Trekking in Morocco: M’Goun Peak Ascent Trek - 6 Days

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The M’Goun valley is located in the central part of the High Atlas Mountains and is home to the second highest peak in Morocco, Jebel M’Goun. The M’Goun summit is a popular destination for hikers and trekkers who would like to test their skills before tackling bigger adventures.

Even if you have lots of experience, the M’Goun Massif has plenty for you to enjoy as an Atlas Mountains tour. You’ll be further out from Marrakech than if you were visiting the Toubkal region and the scenery and the landscape are simply stunning.

How To Get There And Get Back

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech city (many riads are not accessible by car, so the driver may have to park nearby to get you) and when you finish, we will drop you off at the nearest point to your hotel or riad.

Food On The Trek

Meals on our Morocco tours are cooked by the Berber muleteer and the food is fresh and healthy. For example breakfast might be jam, bread and butter, cookies, fruit, juice and coffee or milk.

Lunch may be salad with tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta. Sometimes we have fish (sardines, tuna) and seasonal fruit.

Your dinner could be soup, cous-cous, Moroccan tagine, olives and could include nuts and fruit.

Can my dietary requirements be catered for?

Absolutely. Just let us know about your catering preferences when you confirm your booking to ensure that any dietary requirements are met.

Please remind your guide and cook about your dietary requirements on the first day of the trek.

Come and see the Jebel M’Goun!

Depart from your accommodation in Marrakech, trek through the villages of Agouti, Arouss and Ain Aflafal and enjoy the natural landscapes at the Tarkedit plateau, the Happy Valley and the Aghouri pass.

This area is not as well known as the Toubkal Massif so on your way to the summit of M’Goun, you will get the opportunity to spend some time in a Moroccan hidden gem.

Day 1
Marrakech to Agouti

We will pick you up from Marrakech and drive you to Agouti by minibus in the morning.

We will arrive in the late afternoon, so you will have some time to relax, take in your surroundings and orient yourself.

We will stay in a lovely guesthouse located in Agouti itself.

Day 2
Agouti to Arouss

After breakfast we will begin our trek by hiking for 4 hours or so to Arouss.

Along the way we’ll pass through some great countryside and quite a few traditional Berber villages.

In the evening, we will make camp and you’ll sleep in Arouss for the night.

Day 3
Arouss to Aghouri pass to Tarkedit plateau to M'Goun

When you awake, we will begin our trek to the foot of M’Goun. It will be quite a long day (perhaps 7 or 8 hours of walking) but the journey itself will make it worthwhile!

We’ll take you through some wild Moroccan landscape to the Aghouri pass at 3450m before descending to the wind-eroded and snow-covered high plateau of Tarkedit at 2900m where we will have our lunch.

After our food, we will establish a camp at 3400m directly below M’goun West, ready for our attempt on the summit.

Day 4
M'goun to Oulilimt to Azib Izabine

Today we make our ascent to the summit of Jebel M’Goun.

The trek follows a long ridge, all at or above 4,000m, which typically takes between 4 and 5 hours to the summit, depending on snow conditions. From the top, there are impressive views across the Draa valley and towards the Sahara Desert to the south.

When we descend, we’ll head to our camp at Azib Izabine and take some time for a rest!

Day 5
Azib Izabine to Ain Aflafal to Tighermet n Ait Ahmed

In the morning, we will take you down the valley into Ain Aflafal and to Tighermet n Ait Ahmed where will finish for the day and make our camp for the night.

Day 6
Tighermet n Ait Ahmed to Tizi n'Ait Imi to Ait Bougmez valley to Marrakech

On our final day of the trek, we will climb Tizi n’Ait Imi to 2960m and then enjoy a long descent to the Ait Bougmez valley.

Finally, we will take you back to Marrakech and back to your riad or hotel.

Trek and Tour Prices
1 person: 765 Euros
Group of 2-3 people: 450 Euros/person
Group of 4-7 people: 370 Euros/person
Group of 8-12 people : 330 Euros/person

Includes

  • Expert Berber and English-speaking mountain guides
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage
  • Berber cook
  • All meals on the hike
  • Accommodation in a Berber village (gite)
  • Round-trip transportation between the trek and your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Camping equipment (tents and a mattress) for summer treks

Doesn't include

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Your accommodation will be in basic gites, camping in a tent and in a mountain refuge.

Luggage

Personal baggage, cooking equipment and food are carried by the mules, leaving you to carry only a rucksack with whatever you need.

NB: Unnecessary luggage can be left safely in our storage in Imlil ’til you come back from the trek.

Good walking boots and socks/good trainers for valley treks

Personal First Aid Kit

3 to 4 season sleeping bag (for winter) or light sleeping bag (for summer)

Crampons, ice axes and gaiters for winter treks (Nov to Apr)

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/rain-pants

Water bottle or Camelbak (recommended)

Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

Lightweight daypack

Sunglasses

Sunscreen

Torch and batteries

Towel & all personal toiletries

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Trekking in Morocco: M’Goun Peak Ascent Trek
Price From EUR  330/person
330
Total 330 EUR

Trip Facts

  • Active Adventure
  • Up to 12 people
  • 4068m
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