Jebel Saghro Trek Morocco Grade: Moderate


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8 nights / 9 days
Event Category:
Walking Holiday and Sightseeing
Group size:
Minimum 6 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
26 October - 3 November 2024, Sat - Sun
Jebel Saghro, Morocco
Walk Grade
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 16 weeks in advance


Ocotber is the perfect time of year to undertake this classic Moroccan adventure. The Jebel Saghro trek is renowned for its dramatic geological landscape. There are rocky pinnacles reaching skywards, immense mountain plateaus, vast expanses of rust-coloured sand and the occasional welcome oasis with greenery and water.

Our 5 day trek is fully supported by an established team of local guides who will do everything from cooking our meals to erecting our tents. All we need to do is take in the extraordinary scenery and enjoy the walk. We spend between 4.5 and 8 hours each day on the trek which includes a restful lunch stop.

The itinerary has been designed to fit in with the UK school holidays. If you are not restricted by this, then it is recommended to stay an extra night in Marrakech in order to fully explore this amazing city with its famous medina, souk and mosque.

Itinerary (subject to change):

Day 1: Arrive Marrakech. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city. Depending on the flight time, you will have free time to explore before meeting for dinner and a welcome briefing.

Day 2: Travel to Tagudilt Today, we journey to our trek start point through the High Atlas mountains, dotted with Berber villages and beautiful scenery.We sleep in a Berber house with mattresses and pillows provided in shared rooms.

Day 3: Tagudilt – AlmouNourg The first day of our trek starts on a plateau before ascending the Azarzim Pass. After lunch, we continue to a shepherd’s home where we camp. 13km / 8 miles Ascent 650m, descent 100m. 8 hours

Day 4: AlmouNourg – Igli Today is the longest day of our trek and we head up to the top of Jebel Saghro (2,592m/8,504ft) where we are rewarded with breath-taking views. From here, we descend and end our trek at Igli among almond orchards. 16km / 10 miles. Ascent 600 m, descent 550 m 7.5 hours

Day 5: Igli – Bab N’Ali After breakfast, we head through a small gorge and follow a river to the rocky pinnacles of Bab N’Ali – an iconic sight typical of the area. After lunch, there is an optional walk to view a nearby waterfall before returning to camp. 11km / 6 miles. Ascent 250 m, descent 400 m 4.5 hours plus 2 hours optional walk

Day 6: Bab N’ail – AssifNirrazzoun Today, we continue along the valley seeing remote farms, almond orchards, fig trees and palm trees along the way.12km / 7 miles. Ascent 100 m, descent 300 m 7.5 hours

Day 7: Assifnirrazzoun – Handour Our last day of the trek takes us through a number of small villages ending in the village of Handour for lunch followed by time to relax and enjoy a well-earned rest. 12km / 7 miles. Ascent 250 m, descent 150m 5.5 hours

Day 8: Handour – Marrakech This morning, we say goodbye to the Jebel Saghro and return to Marrakech. We stop for lunch along the way and a visit to an imposing kasbah in Ouazarzate. We arrive in Marrakech around 6pm and meet for our final dinner and a wander around the main square, Jemaa el Fna which is full of colour and activity.

Day 9: Marrakech Departure Time to say goodbye. There will be a private transfer to the airport for certain flights. Depending on flight times, there may be time to have a final look around this fascinating city.

£1125 2 nights single ensuite hotel room; 4 nights single tent; 2 nights shared Berber house £100 discount per person for shared occupancy - twin ensuitehotel room; twin occupancy tent; 2 nights shared Berber house Price includes: 8 nights' accommodation - 2 nights hotel in Marrakech, 4 nights camping, 2 nights Berber house; all meals except lunches in Marrakech; fully supported trek; transport within Morocco; airport transfer at certain times Not included: flight to Marrakech; lunches in Marrakech; entrance fees on city tour and to kasbah; tips for local staff; personal expenses; insurance
The trek is run by a local tour company with many years experience. There will also be a representative from Her on a Hill on the holiday. Jo Bird has been guiding women's walking holidays for a number of years and also runs a fabulous B&B in Hebden Bridge. She has a passion for walking and the outdoors and is keen to share her love of the hills and coast. This will be her 2nd time guiding the Jebel Saghro trek and she is very much looking forward to a return visit.
The trek is 37 miles and is walked over 4.5 days. We will walk between 4.5 and 8 hours per day covering between 6 miles and 11 miles each day. This is a remote area and you need to be fit enough to walk for 5 consecutive days in warm weather sleeping in a tent / shared local houses. The trek is often rocky underfoot and poles are recommended.
The accommodation is arranged by the local tour agency and includes 2 nights in a standard hotel in Marrakech; 2 nights in shared basic accommodation in Berber houses at the start and end of our trek; 4 nights camping. The price includes a single room and a single tent plus shared accommodation in the Berber houses. You can save £100 if you are happy to share a room and tent throughout. If there is nobody to share with then the single rate will apply.
There are good connections from UK airports to Marrakech. There will be a private transfer each way meeting certain flights (tbc). Please do not book flights until the holdiay has been confirmed by Her on a Hill.


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