Jebel Sahro Walking Week
- A short trek into one of Morocco`s wildest regions
- Drive through the Dades Valley `The Valley of the Kasbahs`
- Views of M`goun from the summit of Kouacouch
- Trek to the inconic rock formation of Bab n`Ali
- A magnificent winter sunshine trekking holiday in Morocco
South of the Atlas Mountains, the Jebel Sahro is a mountainous region of volcanic origin that makes an excellent destination for some winter sunshine, culture and exercise. This is a rugged world of gorges, rock spires and mesas that shelters a number of picturesque Berber villages. Starting in Marrakech, we cross the Atlas at the Tizi n'Tichka (2260m) and traverse the Dades Valley with its kasbahs and palm groves to reach the start of our walk. For 4 days, we head south on quiet trails through the Sahro, crossing remote uplands and camping beside the stone-built summer settlements or ‘azibs' of the Berbers. Beyond our high point at the summit of Kouaouch (2600m), where the views encompass the snow-capped summit of Jebel Mgoun, our trek continues by way of the spectacular twin towers known as Bab n'Ali (Ali's Gate). Including the chance to do some sightseeing in Marrakech, this holiday can also be combined with the Dunes of Chegaga Trek.
Is this holiday for you?
The maximum altitude attained on this trek is not high and we will not be camping much above 2050 metres/6726 feet. This means that no-one should have any difficulty with acclimatisation to the altitude. However, the trek does involve a fair amount of ascent and descent and most days are approximately 6hours walking. At the time of our visit, the weather is ideal for trekking, not too hot. For most of the route, we are following well-established routes between valleys and villages which are suitable for mules and very straightforward for walkers.