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Crossing the central Atlas: Imilchil - Ait Bougmez

Crossing the central Atlas: Imilchil - Ait Bougmez. 15 days including 12 days of walking.

Peaks, steep gorges, valleys and mountains in this beautiful trek, we discover the most beautiful part of the central Atlas: the Aït Abdi plateau, gorges of Assif Melloul, gorges of the Akka N'Tazaght, the top of M'Goun (4071 m), The villages of Ait Bougemez and Imilchil...

Crossing the central Atlas

Imilchil

Crossing the central Atlas

Valley of Ait Bouguemez

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Meeting at Marrakech airport and transfer to your hotel or riad.
Overnight at the hotel or riad.

Day 2: Marrakech | Imilchil:
Departure by 4×4 for Imilchil, where we meet our team. Arrive early in the afternoon.
Dinner and Overnight at the bivouac at 2100m.

Day 3: Imilchil | Oulghazi:
Descent to Assif Melloul. Bivouac at Oulghazi (2000 m).
Dinner and overnight under tents. 6 hours of walking. Elevation: -100m.

Day 4: Oulghazi | Village of Batli:
Long day of descent, discovered granaries and troglodyte of Ochtine, then continuation to the village of Batli at 1550 m.
Dinner and overnight at the camp. 8 hours of walking. Elevation: -450m.

Day 5: Village Batli | Assif Melloul:
Easy day, exploring the Anergui valley and Agadir Boulmane. Bivouac on the banks of the Assif Melloul at 1505 m.
Dinner and overnight at the camp. 4 hours of walking. Elevation: -50m.

Day 6: Assif Melloul | Imidal:
Crossing the plateau of Ikousser and pastures of Ait AABDI tribes, to Imidal at 2316 m.
Dinner and overnight at the camp. 8 hours of walking. Elevation: +816m.

Day 7: Imidal | Tafraout Gorges :
climb a pass of 3100 m in Timghazine mountains, and down on the BouIghlaln camp above the Tafraout gorge at 2580 m.
Dinner and overnight at the camp. 6 heures30 walk. Elevation: +784 m /-520m.

Day 8: Gorge of Tafraout | Taghaboula pass:
Very long day to reach the pass of Taghaboula, through the gorges of Taghia. Bivouac at 2900 m.
Dinner and overnight under tents. (Ps: This step can be changed depending on weather conditions). 8 hours of walking. Elevation: +420m/-200m.

Day 9: Taghaboula | Village of Tichki:
Crossing the highlands of Illitou (3400 m), and descend to the village of Tichki by Bouzgou.
Dinner and overnight at the camp (2200 m). 6h30 walking. Elevation: +500m/-1200 m.

Day 10: Village of Tichki | Aflafal:
Passing by the Mgoun Valley and Ouzirimt to reach Tighremt n'Aït Ahmed, then Aflafal.
Dinner and overnight at the camp(2200 m). 7hours of walking. Elevation: +50/-50m.

Day 11: Aflafal | Izabene:
We ascend to the valley of Oulilimt. Camp near the sources of the Mgoun river at Izabene (2800 m).
Dinner and overnight under tents. 5h30 of walking. Elevation: +600m

Day 12: Izabene | Ikiss:
Ascent to the summit of Mgoun(4068 m)and then go down to the gorge of arous via Tizi n'tsdremt(2900m).
bivouac at Ikiss. Dinner and overnight under tents atv 2100 m. 11hours of walking. Elevation: +1268m/-1968m.

Day 13: Ikiss - Marrakech:
Through the valley of Arous, we reach Ait Bougmez valley(1800m. then by minibus to Marrakech. Arriving late in the day.
Overnight at the hotel or riad. 7 hours including 2 hours walking.

Day 14: Marrakech:
Free day and meals in Marrakech. Overnight at the hotel or riad.

Day 15:
Transfer to the Marrakech airport.

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