The Mgoun Regionf forms the most southerly of the three ridges, which make up the famous and stunning High Atlas Mountains. Our trek is a high circuit in the Central Atlas and starts in the beautiful valley of the Ait Bougemez. Not only do we enjoy the majestic scenery of these rugged mountains, but also the friendly and fascinating culture of the indigenous Berbers. It is a wild area, which in comparison with the Jebel Toubkal region, sees very few groups and subsequently has a more simplistic tourist infrastructure. In many ways however the scenery is more magnificent with extensive terracing, green broad valleys pierced with irrigation canals, areas of walnut copses, strange rock formations and colours, with the villages clinging to the mountainsides. Above all this soars the peak of Mgoun at just over 4000 metres, only slightly less than Toubkal itself. All in all it is perhaps a more interesting mountain, because instead of endless scree fields, the ‘Alpine start’ takes you up to a high roller coaster ridge, along above and past a huge cirque (corrie) to the summit. We have watched Lammergeiers land on this high point in previous years!

Trek Itinerary:

Note : Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.

Day 1:Drive from Marrakech to Agouti In the morning, we transfer by minibus to Agouti There is time to relax at the guesthouse in agouti when we arrive in the late afternoon.

Day 2:Agouti to Arous Camp overnight.

Day 3:Trek to Tarkedit Plateau We walk up in a wild landscape before crossing the Aghouri pass at 3,450m then descend to the wind-eroded and snow-covered high plateau of Tarkedit (2,900m). After lunch (there is a hut on the plateau), we climb up to the southern side of the plateau and establish a camp at 3,400m, directly below M’goun West (3,978m). 7-8 hours walking. Camp.

Day 4:Ascent of Djebel M’goun (4,068m) to Oulilimt Today we make our ascent to the summit of Djebel M’goun. The climb follows a long ridge, all at or above 4,000m, which typically takes between 4 and 5 hours to the summit, depending on snow conditions. From the top, there are impressive views across the Draa valley and towards the Sahara Desert to the south. We descend back to Azib Izabine. 8-9 hours. Camp.

Day 5:Trek Down the valley into Ain Aflafal and to Tighermet n ait ahmed ( 5hours walking) Camp.

Day 6:Climb Tizi n’ait Imi (2960m) then long descent to ait Bougmez valley and drive back to Marrakech
Note : Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.

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