South of the Toubkal and the border between the chain of the High Atlas and Anti Atlas sits this sacred volcanic mountain, difficult to reach on a large cliff. Every year with the harvest of almonds and saffron the inhabitants of the neighboring valleys sacrifice animals (sheep and goats), as a way of thanking the Great God for a future rich agricultural season, with the hope of having the heavy rain on time. Between the saffron fields (the only place in Morocco where this treasure grows, making this region the only area of saffron production and export), we pass through beautiful Berber villages which do not yet know civilization and azibs, sheep in the mountains that are home to hundreds of animals come to find enough to eat during the summer period just after the snow melts from May to late September.
Length 8 Days level of difficulty :Eazy price from : € 650 pp our prices changes depending to the zise of group
DAY 01: Arrival in Marrakech – Home Whatever your time of arrival, day or night, a member of our team meets you at the Menara airport Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Or to another airport if necessary: Agadir, Casablanca (extra charge).
DAY O2: Marrakech – Tichka Pass (2260 m) – Amerzagan – Anezal – Tamlakoute – Tamazirt – Tachakoucht – camp We leave the hotel at 8am and have our lunch on the road (picnic, sandwiches or a small local restaurant). We pass through beautiful places leading to the pass of Tichka, the highest road pass in Morocco. Leaving the road that continues to Ouarzazate to Amerzagan, we will take the road that goes to Agadir from Ouarzazate. At Anezal we turn right to enter the mountain roads and come to the village of Tamlakoute then Tamazirt where our team mule will await you: loading mules and preparing our first step we hike towards the large village of Tachakoucht on an easy path then a good mountain trail and mule team rattrappera us shortly after loading our tents, food , Your luggage. Our camp will be located opposite the village of Tachakouchte 1900 m. One leg step (acclimatization). Duration: 3 hours walking / 12 kms
DAY O2: Marrakech – Tichka Pass (2260 m) – Amerzagan – Anezal – Tamlakoute – Tamazirt – Tachakoucht – camp We leave the hotel at 8am and have our lunch on the road (picnic, sandwiches or a small local restaurant). We pass through beautiful places leading to the pass of Tichka, the highest road pass in Morocco. Leaving the road that continues to Ouarzazate to Amerzagan, we will take the road that goes to Agadir from Ouarzazate. At Anezal we turn right to enter the mountain roads and come to the village of Tamlakoute then Tamazirt where our team of mules awaits you: loading mules and preparing our first step we hike towards the large village of Tachakoucht on an easy path then a good mountain trail. The and mule team will catch us up after loading our tents, food, and your luggage. Our camp will be located opposite the village of Tachakouchte 1900 m. One leg step (acclimatization). Duration: 3 hours walking / 12 kms
DAY O3:: Tachakoucht – Amassine – fold Aziwn – Plateau Aziwn – camp at the foot of Tizi n’Sdremt (2200 m) A pretty and interesting stage that begins with a progressive march through the village of Tachakoucht and easy route to the small river that comes to the sheepfolds Aziwn. More villages for the 2 following steps, as azibs (sheep) we follow the large plate or stand ten sheep to pasture in spring, summer and fall until the arrival of snow expected in late October. A magical place and the famous rocky peaks on our right, we will have lunch in front of these peaks near the stream after the sheep, we then cross pasture to find a place to camp just outside Sdremt to about 2400 m, on the track going towards Askaoune, ideal for sheep and pastures. Duration: 6H walk
DAY O4:: Tizin Sdremt (2800 m) – Iferd n’Magous – Siroua summit (3305 m) – Tagragra sheepfold (2700 m) – camp This is a beautiful stage on any dimension; scenery, difficulty, panoramic view, altitude … We have breakfast at 6 am, leave at 7 am and go slowly through beautiful little valley gorges, to see sheep in caves and a wonderful landscape of rocky peaks of yellow, ocher and red. Just a 2 hour to climb to the Col, a large plateau at the foot of Iferd Summit with its caves for shepherds families a place to pasture. To the left the Amazdour mountains and in front of us the Tikniouine mountains (binoculars). We miss these Tikniouines to climb the ridge that takes us to the top, picnic before the summit because our mules will go towards the Aghigha crest and jbel Tisfeldat, Guiliz to finish before us. The plateau pastures of Tagragra, paradise herds, climb the summit bypassing the right to find the easiest route, a little difficulty which sometimes requires proprietary stringing then the rock wall will be defeated and the peak, the kern be photographed as proof of the conquest of the summit Siroua and careful descent from the top to the spinous process (Allysson, thistles, steppe); One and a half hour descent to join the camp, splendid view from the top of Toubkal to tens of kms and the mountains of the Moroccan desert. Set up camp for a well deserved nights rest after this longest stage. Duration: 6:30 Walking
DAY O5: Tagragra – Col Guiliz – Tizin Tisfeldat – Paturages Assif not Izine – camp After the long day of climbing the summit, we rest a bit, but still at a good paced walk we cross the small valley of Tagragra then go up to the neck in front of Guiliz, then we descend into the valley that leads to the village of Tizgui. Then a climb to the col de Tisfeldat and breakfast near the first sheep near the mountain Aghigha 3000 m, and then we set up camp near the pastures of the valley Izine, a nice quiet place, what we want from the beginning (2400 m). Total Time: 5:30 walk
DAY O6: Assif not Izine – Ait Ighmour sheep – and the large village Ait Ighmour – Idoughagh – Ait Tigga – Tamazirt – 6H camp. A beautiful valley without homes, only sheep, then appears the village Ait Ighmour then Idoughagh then the village with a historic granary Ait Tigga, lunch at this village. A stage that takes us from 2400 m to 1800 m. Installing our camp near the village Tamazirt near Tamlakoute our starting point, the circle is closed. Total Time: 6H walk
DAY O7: Tamlakoute – Anezal – Col Tichka – Marrakech – Hotel Our taxi or minibus will be waiting to take us to Marrakech by the collar of Tichka. After lunch the Tichka pass. Arrival in Marrakech. Arrive at the hotel with double room and breakfast. Free afternoon tour of historic gardens and monuments of the royal city (palace / museum / Koranic school / Koutoubia mosque / Saadian Tombs). Duration: 4:30 transport / 220 kms
DAY O8: Transfer to the airport, end of our services.