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Mt M’Goun Trek

The Central High Atlas Mountains are the setting for this five-day trek to the summit of Ighil M’Goun, which, at 4068m, is Morocco’s second highest peak, and one which sees fewer visitors than Jebel Toubkal, the country’s highest peak. With its temperate climate, it’s a region that can be comfortably explored during spring and summer, with pleasant day time temperatures and usually mild nights. The trek is suitable for weekend walkers and more experienced trekkers.

Price per person
2pax      £490
7/9pax £360
Price includesAll our treks include an English speaking guide, mules and a cook, transport to and from Marrakech and all food whilst on the trek.

Walking Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Azilal – Agouti – Ikkis n’Arous (2300m). Early in the morning departure from Marrakech to Azilal (170km), where we continue on a mountain road to Agouti. There, in the valley of Ait Bouguemez(or ‘Happy Valley’), we meet our team of mule drivers. After loading the animals, we start our hike to Ikkis n’Arous, our camp site. About 3 hours of walking.

Day 2: Ikkis n’Arous -Tizi n’Tarkedite (3450m) Tarkedite plateau. After a long climb to the pass Tizi n’Tarkedite, we see for the first time the summit of Mount M’goun (4068m). We continue with al long descent to our camp on the vast plateau of Tarkedite (2900m). About 5 hours of walking.

Day 3: Ascent of Mount M’goun (4068m) – Oulilimt (2600m). The ascent of Mount M’goun (4068m) is optional. The climbers get up early in the morning, to enjoy dawn. The mule drivers and the others take a shorter route to the camp. Climbing the summit of Mount M’goun has no technical difficulty. On the summit, we enjoy a panoramic view, especially on the south side of the Massif. A long, spectacular descent brings us to the river that will lead us to our campsite, close to the spring of Oulilimt (2600m). About 8h30 of walking.

Day 4: Oulilimt – Aflafal (2100m). Today’s hike is short and relaxing. We enjoy the magnificent scenery of the gorge of Oulilimt. Then, the river leads us to our camp on the riverbank, near the spring of Aflafal. About 4 hours of walking.

Day 5: Aflafal – Tizi n’Ait Imi (2900m) – Ait Bouguemez Valley. We follow the river to Tighremt n’Ait Ahmed, where we change direction. A long, progressive ascent brings us to an amazing panoramic view on the pass of Tizi n’Ait Imi (2900m), on Mount Ouaouglzate (3700m). It is the natural border between the regions of Azilal and Ouarzazate and between the two beautiful valleys of M’goun and Ait Bouguemez (the ‘Happy Valley’). A long descent will take us to our cottage in the valley. About 4 hours of walking.

Day 6: Ait Bouguemez – Azilal – Marrakech. After breakfast, we get in the car and drive, via Azilal and the spectacular waterfalls of Ouzoud, back to Marrakesh, the red city. Overnight stay in hotel.