Jibel Saghro: Remote adventure

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.

Jibel Saghro

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!

Highlights:

  • 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

    Private groups:

    • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred departure dates

    Departure dates group trip:

    • 6 – 13 June 2021 (group trip with 4 – 20 people)

    Details

    • 8 days
    • 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

    Marrakech

    Start and end point of the trip

    Tighza

    We will hike in this valley 

    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.

    Sunday

    Free-time in Marrakech and transport to the airport.

    What’s included:

    • 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
    • Tips
    • Drinks and items of a personal nature
    • Additional hotel nights before or after trek, these can be purchased

    € 700,- per person (excl. flight)

    Practical information

    How to get there

    Direct flights are available from cities in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. We can arrange the flight for you on request.

    Passports and visas

    Travelers are responsible for their own valid travel documents.

    All people traveling to Morocco need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

    EU and UK citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy or consulate in their country for current visa information.

    Money

    Morocco’s currency is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks, ATMs and exchange offices in all major cities such as Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. ATMs and banks are harder to find in rural areas. In Morocco, the most commonly used payment method is cash

    Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are not required by the Moroccan government. Consult your local doctor and take the itinerary with you to see if any vaccinations are required for you.

    Luggage

    Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you are traveling light. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are useful, although we recommend that your bag has carry straps. You also need a daypack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

    Sleeping bags

    In the winter months (November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes any) or enough blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are traveling during that time.

    Clothes

    Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during the day, we recommend wearing several layers of clothing. And for the hikes; Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes!

    Morocco is an Islamic country and while Moroccans can be very liberal in the big cities, it is highly appreciated – especially in the countryside – if you cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to both men and women.

    Summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something similar to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

    Tips

    Normal tips are approximately 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Keep in mind that tips are NOT mandatory, but are only given when you are satisfied.

    Travel insurance

    Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips. We require that you are insured at least for medical costs, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal belongings.