit) and camp in the evening near tighremt n ait ahmed, 2300 m. this was the meeting place of the nomadic caravans from the desert, on their way to sell their goods in cities. this is a great spot to camp time: 5 hrs walk.
Day 6: Tighremt n Ait Ahmed-col Ait imi 2905 m-valley ait Bougmez
we start the day with a small climb slowly towards the col ait imi. on our way we will encounter nomads and their family herds. (ensure you take water in the morning, because there will be no camp before noon). take in the panoramic views from the col of all the surrounding mountains. to the right is wawgoulzat 3760m, Tagafayt, 3700 m, Igoudamene 3600m and 3700m. we face Azourki, tizal , Marabout sidi moussa 3100 m, and behind we are overlooked by mgoun. we then descend to the famous source Ait Imi, taking lunch in the shade in the village of ait Imi. the paths zigzag through the fields and into the groves of walnut trees. we meet with our carriers and spend the night in the region. hot showers are available in the evening in the gite/berber house , time: 6hrs walk.
Day 7: Ait Bougmez-Ouzoud Cascades -Marrakech
travelling back to Marrakesh. we stop off with a visit to the cascades Ouzoud (largest cascades in Morocco, 110m high) we take a short walk in the valley of olive trees to see the monkeys. arriving in the afternoon in marrakech, you will have free time to visit the city.
Day 8: Marrakech city- transfer to the airport
you will have free time until meeting with a guide at your hotel, 2hours prior to your flight. you will be transferred to the airport. we will wish you a good trip and hope that we have the pleasure of meeting you again.