An amazing 8 day trek .
Located in the central High Atlas , M’Goun is the second highest mountain in Morocco at 4071m The ascent is made more difficult by the approach to the summit by a 10 kilometre narrow ridge and the exposure to high winds and rapid changes in the weather. None the less it is a worthwhile climb for the experienced trekker.
Grading – Strenuous to difficult
After breakfast we will meet our driver who will take us to the village of Agouti, where we start our trek. On the way we will stop at the spectacular Ouzoud waterfalls near Azilal.
This morning we will meet our mule team and then start walking , through the villages of Arous and Ait Said before crossing the river to ascend to Azib n’ Ikkiss (2280m) Here we will stop for lunch and set up camp for the night. After lunch we will take a short walk to Arous Gorge and visit the source of the Arous.
We leave at 7am and start our ascent to the Tarkeddit plateau (2900m) via Tiz Tarkeddit (3280m) . At the pass we will see the panoramic views to M’goun Masiff then descend to the plateau where we will camp for the night.
A long day with an early start at 3am. We zig zag our way to the M’goun summit (4068m) which also involves a technically easy ridge walk of 3 hours. From the ridge there are views to the Sahara and Toubkal. We leave the summit for Olilimet Valley where we will camp for the night.
Today we follow the river valley, at times very narrow before it wdens out. There will be many river crossings before we arrive at Tighremt n’Ait Hmid where we will stop for the night.
Today an easy walk to Tizi n’ Imi pass (2999m) From here you can see the Bougmez valley and many peaks of the Central Atlas including , Azotrki (3735m) and Waouglzat (3545m) . We will then descend to Ait Timit village, crossing one of the most beautiful valleys in Morocco, Bougmez. After lunch we will climb up to the Sidi Mossa Shrine.