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JEBEL SIRWA TREK 1 - JEBEL SIRWA ASCENT AND CIRCUIT - 10 DAYS

Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1
Jebel Sirwa Trek 1

Trek to the summit of this extinct volcano and feel that there is nothing between you and heaven! At 3305m, the Jebel Sirwa Region is dominated by Jebel Sirwa itself; a climb to the summit offers uninterrupted views northwards as far as Jebel Toubkal and Ighil Mgoun and southwards to the distant Anti-Atlas.

All this and some of the most picturesque villages to be found anywhere in the Atlas Mountains.

 

Itinerary (brief)

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech and transfer from the airport to your riad
Day 2: Transfer from Marrakech to Taliwine
Day 3: Walk from Taliwine to Akhfamane
Day 4: Walk from Akhfamane to Ti n’Iddr
Day 5: Walk from Ti n’Iddr to Tegragra
Day 6: Walk from Tegragra to Waterfall Camp with optional ascents of Jebel Sirwa and Jebel Guiliz
Day 7: Walk from Waterfall Camp to Tislit Gorge
Day 8: Walk from Tislit Gorge to Souk Larba and transfer to Taliwine
Day 9: Transfer to your riad in Marrakech
Day 10: Depart from Marrakech

Why book this trek?

· Climb through a volcanic landscape to the highest peak in the south of Morocco
· Trek through stunning Berber villages and visit their unique ancient granaries

Itinerary (detailed)

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

Day 2: Transfer from Marrakech, first crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the dramatic Tizi n’Test (2100m), then pausing for lunch in Ouarzazate, before arriving at the southern town of Taliwine (1586m). The rest of the day is free for you to explore Taliwine, famous for its saffron production and home to one of the most important kasbahs of the infamous El Glaoui family. Spend the night in a small hotel. 6 hours transfer, approximately.

Day 3: Enjoy a gentle introduction to your trek by walking from Taliwine along the banks of the Oued Zagmouzen, passing by a succession of small villages, to reach Akhfamane (1250m) where we will camp for the night. 4 hours walking, approximately.

Day 4: Walk from Akhfamane to Ti n’Iddr (1684m) by following a trail that leads further up valley through the ancient village of Mazwad (1441m). Beyond Mazwad, the valley narrows to a gorge and meanders, more steeply, upwards in to the mountains. Arrive at the beautiful village of Ti n’Iddr with its striking kasbah, mosque and agadir where we will camp for the night. 6 hours walking, approximately.

Day 5: Walk from Ti n’Iddr to Tegragra (2650m) by following the bank of the Assif n’Wamrane Valley through an increasingly striking and isolated landscape. First, we climb steeply through the dramatic village of Atougha, perched on the hillside against a vertiginous mountain backdrop, its terraced fields unfolding below, before arriving at the stunning summer pastures of Tegragra (2650m) where we will camp for the night close to a water source. 6 hours walking, approximately.

Day 6: Today there are optional ascents of both Jebel Sirwa (3305m) and Jebel Guiliz (2905m) with a descent along the Assif n’Aït ou‘Byal Valley to Waterfall Camp (2400m). From Tegragra, we either climb steeply to the summit of Jebel Sirwa before descending to Waterfall Camp, perhaps rising to a second summit, that of Jebel Guiliz, en route. Otherwise, we simply descend directly from Tegragra to Waterfall Camp where we camp for the night close by the river. Up to 7 hours walking, approximately.

Day 7: We walk down valley from Waterfall Camp through the delightful village of Tizgui (2200m), stopping to visit its fortified granary, the most astounding in the region, before continuing to the surreal rock formations and verdant palm trees of Tislit Gorge where we camp for the night. 5 hours walking, approximately.

Day 8: We head on to the village of Tislit, which lends its name to the gorge, then across wide open terrain through a patchwork of agricultural fields and wild flowers to the village to Souk Larba (1675m). If we arrive on a Wednesday we can pause here to enjoy the souk at its busiest. Transfer from Souk Larba to Taliwine. The rest of the day is free to continue exploring Taliwine. Spend the night in a small hotel. 2 hours walking and 1 hour transfer, approximately.

Day 9: Transfer from Taliwine to Marrakech. The rest of the day is free to continue exploring Marrakech. Spend the night in a simple 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, notably during the final ascent of Jebel Sirwa.

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.