Crossing the valley of Ait Bouguemmaz

From 5,000.00 DH
15 days - 12 days of walking

A walk crossing accompanied Berber mule driving their mules, to discover the most beautiful landscapes of Central High Atlas, a natural resource, human not to be missed.

Arrive at Casablanca Airport (rare case of Casablanca), home provided by a licensed guide of Guides Training Centre (CFAMM), our team minibus, immediate transfer to BENI MELLAL and AZILAL and Valley AIT Bouguemmaz , arrived at 7am AGOUTI either way. ISKATTAFEN night at 1800 m, about 370 km from Casablanca.

Discover the valley of AIT Bouguemez from above to the beautiful villages below, an easy walk through the cultivated fields, potato, corn, wheat, barley and gigantic centennial walnut, apple, ... .. Lunch under the shade of walnut trees in the valley of AIT Bouguemmaz and night at the inhabitant in the village of aGOUTI 1700 m total of 5 hours of walking all along the Bouguemmaz AIT valley from north to south from top to bottom (villages crossed) ISKATAFEN, change side of the Bouguemmaz AIT valley to diversify the landscape AIT IMI Tabant, Aguerd N OUZROU, TIMIT, IDOUKALN (lunch), overnight AGOUTI, with arrival late afternoon.

We get up to 07h to leave around 08h, a great work begins, that of weight distribution on the mules that accompany us throughout this mountain tour (a mule for the business carrying 02 people, tents - mattress , food), we walk on a plate for 1 hour and then cross Oued Arous, which leads us to the village AIT SAID then AROUS and our lunch by the river Arous and a forest of wood, by a mule track climbing towards large and extensive sheep of AZIB N Ikkis 2300 m, night from the source 5h, 500 m ascent.

As usual wake up at 06h, 07h departure at this time it is a significant climb, before the M’Goun summit is the most important, we ravitaillons us water and sun cream, hat or turban to avoid penetration of the sun, col towards Tarkeddit we climb slowly to the foot of the top of Aghouri 3500 m, often snow-covered until June and then a first pass at 3000 m and with a climb successive turns until Tarkeddit Pass 3450 m, come to pass, the summit of M’Goun will be in front of us, we imagine tomorrow’s stage, great views of the mountains of the Massif du M’Goun, long descent from 02h to plateau Tarkeddit, where we set up our tents and we will have lunch from noon 2900 m, large often full of Berber nomads tea from distant valleys of southern Draa, and massive SAGHRO to find grazing their flocks, step 05h 30, total 1100 m ascent and 500 m descent.

Return to the same camp, 08h dont05h rise. The most important step, but the most interesting, we get up to 04h, 04h to 30 breakfast, and we drive to 05h, this just to avoid the high heat amount (11h - 13h), we must provide enough water to drink, even if not thirsty, some energy bars, a pair of sunglasses, a windbreaker, a polar, because often the last stop, it has strong wind, but if it is a beautiful day, it will be a chance that we will smile, a very gradual ascent, the first pass 3700 m to 3800 m col 2nd and 01h 30 on a ridge without difficulty, it is on this ridge, we discover many fossils. Grand view of the surrounding peaks M’goun, arrive at the top, rest and our picnic lunch provided by our chef, we enjoy the beautiful view (if the weather is fine), then descent to join our camp.

The hard part is done, we drive to 08h, 1 hour walk on Tarkeddit plateau sources Tassaoute, which passed several flocks almost four months of transhumance, we climb 300m, to discover another landscape, many nomadic families are sheltered under the cliffs, rocks, caves, for their herds, come to pass, magnificent view of the valley Tassaoute then long descent from the Col de SDREMT 3200 m, to the village of TAZGAIWALT first village in the valley Tassaoute ; after the mills of high Tassaoute, we find abundant water and greenery and the warm Berber life, after our midday meal, we cross the large village of AMEZRI to install our tents to the fold IMIN Ikkis 2 200 m, for a total of 300 m ascent and 900 m descent. 06h camp; washing facilities while respecting the inhabitants and hygiene not to dirty water from the river source of life of the Berber villages in the valley below.

Always on the edge of the great valley of Tassaoute several wheat fields, corn and barley, with fruit trees (apple, walnut, peach ....), Water is abundant especially during the period of snowmelt (April, May, June), our mule caravan follows us and far beyond, because it is almost flat we pass by the beautiful villages perches ICHEBBAKEN mountain with its collective attic at the top and the village of AIT HAMZA our lunch will be provided for AIT ALI N ITTO, then we bifurquerons to the valley called AIT AFFEN, IMZILEN, then we arrive late in the afternoon to the beautiful village of the central High Atlas Megdaz, while charming village with several attics ... ) total of 06h without significant difficulties.

07h we leave, we start to climb towards the pass in the shade of walnut trees and dry arid land, then down to a tiny TAGOUGHT Valley, we ravitaillons water because it will be missed, lunch at the sheepfold TAGOUGHT then we cross a ridge forest of juniper and red thurifer until collar FEDGHAT 2700 m, an area of .Camp herds - 30 05h.

For a large mule track, easy terrain, lunch near the village TOUFGHINE 40 minutes from the town IFOULOU in the same valley, and our 4X4 (06 places) come from Marrakech to pick us, around 12h, lunch TOUFGHINE and we leave our mule team thanks to the success of efforts to this walk. Visit the Natural Bridge, then back to Marrakech from IMIN IFRI even before asphalt road. Overnight at hotel.

Historical monuments, medina, gardens, souks, or transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport. Assistance with departure formalities.

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