8-day Mgoun Sahara combined trip

mgoun sahara combined trip

Mgoun Sahara combined trip: A trip that will first take you through Berber villages in central high Atlas mountains, followed by a couple of days to the Sahara desert. A combined High Atlas and Desert tour will allow you to experience remote parts of the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. You will enjoy wild camping and the spectacular Mgoun river gorges.

Total Duration: 8 days
Period: April to October
Trek Grade: medium to hard
Max Elevation: 2900 Meters
Accommodation: Camping, Guesthouse, and Hotel

 Mgoun Sahara combined trip allows you to:

–  Combine trekking in the Mgoun area and the Sahara Desert tour
–  Discover amazing landscapes of Ait Bougmez valley
–  Walkthrough spectacular Mgoun gorges
–  Enjoy camel trekking in Merzouga and night in the desert camp.

Itinerary of Mgoun Sahara combined trip.

Day 1:  Marrakech –  Ouzoud waterfalls –  Ait Bougamaz valley 1800m

After breakfast, We start our journey to Ait Bougmez happy valley in the central High Atlas mountains. We will visit and take a great hike around the highest waterfalls of Morocco, Ouzoud. We will have Lunch by the falls; then we will carry on towards the valley, where we will stay for the night in a lovely local Guesthouse. 5 hours drive.

Day 2: Ait Bougmez – Tizi n’Ait Imi 2900m – Tighremt n’Ait Ahmed 2200m

After a good breakfast, we set off on our hike up along the Assif n’Ait Bougmez valley, passing through the terraces, up to Tizi n’Ait Imi 2905m. After lunch, we descend to Tighremt N’ait Ahmed on the bank of Assif Mgoun. Six hours walk—overnight in tents.

Day 3: Tighremt n’Ait Ahmed – Imi Nirkt 2000m

We continue after breakfast down along the Mgoun Valley and pass through several Berber villages of El Morabitine, Wawchki, and Ighrem Izderne. We will meet the local people of the valley, with traditional costumes and hairstyles of the Berber women. Overnight in tents. Six h walk.

Day 4: Imi Nirkt – Mgoun Gorges or Achaabou – Aguerzaka 1700m

We will leave the camp early in the morning after breakfast. We cross the stream and enter a narrow gorge walking in water through towering narrow canyons. There is an alternative route to take; if the water is too deep in the canyons, we could make the Tizi n’ Ait Hamed pass. After Lunch at the exit of the gorges, we continue to Aguerzaka. We will spend the night camping in tents in Aguerzaka village. 6 hours trek.

Day 5: Aguerzaka – Igherm Aqdim – BouTaghrar 1400m

After breakfast, we continue our trek following the Mgoun river, walking in the water to the BouTaghrar Village. Overnight in local Guesthouse. 5 hours trek.

Day 6: BouTaghrar – Dades Valley – Merzouga

After breakfast, we drive from roses valley to Merzouga. We will visit Todra gorges then drive to Rissani, Erfoud to arrive Merzouga dunes. After a short break at the hotel, you will ride camels through the golden Erg Chebbi dunes, and this is an excellent opportunity to take lovely pictures. After feasting on a traditional Moroccan meal, we arrive at the camp, enjoy the sunset, and play drums around the campfire. Overnight in a nomadic-style camp. 5 hours drive.

 Day 7: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Ait Benhaddou Ksar

We get up early to watch the sunrise; then, we ride camels back to the hotel. After an excellent breakfast and taking a hot shower, we drive to Ait Benhaddou Ksar through a different road via Alnif, Tazarine, and N’kob till Ouarzazate where we’ll have Lunch. You will have the opportunity to hike around the Ksar and discover with your guide. Overnight in a hotel. 6 hours drive.

Day 8: Ait Benhaddou – Tichka Pass 2260m  – Marrakech

After breakfast, we continue to Marrakech, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m altitude), and admire the landscape of Berber villages with some photo stops. Overnight in Marrakech hotel. 4 hours drive.


Group 2 People 3 People For 4 people or more 
Price per person 760 € 720 € 640 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following It does not include the following
–  English speaking guide
–  All transfers from and to your hotel
–  Accommodation for trekking duration
–  Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
–  Kitchen equipment
–  All meals during your trek
– 1-night camping on Dunes at Merzouga in half board
–  1 overnight in hôtel at Ait Benhaddou in half board
– Camel ride
– Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
–  Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Lunches during the desert tour
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

 Essential Materials Needed For Mgoun Sahara Combined Trip

– 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

– Suncream

– Head Torch

– Camera

– Hat

– Toilet tissues

– Water bottle or camelback

– Water purifier

 Additional Details

– Mgoun Sahara combined trip 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.

Mgoun Sahara combined trip: Combine trekking through the Mgoun gorges and Sahara desert trip.

Photos – Mgoun Sahara combined trip

Combined Mgoun and the Sahara Desert, Atlas Mountain, and Sahara Tour.

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