A lunar landscape of rocky canyons, stony valleys, stark peaks & ruined kasbahs. A year-round wilderness challenge for all abilities.
START / FINISH - Marrakech.
Activity code: ITCTDS01/02/03m
Difficulty: GRADE TWO - Between easy and moderate, hiking mostly along zig-zagging mules tracks at upper valley levels for about 6 hours each day. The actual summit climb is non-technical but can be hard going. Good boots are essential. Suitable for anyone who leads a reasonably active life as hiking always involves some effort. Full support team.
Duration: 5 to 7 days
Trejking in the Jbel Saghro region will bring you face to face with a lunar landscape of rocky canyons, stony valleys, stark peaks and ruined kasbahs; an area of the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains slowly becoming better known to serious hikers. Each of the trek options we offer can be done in a week from Marrakech - it is possible to traverse the region from north to south or vice versa or do a circuit with the summit included. Hours of spectacular wild open countryside, no trees, no people, just barren, striated mountains, sudden canyons, volcanic plateaux and rock towers. A year-round wilderness challenge for those seeking something off-the-beaten track.
Choice of trek routes across the Jbel Saghro region:
- 1. Traverse North to South (5 Days)
Hiking from the Dades valley through to N'Kob, includes stunning scenery throughout.
Draa Valley through to Boulmalne de Dades, summit on middle day.
A complete circular trek including the summit, starting and finishing in Dades Valley.
PRICES - most of our holidays are bespoke so the ultimate cost of each trek is based upon:
- The number of people in your group
- Where you are starting from and to where you wish to travel at the end of the hike;
- Whether you are including any accommodation (e.g. in Imlil or Marrakech)
- Extras such as WC tent, etc.
All our "from" prices are for a private group of 4 persons; if you are a larger group then the price will be discounted but if there were just 2 persons the cost would be slightly higher. The prices are inclusive for land arrangements only (starting and finishing in Marrakech), please contact us to arrange accommodation in Marrakech as well as flights from your preferred airport.
MEALS - examples of food & drink during trekking:
- Breakfast - tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, cheese plus porridge in the winter and cereal in summer.
- Picnic lunch - fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, slicing sausage, tinned tuna fish and sardines, bread, fruit, mint tea.
- Dinner - Tajine (chicken or mutton with vegetables), spaghetti, cous cous (main courses rotate depending on duration of trek), bread, coffee, tea, cake, fruit.
It is recommended that you bring (depending upon season): good walking boots; sleeping bag (3 seasons); waterproofs and fleece/duvet jackets, hats, balaclavas or ear muffs; gloves; rambler or ski pole; personal toiletries; small First Aid kit, thermal underwear (Dec-May); day pack; filled water bottles; torch and batteries (LED head torches are excellent), penknife (remember not to pack in hand baggage for flight); towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, hygienic wipes, nibbles and/or dried fruit. Drinking chocolate if preferred to tea and coffee, camping mug (otherwise it is small Moroccan tea glasses for everything), energy sweets and toilet rolls could come in handy!