Mgoun Ascent Trek

Discovering the High Atlas valleys and Mgoun summit (4071m)

The Central High Atlas offers an amazing variety of landscapes. the M'goun summit 4071m and its surrounding area known for its natural cliffs, canyons…offer a breathtaking panoramas for its visitores.

Mount Mgoun Morocco

Overview
Highlights of the Trek
- Duration: 15 days, otherwise You can hike for 2, 3 or 4 days in M'goun or Toubkal area, depending on your availability and your budget. Please contact us for more information.
- Accommodation during this trip: 3 nights in the Hotel or Riad/ 8 nights in camps/ 2 nights in our guesthouse
- Trip Name: Hiking in High Atlas «M'goun Summit»
- Max Height: M'goun summit 4071m, the second highest peak in the Atlas Mountains.
- Destination: High Atlas/ Ait Bougumez and Tassaout Valley
- Grade: sporty
- Trip starts- ends: Tassaout Valley/ Ait Bougumez Valley
- Best Season: From May to Octobe
- Number of participants: from 4 persons.

The particular strengths: Valleys of the central Atlas “ Tassaout, Ouzighimte, Ait bouguemez, mount Mgoun“4071 m” (the second highest peak in the Atlas Mountains), Berber villages…

Itinerary:

Day 1 Marrakech:
Arrival at the airport in Marrakech and transfer to the hotel or Riad.

Day 2 Marrakech – Demnate – Ait alla:
Transfer by road to Demnate, we visit the natural bridge of “Imi n’Ifri”, then we continue to reach the valley of Tassaout, meeting our team mule and then start hiking (1h30mn). Dinner and Overnight in bivouac at the edge of the valley.

Day 3 Ait Alla – Megdaz – Ait Ali n’Itto: 6 h of walking.
We go up the valley of “Tagoughte”, then go throughthe beautiful village of Magdaz with these traditional houses, visit the village and lunch, then we continue walking to the Ait Ali n’ito. Dinner and Overnight in bivouac.

Day 4 Ait Ali n’Itto – Tassggaywalte : 6 h of walking.
We continue our hiking in Tassaout valley, passing over several villages « Ait Hamza, ichbbken imi n’ikess … » .Arrival at the village of Tasgaiwalte. Dinner and Overnight in Bivouac.

Day 5 Tassggaywalte – Tarkddite : 6 h of walking.
We climb a beautiful pass of « Assderme » at 3100m, with overlooking the Tassaoute valley, we cross a plateau, then arrival at Tarkddite. Dinner and Overnight in bivouac at 2900m.

Day 6 Tarkddite – Mgoun – Izaben 2600 m : 4h 30m of walking.
Departure early morning, we climb one of the most famous mountains in morocco, MGoun (4071 m), from where we can enjoy nice views over the Ait Bouguemez Valley. Then we descend to our camp (2600 m). Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 7 Izaben – Oulilimte – Aflafal Sources (2200 m) : 5h 30m of walking.
Walking along the Oulilimte valley, where we can meet the nomads living in there caves, stop for lunch, afternoon continuation to our bivouac at 2200 m near Aflafal sources. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 8 Aflafal – Tichki 2033 m : 5h 30m of walking.
Beautiful walk in the ouzighemte valley, passing by cultures and Berber villages. Bivouac at 2033m in wawchki village. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 9 Tichki – Izoughar 2600 m : 7h of walking.
We go for a nice rise of “D +1510 m” to Igroulne pass (3500 m) to cross Wawgolzate Mountain, then go down to the plateau of Izoughar Bivouac at 2600 m. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 10 Izoughar – Zaouite Lamzi 2250 m :
we cross the plateau of izoughar “the meeting place between the nomads of Ait bouguemez and Ait Atta », we reach the first village of Zaouit, stop for lunch, and the afternoon is a free time. Dinner and overnight in lodge.

Day 11 Zaouit Lamzi – Ait Ziri 1800 m: 6h 30m of walking.
Beautiful walk between gardens, in the valley, from village to village in order to reach Ait Ziri village. Dinner and Overnight in Dar Afra (http://www.darafra.com).

Day 12 Ait Ziri:
Free day in our village and stay quiet in this nice erea. Dinner and Overnight in Dar Afra

Day 13 Ait Bougumez- Ouzoud – Marrakech : 250 km.
Transfer by Azilal to Ouzoud Cascades (Waterfalls), stop for lunch, then continuation to Marrakech. Overnight at the hotel or Riad.

Day 14 Marrakech:
Day dedicated to Marrakech, visit the medina or just stay in your accommodation. Overnight at the hotel or Riad.

Day 15 Transfer to the airport.

Cost details
NB: Price on request. This will depend on the number of participants. So for any quote request please contact us

Costs we provide include the followings:
- picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.
- All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- 8 nights camping during the trek, 2 nights in our guesthouse, 3 nights in a Hotel or Riad.
- A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide
- Muleteers and mules to carry your baggage and our equipment.
- compsite This is the high level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipments (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

Excluded from costs are the following:
- Lunch and dinner in Marrakech.
- All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
- Travel Insurance (Essential).
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Tips for staff and driver's.

Trekking equipment checklist
When selecting your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you’ll be camping, the time of year and the altitude, we advise our clients bringing these items but depending of season other ways you can contact us.

Sun hat, Gloves, Sunglasses, Sun block for lips, Long underwear, Medical first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss, army knife, Towel and toiletries, Down sleeping bag, Down jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T-shorts, Mountain, trekking boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, Polypropylene /wool socks, Light cotton socks for under wool socks, camera with extra battery