Mount M’Goun Trek (8 days)

Mount M’Goun Trek (8 days)

Mount M’Goun is the second highest peak of the Atlas Mountains at 4071m. This 8 day hike through the pleasant valley of Bougmez is a journey of contrasts and meetings perfect for wilderness lovers, appreciators of pristine natural wonder, and serious outdoor adventurers. Unlike the Toubkal region, the terrain of the Bougmez consists of the typical sedimentary rocks of the High Atlas with their characteristic escarpment and long, deep crested gorges cut through softer rocks by rivers that flowed over the young fold mountains as they rose.


Day 1: Your guide will pick you up at the Marrakech Airport and transport you by car to your hotel.:

Day 2: Your guide will pick you up your hotel and transport you by car to Ait Ahmed, then Agouti.

Day 3: Hike to Azib n’Ikkis (2300m) -5 1/2 hours. There you and your guide will assemble a mule caravan and trek along the Assif Arous river, passing by some centuries-old ruins believed to be Portuguese, then arrive at your campsite near Ikkis – 3 hours.

Day 4: Hike to n’Ikkis Tarkkedit Plateau (2900 meters). Continue to ascend to Tarkkedit col (3450 meters), enjoying the splendid panorama of the Atlas Mountains. Take a rest and enjoy the view, then start your descent onto the green plateau, where the the nomadic Berbers Ait Atta (people of Atta) usually camp with their herds of cattle- 6 hours.

Day 5: Leave camp at dawn to ascend Jebel M’Goun (4068 meters) -6 hours, the second highest summit of the Atlas, then descend back to camp in Oulilimt.

Day 6: Hike to the Oulilimt Aflafal Spring and have lunch by the river. Continue to the Thighrmet N’ait Ahmed camp for the night- 5 hours.

Day 7: Tighremt n’Ait Ahmed >Tabbant. Hike to Tizi n’Ait Imi Hill (2905 meters) and picnic in the grassland. Ascend through the Juniper forest to the Ait Bougmez to stay the night in a Berber house- 6 hours.

Day 8: Visit the Ouzoud Waterfall and travel back to Marrakech by car, where your guide will drop you off at your hotel or riad .

Ait Bougmez Valley is among the most mystifying places in the Atlas Mountain Range. It is a must-see destination and a great place to start your trip. We’ll hike through a patchwork of fertile green pastures and apple groves divided by clear, cold streams flowing down from the windy mountains. Residents of the valley herd sheep and goats, tend their crops in the traditional methods, and travel the paths carrying their wares. Their hospitality is unequalled and and most people are happy to stop and speak as you pass by. The valley is a beautiful sanctuary of traditional Berber villages separated from the surrounding countryside by a series of diverse peaks of varying height. It is truly its own world and must be experienced to be understood.