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 on foot, ending your last day on the remote Sahara side. 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.
PRICES PER PERSON: From € 430 EUR
– Group 1 – 2 person : On request – Group 6 – 10 people : 490€/person
– Group 3- 5 people : 640 €/person – Group 11 – 15 people : 430 €/person
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION : Marrakech city
WEAR AND TREK EQUIPMENT :
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket, warm jumper, waterproof jacket,underwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, headtorch, Water bottle, sleeping bag, day pack
WHAT’S INCLUDED :
Professional English-speaking Guide, Acommodation : 2 nights in 3* hotel in Marrakech
Transfers from and to airport, Camping equipment, tents & Mattresses for sleeping,
Transport costs from and return to Marrakech, Kitchen tent cooking equipment and cook,
All meals (vegetarians welcome), Mule handlers and mules to carry everything,
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED :
Meals in Marrakech, International flights.
Bottled water, Travel insurance.
Personal purchases, Tips and gratuities .
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.
Day 1: Airport-Marrakech Hotel
Home directly to your arrival and transfer to your hotel. First evening free to immerse yourself in the vibrant life of Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech -Ourzazate - Tagdilt
Meet your guide, depart Marrakech and drive over the Tizi n’Tichka pass towards Ouarzazate. Visit Ait Benhaddou World Heritage site. Have lunch and depart for the desert. Enjoy a traditional tajine dinner and overnight in a mud-walled desert ghite d’tape (with hot showers), before the foothills of Saghro massive.
Day 3: Tagdilt - Amda- n - Oughyoul
Early wake up call, have breakfast, meet the muleteers who will load the mules and begin trekking. Easy walking over rocky ground into the foothills of Jbel Saghro. We’ll gain 2 passes, traverse a plateau and descend into a remote valley. Wild camp. 5 H walk
Day 4: Amda- n - Oughyoul - Igli
Ascend the Kouaouch pass (2500m), then descend through sheer conglomerate eroded cliffs, elegant mesas, and waterfalls, to an open plateau and the Berber village of Igli. Stay in ghite d’tape with showers. 4 H walk
Day 5: Igli - Bab -n- Ali
Ascend along a high ridge, with grand views of the surrounding peaks. Our trail takes us to a verdant valley and the Berber village Boulouze. We’ll follow the river, then camp at the foot of Bab-n-Ali. Wild camp. 5 to 6 walk
Day 6: Bab -n- Ali - Assaka - Ighazoun
Today we’ll walk over the shoulder of Bab n’Ali and descend for most of the day, walking through a gorge to fantastic rock formations. Arrive at the village Assaka. Continuation to Ighazoune n’Oumlas by the river of Taoudachte and wild camp. 5H walk
Day 7: Ighazoune n'Oumlas - Nkob
Walking along the river, we pass through many Berber villages and arrive near N’kob. Stay in Gite d’tape with showers. 5 H walk
Day 8: Nkob - Marrakech
We’ll meet our driver and car, and follow the old Salt Road caravan route and date palm oasis of Draa valley over the Tinifift pass, toward the High Atlas mountains. We’ll stop for lunch in Ouarzazate, and head down the Tizi n’Tichka back to Marrakech. Morocco Ecotours can book a hammam at hotel with extra cost.
Day 9: Transfer Marrakech - Airport
Transfer to the airport ( 2 H before hour flight ) and fly to your country