Peaks and Valleys of Jebel Sirwa
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. KE group package services begin with the evening meal. Hotel.
Day 2: We transfer via the Tizi n'Test to the south side of Jebel Sirwa in the Taliouine region between the Anti-Atlas and the Souss. Leaving the vehicles we then walk on a trail through gorges and cultivated fields to reach our camp at Tislit (1500). 2 hours of walking.
Day 3: A day of contrasts as we hike through the green valley of the Assif n'Ait Oubyal. We pass through several villages and have the chance to meet the local people. Above Tizgui, we ascend steeply to our camp on a summer grazing pasture (2325m). 6 to 7 hours of walking, with 900 metres of ascent.
Day 4: Today we trek over the crest of Guiliz Peak (2900m) which offers splendid views of Jebel Sirwa and descend to our camp near the caves at Tagragra (2600m). 5 hours of walking, with 500 metres of ascent.
Day 5: Our trek today takes us through a rocky landscape of steep sided gorges and rock outcrops and on to the summit of Jebel Sirwa (3305m) with fine views of the High Atlas and Anti Atlas. We descend to camp in the high meadows of Tissouitine (2450m). 7 hours of walking, with 700 metres of ascent and 800 metres of descent.
Day 6: After a short descent, we climb to cross a pass that leads into the Ighmour Valley. We walk through several villages and descend finally to the fields of Tomahakout, where we set up camp. 5 to 6 hours of walking, with 340 metres of ascent and 840 metres of descent.
Day 7: Hiking out through a rugged landscape for 2 hours to Tamazight, we have views of Jebel Sirwa behind us. We then board our vehicle for the drive back across the Atlas (via the Tizi n'Tichka) to Marrakech. Time to visit the remarkable central square of the Djema el-Fna. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 8: KE group 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
You can 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. Just click on the link below to view the PDF document with all the Garmin connect links. In addition you can click on the images below to view Google Earth images of the full route, elevation profile and daily tracks.