M’Goun mountain

M’Goun ascension express 4 days:
M’Goun mountain, also known as Ighil Mgoun, Ighil n’Oumsoud, Irhil M’Goun, , Jebel Mgoun, Jebel Ighil M’Goun and Jebel Aït M’goun, at 4071m is the fourth highest peak of the Atlas Mountains (After Toubkal, Timzguida and Ouenkrim). Located in the central part of the High Atlas Mountains, this hike starts in the green valley of Ait Bouguemez. With its traditional houses characterised by mud walls and checkered green, yellow and ocher crop, the happy Valley will propel us to another time…
The High Atlas Mountains offer some of the most impressive mountain walking anywhere, with many opportunities for good mountain photography.
The most fascinating valleys of Mgoun region
Progressive steps to climb the summit with (4068 m).
An area stillunexplored
The diversity of encountered landscapes: Oueds, Forests, Valleys, Isolated villages..
One of the few areas still wild Moroccan deserts.
Discovery of Moroccan cuisine
Varied accommodation with a pleasant homestays.
M’Goun Ascension– Express- 4 days/ 3 nights
Day 1: Marrakech – Azilal – Ait Bouguemez (1800m) – Ikkis Arous (2300 m)
We leave Marrakesh early. Transfer by minibus to join the valley of Aït Bouguemez, the “Happy Valley” (after 4h30 drive). Lunch, then we take the way towards Azilal. Crossing of the Oughbar’s pass (2200m), with a panoramic sight on the relief, mountains of Tizal-Azourki-M’goun and Rat. Then long descent on a sinuous road towards the valley of Ait Abbes. Return to the valley of Ait Bouguemez. We load the mules which will accompany us. We follow paths through wheat fields. We leave the rich valley of Ait Bouguemaz to the small valley Arous. Going through the village Ait Said, then a path leads to the right bank of the river Arous. The path rises then towards the sheepfold Azib’ n Ikkis at 2300 m. Dinner and overnight in the bivouac.
4 hours walking
Going up: 500m
Accommodation: Bivouac, Lodge or with the Inhabitant
Distance by car : 230 Km
Day 2: Ikkis Arous (2200 m) –Tarkeddit (2900m)
We slowly climb towards the pass Tarkedit 3400m, easy muleteer’s paths. Some breaks before the path where sight on the summit Mgoun 4068 m is magical – Short descent towards the plateau of Tarkeddit frequented by Nomads. Dinner and night in bivouac.
5 to 6 hours walking
Going up: 1150m
Coming down: 500m
Accommodation: Bivouac, Lodge or with the Inhabitant
Day 3: Tarkeddit (2900 m) – M’Goun asciension (4068 m) (optional) – Arous (2300m)
We leave early for a long day. We shall follow a path which will take us until the top. A varied ground, with masses of fallen rocks, pebbles, to become again a normal path of mountain, with one stop at the end of the way. Small break before attacking the crest, then a path which becomes easy, once we have reached the summit, we take our noon picnic and we start the most spectacular part. Descent on mass of fallen rocks, but careful with your knees, legs are exhausted by the 5 hours climb. The descent is long to join the springs of the valley of Ifri. We find the herds of transhumant’s as well as nomads’ life. Camping near the source Oulilimt.Dinner and night in bivouac.
8 hours walking
Going up: 1700m
Coming down: 2350m
Accommodation: Bivouac, Lodge or with the Inhabitant
Day 4: Arous – Ait Bougmez – Azilal – Marrakech
One more relaxing, after crossing the pass at 3300m. Then we descend into the valley Arouse; lunch, and then we always follow the waters of the wadi, through the villages of this valley, till we arrive at the Valley where we will find our vehicle, a transfer from Marrakech Azilal.
5 hours walking
Coming down: 500m
Distance by car : 230 Km

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