5 days M’goun Traverse Trek – Hiking in M’goun Summit Ascent in 5 Days

Period : Late June to early October

5 days M’goun Traverse Trek : The M’goun massif represents the heart of the range bearing the same name, located in the Central High Atlas of Morocco. This Moroccan mountain range encompasses several peaks, including M’goun (4071m). It’s a highly sought-after destination for trekking enthusiasts due to its breathtaking landscapes and cultural richness.

The wild landscapes of M’goun are awe-inspiring, with its snow-capped peaks, verdant valleys, deep gorges, and desert plateaus. Trekkers can truly discover the natural beauty of the region during these treks. Our adventure starts in the Ait Bougmez Valley, also known as the “Happy Valley,” located in the northern part of the Central High Atlas. This valley serves as the starting point for our traverse of M’goun, from north to south. This journey also offers the opportunity to conquer the highest summit in the Central High Atlas, M’goun (4068m). The trek also allows us to explore the vast plateaus and pastures where Berber nomads accompany their flocks of sheep and goats.

5 days M'goun Traverse Trek

Day 1 : Departure from Marrakech to Ait Bougmez Valley – Ikkis N’Arous (2200m)

Our itinerary commences in the Ait Bougmez Valley, also known as the “Happy Valley.” After a 5-hour car ride from Marrakech, we reach the village of Arouss, the starting point of our adventure. A 2.5-hour hike leads us to our first campsite, Ikkis N’Arous, at an altitude of 2200 meters.

Day 2 : Ikkis N’Arous (2200m) – Tarkeddit Pass (3450m) – Tarkeddit Plateau (2900m)

We embark on a gradual ascent towards the Tarkeddit Pass at an altitude of 3450 meters. From there, a panoramic view of the northern slope of the M’goun massif and the surrounding mountains awaits. Our overnight camp is set on the Tarkeddit Plateau, at an altitude of 2900 meters, a place frequented by Berber nomads.

5 days M'goun Traverse Trek

Day 3 : Tarkeddit Plateau (2900m) – M’goun Summit Ascent (4071m) – Descent to the Southern Slope of M’goun (2800m)

This day is dedicated to the ascent of the M’goun summit, reaching an altitude of 4071 meters. After a demanding 8-hour hike, we reach the summit, where a spectacular view of the Central High Atlas, the Dadès Valley, the Djebel Saghro, and the Saharan expanses awaits. The descent then leads us to the southern slope of the Atlas, where we establish our camp at Ifri N’Ait Hamou, at an altitude of 2800 meters.

Day 4 : Tichki Valley – Ameskar (2100m)

We begin the descent towards the Tichki Valley, where we encounter nomads herding their goats, sheep, and camels. Following the course of the valley, we arrive at the village of Ameskar, passing through charming pisé villages. This day’s hike lasts approximately 7 hours, and we set up our camp for the night.

Day 5 : Ameskar (2100m) – Boutaghrar – Ouarzazate – Return to Marrakech via the Dadès Valley

Our journey concludes as we cross the village of Ameskar. A car transfer takes us to Boutaghrar. En route to Marrakech, we pass through the Dadès Valley, renowned for its striking desert landscapes. The day ends with our arrival in Marrakech, thus concluding our M’goun trekking adventure.Trekking High Atlas Morocco

The Price :

Number of people

Price : / person in euros

2 people : 490 € / Person
3 people : 440€ / Person
4 people and more : 390€ / Person



– Road Transfers from / to Marrakesh
– Tents and mattresses during the trek
– All food during the trek
– Mules to carry the baggage and food
– Cook
– Qualified Mountain Guide
– Hotel and meals in Marrakesh
– Drinks and personal expanses
– Tips

The M’goun Traverse Trek is a captivating hiking experience nestled in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. This trek follows the dramatic M’goun Massif, allowing adventurers to explore the rugged beauty of the region. The journey typically begins in the Aït Bouguemez Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and traditional Berber villages. Trekkers traverse through diverse terrain, including alpine meadows, rocky plateaus, and narrow gorges, offering a rich tapestry of natural wonders. The highlight of the trek is reaching the summit of M’goun, the second-highest peak in Morocco, providing breathtaking panoramic views. Along the way, hikers engage with the warm hospitality of local Berber communities, gaining insight into their unique way of life. The M’goun Traverse Trek offers a perfect blend of challenging ascents, cultural immersion, and stunning vistas, making it a memorable adventure for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience in North Africa.

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