Trekking in Sirwa massif

Sirwa massif: the kingdom of saffron

Located south of Toubkal Massif, the Jebel Siroua (3305 m) is an old volcanic massif, a land of kasbahs and fortified villages with their attics « called Igoudar », symbols of a very strong tradition. At the foot of the villages, fields irrigated by mountain streams, growing barley, wheat, saffron and almonds. The women weave beautiful carpets and sell the product at the souk of Taznaght, Sheep farming is another important resource for local people, many sheepfolds ,called Azib, are occupied by the Berber a part of the year (spring and summer). The Sirwa is clearly visible from the summit of Toubkal and is considered a « natural water tower » because of the snow that accumulates from December to March. This is an ideal area for walking through fantastic landscapes and the deep valleys.

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Duration: 8 days.
Trip grade: sports
Period: March, April, May and October.
Number of people:from 4 persons.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival at Marrakech airport, reception and transfer to hotel or Riad.

Day 2 Marrakech – Tizi n’Tast 2000 m – Skoumt 1600 m:
We leave Marrakech and take the road of Atlas Mountains. After the wergane dam, we continue our way throughout the Tinmal Valley and we go up the pass of Taste, which offers an amazing view of the souss plain, the road is meandering through the argan trees. we cross the small town of taliwine, arid plateaus and via a track of 6 km, we arrive at the meeting point with our team. we walk on a flat ground to the our first camp at 1400 m via the valley of Tisslet. Dinner and Overnight in Bivouac. 3h of walking. Elevation Q -: 200 m.

Day 3 Tisslit 1400 m – Tizgui 2200 m:
we begin the day with the visit of Tisslite gorges, we reach the Tizgui Valley with its many villages and terraced fields, we visit the superb attic of Tizgui, then we climb to our Bivouac at 2200m. Dinner and Overnight in Bivouac. 6h to 6h 30 mn of walking. Elevation P +: 800 m | Elevation Q- : 150 m.

Day 4 Tizgui 2200 m – Tagragra 2700 m:
We continue to rise, on the mule track, to the pasture and the sheepfolds of Tagragra, lunch at the camp, afternoon rest. Dinner and Overnight in Bivouac. 4h of walking. Elevation P+: 500 m | Elevation Q-: 200 m.

Day 5 Tagragra 2700 m – Sirwa 3305 m – Tisswitine 2600 m:
For this day, we have a mountain to climb , summit of Sirwa 3305 m, with a panoramic view ,that is the most amazing, of the High Atlas and desert regions around Ouarzazate. Then we descend to the sheepfolds of Tisswitine. Dinner and Overnight in Bivouac at 2600 m. 6h to 6h 30 mn of walking.
Elevation P+: 604 m | Elevation Q-: 704 m.

Day 6 Tisswitine 2600 m – Ait Tigga – Tizwad 1600 m:
We take a beautiful path down through the valley with its terraced fields and villages « Ait Ighmour, Aït Tigga », have lunch, Afternoon, we cross a desert plateau to the village of Tizwad. Dinner and Overnight in Bivouac. 5h 30 mn to 6h of walking. Elevation Q-: 1000 m.

Day 7 Tizwad – Amerzgan – Marrakech:
We hike in a lunar landscape to the village of Tamazirt, where we get the transportation, then return to Marrakech via Tizi n’tichka. Overnight at Hotel or Riad.

Day 8Transfer to the airport. End of our services.