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  Mgoun Massif & Rose valley 15 days
Period: from April to November
Duration: 15 days/ 12 days walking
Grade: medium
 
The Mgoun Massif forms the most southerly of the three ridges, which make up the High Atlas. Our trek is a high circuit in the Central Atlas and starts in the beautiful valley of the Ait Bougemez. Not only do we enjoy the majestic scenery of these rugged mountains, but also the friendly and fascinating culture of the indigenous 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. In many ways however the scenery is more magnificent with extensive terracing, green broad valleys pierced with irrigation canals, areas of walnut copses, strange rock formations and colours, with the villages clinging to the mountainsides. Above all this soars the peak of Mgoun at just over 4000 metres, only slightly less than Toubkal itself. All in all it is perhaps a more interesting mountain, because instead of endless scree fields, the 'Alpine start' takes you up to a high roller coaster ridge, along above and past a huge cirque (corrie) to the summit. We have watched Lammergeiers land on this high point in previous years!
Itinerary:
DAY 01 : Arrived at Marrakech, Reception by our staff, Hotel.
DAY 02 : Marrakech- Azilal- Oughbar- Sremt- night in inhabitant or camp (1800 m)Drive to Ouzoud Cascades, lunch by cascades. Continue drive via Azilal to Tabant - the main town in the Ait Bougmez or Happy Valley. Night in the home of a local Berber family.2H3O walking
DAY 03 : Sremt Col Ouriaat (2700m) - Valley Ait bouguemmaz-Agouti- Tamezrit Plateau (1800 m) 6 H walking
DAY 04 : Plateau Tamezrit - Tighza - descent towards Aguersif-Abachkou - Rougoult - Camp 5H30 walking      
DAY 05 : Rougoult - Col de Rougoult (2800m) - Source Imin Sdremt (2600 m) - camp 5H30 walking
DAY 06 : Imin Sdremt (2600 m) - Col de Sdremt (3200 m) - Plateau de Tarkedit (2900 m) - Camp 5H30 walking
DAY 07 : abse camp of summit (2900 m) , Summit Ighil n Mgoun (4068 m) - Sources Oulilimt (2600 m) - Camp 8H30 wich 5H of rise  
DAY 08 : Oulilimt (2600 m) - Sources Afelafal - Grenier Tighremt n Ait Ahmed - camp (2300 m) 4H30 walking
DAY 09 : Tighremt n Ait Ahmed - Talat Righane - Ouaouchki - Taghreft-Imin Irkt - Camp (2100 m)6H walking     
DAY 10 : Imin Irkt (2100 m) - Tarzout - Gorges Achaabou - Camp Tiranimine (2000 m)6H walking    
DAY 11 : Tiranimine - Ouzighimt - Aguerzaka - Alemdoune - camp dans la vallée Quati. 5H walking 
DAY 12 : Alemdoune - Gorges Assif Quati - Aznag-El Hot - Boutaghrar-Hdida - camp (1600 m)  6H walking 
DAY 13 : Hdida - Kelaa de Mgouna - Ouarzazate - Col Tichka (2260 m)-Hotel in Marrakrech 6 to 7H by car    
DAY 14 : free day in Marrakech.
DAY 15 : Transfer to airport
Informations:
Duration:  15 days /12 days walking.
Period:  From April To October: 
Level: This trek requires very good physical condition including several mountain walks.
Trip:  Walking.  
Lodging:  hotel 3 * in  Marrakech, tents  2 places with mattress, lodgings during the excursion.  
Meal:  typically Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous...).  Fresh products and complements of preserves, meat bought in mountain.  Picnic or salads at midday, meal hot and cooked the evening. 

 

Leadership:  French and English Berber guide speaking, cook, muleteers. 
Luggage & equipments :   During the hike, your luggage is carried by mules. However, you should take your personal belongings which you may need during the walks (waterproofs, warm clothing, waterbottle, camera, sun cream, etc.)
Denivelee positive and negative maximum 1400m  
Climate:  Generally speaking the weather is stable and dry during this period but mountain weather is variable and rain, wind and even snow may be encountered. Day temperatures in the mountains will range from 10°C to 25°C, nights are colder and frosts may be encountered at the highest camps.
 
Suggested Equipment Mountain walking boots, a day sack (30 - 35 litre) for daily requirements, warm fleece jacket or duvet, sleeping bag, water proof and wind proof jacket, walking trousers or shorts, towels, sunglasses, hat against sun and for warmth, 2 litre water bottle, protective sun-cream, first aid kit, method too purify water (mineral water can be bought at various places on trek), toilet paper and lighter.
 

Services included in the price : mountain guide, Mules and muleteers for taking your stuff, night in inhabitant, Nights under tents 2 places with soft beds. meals for all the trek. Transport A/D from and to Marrakech, Services of a mountain guide, cooker.  

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