Mgoun Massif & Rose valley 15 days
from April to November
15 days/ 12 days walking
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!
: Arrived at Marrakech,
Reception by our staff, Hotel.
: 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
: Sremt Col Ouriaat (2700m) -
Valley Ait bouguemmaz-Agouti- Tamezrit Plateau (1800 m)
6 H walking
: Plateau Tamezrit - Tighza -
descent towards Aguersif-Abachkou - Rougoult - Camp
: Rougoult - Col de Rougoult
(2800m) - Source Imin Sdremt (2600 m) - camp
: Imin Sdremt (2600 m) - Col
de Sdremt (3200 m) - Plateau de Tarkedit (2900 m) - Camp
: abse camp of summit (2900
m) , Summit Ighil n Mgoun (4068 m) - Sources Oulilimt (2600 m) -
Camp 8H30 wich 5H of rise
: Oulilimt (2600 m) - Sources
Afelafal - Grenier Tighremt n Ait Ahmed - camp (2300 m)
: Tighremt n Ait Ahmed -
Talat Righane - Ouaouchki - Taghreft-Imin Irkt - Camp (2100 m)6H
: Imin Irkt (2100 m) -
Tarzout - Gorges Achaabou - Camp Tiranimine (2000 m)6H
: Tiranimine - Ouzighimt -
Aguerzaka - Alemdoune - camp dans la vallée Quati.
: Alemdoune - Gorges Assif
Quati - Aznag-El Hot - Boutaghrar-Hdida - camp (1600 m)
: Hdida - Kelaa de Mgouna -
Ouarzazate - Col Tichka (2260 m)-Hotel in Marrakrech
6 to 7H by car
: free day in Marrakech.
: Transfer to airport
15 days /12 days walking.
From April To October:
This trek requires very good
physical condition including several mountain walks.
hotel 3 * in Marrakech, tents 2 places
with mattress, lodgings during the excursion.
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.
French and English Berber guide speaking, cook, muleteers.
Luggage & equipments :
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
and negative maximum 1400m
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.
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.
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.