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AIT BOUGUEMAZ VALLEY & THE MAJESTIC MGOUN MASSIF

Is the second highest peak of the Atlas Mountains  4071 m, a journey of contrasts and meetings in the pleasant valleys of Bougmez, a hike for lovers of wilderness, it is a beautiful landscape.

Price: Available on Request

Activities: Trekking

Altitude Height: 3200m

Destination: High Atlas

Duration: 8Days

Level: Moderate

Mode of Travel:Walking

No. of Pax : Minimum 2 pax

Seasons :Summer

Trip Departure: Private date

7Nights/ 8Days Ait Bouguemez Trek

Day 1 : Marrakech -Tabant – Iskattafene – Abachkou
An early transfer from Marrakech via Azilal to Tabant (1850m) where we meet out mules, muleteers and guide. From here we walk the short distance to Iskattafene and then through Iguelouene to Abachkou (1800m) where we camp for the night.

Day 2 : Abachkou – Tarbat n,Tirsal
Today’s walk involves an ascent of 600 metres over the Tighist Pass (2399m) followed by a gradual descent to our campsite at Tarbal n’Tirsal.

Day 3 : Tarbat n’Tirsal – Imazayn
Today’s walk of about 7 hours is not difficult, though it includes an ascent of 300 metres over a pass before dropping down into the valley to camp near the village of Imazayn. On the way we pass below the imposing peaks of the Jebel Rat (3781m) – a strenuous climb and an optional addition to the circuit.

Day 4 : Imazayn – Tissili Gorge – Ifoulou
From Imazayn the trail goes over a pass of about 2500m and then descends into the village of Imi n’Tizgui. From we walk down the valley through Tissili, down to the river into the main valley with its impressive scenery. After about 7 hours walking we reach the village of Ifoulou where we spend the night.

Day 5 : Ifoulou – Fakhour – Ait Ali n’Lto – Ichbakene – Amezri
Once again we mainly follow the river valley, at times very narrow and at times widening out into fertile plains. We cross and re-cross the river as we pass a number a typical Berber villages before ending the day’s walking at Amezri (2250m)

Day 6 : Amezri – Tessouat Valley
We leave Amezri following the river before heading up to a pass of about 3200m – a strenuous climb – before descending again to our campsite on an attractive mountain pasture. An alternative route, involving a v. diff. climb, takes you deep into the gorge as far as the river source. Only recommended for competent climbers with suitable equipment.

Day 7 : M’Goun Summit
The summit of M’Goun (4068m) is straightforward and technically easy. It is, however, long – a round trip of about 10 hours back to the campsite, so an early start is needed.The ascent takes about 6 hours from the campsite and involves quite a lot of tiring scree walking. There are spectacular views from the summit. The return is partly retracing our steps and partly a steep descent into a valley before heading back to the campsite.

Day 8 : M’Goun – Tachedidd Ridge - Tabant
From the campsite we set off and after a short while climb up to the ridge of Tachedidd from where there is a panorama over the surrounding mountains. Eventually we descend steeply and continue down the Arous valley to Ait Said and on to Iskattene where we spend the night.

Day 9 : Iskattene – Tabant – Marrakech
A short walk into Tabant for the transfer back to Marrakech

Cost Available on Request

COST COVERS: 

·         Transport from and back to Marrakech

·         Accommodation

·         All meals during your trek

·         Experienced & professional Tour Guide

·         Mule for your bags

·         Porters

 

COST DOES NOT COVER:

·         Travel inssurance

·         Personal Clothing/Gears  for the trekking

·         Tipsfor  Nepalese staffs.

·         Soft drinks & Water

Useful info

Map


Essential Equipments:

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Shoes - change for evenings
  • Water, carried by camel
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
  • Water purification e.g. iodine
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Sleeping bag (3-4 season); plus thermal liner in winter
  • Scarf to wrap around your head in a sandstorm
  • Personal items: towel, sunscreen, wet wipes, loo roll
  • Toiletries that are eco-friendly e.g. soap, shampoo etc.
  • Small First Aid Kit e.g. insect repellent, plasters, meds
  • Sunglasses.
  • Torch/Flashlight and spare batteries e.g. head torch
  • Fleece (summer)
  • Layers, windproof jacket (autumn-spring)
  • Hat for summer and warm beanie for winter plus gloves
  • Thermal underwear (autumn-spring)
  • Penknife (useful)
  • Trail snacks
  • Zip-Up bags for camera etc
  • Long baggy trousers for camel trekking
  • Sarongs have many us
    Meals: You will have the opportunity to enjoy typically Moroccan meals (tajine, couscous,.). Fresh products, canned food as a complement, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads for lunch, hot ready-cooked meals for dinner. 
    We use a big tent to preparing the meals, and a mess tent to eat. The water flows out from the mountains is very pure but you should treat it otherwise to use bottle water instead of water from the sourse .

    Travel inside of morocco: For transfers between Marrakech and the starting or end point of the hike, we use minibuses or four-wheel drive vehicles or taxis depends on size of the group. During the days of the trek , mules or camels carry the luggage. 
    The Tour Prices Depends On Different Factor