Trek Siroua and dunes of Chigaga Morocco
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Trek Siroua and dunes of Chigaga

From mountains to the desert, explore Siroua massif and chigaga dunes, duration: 15 days, of which 10 days hike

A trek in the volcanic Siroua massif with its beautiful plateaus and the many dunes in the west of the Draa riverbed is one of the most beautiful routes you can choose in the spring.
After arriving in Marrakech we cross the mountains in the High Atlas. On our trip we will see many beautiful landscapes with original nature and traditional villages.

Trek siroua massaif

Siroua massif

chigaga day trek

Dunes of Chigaga

Itinerary:

Day 1:
Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech - Test Pass (2100 m) - Aoulouz - Taliouine - Tin Iddr
In the morning, the minibus takes us to the High Atlas, where we have the mosque of Tinmal. Over the Tizin Test Pass, you will pass a secluded path into the Souss plain. Accommodation in Tin Iddr at 1700m. 7 hrs drive.

Day 3: Tin Iddr - Safran Valley - Imzilen - Tamnot Oufella - Assais - Oasis of Tislit
In the morning, we observe what technique the Berbers load the mules. We start in the direction of Imzilen and have to gain a bit of a little bit on a small way. Above, we will have a great view of the most beautiful valleys of Siroua. We visit the Kasbahs of Atougha and descend to the villages of Imzilen and Tamnot Oufella. Afterwards we go up again towards Assais. Overnight at the camp in the Oasis of Tislit. 5 ½ hrs hike.

Day 4: Tislit - Ait Oouamrane Valley - Tagouyamt – Tizgui
We pass a long plateau and pass beautiful villages. Afterwards we go up to the village of Tizgui, where we sleep in the camp at 2200 m. Here we also come into close contact with the local population. 5 ½ hrs hike.

Day 5: Azib n'Tizgui - Tisfeldat - Guiliz - sommet Siroua – pastures of Iferd n Magous
We climb the top of Siroua at 3305 m and cross a beautiful mountain with a great landscape, which is at the foot of Siroua. During the last part a little must be climbed. Here the guides help us. On the top, however, the ascent with the wonderful view makes itself paid. We will descend from Tikniouine to 2700m. 6 ½ hrs hike.

Day 6: Iferd n Magous - Sdemr Pass at 2800m - Aziwn Plateau
After the meadows of Iderf n'Magous, we walk a little westward to Mount Amazdour, where we enter a valley completely without villages. Here, time stands still. Under the Tamajjot plateau we find great colors and almost no life. Night camp near the rocks of Aziwan. 5 hrs hike.

Day 7: Plateau of Aziwn - Ammassine - Tachakouchte
We arrive at the beautiful village of Ammassine over a small valley full of sheep stables and herds. Ammassine is a large Berber village with a mosque. This is where saffron culture begins. The Berber women also weave carpets. The men work in the fields. Overnight stay in Tamlakoute with local people. 6 ½ hrs hike.

Day 8: Tamlakoute - Tazenakht - Foum Zeguid - Iriki Plateau - Zaouiat Sidi Abdenebi
With the Minubussen we reach the desert to Anezal and Tazanakht. Here the Berbers sell their goods (carpets, saffron...). Then we cross beautiful oases and finally reach Foum Zeguid. Then we continue to Zaouiat Sidi Abdenebi in a desert plateau. Here we will open our camp.

Day 9: Oasis of Zaouiat - Sidi Abddenbi - plateau Erg Lamhazil - dunes of Laabidlia
We start with a hike through an immense plateau next to Jebel Bani. We start with the dromedaries next to dunes towards the north east and cross the Iriki plateau. Repositories near the dunes of Erg Lamhazil. 5 ½ hrs hike.

Day 10: Dunes of Laabidlia - dunes of Chegaga
We pass through the dunes of Erg Mhazil. We leave the dunes for lunch, then return to the Duden of Chegaga. There we build our night camp. 5 hrs hike.

Day 11: Chagaga dunes - River bed of Laatach - Dunes of Bougarn
We continue through dunes over dunes and experience the green plateau of Daya Chegaga and Lake Asseche next to us. In the evening we set up our camp and the dunes. 5 hrs hike.

Day 12: Dunes of Bougarn - dunes of Naam - dunes of Mezouaria
We always wander through the dunes during our journey to the east. We have lunch at the riverbed Naam. At the dunes of Mezouaria we spend the night. 6 hrs hike.

Day 13: Dunes of Mezouaria - Dunes of Mhamid - Draa Valley - Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
After the dunes of Mezouaria we go to the dunes of Mhamid, where our taxi pick us up. It takes us to Zagora and across the Draa valley towards Agdez. Then we pass the Ait Saoune Pass, where we have a great view over the mountain range of the High Atlas. Over Ouarzazate and the Tichka Pass we reach Marrakech in the evening. Overnight at the hotel. 2 ½ hrs hike & 8 hrs drive.

Day 14: Marrakech
Day at leisure to explore Marrakech and its medina

Day 15:
Transfer to Marrakech airport.

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