Monday, January 15, 2018

trekking in morocco

trekking in morocco in  the High Atlas mountains jbel saghro

This volcanic mountain region does not experience true winter snows like the High Atlas making it perfect for winter hiking. The Saghro is situated between the High Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert and makes a nice link to also camel trek overnight and explore the Erg Chebbi dunes near Merzouga. You’ll completely traverse the Saghro Massif walking. High uplands and volcanic monoliths resemble the U.S. southwest with soaring mesas, sparse vegetated plateaus, hidden springs and canyon oasis where you can freely ramble. You’ll meet and have tea with Ait Atta nomads living in this harsh and remote landscape. Jackal, fox, wolf, toads, frogs, wild sheep, gazelle, vulture, Buzzard and the rare Bonelli-eagle survive here. Trees include date palms, acacia, tamarisk and oleander.
Itinerary
Day 1
Transfer from Marrakech to Nekob in the Saghromountains, a journey of 300 kms including the Tichka Pass and the town of Ouarzazate. We load the mules and set off for a short walk to our first night’s accommodation in a Berber house (gite).

Day 2
Oasis Tifdassine – Irhazzounen’Imlass This is a day of easy walking – about 5 hours in total – including the oasis of Tifdassine (1210m) to arrive at our camp near Irhazzounen’Imlass.

Day 3

Amguis Valley – Bab n’Ili – Ousdidene Today’s route is along the Amguis Valley through the village of Amguis (1400m) and on past interesting rock formations to arrive, after about 6 hours, at Boilouz where we camp at the oasis.

Day 4

Boilouz – Afourar Valley – Igli Oasis – Tassigdelt Over the course of the day we climb 700m to Tassigdelt, passing the small village if Igli on the way. We camp at Tassigdelt after a walk of about 6 hours.

Day 5
Tassigdelt – Kouaouch – Almoun’Ouarg Today we reach the summit of Kouaouch (2600m) before descending to our camp site at 2300m. A total of 6 hours walking..

Day 6
Iferd – Allili – Plateau de Tagdiite – Dades Valley – Ouarzazte – Marrakech Today we walk down to the Dades Valley, crossing Iferd (2450m) on the way, before picking up our transport for the 6 to 7 hour journey back to Marrakech.
Includes
Fully escorted: fully escorted by local mountain guide, muleteers and cook.
Accommodation in Gites, Mountain hut, Berber homes & Bivouac
All Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Mules for luggage
Bivouac & Kitchen Materiel.






Tuesday, December 19, 2017

ATLAS TREKKING-10 DAYS FROM MARRAKECH TREK MOUNT & MGOUN GORGES

https://www.localmoroccotours.com/tours/10-days-atlas-trekking-from-marrakech-trek-mount-mgoun-gorges/

The M’Goun is located in the central part of the High Atlas . From an administrative point of view, it belongs to the province of Ouarzazate .The Assif Mgoun, a tributary of the Dades, rises at the foot of the mountains and waters the rural town of Ighil not Oumgoun up Kalaat M’gouna where it flows into the assif Dades .

The summit Mgoun consists of a long ridge that approach or exceed the 4000 meters over a distance of ten kilometers. In fact this is a ridge anticline . The rock to the surface, is a limestone disk. Its northern side has been sculpted by glaciers during the ice ages of theQuaternary so that today there are fourteen valleys aligned perpendicular to the ridge.









Monday, December 18, 2017

Desert tour from Marrakech-2 DAYS – MARRAKECH TO ZAGORA DESERT

https://www.localmoroccotours.com/tours/2-days-marrakech-to-zagora-desert/

Marrakech-Zagora

Morning departure from your Hotel or riad through the High Atlas Mountains and the famous Tizi -n – Tichka (2260m) From these mountains, the view of the valleys and the Berber villages perched on the sides of mountains, sometimes barely distinguishable from mountains themselves, are spectacular. After crossing the pass, it continues to fall until finally you reach Ouarzazate, where you stop for lunch. From there you cross another pass smaller, Tizi -n – Tinfifite, before reaching the Valley Dra’a to Agdez. We go along the path of the ancient caravans between the mountains and the river, passing through many villages and gardens so you can get a better idea of the way of life along the oasis. You then come to Zagora, where you will have a camel ride to watch the sunset and dinner in the dunes at the camp of nomad tents to spend the night.






Zagora-Marrakech

After the breakfast, we go from Dades gorges to Erg chebbi sahara desert in Merzouga. Berber villages are scattered along the way, we’ll pass through Todra Gorges ,Tenhir , Tinjdad, Jorf and Erfoud in which we’ll feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and then we continue to a Hotel in Merzouga, after relaxing few minuts you will take some of you luggage in small bag (the necessary for the night in desert) and leave the other luggage in the hotel, then we will ride the camels on an adventure crossing the erg chebbi sand dunes, this is a great opportunity to take lovely pictures of the sunset and sunrise. when we reach the camp we will leave the camels and we walk to the highest sand dunes for sandboarding and to watch the sunset,  we will spend the night in a camp (Berber nomad tents) with drums music in the middle of the Sahara.