Explore the Berber Villages & summit of the Mgoun

Before ascending to the peak of M’Goun, the second highest peak in the Toubkal National Park, you will spend some time visiting the Happy Valley trekking around some beautiful sections of the region. You will also get the opportunity to meet the nomads who spend their summers in the area with their animals. The Happy Valley comprises 2 valleys overall.

Your trek up to the summit of M'Goun may be difficult in places. There are some steep sections to parts of the ascent, so you should be prepared for this. A good level of fitness and the requisite equipment will make your trek much more enjoyable.

Should you wish to make any alterations to your adventure, then do not hesitate to contact Brahim and Mohamed to discuss your options.

All treks are led and supervised by qualified and experienced guides and mule handlers, drawn from the local populace.

Itinerary

Day One:

Your team will meet you at the airport and help you find your lodgings.

Day Two: Tabant – Ait Said – Azib n’Ikkis

You’ll transfer from Marrakech to meet your guide and mules in Agouti, at 1850m. It is then an easy 3 or 4 hour walk to the campsite near Azib n’Ikkis. The journey will take you to 225om and you’ll pass through some beautiful examples of Berber villages.

Day Three: Azib n’Ikkis – Tarkeddid

A short day’s trekking will take you to Tarkeddid in about 4 or 5 hours. It is relatively steep however, especially when you ascend the Oumskig Pass at 2909m and the Aghouwri Pass at 3400m. Your hard work will pay off though when you take in the simply stunning views of the surrounding areas available from the top of the passes. You’ll then follow a steep zig-zagging path down to the Tarkeddid refuge where you and the group will spend the night.

Day Four: M’Goun Summit

To get to the summit of M’Goun, the second highest peak in this region of North Africa, you and your guides will have to get up early. The ascent is not technically that difficult, but it is hard work in places. When you reach the summit, you will be rewarded with timeless views of a magnificent natural vista. You will then return to the refuge for the night. Your descent from there should take around 3 hours to complete.

Day Five: Tarkeddid – Oumsoud Pass - Oulilimt Valley– Ain Aflafal

After the completion of M’Goun, you have a very varied day’s trekking ahead of you. You’ll traverse the edge of the Arouss Gorge and down past streams and rivers before ascending to the Oumsoud Pass at 2969m. You can then picnic in a delightful meadow, sporting a spring and located in the Oumlilimt Valley. After a further 3 hours or so of trekking, you will reach the Ain Aflafal refuge where you can eat and spend the night.

Day Six: Ain Aflafal – Ait Imi Pass – Taban

The day’s walk will take about 5 or 6 hours to get back over the Ait Imi Pass to Tabant. The trekking should be easy at first, but becomes a little more difficult as the Ait Imi Pass, you’ll start to climb, before encountering a steep ascent at the end. From here though, you can see down into the lovely M’Goun Valley and on a clear day, you can see as far as Tabant. The descent from the pass is steep and there is loose scree, but only lasts about 90 minutes. Eventually, you will arrive in Ait Imi, about 30 minutes away from your destination, Tabant.

Day Seven: Tabant – Marrakech

From Tabant, you can transfer easily to Marrakech, and spend the rest of your time as you would like to.

Day 8:

You can spend your last day as you wish, exploring Marrakech, resting or finding another adventure.

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Latest Visitor Reviews

  • Nicola Gatrel

    visited on 22nd June 2016

    Just to say that we have had a great holiday. We were looked after perfectly by our muleteers, our guide and our cook. They made an excellent team and we have had an amazing holiday. We will definitely recommend you to our friends.

    Regards Nicola