15-Day Hiking Summit and Traverse of The Central Atlas


By following the paths frequented each season by nomads and their herds, you will be “dazzled” by the wild landscapes of the High Atlas: wide, magnificent, and austere plateaus cut by wadis, steep cliffs at the foot of which people apply their irrigation knowledge to nourish tiny terraced gardens. Connecting Zaouiat Ahençal in the north to the Dades Valley in the south, passing through the summit of M’Goun (4068m), this itinerary showcases the evolution of landscapes and architecture between the High Atlas and the southern Piedmont. The wonder of high-altitude trails and a unique atmosphere during this superb off-the-beaten-path hike.

Included / Not Included

  • Transport from and back to Marrakech
  • Professional Guide and Cook
  • All meals and hot drinks during the trek
  • Sleeping bags (Mountains)
  • Mule to carry your luggage
  • 7 Nights Accommodation (a mix of camping & Berber house experience)
  • Equipment hire
  • Soft drinks
  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance

Tour Plan

Arrival at the airport, welcome, and transfer to the hotel.

Departure for Zaouiat Ahensal (5 hours and 30 minutes by road and track), then walk to the Taghia circus with our muleteer team.

Climb of 900m on a superb trail with passages created by shepherds. 5 hours and 30 minutes of walking.

Crossing through nomadic territories. Our path then joins a ridge at 3000m. 6 hours of walking.

Walk towards Lake Izourar and the fertile Aït Bougmez valley.

Hiking to discover the villages of the Aït Bougmez valley. 6 hours of walking.

Ascent to Mount Tarkeddit and descent to the camp at 2890m. 6 hours of walking.

Early morning ascent to the summit (4068m), impressive 360° view. Descent via the northern slope to Oulilimt. 8 hours of walking.

Hike through the fairy chimneys towards the first villages of Ouzirimt (2150m). 5 hours of walking.

The Ouzirimt valley remains secluded for a good part of the year. Numerous villages enhance this stage. 6 hours and 30 minutes of walking.

The villages give way to increasingly steep mountain slopes. The valley becomes a narrow gorge, only 3m wide, a true canyon with 600m-high walls that finally opens up to reveal the citadels of the south and the gardens. 5 hours of walking per day.

Walk to reach the vehicles and then transfer by minibus to Marrakech. Arrival in the late afternoon.

Free day in Marrakech. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Transfer to the airport.


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10 days

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