Jebel Sahro Walking Week
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €670 (land only) - from $865 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. Depending on your arrival time you may have time to explore the old souk and streets of Marrakech. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: After an early breakfast we drive across the Western High Atlas through traditional Berber villages towards the spectacular Tizi n'Tichka Pass (2260m), the highest road pass in Morocco. The afternoon sees us reaching Ouarzazate as our road continues through the Dades Valley "the valley of one thousand kasbahs." Tagdilt brings our day to an end as we overnight in a local village house.
Day 3: Today the trekking starts as we head off with our muleteers, initially through a small oasis before passing barley fields and fig trees. As we start ascending the volcanic flanks of the Sahro we'll see nomadic shepherd camps before we head over the Tizi Ouzarzam (2300m). From the pass we'll descend to a small oasis where we prepare for our first experience under canvas. Walk distance approx; 6hrs
Day 4: : Today sees us hike to the highest point on our trek - Mount Kouaouch (2600m). From the top we'll have time to take "summit photos" and experience a stunning panorama ranging from the snow-capped peak of Mount M'Goun in the north to the vast expanse of the Sahara to the south. After descending we'll set up camp near the rocks of Tassigdel (the camel's hump!). Walk distance approx; 6hrs.
Day 5: Today's trekking covers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Jebel Sahro inhabited by the semi-nomadic Ait Atta Berber. The area offers beautiful towering rock pinnacles and impressive formations including the 60m high monoliths of Bab n'Ali (Ali's Gate). This whole area is reminiscent of the landscape in Monument Valley and a memorable place to camp and explore. Walk distance approx; 6hrs.
Day 6: Our final day of walking heads through a number of villages as we pass farms growing an abundance of crops including wheat, clover and chillies. The hiking continues along streams which are in sharp contrast to the brown/red colours of the surrounding hills and we'll set up our final camp in this stunning landscape where we'll really appreciate its natural beauty. Walk distance approx; 6hrs.
Day 7: We depart the Jebel Sahro on wild roads through snow-capped Atlas peaks passing areas used for the filming of Lawrence of Arabia! Arriving lin Marrakech for a late afternoon check-in we'll have time to experience the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna which comes alive as darkness falls. Later we'll rendezvous for an evening of Moroccan hospitality and cuisine to round off our Jebel Sahro experience!
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing this day.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.
GPS Trip Data
Click on the link below to view the detailed stats for this holiday via Garmin Connect. Tracked using a Garmin etrex20 you can see detailed mapping of the route, daily distances travelled, the total ascent and descent each day and maximum altitude.