Mount M'goun Ascent Trek
High Atlas is perhaps the wildest part of the Atlas mountains, dominated by the M’Goun (4068m). Wth stunning views of verdant valleys, gorges, remote villages and mountain peaks, here, hiking is the perfect way to discover the traditional local architecture and rural way of life. A favourite destination is the picturesque.
Marrakech – Tabant – Ait Said – Azib n’Ikkis
Depart Marrakech by car and meet our guide and mules in Agouti (1850m). We then set off on an easy 3 -4 hour walk to our campsite near the summer pastures of Azib n’Ikkis (2250m). On the way we pass through the typical Berber villages of Ait Said and Arouss.
Azib n’Ikkis – Tarkeddid Refuge
A short day’s walking – about 4 to 5 hours – but quite steep, involving the ascent of the Oumskig Pass (2909m) and the very steep Aghouwri Pass (3400m) which provide magnificent views over the surrounding area. We then follow another steep, zigzag path down to the Tarkeddid refuge (2900m) where we spend the night.
An early start for our 4 to 5 hour climb to the summit. The ascent is not technically difficult and the magnificent views, when we reach the top, make the effort worth while!. To return, we retrace our steps – a descent of about 3 hours.
Oumsoud Pass – Oulilimt Valley– Ain Aflafal
A varied day’s walk, around the edge of the Arouss Gorge, down and along streams and rivers, and an ascent to the Oumsoud Pass (2969m). We stop for a picnic in a delightful meadow with a spring in the Oulilimt valley. After lunch we continue to follow the river for a further 3 hours until we reach the Ain Aflafal refuge.
Ain Aflafal – Ait Imi Pass – Tabant
Today we walk for about 5 or 6 hours, returning over the Ait Imi Pass (2905m) to Tabant. Initially this is easy walking, but as we approach the Ait Imi Pass we start to climb, and there is a steep ascent at the end. From here there are views down into the M’Goun valley and on a clear day we can see the village of Tabant, our destination. The descent from Ait Imi Pass is steep and over loose scree , but after about 1 1/2 hours we arrive in the village of Ait Imi which is only about half an hour from Tabant. Stop for night.
Tabant – Marrakech
Tabant – Marrakech: Transfer to Marrakech, night in Hotel or Riad.
M’Goun is the second-highest mountain of Northern Africa following the Jebel Toubkal. The summit offers zero climbing interest. However, it is a very attractive trekking destination, particularly when added to a 10-12 day, 200-kilometer circuit that includes the spectacular M’Goun river gorges and various remote Berber villages. The summit is not difficult in summer, however freak snowstorms do occur even in July and high winds are common (we experienced flying rocks). Perhaps 20 people reach the peak daily during this period. The elevation gain from the “base camp” directly to the north of M’Goun is about 1200 meters. Our Compnay ClimbinToubkal in this remote region use local Berber guides.
- Group 1 person : On request
- Group 2 – 3 people : 480£/person
- Group 4 – 7 people : 410£/person
- Group 8 – 12 people :360 £/person
- Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated). Additional hotel or riad nights after trek from 25 EUR p.p. twin/35 EUR single.
- Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).
- Payment : can be done in € / $ / £ or MAD
- English speaking guide, and cook
- Muleteers and mules for luggages
- Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
- Accommodation in Mountain huts
- Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel)
- Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option)
- Travel insurance.
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expanses
This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch!!
- Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks
- Personnel First aid Kit
- 3 to 4 season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
- Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
- Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)
- Lightweight daypack
- Torch and batteries
- Towel & all personal toiletries
Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop in Imlil:
- Crampons : 5 €/ Day/pair
- Ice Axe : 3 €/day
- Walking boots : 5 €/day
- Sleeping bags : 2.5 €/day
- Rain Jackets : 3 €/day
- Walking Poles : 3 €/day/pair
- Back packs : 3€/day
- Stoves : 2€/day
The Accommodation during this trek can either be in a mountain hut for the winter treks or on camping if prefered from June -Octo
NB : If accommodation is required in the Atlas Mountains either before or after the trek, we can always book you at our Place in Imlil