The range of the Anti-Atlas and Jebel Saghrou region forms a bridge between the two contrasting landscapes of Morocco; the snowy peaks of the High Atlas, and the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert. Djebel Saghrou, meaning winter warmth, is a vast area of highlands with beautiful volcanic rock formations, basalt peaks, deep long canyons, palm oases, low laying valleys hiding large open green spaces, and lunar barren landscapes. In the winter this region provides refuge to the Nomadic Berbers, who bring their herds to avoid the harsh winters of the Atlas range.
Discover the beauty of this enchanting landscape!
Day 1 Marrakech – Tichka Pass Tagudilt: Approximately 9 hours driving Elevation: 2000m Travel from Marrakech over the High Atlas range throughthe Tichka Pass. Our journey will route us through Ouarzazate, ‘the gateway to the desert’. From Ourazazate, travel through BoumalneDades and Tagudilt where we will end our day of travel. Here werondevu with our muleteer team, and begin our journey begins! [B] [L] [D] [G]
Day 2 Tagudilt – AlmouN’Ouarg: Approximately 6 hours walking Elevation: Today enjoy the expansive views as we trek across the plateau and up toward the Azarzim Pass. Our lunch destination will allow you to look out over the plateau we just crossed. Descending into the valley, we will set camp at AzibAlmouN’Ouarg, amongst the nomadic shepherds of this region. [B] [L] [D] [C]
Day 3 AlmouN’Ouarg – Igli: Approximately 7 – 8 hours walking Elevation: 2592m Look forward to a stunning walk today up to the summit of Jebel Saghrou, locally known as Kouaouch [kw-owe-ch]. The walking is slightly technical and challenging, however, well worth the effort with stunning views of the Anti-Atlas range and into the distance the Sahara Desert! After our descent lunch awaits inTassigdelt and then onto our final destination of Igli. Setting camp amongst the palmaris, and almond orchards, enjoy the evening light as the sun sets behind this enchanting landscape. [B] [L] [D] [C]
Day 4 Igli – Bab N’Ali: Approximately 6 hours walking Elevation: Enjoy the cool relief of the Afourer River on today’s hike as we meander through the gorge. The highlight of today will be the pinnacles of Bab N’Ali. Projecting from the earth like large gates, Bab N’Ali is sure to delight. Enjoy the evening with some much deserved relaxing, and watching the sunset. [B] [L] [D] [C]
Day 5 Bab N’Ali – AssifN’Irrazzoun: Approximately 5 – 6 hours walking Elevation: Today’s walk will be more relaxed and have us set out down the river valley toward IrrezzounN’Imlas and then onto Asif N’Irrezzoun. Enjoy the lush river valley with date palmaris, fig, almond and walnut orchards. [B] [L] [D] [C]
Day 6 AssifN’Irrazzoun – Handour: Approximately 4 hours walking Elevation: This will be a day spent walking through Berber villages. View daily Berber life as we make our way towards Handour, our final destination for the day. After lunch enjoy the remainder of the afternoon discovering Handour, interacting with the locals or simply relaxing in the guesthouse. [B] [L] [D] [G]
Day 7 AssifN’Irrazzoun – Handour: Approximately 8 hoursdriving Elevation: After a traditional Berber breakfast, we pack the coach transfer back to Marrakech. Our route will take up via Ouarzazate and the Kasbah Taourirt. Upon our arrival to Marrakech, the evening is yours to enjoy and explore the mysterious Red City. [B] [L] [R]