The Jebel Sargho (highest point 2,712 m) is a starkly beautiful region of Sahara broadly lying between the Draa and Dades Valleys.
An ideal region for trekking between October and May. It is made up of a jumble of volcanic peaks, deep gorges, abandoned kasbahs, small villages and the occasional black tents of the semi-nomadic Ait Ata tribe.
Saghro Trip Itinerary:
Day 1 : Marrakech – Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Tagdilt
We leave Marrakech and drive over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass towards Ouarzazate. After a picnic lunch we continue to Tagdilt (1670m) where we stay the night in a typical Berber house (gite) at the base of the Sahgro massif.
Day 2 : Tagdilt – Amda n’Oughyoul
We meet the mule team and load the mules. This is a day of easy walking – a total of 5 hours walking – taking us into the foothills of Jebel Sahgro. In the course of the day we cross two passes and a plateau before descending into a steep valley where we spend the night camping.
Day 3 : Amda n’Oughyoul – Igli
A day of 4 hours walking, with plenty of time for sight seeing, climbing over the Kouaouch Pass (2500m), before descending through spectacular cliffs and waterfalls to arrive at the small village of Igli (2200m) where we spend the night in a Berber house (gite).
Day 4 : Igli – Bab n’Ali
This is a longer day – about 6 hours walking – climbing up to a high ridge with superb views across the surrounding area. From here we follow a valley to the Berber village of Boulouze. Following the river, we reach our campsite at the foot of Bab n’Ali.
Day 5 : Bab n’Ali – Assaka – Ighazoune n’Oumlas
We set off crossing Bab n’Ali before descending through a gorge and fantastic rock formations. Through the village of Assaka (1800m) we continue to Ighazoune n’Oumlas where we camp by the river Taoudachte – a total of 5 hours walking.
Day 6 : Ighazoune n’Oumlas – Nkob
Following the river we walk through several typical Breber villages and arrive near Nkob where we stay in a Berber house (gite) – a total of abour 5 hours walking.
Day 7 : Nkob – Marrakech :
We drive from Nkob to Marrakech, through the date palms of the Draa Valley over the Tinifift Pass, stopping for lunch in Ouarzarte on our way to Marrakech.
Option N° 2 :
Day 1 : Transfer from Marrakech to Nekob :
in the Saghro mountains, a journey of 300 kms including the Tichka Pass and the town of Ouarzazate. We load the mules and set off for a short walk to our first night’s accommodation in a Berber house (gite).
Day 2 : Oasis Tifdassine – Irhazzoune n’Imlass :
This is a day of easy walking – about 5 hours in total – including the oasis of Tifdassine (1210m) to arrive at our camp near Irhazzoune n’Imlass.
Day 3 : Amguis Valley – Bab n’Ili – Ousdidene :
Today’s route is along the Amguis Valley through the village of Amguis (1400m) and on past interesting rock formations to arrive, after about 6 hours, at Boilouz where we camp at the oasis.
Day 4 : Boilouz – Afourar Valley – Igli Oasis – Tassigdelt
Over the course of the day we climb 700m to Tassigdelt, passing the small village if Igli on the way. We camp at Tassigdelt after a walk of about 6 hours.
Day 5 : Tassigdelt – Kouaouch – Almou n’Ouarg
Today we reach the summit of Kouaouch (2600m) before descending to our camp site at 2300m. A total of 6 hours walking..
Day 6 : Iferd – Allili – Plateau de Tagdiite – Dades Valley – Ouarzazte – Marrakech Today we walk down to the Dades Valley, crossing Iferd (2450m) on the way, before picking up our transport for the 6 to 7 hour journey back to Marrakech.
Note: Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.
- Group 1 person : On request
- Group 2 – 3 people : 480êurosp/p£/person
- Group 4 – 7 people : 445euros£/person
- Group 8 – 12 people : 395euros£/person
- 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
departure every sunday or when a group is complete