6-day Mgoun traverse

mgoun traverse

Mgoun Traverse is 6-day hiking through Mgoun gorges and the wildest valleys of the High Atlas mountain central. You will enjoy stunning views of the spectacular Mgoun Canyon, available just in summer. The trek starts from the beautiful Ait Bougmez to the high Atlas Mountains. We then trek through the deep gorges that lead to the renowned roses valley. The Valley of Roses will give us a chance to experience untouched nature in all its beauty. Other exciting views include the old fortresses of Kasbahs and the Berber villages perched on the sides of the mountains.

Total Duration: 8 days
Period: April to October
Trek Grade: Easy to medium
Max Elevation: 2900 metres
Accommodation: Camping or Guesthouse.

Mgoun traverse allows you to:

– Explore the most beautiful valleys in high Atlas central

– Meet local Berbers to discover the daily life and genuine Moroccan hospitality.

– Discover spectacular Mgoun Gorges

Itinerary of Mgoun traverse

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Marrakech

Day 2: Marrakech – Tabant (1800m):

After an early breakfast, we set off to the Valley of Ait Bougmez, a five-hour journey. We meet our mule team at the Valley and spend the night in the local Guesthouse at Timit village. There will be a picnic in Azilal. 5 hour drive.

Day 3: Tabant (1800m) – Ait Imi Pass (2900m) – Mgoun Valley (2200m)

In the morning, we leave the Valley and walk on a winding trail up to the pass, with spectacular views of the Mgoun Massif and Happy Valley. We then take a long descent on a single path to Ouzighimt Valley in the afternoon. Overnight camping in tents. Very close to Tighremet n’Ait Ahmed old granary, which was previously used for desert caravans. 6 hours trek.

Day 4: Tighremt-n-Ait Ahmed (2200m) – Ouzighimt Valley – Imi-n-Irkt (2000m)

We trek along the Ouzighimt valley and pass through several Berber villages of El Morabitine, Wawchki, and Ighrem Izderne. We will meet the inhabitants of the Valley, with the unique costumes and hairstyles of the Berber women. 6 hours of trekking. Overnight in tents.

Day 5: Imi-n-Irkt (2000m) – Mgoun Gorges – Aguerzaga (1700m)

After breakfast, we leave very early in the morning for the narrow Mgoun gorges. We walk in water through towering narrow canyons. There is an alternative route to take; if the water is too much, we could take the Tizi n’ Ait Hamed pass. A lunch spot will be at the exit of the Gorges—overnight camping in tents near Aguerzaka. The estimated duration of the trek is 6 hours.

Day 6: Aguerzaka(1700m) – Roses Valley – BouTrar (1400m)

After breakfast, we continue our trek in the river, walking in the water to the BouTrar Village. Overnight in local Gite. 5 hours trek.

Day 7: BouTrar (1400m) – Kelaa Mgouna – Ouarzazate – Tichka pass – Marrakech

Early in the morning, we head back to Marrakech. You spend the night in the hotel—a 6-hour drive.

Day 8: Departure

The flight back Home.


Group 2 people 3 people 4 or more persons
Price per person 460 € 420 € 380 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following It does not include the following
– 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
– Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
– Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

Materials Needed For Mgoun traverse

– 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
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
– Personal First Aid Kit
– Sunglasses
– Sun-cream
– Head Torch
– Camera
– Hat
– Toilet tissues
– Water bottle
– Water purifier

 Additional Details

– Mgoun traverse is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.

– Further discounts are available for group sizes over 8 people.

– You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

During Mgoun Traverse, you will explore Ait Bougumez valley and the canyon of Mgoun valley.

Photos – Mgoun traverse

Trekking through Mgoun Gorges. Mgoun Traverse Trek.

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