jbel mgoun, traversing the Central High Atlas mountains
in the Happy Valley and the Valley of Roses : emotions, colors, exchanges
Length of trek: 12 days/ 9 day of hiking
recommended time of year: June to October
niveau: bons marcheurs / environ 6 à 7h de marche par jour
Portage by packmules
Supervisory staff: Moroccan guide and a team of local cooks and mule drivers
Arrivals possible: Ouarzazate or MarrakechThe heart of this tour is an itinerant hike traversing the entire High Atlas range, towered over by the ridge of the Jbel Mgoun (4068m), the second highest summit in North Africa. It is easily accessible for hikers in reasonable form; it is without any technical difficulties but it is not essential to the hike. Starting in the rich, green valleys further north, our path takes us along high altitude pastures of wild beauty. We wind in and out among a universe of colored rocks and penetrate into the striking gorges with our feet in the water, until we reach the great expanses of rocky plains and the major oasis of the the south versant. Following the Mgoun River, we go through many villages which offer the possibility of fascinating interactions with the local people. At the end of the voyage, we explore the Dadès Valley and its citadels nested in the vast forests of palm trees.
Flexible according to your needs : dates, number of days, itinerary etc.
All of the central High Atlas mountains – Ait Bougmez, Tessaout, Zawyat Ahansal, the north Imilchil and its Rose Valley to the Dades and Todra Valley in the south – are well disposed for itinerant hiking over several days. They are perfect for families or for those who are just looking for new experiences. This vast region is also perfect for those looking for a more performance oriented treks, offering wonderful opportunities for rock climbing and ski touring. We can accommodate all your desires with trip organized à la carte.