Mount Mgoun Trek 6 days

National Park of
M’GOUN

Less popular with mountain hikers than the mythical Toubkal, it remains a privileged destination for hikers.

Relatively lower than its prestigious competitor, its absence of a glacier, despite its rocky ridge stretching over ten km, allows pleasant climbs that are accessible to a wider audience. In addition, thrill seekers can practice off-piste alpine skiing in addition to mountaineering.

The Mgoun offers many possibilities for excursions within a preserved area. The natural setting is impressive: the limestone rock slopes form amazing slopes where erosion has carved the peaks and beautiful gorges with orange garnet walls.

The Mgoun massif offers circuits for hikers of all levels, including families. They will make you climb steep slopes, cross rivers on the back of a mule, and bivouac at the water’s edge. The landscape is of astonishing diversity where fertile valleys follow one another and bare rock faces sheltering typical and welcoming villages.

Mount Mgoun Trek 6 days

The history of this region dates back millions of years: it constitutes a privileged geological sector, characterized by the presence of famous and spectacular footprints of sauropod and theropod dinosaurs, including the prehistoric site of Iroutane (Demnate region) and at various sites in the heart of the Ait Bouguemmez valley.

The region has seen the discovery of an almost complete skeleton of a sauropod called Atlasaurus imlajei, which is currently on display at the Museum of Earth Sciences in Rabat. The M’goun geopark is also full of fauna rich in endangered species, such as the Barbary sheep, the golden eagle, the bearded vulture and the Tamga panther.

In addition to the archaeological heritage, the site is rich in architectural and historical heritage of great value (kasbahs, ighermans, collective granaries and rock carvings).

  • Trip code: MMT
  • Duration: 6 days of walking.
  • Period: from March to November
  • Level: Difficult 
  • Travel: on foot.
  • Accommodation: Berber House / Basecamps / Tents.
  • Meals: typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, …).
  • Activity: Walking & Trekking
  • Group size: 4–16
  • Ages: 16+

We offer adventure Atlas Mountains and Mountain activities, tours and things to do available daily throughout the travel season with local guides.

Services Included:

  • English speaking guide.
  • All meals.
  • Berber House or Mountain Hut
  • Mule to carry your staff.
  • Transfer from & to Marrakech.

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Own Expenses

Mount Mgoun Trek 6 days

Mount M’goun trekThis hike allows you to discover the central high atlas with the ascent of M’Goun (4071m), the second summit of Morocco, and the discovery of the happy valley of Ait Bougmez, this is the program that we will present to you for a week of Trekking in Morocco.

We start our hike from the happy valley of Aït Bougmez, then climb M’Goun, the roof of the central high atlas and meet the nomadic families of the high plateaus of the M’Goun region, these nomads who proudly perpetuate the transhumance between Sahara and High Atlas.

Itinerary Day per Day:

Day 1: Marrakech – Azilal – Agouti – Ikkis n’Arous

Departure at 8 is from Marrakesh towards Azilal (170km) from where we continue on a mountain road towards Agouti. Here, in the Ait Bouguemez Valley (or “Happy Valley”), we meet our mule team. After loading the mules, we begin our hike at Ikki’s N Arous (2300m), our camping site. Approximately a 3-hour walk.

Day 2: Ikkis N’Arous -Tizi n’Tarkedite – Tarkedite plateau
We will walk to the Tizi n’Tarkedit pass 3450m. One can see for the first time the summit of Mont M’goun (4068m). With a long descent, you continue your encampment on the great plateau of Tarkedite (2900m). Approximately a 6-hour walk.

Day 3: Ascent of Mount M’goun (4068m) – Oulilimt

We wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise while our mule and others take a shorter route to the bivouac. After climbing the top of Mont M’goun with the limestone landscape covered with seashells and fossils, we can enjoy the panoramic view, especially on the south side of the Massif. A spectacular descent will lead us to the river that will lead us to our camping, near the source of Oulilimt (2600m). Approximately a 7-hour walk.

Day 4: Oulilimt – Aflafal

To relax today, we are going to do a shorter trek. You can also enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Oulilimt gorges. Then, the river will take us to our camp by the river, close to the source of Aflafal (2100m).About 4:30 on foot.

Day 5: Aflafal – Tizi N’Ait Imi (2900m) – Ait Bouguemez valley

We follow the path near the river to Tighremt N’Ait Ahmed, where we change direction, a progressive ascent will lead us to an amazing panoramic view on the pass of Tizi N’Ait Imi (2900m). on Mount Ouaouglzate (3700m), Here we can see the natural boundaries between the areas Azilal and Ouarzazate. as well as the two beautiful valleys of Ait Bouguemez and M’goun, A long downhill will take us to our lodge “lodge of the stage” in the valley. Approximately 5h30 walk.

Day 6: Ait Bouguemez – Azilal – Marrakech

During our last day of trekking in Mgoun, we take the car and drive via Azilal in Ouzoud which hosts the most spectacular waterfalls in Morocco and we head towards Marrakech.

End of your trip: M’goun summit trek 6 days

Number of People:

1 – 2

3 – 4

5 – 6

7 – 9

10+

Price per Person:

800 €

785 €

695 €

545 €

400 €

A trek in Morocco could include the Atlas mountains, (for example Jebel Toubkal, Jebel M’goun or Jebel Siroua), the Sahara Desert or the famous Moroccan valleys and kasbahs. Depending on your fitness level (and the season!), you can trek, walk or ramble all over Morocco.

Our Treks start from several villages and valleys in the Atlas Mountains.

We offer adventure Atlas Mountains and Mountain activities, tours and things to do available daily throughout the travel season with local guides.

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Portage: For walkers a small backpack for the day’s belongings. Mules are available for carrying luggage.
  • Supervision: By a Multilanguages speaking Moroccan mountain guide assisted by a cook and muleteers.
  • Accommodation: Riad Atlas Imlil, Bivouac in a 2-person tent with mattresses, lodgings during the hike, or at the mountain hut in the winters.
  • Meals: typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, …). Fresh products and complementary preserves, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads at noon, hot and cooked meal in the evening.
  • Climate: dry and hot in spring, cold at night in winter. Thunderstorm possible
  • Supervision: Berber guide speaking French and English, cook, mule drivers.

List of equipment to bring back: The weight of your luggage must be limited and contain all of your belongings. A flexible travel bag with side openings or a rucksack without frame, do not bring back rigid bags and suitcases.

  • The list:
  •  A sleeping bag (warm for winter)
  •  A small backpack for the day.
  •  A pair of light  shoes that hold the ankle well.
  •  A spare pair of shoes and a pair of sandals.
  •  Loose pants for 
  •  A sweater or fleece (from October to March) and a lighter one to wear underneath.
  •  A mountain jacket & waterproof jacket & pant
  •  A change of clothes.
  •  A flashlight + spare battery.
  •  A gourd.
  •  Sunglasses …