Anti Atlas Hiking Challenge – 4 Days Trekking.
The Anti Atlas mountain range benefits from warmer and drier conditions in the winter, being the most southerly range in Morocco, and rises to lower altitudes than peaks in the High Atlas range.
Stunning rock formations – including Morocco’s “Grand Canyon” in the Tafraoute region, and the astonishing jagged volcanic scenery of Jbel Saghrou near dades valley – are well worth the extra journey to these remoter regions (both over 2 hours from Ouarzazate).
Trekking in Morocco
The Anti Atlas bordering the Sahara offer ideal trekking conditions from autumn to spring. Treks of all grades can be taken from Tagdilt, a beautiful wild volcanic range famed for almonds growing, and Bab n Ali with its spectacular pink rock formations and gorges which are Morocco’s “Grand Canyon”.
In the mountains the weather is relatively moderate throughout the year but conditions vary significantly with height, season and between day and night, with the possibility of a dramatic change at any time. In the winter snow is likely in the Middle and High Atlas ranges, though often only on the highest peaks, and evenings cold. In the summer the protection against the sun is vital.
To maximise your enjoyment of a trek in Morocco, we advise being fully prepared and that includes the right clothing and equipment for Morocco Trekking –
We will look after you very well: our excellent local guides have good language skills, significant guiding experience and are appropriately insured and qualified. Your guide will offer an insight into local culture in a respectful way, provide you with simple but tasty local food, enable you to communicate with local people (who speak Berber), may be able to adapt the route according to your abilities and local conditions, provide hard-to-come-by maps when necessary (the ranges can be very difficult to navigate and many areas are very remote) and take care of moving all your luggage to the place where your trek ends.
Saghro Volcanic Massif Trek
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 nomadic Ait Ata tribe.
Day 1: Meet at Marrakech – Drive to Ouarzazate- 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 Campsite at the base of the Sahgro massif.
Day 2 : Tagdilt – qouawch – Igli – Bab n Ali
We meet the mule team and load the mules. This is a day of beautiful walking – a total of 8 hours walking – taking us into the rocks of Jebel Sahgro. – climbing up to a high ridge with superb views across the surrounding area In the course of the day we cross two passes and a plateau before descending into a steep valley where we have lunch.
This is a longer afternoon – about 4 hours walking. 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.
A day of 8 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 Lunch –
We set off crossing Bab n’Ali before descending through a gorge and fantastic rock formations. Through the gorge of Afourar, nigh near Bab n ali rock, total of 8 hours walking. Night in the camp.
Day 3 Bab n ali to Ighazoune n’Imlas – Handour,
Today’s route is along day, we cross the Ighazoun n imlas Valley through the village of Amguis, Following the river we walk through several typical Breber villages and arrive near Nkob where we stay in the palmery of handour. (1400m) interesting rock formations to arrive, after about 6 hours, at Handour where we camp at the oasis.
Day 4 – Nkob to Draa valley – Marrakesh
Short walk from Handour to our buses, then 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.
Group 1 person : On request
Group 14 people : 320Euros/person
Group 20 people : 260Euro/person
Group 30 people : 200 Euros/person
English speaking guide, and cook
Meeting and camping 1 night with nomadic family, we will discuss this later as I have to arrange,
Muleteers and mules for luggage
Full board + mineral water, coffee and tea
Ground transfers by minibuses /
Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option)
Not included :
Tips and personal expanses
Essential Equipment & Clothing:
Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
Personnel First aid Kit
3 to 4 season sleeping bag
Head torch / headlamp
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Water bottle or camel back (recommended)