Combine Mgoun Traverse and Sahara

Easy 9 Days from 740 Euros per person

Mgoun

The name of the valley is derived from legend of its first inhabitant suffering from an unfortunate condition which he did not want to inflict on others, he came here to live alone. Whatever the basis of this legend, there is no sign of such misfortune in the valley today. Indeed it is with some justification that French trekkers have nicknamed ait bougmaz “la valleé heureuse’’ the happy valley.

This is an extremely beautiful trek that will initially take you through some of the beautiful villages in all Morocco and later its sensational scenery. It offers an adventure through one of its most wild and remote corners and passage through a series of gorges including the justly renowned achabou gorges one of the country ‘s most famous and dramatic.

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from Marrakech to ait bougamaz

After breakfast we go by our transport to ait bougmaz valley visit one of the best waterfall in morocco call Ouzoud at 165 km from Marrakech after the visit we continue to happy valley.

Overnight in large valley of ait bougmaz our night in the guest house for preparing to our trek.

Day 2: Bougmaz souk el had = tizi n ait imi ---Tighremt n ait ahmed

After breakfast we start to trek to tizi n ait imi at( 2905 m) on the first day , any ascent of over 1000m from tabant is considered even by locals to be a stiff walk .The second challenge is the need to wade repeatedly through the assif m goun , often high-deep in summer. From pass its descent to tighremt n ait ahmed on the bank of Assif M goun.

This day is a hard day and can take 5 to 6 hours walking. Night in the campsite.

Day 3: Tighremt n ait ahmed to imi nirkt

After our breakfast we follow the m gounvally down is very pleasant and easy stage along the north bank of the upper stretches of the assif mgoun valley .we will pass through a series of beautiful, remote berber villages so may wish to build in additional time to respond to inevitable friendly invitations to pause for glasses of meanth tea .Although a recommended route is provided here , do bear in mind that a number of variants is possible within the valley , ranging from a trail along the riverbed itself to tracks that climb high above the village.

A long the valley we can through many villages “ el Mrabitine, ait issa, tagherft at 2135m ai tghoudda ifqirene meaning “old Men‘’ Waouchki , igherm izdern meaning ‘low igherm' pass the small villge call tisili before reaching Imi Nirkt at (2026m).

Our overnight after 4 to 5 hours trekking in the lovely valley.

Day 4 : Imi Nirkt Mgoun gorges or Achaabou, Aguerzaka

In the morning we start today’s stage involves one of the most spectacular gorges walks in all Morocco .including the very narrowest section called achaabou .Much of the day will involve crossing and re-crossing the Assif m goun as you follow its course downwards to the south east.

The trail to continues to switch back and forth across the river until, 2 hours from imi nirkt we will find our self standing at the entrance to the gorges the most spectacular section of the entire Mgoun valley. We will through many villages tarzout tiranimine, timzerit and aguuerzaka at (1740 m).

Our overnight the day it’s for 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 5 : Aguerzaka, Igherm aqdim, Bou taghrar

After breakfast we following the Crouse of the river. Though wider than during the previous stage, the valley continues for the most part to be walled in by vertical rock face on both sides.

Leave Aguerzaka by following the main path through the village towards the south west.

After we can reach a few isolated azibs at imi n ouagga .

We continue valley dowan through many villages build by Berber tradition architecture they villages like “ issoumar igherm aqdim tizguine tamgallouna bou taghrar at 1600m high.

Duration 5 to 6 hours walk, night in the guest house.

Day 6: Dades Valley

The next morning we continue along the Dades valley, visiting Dades Gorge, Todra, Todra Gorge and other interesting sites, making our way to Merzouga. At Merzouga we explore the village and meet our Camels who will take us for 1 and a half hours into the Dunes to reach our desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Each person rides their own Camel . The Camel trek is usually just prior to sunset, so that you may enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the Dunes. Once we arrive at the Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot minty tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes and beside the warmth of the fireside. We enjoy a locally cooked meal of Tagine or couscous (vegetarians are catered for with vegetable tagine), a drum party and story swapping. The camp has toilet facilities. Those that wish to can sleep directly under the stars, but there are Bivouacs for everyone. The stars in the desert are a great opportunity to see as their are no artificial lights around and you can fully appreciate the glory of the skies above.


Day 7: Camel Ride

Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas Mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

Day 8 : relax day in Marrakech with visit Marrakech cities

Day 9: Transfer to airport end of my service

Prices

No. of People Price
2-4 770 euros
5-15 740 euros

Included

  • All food on trek, including plates, cups, utensils.
  • All ground transport required to and from the trek.
  • Services of an English speaking, qualified Local Guide.
  • All Accommodation during the Trek (Berber House & Guest House and Refuge & berber ).
  • Portages (Cook and Mules and Porters ).
  • Camel ride & Night in a berber tent.
  • Diner and breakfast at the desert camp.

Not Included

  • Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…
  • Personal travel insurance .
  • Personal equipment (Sleeping bags,walking shoes ,…)
  • Lunches to the desert trip.
  • Tip for the guide and cook and driver

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We can also arrange for accommodation before and after your trip if you are interested.

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