Day 1: Arrival Marrakech
Upon your arrival, your driver will be waiting for you outside the airport holding a sign with your name and our logo ready to take you to your accommodation.
Day 2: Marrakech – Arous Farm
Breakfast at the hotel, then depart Marrakech in a minibus towards the Central Atlas through Azilal. Picnic along the way before arriving in the fertile valley of Aït Bougmez in the early afternoon. Meet the team past the village of Agouti at 1800 m in altitude. Start the trek walking towards the pastures at Arous. Bivouac overnight, 2200m.
4h30 drive and 3 hours of walking
Ascent + 400
Day 3: Arous Farm – M’Goun Mountain
Following the mule trails, you’ll climb up the Jebel Tarkerdit mountain pass at 300m in altitude. Here, you’ll have an impressive view over the M’goun mountain chain. Descend into the Tarkerdit plateau, nomad territory isolated from all civilization. Bivouac overnight near a mountain hut at 2890 m in altitude.
5 hours of walking
Ascent + 1100/-400m
Day 4: M’Goun Mountain Hut – M’Goun Ascension
Start the ascension of M’Goun Mountain (4068 m in altitude) in the morning, by taking the western trail. At the top you’ll find an incredible 360° panoramic view. Descend scree slopes towards Assif Oulilimt where exceptional high mountain landscapes are guaranteed! Then, set up your bivouac at the mouth of some gorges. Overnight in a bivouac at 2650 m in altitude.
8 hours of walking.
Ascent + 1180/-1400m
Optional climb, those that do not want to go to the top can continue following the mule trails for an easy 3 and a half hour hike.
Day 5: Aïn Aflafal
A more leisurely leg across the northern side of the M’goun chain. Hike across hoodoos (fairy chimneys) in an incredible place for travelers interested in geology. Bivouac set up near the water sources of Aïn Aflafal (2300m in altitude).
4 hours of walking.
Ascent + 200 /-350m
Day 6: Aïn Aflafal – Aït Imi Village
The livestock migration path leads you to the pass of Tizi N’ait Imi at 2905 m in altitude. This imposing natural barrier separates the untouched Mgoun valley from the fertile one of Aït Bougmez. Keep descending towards Bougmez on a winding trail until you reach the village of Aït Imi. Walk through gardens here to reach the shelter where you will spend the night at 1850m. Dinner and overnight in the shelter.
6 hours of walking
Ascent + 600 /-1050m
Day 7: Aït Imi Village – Marrakech
A short morning walk to stop by Sidi Moussa and see its granary. We will regain our minibus and get on the road to return to Marrakech. At Azilal, lunch in a small local restaurant. Arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon, settle into your hotel then dinner and medina visit at your leisure. An hour and a half of walking and four and a half hours of driving.
Ascent + 100 /-100m
Day 8: Departure Airport Marrakech
A representative from Noble Explorer will meet you at your accommodation for a small discussion about your stay, After that, your driver will handle your transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule.