Morocco M’Goun , Marrakech and more. www.ayecan.org.uk. Day 1- Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to your hotel. Evening to relax , drink fresh mint tea and explore the Jamna El Fnaa square in the medina. .
Day 1- Arrive in Marrakech and transfer to your hotel. Evening to relax , drink fresh mint tea and explore the Jamna El Fnaa square in the medina.
Day 2 Travel to the fertile valley of Ait Bougoumez , passing Azilal and along the winding road through the mountains to the heart of the High Atlas. We spend the night in the valley in an auberge in gite (1760m).
Day 3 Crossing the plateau of Tamzrit , we start the trek, and reach the Tafnfant plateau for lunch, with wonderful views of the "happy" valley of AitBougoumez. A small trek to the campsite for the night. (2000m altitude camp , 5/6hrs walking)
Day 4 Passing the village of Roughelt (1960m) we take the big "caravanier" route up to the camping place at the foot of the Col du Roughelt.(2600m, 6 hours of walking)
Day 5: Ascending the Col de Roughelt (2860m) we have an amazing panoramic view of the valley of Tassaout. A small descent into Idougmamen leads us into the ascent of the Col de Targdit (3200m), through the karstic rock landscape and to the entrance of the Wandras Gorge. After lunch we move onto the plateau of Tarkeddit, spending the night at the foot of M’Goun(2900m 6 hours of walking).
Day 6 : A very early morning start to make the ascension of IghilM'Goun (4068m). Arriving at the summit, we may have the energy to discover numerous fossils, and enjoy an exceptional view of the whole of the Central High Atlas. To finish a great day, we descend directly down the northern slopes to the same campsite (2900m) 8-9hrs hours of walking.
Day 7: An easier day to recover from the summit day along the ridge to see the Arous gorges then heading over the Tizi N Oulilmt pass and along the Assif N Oulimitriver to camp near AinAflafel. (5-6 hrs)
Day 8: For the last day of the trek, we climb up to the Col of Ait Imi, (2905m) getting a different but equally good view of Ait Bougoumez. We have lunch at the source of Ait Imi and carry on to the gite where we stay for the night. (5 hrs trek)
Day 9: Day in the village of Imelghas- help the women in the co-operative that has just been built in the centre of the village, join in with a day of berber life with the womenfolk- farming, cooking, transporting water, helping with livestock. Night in Gite.
Day 10: Take the road back to Marrakech via the Cascades D’Ouzoud and a return to a hotel central to the action. Visiting Jamna El Fnaa square in the medina again or perhaps for the first time.
Day 11: Morning guided tour of the souks , palaces and madrassa of the old city or medina of Marrakech, afternoon free to explore further with final night in Marrakech before departing Day 12 for the airport.