Trekking Mount Mgoun in Winter
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. KE group package services begin with complimentary airport transfers for clients arriving on this day.
Day 2: Drive to Bougamez known as 'The Happy Valley'. Lunch and ovenight at a comfortable gite in the Berber village of Agouti.
Day 3: From Agouti we start our trek into the Mgoun range through Arous and to the newly built hut near the summer settlement of Azib Ikkis.
Day 4: We continue up the valley and cross the Tizi-m-Oumskiyg (2910m) and the Tizi n'Oughri (3400m) with spectacular views to Mgoun and descend to the Tarkeddit Refuge at 2900m.
Day 5: Ascent of Mgoun (4068m) via the subsidiary peak of Mgoun Oest (3978m) and a spectacular ridgeline leading to the final summit slopes. Return to the refuge for a second night's stay.
Day 6: Return trek to Agouti. Arriving in the village we check in to our comfortable gite and enjoy a Moroccan dinner.
Day 7: Drive back to Marrakech via the beautiful falls at Ouzoud. We take lunch in a restaurant at the top of the falls before continuing to Marrakech where we check into our hotel for the final night of the journey.
Day 8: KE group package services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.
This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high 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.