The southern slope of the Atlas, turned towards the Sahara, takes the colors of the desert. These ocher and red reliefs of austere beauty are happily cut by large rivers fed each spring by the melting snow. Miracle of the water, the man settled down and, in these lost valleys, marvelous gardens surround and highlight true earthen castles in the colors of the mountains. Taking advantage of the dazzling lights of winter, we will discover this mineral universe and these little paradises where Berber hospitality and hospitality are never lacking. Circuit very little used in its first part. Landscapes of desert plateaus and ergs frequented by many nomads. Solitude of large expanses in the first part.
In its second part, agricultural life and intense villager. Valley M'goun. Color contrast.
1st day : Arrival at MARRAKECH.
Reception at the airport and Transfer and night at the hotel, 3 * or Riad BB.
2nd day: Beginning of the trek
Transfer by minibus by the TICHKA pass (2260 m). Break in the village of TADDERT. Crossing of OUARZAZATE. Arrival at the beginning of the afternoon at AIT TAZARINE village, making contact with the team of muleteers and crossing a huge desert plateau EL BOUR to arrive in the small oasis of TIMKATINE lost in the middle of immensity.5 hours of road and 3 hours of walking. Bivouac (1450m).
3rd day: TIZI N'IMDANE
Ascent of Jebel TIMASSSINIME (1800m) and spectacular views of the desert plateaus and KELAA M'GOUNA valley. Desert mountain landscape frequented by nomads who live in troglodytes. Crossed the oasis of AKKA N'AASKAR (1700m). Ascent to TIZI N'IMDANE. Bivouac near the nomads. (1850m). 6 hours of walking.
4th day: D'EL HOT village
Ascent of the TIZI N'IMDANE pass (2000m). Continue the path by the crest of AKHANCHOUCH. Splendid panorama on M'GOUN. Descent to IMZILEN and the village of R'BAT. Here, the group joined the villages in adobe architecture Berber. After 2 days of semi desert landscape, we find the gardens and oases of mountains. Descent of D'AGOUTI gorge with vertiginous walls, feet in the water, head in the sky! Camp in the beautiful village D'EL HOT. (1650m). 6 hours of walking.
5th day: TIMSTIGUITE
We leave the river AÏT AHMED to join M'Goun wadi, in the village of BOU TRARAR. From now on, we follow this wadi from village to village, along the irrigation canals, in the labyrinth of terraced crops. We will meet the Berbers Ait M'Gouna, working their lands, opening a small spade a small channel where women, dressed in black and blue, gather herbs for cattle. 6 hours of walking. Bivouac at TIMSTIGUITE (1550m).
6th day: TABAOUCHITE
We go down M'GOUN wadi and we cross the many gardens of the valley of roses to move to TABAOUCHITE (1300m) camp.
7th day: Return
After 2 hours walk to KELAT MGOUNA, and return to Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Night at the hotel or Riad BB.
8th day: Transfer to the airport
-Baggage is always carried by pack mules or a van.
-Participants only carry their belongings for the day (Water, camera ...).
-Mess Tent , kitchen tent.
Prices: for 4 people (for more or less, contact us).
-The hotels in Marrakech or Ouarzazate.
-English speaking Moroccan guide.
-Full board during the hike.
-A cooker and muleteers.
-The transfers already mentioned.
-Meals in Marrakech.
-Tips for the team.