Drive: Marrakech to Tagdilt
Meet your guide, depart Marrakech and drive over the Tizi n’Tichka pass towards Ouarzazate. Visit Ait Benhaddou World Heritage site. Have lunch and depart for the desert. Enjoy a traditional tajine dinner and overnight in a mud-walled desert ghite d’tape (with hot showers), before the foothills of Saghro massive.
Trek: Tagdilt / Amda-n-Oughyoul. (5 H walk) After a wake up call, have breakfast, meet the mulers who will load the mules and begin trekking. Easy walking over rocky ground into the foothills of Jbel Saghro. We’ll gain 2 passes, traverse a plateau and descend into a remote valley. Wild camp*.
Trek: Amda-n-Oughyoul / Igli (2200 m altitude) (4 H walk). Ascend the Kouaouch pass (2500m), then descend through sheer conglomerate eroded cliffs, elegant mesas, and waterfalls, to an open plateau and the Berber village of Igli. Stay in ghite d’tape with showers.
Trek: Igli /Bab-n-Ali (2000 m) (5 to 6 H walk) Ascend along a high ridge, with grand views of the surrounding peaks. Our trail takes us to a verdant valley and the Berber village Boulouze. We’ll follow the river, then camp at the foot of Bab-n-Ali. Wild camp*.
Trek: Bab-n-Ali / Assaka (1800 m). Today we’ll walk over the shoulder of Bab n’Ali and descend for most of the day walking through a gorge to fantastic rock formations. Arrive at the village Assaka. Continuation to Ighazoune n’Oumlas by the river of Taoudachte and wild camp. (5 H walk).
Trek: Ighazoune-n-Oumlas/N’koub : Crossing many Berber villages along the river, arrive near N’koub. (5 H walk). Stay in ghite d’tape with showers.
Drive: Depart N’koub. We’ll follow the old Salt Road caravan route through the date palm oasis of Draa valley over the Tinifift pass, toward the High Atlas mountains. We’ll stop for lunch in Ouarzazate, and head down the Tizi n’Tichka back to Marrakech. Morocco Explored can book a Marrakech hotel this night with extra cost.