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Tour Details

Jebel M’goun trek is one of the best trekking in the Central High Atlas Mountain of Morocco for adventure and nature lovers. Among the majestic peaks of Morocco, M’Goun stands defying the skies, offering an unforgettable experience for mountain lovers. With its 4,071 meters above sea level, M’goun is the second-highest peak in the country after Toubkal. This demanding yet incredibly rewarding climb attracts hikers worldwide in search of challenges and stunning scenery. In this 5-day Jebel M’goun trek itinerary, we take you on an adventure to the top of M’goun. Your journey begins in the charming valley of Ait Bougmez, located in the Central High Atlas Mountains. 

Total Duration: 5 days
Period: April to October
Trek Grade: Easy to medium
Max Elevation: 4071 meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse and Camping

Jebel M'goun Trek allows you to:

  • Explore Aït Bougmez valley.
  • Reach the summit of M’goun 4071m, among the majestic peaks of Morocco.
  • Meet the local Berbers of the Central High Atlas Mountain.
  • Discover the life of shepherds and their homes.

Itinerary of Jebel M'goun Trek

Day 1Marrakech – Ait Bouguemez Valley (1800m) – Ikkis N'Arous Pasture (2300m)

The first day of our journey begins with an early morning transfer from Marrakech to the charming little town of Azilal, known as the gateway to the mountain. From there, we continue our journey to Tizi N’Tirghist pass (2900m) before reaching the peaceful and happy valley of the Aît Bougmez. Upon arrival, we meet our team of muleteers and enjoy a delicious lunch. After that, we begin our ascent by going up the small valley of Arous towards the sheepfolds of Ikkis N’Arous pasture. Overnight in tents, five h drive, two h walk, Up500m, Down 0m, 8 km.

 

Day 2Ikkis N'Arous Pasture – Tarkedit Pass (3400m) – Tarkedit Plateau (2900m)

On the second day, our adventure continues with a climb towards the Tarkedit pass, located at an altitude of 3400 meters. We stop a few times to admire the magical view of the Mgoun range and the Mgoun summit, culminating at 4068 meters above sea level. We then descend for about 2 hours to the plateau of Tarkedit, a vast plateau frequented by Nomads. Overnight in tents. Six hours walk, Up 1100m, Down 500m, 13 km. 

Day 3Tarkadit – M'Goun Summit (4071m) – Izabinne Sheepfold (2600m)

The third day has a particularly intense stage in store for us, with around 9 hours of walking on the program. We climb to the ridge, offering spectacular panoramic views to the summit of M’goun, the roof of the central High Atlas. From there, we will be dazzled by the splendid view of the entire M’Goun Massif and its distant valleys, particularly the Draa and Dades Valleys. A long descent through magnificent landscapes will finally take us to our camp. We will spend the night in tents, up 1200m, Down 1470m, 22 km.

Day 4Izabinne Sheepfold (2600m) – Bouberden Pass (3100m) – Timit Village (1800m)

The fourth day will be an opportunity to meet nomads with their families, accompanied by their herds. We will head towards the Bouberden pass, culminating at 3100 meters above sea level, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and a rear view of the M’goun. A long descent will take us to the valley of Ait Bougmez, where we will enjoy a midday meal near the juniper amber. Then, after about 2 hours of further descent, we will reach our lodge in the village of Timit. We spend the night in a local Guesthouse—a 6-hour walk, up 500m, Down 1350m, 21km.

Day 5Ait Bougmez Valley – Ouzoud waterfalls – Marrakech

On the last day, we drive to the small town of Azilal. A visit to the famous Ouzoud waterfalls is planned, followed by lunch at a small local restaurant nearby. After this excursion, we will return to Marrakech, where we plan to arrive around 4 p.m. 5-hour drive. End of Jebel M’goun trek.

Summer and Winter Season Price
  • 2 people – 440 €
  • 3 people – 400€
  •  For 4 people or more – 360 €
Price Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Accommodation for trekking duration
  • Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals during your trek
Price Does Not Include
  • Ticket flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional tips

Materials Needed For Jebel M'goun Trek

  • The big bag of clothing
  • Backpack for each daily supplies
  • Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag
  • Warm and light clothes
  • Ice ax and crampons for winter
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Head Torch
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Toilet tissues
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifier
 Additional Details
  • Jebel M'goun Trek is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
  • Further discounts are available for group sizes over eight people.
  • You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

5-day Jebel M’goun Trek:  An adventure trek to Ighil M’goun in the heart of the central High Atlas, the third summit of the country.

Jebel M’goun trek in 5 days is an unforgettable experience that will make you discover the splendour of Morocco and the grandeur of the High Atlas. Between rugged peaks, lush valleys, and traditional villages, this trek will give you a unique perspective on Berber culture and the majesty of the Moroccan mountains. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a nature enthusiast looking for challenges, climbing M’goun will leave you with lasting memories and strong emotions.

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