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JEBEL SAHRO TREK 1 - THE JEBEL SAHRO TRAVERSE - 10 DAYS

Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1
Jebel Sahro Trek 1

Enjoy the satisfaction of making the full crossing of Jebel Sahro from the banks of the River Dades in the north to the oasis of Nekob in the south.Traverse a wild and often desolate landscape through small, isolated villages and semi-nomadic encampments while discovering some of the most wonderful rock formations to be found anywhere in Morocco.

 

Itinerary (brief)

Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech
Day 2: Transfer from Marrakech to El Kelaa des Mgouna and the Valley of the Roses
Day 3: Transfer to Aït Youle and walk to El Merse
Day 4: El Merse to Assaka n’Aït Ouzzine
Day 5: Assaka n’Aït Ouzzine to Irhissi
Day 6: Irhissi to Igli
Day 7: Igli to Irhazzoun n’Imlas
Day 8: Irhazzoun n’Imlas to Nekob
Day 9: Transfer to Marrakech
Day 10: Depart Marrakech

Why book this trek?

· Trek through the beautiful, empty landscape of Jebel Sahro, home to far-flung, semi-nomadic communities
· See some of the most staggering rock formations found anywhere in Morocco

Itinerary (detailed)

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech and transfer from the airport to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Marrakech. Sleep the night in your riad.

Day 2: Transfer from Marrakech and cross the High Atlas Mountains via the dramatic Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), to reach the small market town of El Kelaa des Mgouna (1431m). The rest of the day is free for you to explore the town, famous for its production of rose products. Alternatively, you may choose to visit the lower reaches of the Assif Mgoun Valley, known as the Valley of the Roses, and see some of its striking kasbahs. Spend the night in a small hotel overlooking the Valley of the Roses. 6 hours transfer, approximately.

Day 3: We transfer from the Valley of the Roses, crossing the Oued Dades, to reach the village of Aït Youle. We begin our trek, ascending the outlying slopes of Jebel Sahro to reach the remote camping spot of Le Merse where we spend the night in tents close by a well. 6 to 7 hours walking, approximately.

Day 4: Continue to climb from Le Merse to cross Tizi n’Tagmout (1800m) before descending first to the hamlet of Tagmout and then onwards to the village of Assaka n’Aït Ouzzine (1584m). We camp on the outskirts of the village. 5 hours walking, approximately.

Day 5: Walk from Assaka n’Aït Ouzzine, climbing gently to round the impressive mountain of Tine Ouaiyour before descending through the surreal Irhissi Gorge. We arrive at the dispersed village of Irhssi (1625m) where we camp for the night by the shell of a dilapidated kasbah. 3 hours walking, approximately.

Day 6: From Irhissi, we rise gently along a dramatic path that has been cut directly into the cliff face until it drops again to the village of Riche. We climb once more, this time more steeply, to reach the green oasis of Igli, surrounded by wonderful natural rock formations. We sleep the night in this natural amphitheatre. 6 to 7 hours walking, approximately.

Day 7: We walk from Igli to Boilouz (1525m) and then on through the jumble of the Oufourar Gorge to emerge at the twin rock towers of Bab n’Ali, considered by many to be the jewel of Sahro. We continue as far as Irhazzoun n’Imlas and camp on the edge of the village. 5 to 6 hours walking, approximately.

Day 8: We walk from Irhazzoun n’Imlas through the Assif Hanedour Valley as far as the village of Hanedour itself with its picturesque, dilapidated kasbah. From here we transfer to Nekob (1039m), renowned as the town of the 40 kasbahs and spend the night in a small hotel. 4 hours walking and I hour transfer, approximately.

Day 9: Transfer to Marrakech. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy this remarkable city. Spend the night in your riad.
6 hours transfer, approximately.

Day 10: Transfer to the airport and depart from Marrakech.

Itinerary notes:

On occasion local weather conditions may require the trekking route to be altered in the interests of your safety.

If this itinerary is not exactly what you had in mind, please do contact us for a discussion as all itineraries can be adapted according to your wishes.