Trekking in the Djebel Saghro, an amazing mountain range in betwwen the Sahara Desert and the Atlas mountains. This hike will lead you to the nomad land of ait Atta
Ths amazing tour starts in Ouarzazate, a city on the crossroads to the desert. Wwill first hike the Djebel Saghro, a stunning volcanic range in betwwin
the high Atlas Mountains and the desert. This the main territory of the Ait Atta Berber tribe. The locals mainly live on breeding and farming. At the end of
our trek, the 4x4 will give us more mobility to reach the best sites of the easter moroccan sahara to explore oases and hike amazing sand dunes in
remote areas like Remlia and Merzouga Dunes.
The Djebel Saghro Trek
South North Traverse of the Eastern Anti-Atlas.
9 Days, 6 Days trek, Period: Autumn to Spring, Level: Moderate
This trip in the deep south of Morocco will take us to the eastern part of the Anti-Atlas range, and the magnificent Saghro
Mountains. Surrounded by the African plaque pushing from the south, and the imposing high Atlas barrier up north, this
range offers a stunning variety of landscapes. In the heart of the territory of the semi nomadic Ait Atta tribe, our short trek
will lead us through deep wadies, lunar plateaus and pitons forests. In a world submerged by warm lights, the breeze from
the south announces the desert close…
Arrival to Ouarzazate Airport, where you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the city.
Overnight in 3* hotel on half board basis.
Ouarzazate - Nkob - Berkik / 3h30 transfer / 3h30 trekking
Departure in minibus to cross the Anti Atlas Range and the join the magnificent Draa Valley. At Tansikht, we drive east on
the southern slopes of the Djebel Saghro toward Nkob. We leave the paved road and drive south toward the oases of
Handour where we meet our muleteer team. After a picnic lunch, our trek starts. From here the trail leads north up the
fertile Hanedour Valley to Berkik. The cliff faces and ridges of the valley are home to a wide array of birds including
buzzards and hawks. This is a relatively lush area of the Saghro and we pass a number of small plots of terraced
cultivation, well irrigated by the snow-melt water that generally flows until the end of May, first camp at Berkik.
Berkik - Berkou / 6h00 trekking
This morning we will climb the Djebel Tifdassine to overhang the amazing tabular rock formation of "Tin Oayour". We
then continue into the heart of the massif and move away from settled areas into nomad country of the Ait Atta (which
dominated Morocco south of the Atlas from the 16th to the early 20th Century) and walk down the superb gorges of
Ighissi. In the afternoon, we will follow a side path overlooking the valley till our camp at Berkou.
Berkou - Bab n'Ali / 6h00 trekking
Today, we will climb the "Ougnat Pass" we approach one of the great landmarks of the Saghro, the Tizi N'Taggourt -
hundreds of rock spires rise from the widely eroded plateau to form a 'petrified forest' and a truly extraordinary spectacle.
After passing the great rock gates which guard the southern edge of the Tizi N'Taggourt, the trail traverses this volcanic
chaos, with panoramic views of the Saghro and northern Sahara, to a penultimate campsite in a tiny oasis beneath the huge
towers of Bab'Nali.
Bab n'Ali - Igli / 4h30 trekking
We retrace our steps back through the gates of Bab n'Ali and head north towards the pretty valley of Igli and the amazing
rock formation of "Ikhf n'Oulghoum" (the camels head), camp near Igli.
Igli - Imi n'Ouareg / 6h00 trekking
Today we follow the canyons of "Akka Akhmassi" and climb the Mount "Kwawech" at 2660m. From the top, we will
enjoy the superb panoramic views extending to the vast Sahara south and the snow capped Atlas Mountains up north. We
cross the divide line to the northern side of the Djebel Saghro. Camp at Imi n'Ouareg.
Imi n'Ouareg - Tagdilt - Skoura / 4h30 trekking / 2h00 transfer
Early start this morning to walk a long downhill trail that will lead us to the beginning of the high plateaus where our trek
ends. After a farewell to our team, aminibus transfer will take us to Skoura via the Dades Valley. Overnight in a beautiful
Skoura - Marrakech
We will continue our journey by road this morning to Marrakech, (also known as the 'Red City') the most vibrant,
colourful, and fascinating city in Morocco. You will have the rest of the day to explore the souks and the medina.
Overnight in a Riad on bed & breakfast basis.
Depend on your flight schedule a transfer is organised to Marrakech Airport for your flight back home.
Day by day
From 520 €
• 2 nights in a 3* Hotel in Ouarzazate (HB basis)
• English speaking guide, and cook
• Muleteers and mules for assistance
• Full board on trek with coffee and tea
• 1 picnic + 1 restaurant on transfers
• Ground transfers by minibus & 4x4: (airport -
hotel - trek - hotel - airport)
• All camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
• 5 nights camping
• International flight to and from Ouarzazate/Marrakech
& Airport taxes
• Morocco Visa fees
• Travel insurance
• Soft/alcoholic drinks
• Optional trips and sightseeing tours
• Additional nights at the beginning or end of trip
• Tips and personal expanses