In this wonderful adventure, you will trek through Morocco’s remote Jebel Sahro region, this spectacular place is filled with amazing landscapes of rugged mountains and gorgeous rock spires. Discover the walking trails and meet local nomads to experience this place in a nomad’s eyes.
Trip highlights :
- Lunar landscape hiking
- Trekking to the summit of Kouacouch - snow capped mountains
- Driving through the Tizi N Tichka pass
- Marrakech - Djemaa El Fna
- A cultural experience in the amazing land of Ait Atta Berbers
- Trail walking through landscapes reminiscent of America’s magnificent wild west
You will be transferred to your hotel in the city. The rest of the day is given as a free day to explore Marrakech or you can enjoy your hotel. In the evening you will have a group meal at the hotel.
Departing after breakfast, you will head out across the Western High Atlas. You will drive southeast across Haouz plain and start your wonderful journey after you pass some Berber villages and cross the magnificent Tizi N Tichka pass. You will travel through Ourrzazate and continue onwards to the Dades Valley, the 1000 Kasbahs valley, you will witness some wonderful fortified villages en your way to Tagdilt where you will spend the night in a simple village house that’s perfect for a cultural introduction. And this place is going to be the starting point for your walk on the next day.
In the morning, after having a leisurely breakfast, you will meet your trekking crew who will accompany you for then next few days. Mules will carry your luggage in order to facilitate the trekking fun. You will see small oasis dotted with fields of barley and slopes of fig trees on your first sight. The trail weaves through an amazing valley before you begin going uphill heading towards a volcanic side of the Sahro. Filled with deep gorges and rocky peaks, you will pass a number of the Ait Atta nomadic camps and local shepherds. After having a small break you will head over to Tizi Ouzarzam pass. After arriving, you will reach our camp and get settled for an amazing night under the starlit skies.
After having a delicious camp breakfast, you will prepare yourself to go uphills, heading for Mount Kouaouch, this is considered as one of the most prominent peaks of the Sahro region. The area is known to be dry, in fact, its the driest in the Atlas Mountains with annual rain falling between 100-300mm. And that makes a wonderful landscape.
When you reach the highest point of your journey, you will feel rewarded as you gaze into one of the most wonderful scenes in Africa, as well as the snow capped peak of Mgoun. If you turn your attention to south, you will begin to see the start of the gorgeous Sahara Desert. After taking your photos that will forever remain in your photo album, you will start to descent to the camp site on the rocks of Tassigdelt, also known as the Camel’s hump!
On this day, you will experience something a little more different, you will now be heading up on high plateaus of Tadaout ’n Tablah. The rock formations on this amazing region is famous and draws trekkers from all over the world. As you continue on with your walk, you will definitely see some Berbers that have been in Morocco longer than the Arabs, who had arrived in Islam in the 7th century. The most impressive formation is Bab N’Ali, also known as Ali’s Gate. You will have an opportunity to be at the bottom of these monoliths in an area that’s similar to Monument Valley in the US. The campsite for the night is awfully close to Ali’s Gate. You’re welcome!
For this day, your journey will take you through some scenery that’s similar to the American southwest, quirky rock formations and US ‘vibed’ monoliths. You will pass many dirty roads that are being used as trade routes ’till this day. You will pass through some small villages as you continue to the foothills on the other side of Jabel Sahro. You will also pass by some farms that are known for producing wheat, clover, tomatoes, chillies and carrots.
You will set up camp for this night one last time before heading back to Marrakech tomorrow.
On your final journey back to Marrakech. You will head past the snow-capped Atlas peaks and cross some amazing rivers. You will have a brief stop in Ouarzazate, North Africa’s Hollywood, this place is known to be host to some amazing Hollywood blockbusters such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Gladiator and many more. After driving over Tizi n’Tichka pass again, you will arrive at Marrakech. The rest of the day is up to you to further explore Marrakech before meeting up again to have one last succulent Moroccan meal.
Your adventure ends on day 8 after checking out, you will have enough time to explore Marrakech once more and you will be transferred back to the airport.
Good to know
- 2 nights simple hotels, 1 night homestay, 4nights camping
- 4 day trek service , food and all equipments are included ( except personal equipment)
- All land transport
- English speaking tour guide
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
- Transfer from the airport upon arrival and on the final day
What's not Included
- International flights and visa
- Tipping - a personal gesture
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
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- Not camels, we’ve got plenty.
- You may want to bring a pack to help you carry extra snacks and your bottled water. And, of course, a camera to make amazing moments immortal.
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The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:
- More than 40 days : 10% deposit retains + transaction fee.
- More than 30 days: 25% of the total will be charged.
- More than 15 days: 50% of the total will be charged.
- More than 08 days: 75% of the total will be charged.
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Jebel Sahro Trek – 8 Days