South of the High Atlas Mountains, and less than a day’s drive from Marrakech, lies the Jebel Sahro range, one of the few areas close to Europe whose climate lends itself to winter trekking. These mountains, though running parallel to the main Atlas range, are very definitely part of the great Sahara Desert.
In the winter the days are mostly warm (although the wind can be cold), with clear skies above, which makes for good trekking weather.
Marrakech - Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Tagdilt. We leave Marrakech and drive over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass towards Ouarzazate. After a picnic lunch we continue to Tagdilt (1670m) where we stay the night in a typical Berber house (gite) at the base of the Sahgro massif.
Tagdilt – Amda n’Oughyoul. We meet the mule team and load the mules. This is a day of easy walking – a total of 5 hours walking – taking us into the foothills of Jebel Sahgro. In the course of the day we cross two passes and a plateau before descending into a steep valley where we spend the night camping.
Amda n’Oughyoul – Igli. A day of 4 hours walking, with plenty of time for sight seeing, climbing over the Kouaouch Pass (2500m), before descending through spectacular cliffs and waterfalls to arrive at the small village of Igli (2200m) where we spend the night in a Berber house (gite).
Igli - Ighazoune n’Oumlas. We set off crossing Tizi N’Tougert before descending through a gorge and fantastic rock formations. Through the village of Assaka (1800m) we continue to Ighazoune n’Oumlas where we camp by the river Taoudachte – a total of 5 hours walking.
Ighazoune n’Oumlas – Nkob. Following the river we walk through several typical Breber villages and arrive near Nkob where we stay in a Berber house (gite) – a total of abour 5 hours walking.
Nkob – Marrakech. We drive from Nkob to Marrakech, through the date palms of the Draa Valley over the Tinifift Pass, stopping for lunch in Ouarzarte on our way to Marrakech.
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