About Jbel Saghro
Stretching for over 100 km, Jbel saghro os a wild and inhospitable region that is still off the tourist track. It is separated from the Anti-Atlas by the Draa valley to the west and from the High Atlas by Dades valley to the north.
Jbel Saghro is the territory of the Ait Atta, who, from the 17th and 19th centuries, were the most important tribe in southern Morocco. This semi-nomadic people never bowed to the power of the colonisation, and they were the last to resist the frensh at the battle of Bou Gafer in 9313. They live in Ksour, but take to tents for part of the year , when they drive livestock to seasonal pastures. Jbel Saghro is a region of sheer rockfaces, plateaux and blackish rocky escarpment.
Hike in the stunning Jbel Saghro Mountains in southern Morocco. On this hike Jbel Saghro Trekking you will discover a largely unknown but spectacular trekking area. The Saghro Mountains are shaped by the often rugged landscape with bizarre rock formations, huge table mountains and deep gorges. Barren mountain ranges and fertile oases characterize the pristine and lonely landscape. Where we meet nomads and their herds of sheep and goats who settle in this area. Certainly this mountain region is particularly suitable for hiking tours in winter, however the climate here is mild at this time of the year. Crossing the Djebel Saghro on foot from north to south. The Jbel Saghro trekking tour starts in Tagdilt village and after 5 days in the mountains you return to civilization at Nkob..
Arrival in Marrakech/Ouarzazate where the guide welcomes you at the airport. Stay in a Riad/Hotel, located in the heart of the streets of the medina of the red city. Overnight in Riad In BB.
Drive via Taddert to the 2260 m high Tizi n'Tichka pass. From Marrakech you can see the four-thousand-meter peaks of the High Atlas. The varied journey shows a play of colors: the green fields, dark green forests, earth and ocher-colored houses, and mostly blue sky above everything. Again and again you get a view of the Atlas Mountains, be it in the direction of Djebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Morocco with 4165 m, or in the direction of the M'Goun massif. We continue down to Ouarzazate. After the lunch break, drive east along the "Thousand Kasbahs" road, via Rosental, Dades Valley to Tagdilt at the foot of the Saghro Mountains. Overnight in the gite. 7 hours drive.
From the village of Tagdilt, we walk towards the mountains, while most of our luggage is carried on mules. After crossing the Oued and the gravel field, we climb in steep serpentines to the Tizi'n Tazoughat pass (2200 m), view on the plateau and the Dades valley, picnic break, then we continue to the highest pass of the trek, the Tizi'n Iferd (2500 m). From the pass we descend to the Almou'n Ouarg bivouac at 2200m. Walking time: 6 hours; + 900 m - 300 m
It gets cold at night. Correspondingly frozen through, we set off the next morning to climb Jebel Kouaouch (2592 m). This is 400 m through a steep stone desert until we can enjoy a panoramic view of the vast country. The path continues into the Tassigdelt plateau (2100 m), behind which a very impressive table mountain landscape begins. Between large table mountains we descend again 500 m and pitch our tents for the second time at the oasis Igli (1700 m). Walking time: 6 hours; + 300 m - 900 m.
The next day we initially climb a little again and soon hit a high plateau. After a longer stretch on the impressive plateau, it finally goes steeply and stony down into the green, which is peppered with sparse fields. After a short time we are at the entrance of the Afourar Gorge. Between very high walls and even climbing over rocks in a water basin, we follow the gorge. We have to cross the river bed several times before we reach the next camp site.
Walking time: 6.5 hours; + 300 m - 300 m.
This day we walk to Bab-n-Ali, the majestic gate formed by two rocky peaks (Ali's gate). We follow the dry riverbed of the Asif Amguis to the Berber village of the same name. Afterwards the trail stays in the valley at an altitude of about 1300 m. In the afternoon, we take the path through much greener landscapes, following the oasis valley through date, henna and olive plantations. After many small fields we reach the village of Handour (1190 m).
Overnight in a rural gîte. Walking time: 6 hours; + 200 - 300 m
After breakfast, we leave towards Marrakech, after having crossed Ouarzazate you may include a visit to the Kasbah of Ait Benhadou the Unseco World Heritage. After the guided tour of the Kasbah, you’ll continue on the track to Marrakech driving through the High Atlas Mountains over the Pass of Tizi n’Tichka via Ounila valley. Arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon and escort to your Riad.
Overnight accommodation in Riad Sherazade or similar – bed and breakfast are included.
After breakfast, and according your time flight, transfer to the Marrakesh airport. end of our services, have a good flight home and see you soon.
This program Jbel Saghro Trekking - Anti Atlas hike may suffer some variation at the discretion of the guide depending on the weather conditions, the physical / technical conditions of the participants or for any unforeseen event that may be detrimental to the safety of the group and the proper development of the program. You have to accept the guide's decisions on matters of organization, logistics and security. Any extra expenses for accommodation, meals, transportation and others as a consequence of this variation, will be borne by the participants.