Trekking in Sirwa Mountains has been popular for years, as it offers both a physical challenge and great nature, but can easily be done without local guides. There are plenty of elements in nature that easily will help you navigate around the area. The nature here is absolutely on the extreme side, as so much else in the Anti Atlas. Most of it is barren, the mountains are often totally different from anything else you have seen before, and the villages have often been formed in close cooperation with nature. The goal of trekking here, and for once there is really just one itinerary, is the Jebel Sirwa at 3,305 metres above sea level. The Jebel Sirwa is an isolated volcanic peak, which is quite possible to climb for even inexperienced mountaineers..

Sirwa Trekking Trip Itinerary:

Day 1 : Marrakech – Talioune – Akhfamane

After an early transfer from Marrakech we arrive in Taliouine (984m), a main trailhead for treks in the Sirwa massif. Here we load our mules and set off for the first part of the trek, a straightforward and easy walk of about 4 or 5 hours to Akhfamane (1250m) where we spend the night in a Berber house (gite).
(Alternatively we can drive to Akhfamane if we arrive too late from Marrakech).

Day 2 : Akhfamane – Mazwad – Ti n’Iddr

Today’s walk takes us along two river valleys and eventually up to our camp site at Ti n’Iddr (1600m) – a total of about 6 hours walking. The area is generally barren with little shade, though we pass through several small typical Berber villages surrounded by terraces.

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Day 3 : Ti n’Iddr – Guilez :

This is a more demanding day – about 6 – 7 hours walking – gradually climbing 1000m to Tegragra (2650m) where we camp for the night. It is at times difficult walking and we pass through Atougha, the last village before the summit of Sirwa. Once we have passed Atougha the trail becomes narrow and at times steep,with many zig zags. We pass just below Jebel Guiliz (2905m) before arriving at a large pool where we set up camp.

Day 4 : Tegraga – Jebel Sirwa summit – Tizgui :

After an early start to ensure reaching the summit before the full heat of the day, we set off for the summit of Sirwa (3305m), a ascent of 2 – 3 hours over difficult terrain involving steep climbs, some scrambling and ridge walking. But the views from the summit are breathtaking and well worth the effort. The descent to Tizgui (2200m) where we camp for the night takes about 4 hours.

Day 5 : Tizgui – Tagouyam – Tizlit :

We continue our gradual descent, passing through a number of typical villages on our way down to Tizlit (1700m) near where we set up camp for the night .A total of about 5 hours walking.

Day 6 : Tizlit – Ifrane – Tinfat :

Although this is a long distance – about 20 kms – it is fairly easy going and should take about 6 – 7 hours. We continue our gradual descent passing through terraced fields and small Berber villages to arrive, finally, at Tinfat where we spend the night in a Berber house (gite) or camping.

Day 7 : Tinfat – Taliouine – Marrakech

From Tinfat we are transported back through Taliouine to Marrakech.

Price:

  • Group 1 person    760 euros   :  On request
  • Group 2 – 3 people   : 560êurosp/p£/person
  • Group 4 – 7 people   : 510euros£/person
  • Group 8 – 12 people : 480euros£/person

Included:

  • English speaking guide, and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggages
  • Full board on trek + , coffee and tea
  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel )
  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option )

Not included:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Mineral water and soflts drinks

Extra Notes:

  • 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 30 EUR p.p. twin/40 EUR single.
  • Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).

Option2 : Mt Siroua Circular Trek :

Day 1 :The village of Tamalakout :

In the morning, departure for the southern slope of the Atlas. Transfer to the village of Tamalakout (5-hour drive). Traditional reception at our Berber muleteers’ home of Tamalakout (1650m). A short stroll around the village towards the end of the afternoon. A night with the locals.

Day 2 : The village of Aït Tigga :

Departure from tamalakout (1650m). After loading mules, we go back up the desert plateaux, heading for the summit of Siroua. Bivouac in front of the village of Aït Tigga. (1950m). 5-hour walk.

Day 3 : Aït Tigga , Idoughagh and Aït Ighmour :

Visit of the agadir (A granary which is 900 hundreds years old) Of Aït Tigga, and the villages of Idoughagh and Aït Ighmour (2200 m). Breaks, from now and then, in case of need. The path winds steeply up and crosses the Col of Tachancht which is 2500m high. Lunch near a source (2400m). Cross of a group of Azibs (= sheep-pens) at the foot of Tisfeldalt . Bivouac in the nearest place to Siroua. 6-hour and 30mns walk.

Day 4 :The Siroua:

Early in the morning, we go to reach the Siroua (3305m) through the southern slope, with a slight scaling of the relief. Lunch at the foot of the summit then a descent through the Tikniwine (the twins) to get to the sheep-pens of Irhiri (2300m). 6hours 30mns-walk

Day 5 :

Departure due east, we go along the Tazoult and cross the massif of Irihi to get to the foot of Msitalla. A path which skirts the watershed (very easy), to join, then, our last bivouac, near the village of Tamazikht 1730m. 6hours 30mns-walk.

Day 6 :

Return to Marrakesh or Ouarzazate towards the beginning of the afternoon. Night in the hote

Price:

  • Group 1 person    760 euros   :  On request
  • Group 2 – 3 people   : 520êurosp/p£/person
  • Group 4 – 7 people   : 480euros£/person
  • Group 8 – 12 people : 390euros£/person

Included:

  • English speaking guide, and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggages
  • Full board on trek + , coffee and tea
  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel )
  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option )

Not included:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Mineral water and soflts drinks

Extra Notes:

  • 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 30 EUR p.p. twin/40 EUR single.
  • Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).

Note : Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.

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