Trekking

OVERVIEW OF THE TREK

Destination
Siroua Summit L anti atlas
Grade
Trip Days 8 Days
Trip Type
Trekking / Climbing
Tour Hours 5 to 7 Hours
Altitude
3305m

 

PRICES

1 Person On request
2 – 4 People
475 € Per Person
5 – 10 People
390 € Per Person

TREKKING IN DJBEL SIRWA IN MOROCCO 8 DAYS

Trekking in Sirwa Mountains has been popular for years, as it offers both a physical challenge and great nature. The nature here is absolutely on the extreme side, as so much else in the Anti Atlas.

Most of it is barren, the mountains are often totally different from anything else you have seen before, and the villages have often been formed in close cooperation with nature.

The goal of trekking here, and for once there is really just one itinerary, is the Jebel Sirwa at 3,305 metres above sea level. The Jebel Sirwa is an isolated volcanic peak, which is quite possible to climb for even inexperienced mountaineers.

Details Itinerary

  • Arrival at Marrakech (or, Ouarzazate.) Reception at the airport and settling in hotels.

  • In the morning, departure for the southern slope of the Atlas. Transfer to the village of Tamalakout ( 4-hour drive). Traditional reception at our Berber muleteers’ home of Tamalakout (1650m). A short stroll around the village towards the end of the afternoon. A night with the locals.

  • Departure from tamalakout (1650m). After loading mules, we go back up the desert plateaux , heading for the summit of Siroua. Bivouac in front of the village of Aït Tigga. (1950m). 5-hour walk.

  • Departure from tamalakout (1650m). After loading mules, we go back up the desert plateaux , heading for the summit of Siroua. Bivouac in front of the village of Aït Tigga. (1950m). 5-hour walk.

  • Visit of the agadir ( A granary which is 900 hundreds years old) Of Aït Tigga, and the villages of Idoughagh and Aït Ighmour (2200 m). Breaks, from now and then, in case of need. The path winds steeply up and crosses the Col of Tachancht which is 2500m high. Lunch near a source ( 2400m). Cross of a group of Azibs (= sheep-pens) at the foot of Tisfeldalt . Bivouac in the nearest place to Siroua. 6-hour and 30mns walk.

  • Early in the morning, we go to reach the Siroua (3305m) through the southern slope, with a slight scaling of the relief. Lunch at the foot of the summit then a descent through the Tikniwine ( the twins ) to get to the sheep-pens of Irhiri (2300m). 6hours 30mns-walk.

  • Departure due east, we go along the Tazoult and cross the assif of Irihi to get to the foot of Msitalla. A path which skirts the watershed ( very easy ), to join,then, our last bivouac, near the village of Tamazikht 1730m. 6hours 30mns-walk.

  • Return to Marrakech or Ouarzazate towards the beginning of the afternoon. Night in the hotel.

  • Transfer to the airport and departure to the country.

  • ARRIVE IN MARRAKECH AIRPORT- NIGHT IN HOTEL

    Arrive in Marrakech Airport- transfer to the Hotel.

  • FROM MARRAKECH TO 2300M CAMP

    Depart early in the morning to Asni by minibus along the road to Imlil. We meet up with our team of muleteers in Imlil (1750m altitude). We then trek over the Col de Tamatert (2227m), continuing on a dirt track. After the climb up Assaro, we camp at 2300m . 4.30 hours of trek.

  • TIZI N’LIKEMT – TIZI N’OURAI

    Departing early in the morning we have a long climb to Tizi n’lkemt (3550m), passing shepherds with their flocks of sheep and goats. We have lunch at 2450m and after, we continue to our camp at the foot of Tizi n’Ourai (2900m). 6.30 hours of trek.

  • DAY NEAR IFNI LAKE

    A very pretty and longish descent today, down to the Berber villages with their traditional architecture. We pass the Lac d’Infni, a cold, green lake for a cool down. Our camp is at the near of the lake at 2263m. 6 hours trek

  • NELTNER REFUGE

    We depart early again, to climb to Tizi n’Ouannoms (3600m). Descending to the Nelter refuge where we camp at 3200m. A shorter day, with a chance for a rest in the afternoon.

  • TOUBKAL SUMMIT

    We ascend Toubkal (4167m) by the North route. Taking in great views of the Anti Atlas and the villages of Armd and Imlil on the way, the ait mizan valley and more. Descending by different route, We get our lunch in the village of Sidi Chamharouch. (2300m). and continue on to Imlil where we meet the minibus and return to Marrakesh. night in the hotel.

  • TRANSFER FROM MARRAKECH TO IMLIL

    After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tamsoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m.

  • FROM IMLIL TO TOUBKAL REFUGE BY AZZADENE VALLEY

    Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning.

  • TOUBKAL REFUGE – TOUBKAL SUMMIT & BACK TO IMLIL

    Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil for the night.

  • IMLIL – OUARZAZATE – DADES GORGE

    On day 4, you and your party will transfer to the World Heritage site at Ait Benhaddou, which has provided the scenery for over 20 films. You will pass lots of spectacular views and beautiful villages before you get to the desert, at which point the scenery will transform into riversides of oases and kasbahs. Upon your arrival at the Valley Of The Roses, a Moroccan dinner will be waiting for you in a beautiful hotel in Dades.

  • DADES GORGE – MERZOUGUA – ERG CHEBBI

    After your breakfast at the hotel, you and your group will transfer to the Todra Gorge, a gigantic fault line that divides the Atlas Mountains as a narrow valley peppered with Berber villages and rises to 300m. After your lunch, you will head deeper into the desert, to a tiny village called Merzouga, where you will trek overnight with the camels (you will get to sleep, do not worry!) to the beautiful Erg Chebbi dunes – the highest dunes in Morocco. You will then ride your camels for an hour and a half at sunset and sleep under the stars at a desert camp after a welcome Berber meal.

  • ERG CHEBBI – MARRAKECH

    The final day will present you with wonderful views of sunrise in the desert. You will then journey by camel back to Marrakech to arrive in the evening.

What's included :

  • All food on trek, including plates, cups, utensils.
  • All ground transport required to and from the trek.
  • Services of an English speaking, qualified Local Guide.
  • All Accommodation during the Trek (Berber House & Guest House and Refuge & Berber).
  • Portages (Cook and Mules and Porters).
  • Hôtels or riads with breakfast

Not Included

  • Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal equipments (Sleeping bags,walking shoes ,…)
  • Tip for the guide and cook and driver and Muleteers

Extra notes

Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated). Additional hotel or riad nights after trek from 25 EUR p.p. twin/35 EUR single

Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).

Note about payment

  • Payment : can be done in € / $ / £ or MAD

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