Jibel Saghro is a desolated mountain region in the South-East of Morocco behind the High Altas and next to the Sahara desert. There are impressive rock-formations and a divers landscape.
Hiking in Jibel Saghro, a desolated mountain region in Morocco. The wonderful remote landscape will amaze you and you can experience the simple life; take a step back and go back to basics!
- 4 and a half day walking (moderate level)
- Experience the impressive landscape and rock formations
- Visit Paradise Valley and the Valley of the Roses
- Great views, stunning nature and loads of fresh air
- Moroccan picnic lunches and dinners, prepared by our own cook
- 7 – 14 June 2020
- 6 – 13 June 2021
- 8 days
- 4 – 20 persons per group
- Group is accompanied by an official, local, English speaking guide
- Luggage is carried by mules
- Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included (except in Marrakech)
- Stays in a hotel in Marrakech, at gites (rural Moroccan home) and 3 nights of camping
- For private trips you can contact us directly
€ 450,- per person (excl. flight)
$ 550,- USD per person (excl. flight)
Sunday – Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech, transfer from the airport and stay at a comfortable hotel. Free-time to discover Marrakech.
Monday – Tifrit
We will drive to Tifrit (by minibus or 4×4). We will pass the Draa Valley and stop at Ourzazate until we arrive at Tifrit (called ‘Paradise Valley’), we will have dinner in our gite (rural Moroccan home) and pass the night.
Tuesday – Ighazoun
Today we will walk to along the river, desert country and canyons (about 5 hours walk). Our cook will prepare a delicious picnic-lunch and we will have time to rest and relax. When we return to our camp, we will have dinner and free-time.
Wednesday – Iwraghn (2400 m)
Today we will walk about 5,5 hours. Our cook will prepare a delious picknick-lunch and we will have time to rest and relax. When return to our camp we will have dinner and free-time.
Thursday – Almou N’Oarg (2200 m)
We will walk via the Karkawch pass (2500 m) to Almou N’Ouarg, a 5 hour walk with picnic-lunch. Dinner and camping will be at a location with a beautiful view.
Friday – Tagdilt (1800 m)
During the morning we will walk (4 hours) to Tagdilt. We will stay in a gite. In the afternoon we will we have free-time.
Saturday – Marrakech
We will drive by minibus and return to Marrakech (8 hour drive). We willl pass Boumalne Dades and Kelaat M’gouna (valley of the roses). After arrival you will have free-time to roam around beautiful Marrakech.
Free-time in Marrakech and transport to the airport.
- Full Escort: Fully escorted by Hassan (your local mountain guide), muleteers and cook
- All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included, except in Marrakech; only breakfast is included in Marrakech
- Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from and to the Airport and the Tizgha Valley
What is not included:
- Lunch and dinner in Marrakech
- International flights
- Sleeping bags
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and items of a personal nature
- Additional hotel nights before or after trek, these can be purchased
How to get there
Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. Upon request we can arrange the flight for you.
Passport and visas
Travellers are responsible for their own valid travelling documents.
All people travelling to Morocco need to have a passport that is valid until at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.
EU and British citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for stays up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.
The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks and exchange bureaux in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech, however, please note Australian dollars are not always accepted.
Vaccinations are not obliged by the Moroccan government. Check you local physician and bring along the travel route to check if vaccinations are required for you.
Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
In the winter months (from November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes none) or sufficient blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag.
Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during daytime, we recommend to wear different layers of clothes. And for the hiking trips; don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!
Morocco is an islamic country, and although Moroccans in the big cities can be very liberal, it is highly appreciated -especially in the rural areas -if you cover your shoulders and your knees. This is applicable for both men and women.
The summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.
Normal tipping fees are about 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Note that tips are NOT obligatory, but only given when wanted.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Do you want to now more about the availability, flights or do you have other questions?
Contact us via [email protected] or +212 6 62 74 30 23 (also for WhatsApp)