General

Trekking in saghro 8 days

Jebel Sahro is a mountain range between the High Atlas and the Sahara and is separated from the High Atlas by the valleys of the Dades and the Draa. “Trekking in saghro 8 days”  Scenically it is an area of dramatic contrasts : palm trees, rose hedges, oases and stark, barren volcanic mountains and mud brick villages. Highlights include a glimpse of the Tadaout n’Tablah mountains and an amazing upright rock pinnacle named ‘Bab n’Ali’ – translated as the ‘Gates of Ali’ It is very hot in the summer and can be bitterly cold in winter. For this reason a good time to visit is from October to March when temperatures during the day are around 20 degrees Centrigrade, though the nights are well below freezing.

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech free time

Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight accommodation at the hotel.
2 Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tagdilte drive to tagdilte
Transfer by the Tizi n’Tichka to Ouarzazate. Then to the Valley of Roses (road of 1000 Kasbahs) and the Dades valley. Arrival at the village of Tagdilte, the starting point of our hike, Dinner and overnight at the lodge or gite.

Day 3: Tagdilte – Almou n’ouareg 6 hours of walking.

Our trek begins by crossing an arid plateau that leads to the small oasis of oleanders. Then we attack a climb to reach the pass of Ifard (2450m), enjoy an amazing view of the Dades valley and the Mgoun mountains. Descent to Almou n’ouareg (2300m) where we set up our first camp.

Day 4: Almou n’ouareg – Igli 6 hours of walking.

Climb to a small pass of 2450m, then down towards the gorge and ascend again to the top of Kouaouch(2600m). Nice panoramic view also of the volcanic massif. Then Descent to the Tasagdilte, Dinner and overnight in the villager’s house at Igli.

Day 5: Igli – Bab n’AliApproximately 6 hours of walking.

We continue our trek by Igli, in an extraordinary mineral setting. crossing the Berber village of Afourar before arriving at the beautiful site of Bab n’Ali with rock towers that rise to over 60 m, Dinner and Overnight at the camp or gite.

Day 6: Bab n’Ali – TifdassineApproximately 6 to 7 hours of walking.

We leave Bab n’Ali toward the palm groves of Tifdassine, Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 7: Tifdassine – Handour – Ouarzazate – MarrakechApproximately 2 to 3 hours of walking.

Short walking(2h30)to the village of Handour, where we take our transportation. Driving by Draa Valley palm groves to reach Agdez and Ouarzazate. Then back to Marrakech. Overight at the Riad or Hotel.

Day 8: Airportfree time

There may be time to visit the legendary Jamaa El Fna square, depending on flight times. Transfer to the airport

 

Essential Equipment & Clothing:
Good hiking boots or trainers and good socks
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain-pants
Ice axe and crampons (winter)
Headlamp)
3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Personal First Aid Kit
Day sack/backpack

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Dates & Prices

PERIOD:
Year round
DURATION:
8 days/7 night
GRADE:
Easy

Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude treks)
Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated) Payment: can be made in € / $ / £ or MAD

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What's included

  • English speaking guide and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage
  • Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Accommodation in a Berber village (gite)
  • Ground transfers by minibuses/taxis: hotel – trek – hotel

What's not included

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

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