M’goun summit trek 6 days: A unique trekking experience through the High Atlas mountains, one of the best treks in Morocco led by our team for a unique week full of adventure. Our trek in Mgoun starts in the beautiful valley of the Ait Bougemez. Not only do we enjoy the majestic scenery of these rugged Morocco mountains, but also the friendly and fascinating culture of the indigenous Amazigh people.
Program: M’goun Summit Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights
Day 1: Marrakech – Azilal – Agouti – Ikkis n’Arous
Departure at 8h in the morning from Marrakech to Azilal (170km) from which we continue on a mountain road to Agouti. There, in the valley of Ait Bouguemez (or ‘Happy Valley’), we meet our team of muleteers. After loading the mules, we start our hike to Ikkis N Arous (2300m), our campsite. Approximately 3 hours walk.
Day 2: Ikkis N’Arous -Tizi n’Tarkedite – Tarkedite plateau
We will walk up to the pass of Tizi n’Tarkedite 3450m. Here we can see the summit of Mount M’goun (4068m) for the first time. With a long descent, we continue to our camp on the large plateau of Tarkedite (2900m). Approximately 6 hours walk.
Day 3: Ascent of Mount M’goun (4068m) – Oulilimt
We wake up early in the morning to enjoy dawn while our muleteer and the others take a shorter path to the bivouac. After climbing the summit of Mount M’goun with the limestone landscape covered in shells and fossils, we can enjoy the panoramic views especially on the south side of the Massif. A spectacular descent will bring us to the river that will take us to our campsite, close to the spring of Oulilimt (2600m). Approximately 7 hours walk.
Day 4: Oulilimt – Aflafal
In order to relax today, we will take a shorter trek. In this way, we can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the gorges of Oulilimt. Then, the river will lead us to our camp at the riverside, near the spring of Aflafal (2100m). Approximately 4h30 walk.
Day 5: Aflafal – Tizi N’Ait Imi (2900m) – Ait Bouguemez valley
We follow the path near the river to Tighremt N’Ait Ahmed, where we change direction, a progressive ascent will lead us to an amazing panoramic view on the pass of Tizi N’Ait Imi (2900m), on Mount Ouaouglzate (3700m), Here we can see the natural borders between Azilal and Ouarzazate regions, as well as the two beautiful valleys of Ait Bouguemez and M’goun, A long descent will take us to our lodge “gîte d’étape” in the valley. Approximately 5h30 walk.
Day 6: Ait Bouguemez – Azilal – Marrakech
On our last day of trekking in Mgoun, we take the car and drive via Azilal to Ouzoud which hosts the most spectacular waterfalls in Morocco and proceed to Marrakech.
End of your trip: M’goun summit trek 6 days
About the trip to Mgoun:
- LEVEL: High
- DURATION: 6 days
- BEST PERIOD: From May till October.
- LUGGAGE: Carried by mules during the trek.
- TRANSPORT: Touristic transport “mini-bus” or 4wd car
- ACCOMMODATION: Tents (1 for 2 persons) during the trekking, lodge “Gîte
- GUIDING: A mountain guide certified of CFAMM.
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