Morocco Expeditions

Mgoun Ascent & Ait Bougemez valley 8 days

- Period: from April to November
- Duration: 8 days / 5 days walking
- Grade: medium

With its 4068m, Mount M’goun is the second highest peak of the Atlas Mountains. It has a very different landscape from Toubkal mixing mountains, high cliffs and wide valleys thoroughly cultivated.

Day 01 : Arrived at Marrakech, Reception by our staff, Hotel.
Day 02 : Marrakech-Azilal-Tizin Oughbar (2200m) - valley Ait Abbes-Valley Ait Bouguemmaz - Azib n Ikkis (2300m) - camp.3H walking
Day 03 : Azib n Ikkis (2300m) - col de Tarkedit (3450m) - descent towards Plateau Tarkedit (2900m)5H30 walking
Day04 : Ascension (facultative) to Summit Mgoun (4068 m) - Descent towards Sources Oulilimt (2600m).8H30 walking
Day 05 : Sources of oulilimt - Sources Afelafal then Tighremt'n Ait Ahmed ( point of old caravaniers) - Camp.5h walking.
Day 06 : Tighremt n Ait Ahmed- Col Ait Imi (2900 m) - descent towards Ait Imi (1900 m) - Valley Ait Bouguemmaz.  6H walking
Day 07 : visit around the berber village of the beautiful valley Ait Bouguemmaz , discovring others valleys - Return to Marrakech
Day 08 : Transfer to airport

Mgoun Mgoun trip

Mgoun Ascent (4068m) 8 days

Day 1 : Arrival to Marrakech airport, welcome & transfer to the Riad at the heart of the medina. Diner on your own.
Day 2 :
07.30 transfer by road from your hotel in Marrakech to the remote Ait Bougmez Valley in the High Atlas (about 4.5 hours drive with picnic lunch en-route). Overnight at Dar Itrane Lodge near Imelghas Village (1,800 m) or another gite nearby.
Day 3 :
About 6 hours walking Cross the Ait Bougmez Valley towards Agouti village and then down to the Ait Bouli Valley. Continue along the Lakhdar Valley and camp overnight near Abachkou (1,600 m).
Day 4 : 
About 7 hours walking Continue to n' Rougoult village and then climb a narrow path to the small village of Ifri n' Ait Kherfalla. Overnight camp near the Ifri (2,500 m).
Day 5 :
About 5 hours walking Continue on through a pass (3,000 m) climbing and descending to the Arous Valley. Overnight camp near Ikkis summer shelters for shepherds (2,200 m). Later in the afternoon visit the Arous Gorges.
Day 6 : 
Walk back to the Bougmez Valley where you will be met by your driver and vehicle near the village of Tirouza for the return drive to your hotel in Marrakech with picnic en-route. Arrive Marrakech about 6.30 p.m
Day 7 :
Marrakech, free day to explore the medina, souks, square Jemaa Elfna & historical monuments.
Day 8 :
After break fast pick up & transfer to the airport.