M’Goun Trekking Easy 8 Days from 395 Euros per person High Atlas is perhaps the wildest part of the Atlas Mountains, dominated by the M’Goun (4068m). With stunning views of verdant valleys, gorges, remote villages and mountain peaks, here, hiking is the perfect way to discover the traditional local architecture and rural way of life. A favourite destination is the picturesque Ait Bougmez valley with its traditional mud brick houses clinging to the majestic mountainsides. Itinerary Day 1: Meet at Marrakech airport. Night in Hotel or Riad. Day 2:Tabant – Ait Said – Azib n’Ikkis Depart Marrakech by car and meet our guide and mules in Agouti (1850m). We then set off on an easy 3 -4 hour walk to our campsite near the summer pastures of Azib n’Ikkis (2250m). On the way we pass through the typical Berber villages of Ait Said and Arouss. Day 3: Azib n’Ikkis – Tarkeddid Refuge A short day’s walking – about 4 to 5 hours – but quite steep, involving the ascent of the Oumskig Pass (2909m) and the very steep Aghouwri Pass (3400m) which provide magnificent views over the surrounding area. We then follow another steep, zigzag path down to the Tarkeddid refuge (2900m) where we spend the night. Day 4: M’Goun Summit An early start for our 4 to 5 hour climb to the summit. The ascent is not technically difficult and the magnificent views, when we reach the top, make the effort worth while!. To return, we retrace our steps – a descent of about 3 hours. Day 5: Tarkeddid refuge – Oumsoud Pass – Oulilimt Valley– Ain Aflafal A varied day’s walk, around the edge of the Arouss Gorge, down and along streams and rivers, and an ascent to the Oumsoud Pass (2969m). We stop for a picnic in a delightful meadow with a spring in the Oulilimt valley. After lunch we continue to follow the river for a further 3 hours until we reach the Ain Aflafal refuge. Day 6: Ain Aflafal – Ait Imi Pass – Tabant Today we walk for about 5 or 6 hours, returning over the Ait Imi Pass (2905m) to Tabant. Initially this is easy walking, but as we approach the Ait Imi Pass we start to climb, and there is a steep ascent at the end. From here there are views down into the M’Goun valley and on a clear day we can see the village of Tabant, our destination. The descent from Ait Imi Pass is steep and over loose scree , but after about 1 1/2 hours we arrive in the village of Ait Imi which is only about half an hour from Tabant. Stop for night. Day 7: Tabant – Marrakech: Transfer to Marrakech, night in Hotel or Riad. Day 8: Transfer to the airport for departure.