Jebel Sahro North to South
Day 1 : Marrakech - Tizi n’Tichka Pass – Tagdilt
We leave Marrakech and drive over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass towards Ouarzazate. After a picnic lunch we continue to Tagdilt (1670m) where we stay the night in a typical Berber house (gite) at the base of the Sahgro massif.
Day 2 : Tagdilt – Amda n’Oughyoul
We meet the mule team and load the mules. This is a day of easy walking – a total of 5 hours walking – taking us into the foothills of Jebel Sahgro. In the course of the day we cross two passes and a plateau before descending into a steep valley where we spend the night camping.
Day 3 : Amda n’Oughyoul – Igli
A day of 4 hours walking, with plenty of time for sight seeing, climbing over the Kouaouch Pass (2500m), before descending through spectacular cliffs and waterfalls to arrive at the small village of Igli (2200m) where we spend the night in a Berber house (gite).
Day 4 : Igli – Bab n’Ali
This is a longer day – about 6 hours walking – climbing up to a high ridge with superb views across the surrounding area. From here we follow a valley to the Berber village of Boulouze. Following the river, we reach our campsite at the foot of Bab n’Ali.
Day 5 : Bab n’Ali – Assaka - Ighazoune n’Oumlas
We set off crossing Bab n’Ali before descending through a gorge and fantastic rock formations. Through the village of Assaka (1800m) we continue to Ighazoune n’Oumlas where we camp by the river Taoudachte – a total of 5 hours walking.
Day 6 : Ighazoune n’Oumlas – Nkob
Following the river we walk through several typical Breber villages and arrive near Nkob where we stay in a Berber house (gite) – a total of abour 5 hours walking.
Day 7 : Nkob – Marrakech
We drive from Nkob to Marrakech, through the date palms of the Draa Valley over the Tinifift Pass, stopping for lunch in Ouarzarte on our way to Marrakech.
About The Jebel Sahro
The Jebel Sahro is a mountain range between the High Atlas and the Sahara and is separated from the High Atlas by the valleys of the Dades and the Draa. Scenically it is an area of dramatic contrasts : palm trees, rose hedges, oases and stark, barren volcanic mountains and mud brick villages. Highlights include a glimpse of the Tadaout n'Tablah mountains and an amazing upright rock pinnacle named 'Bab n'Ali' - translated as the 'Gates of Ali'
It is very hot in the summer and can be bitterly cold in winter. For this reason a good time to visit is from October to March when temperatures during the day are around 20 degrees Centrigrade, though the nights are well below freezing.
For trekkers who want to get off the beaten track Jebel Sahro is ideal. The highest point of the Sahro is 2712m with most passes between 1500m and 2500m. Most of the walking is easy with about 6 hours walking each day – leaving plenty of time for enjoying the scenery and relaxing at the end of the day.