Jebel Saghro Mountain Trek from Ouarzazate

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The Jebel Saghro Mountain Trek from Ouarzazate can be undertaken from September to May. We invite you to explore this magnificent region in southern Morocco following the itinerary Jebel Saghro Mountain Trek from Ouarzazate outlined below. Positioned to the south of the High Atlas range, trekking in Morocco to Jebel Saghro Mountain offers the opportunity to experience nomadic life. Serving as the final mountain barrier before the Draa Valley and vast Sahara desert expanses, trek to Jebel Saghro mountains takes you through an amazing landscape, including gorges, oases, and rock towers. Trekking in Morocco to Jebel Saghro Mountain will guide you to discover a volcanic massif. While not extremely high (2712 m), it is remarkably spectacular, Jebel saghro mountain featuring lunar landscapes of plateaus, sharp peaks, and canyons. Additionally, it is a region of transhumance, inhabited by the Ait Atta tribe with their Bedouin tents and herds of goats.
Please note: Optionally, you can envision trek to Jebel saghro from Marrakech by following this link. Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 5 days trekking of 5 to 6 hours
  • Max altitude – Mount Saghro 2712 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Ouarzazate
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotel with a half-board
  • 5 Nights Mobil camp

Ouarzazate Airport (Google Map)

Trekking in Morocco to Jebel saghro starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..


GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6
PRICE/PERSON €680 €630 €580 €550 €530

  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 5 nights in camping during the trek, 2 night in the Hotel or Riad.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide.
  • Muleteers and mules to carry your luggage and our equipment.
  • Campsite This is the high-level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipment (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

  • First and last day Lunch.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Sleeping Bag (Available to rent: €25/S.B. Single tent is available upon request with an additional fee of €25).
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Trekking in Morocco to Jebel Saghro Mountain Highlights

Trek to Djebel Saghro Mountain, is known for its rugged and diverse landscapes, including rocky plateaus, Oases, deep gorges, and mountain peaks. The scenery is often breathtaking and provides excellent opportunities for nature lovers and photographers.

  • Nomadic Encounters: Djebel Saghro is known for its semi-nomadic Berber communities who migrate with their herds to find suitable grazing grounds. Meeting and interacting with these families can provide insights into their traditional lifestyle, cultural practices, and the challenges they face.
  • Unique Landscapes: The trek in Djebel Saghro offers a diverse range of landscapes, from rocky plateaus to deep canyons and Oases. The relative isolation of the area may enhance the feeling of being immersed in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of more frequented tourist destinations.
  • Solitude and Tranquility: If you’re seeking a trek with fewer tourists and a more solitary experience, Djebel Saghro could be an ideal choice. The tranquility of the surroundings and the absence of large tourist crowds can create a peaceful and serene atmosphere.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Ouarzazate

Upon your arrival at Ouarzazate airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your riad or hotel for an overnight stay. If you arrive early enough, you can visit some of the highlights around Ouarzazate, such as the Fint Oasis, the fortified village of Ksar Ait Benhaddou and Draa valley. Please keep us informed if you are interested in organizing an excursion from Ouarzazate..

  • Accommodation: Riad or Hotel.
  • Meals: Dinner

Take note: If you have plans to arrive at Marrakech Airport, please keep us in touch if you are looking for this option.

Day 02 : Ouarzazate – roses Valley – Tasswit(saghro mountain).

After the morning assembly, we embark on a drive to the east, leaving Ouarzazate and crossing a vast lunar plateau nestled between Jebel Saghro and Mount Mgoun. Continuing our expedition, we enjoy a break to visit the Amridil Kasbah, nestled in the Skour palm groves. Along the way, we encounter captivating fortified houses of Kasbahs, leading us to the charming Roses Valley, where a delightful stroll awaits.

We will start saghro trek at Tasswite  as well as a meeting point with our team of muleteers and cooks, after loading your luggage, it’s time to head for an easy walk, the first part is a rocky plain untel our first camp.

  • Overnight stay in a local house at an altitude of 1600 meters.
  • 6h drive, 2 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling 200 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Tasswit – Tizi n’Iriwg

After breakfast, we head south towards the first mountainous reliefs in the background, which are visible. We traverse the same landscape, climbing steep slopes until we reach the Tizi N Iriwgh pass at 2000 meters. From there, we can already see the next camping spot nestled in a beautiful valley. A stream with crystal-clear water, where locals source their water, meanders nearby. The day’s adventure concludes in the enchanting location of Abid, where our second camp is already set up.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 2300 meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 600 meters
  • Elevation loss, 200 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Tizi n’Iriwg – Ighissi

We ascend the narrow canyon carved by the creek until we reach an elevation of 2140 meters, where we relish breathtaking views of this untamed territory. Following a zigzagging path amidst towering walls of black rock, we find ourselves in the valley bottom, tracing the course of a stream that leads us to the ruins of Kasbah Iguisi. The journey unfolds amid the rugged beauty of nature, offering a truly immersive experience.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 2300 meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 300 meters
  • Elevation loss, 500 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Ighissi – Tadaout n’Tbelah

As we traverse through an area of breathtaking geological beauty, our senses are captivated by the awe-inspiring scenery that unfolds before us. The landscape is adorned with towering rock formations, locally referred to as Tismawin in Amazigh, casting long shadows that dance with the play of sunlight. These conglomerate rock spires, weathered and shaped by the hands of time, stand as sentinels of the earth’s ancient history. Upon finding a secluded spot, we decide to set up our camp in a depression nestled amidst these majestic spires. The chosen location allows us to fully immerse ourselves in the embrace of the surroundings, providing a front-row seat to the symphony of colors that unfolds during sunrise and sunset.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1600 meters.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 300 meters
  • Elevation loss, 1600 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Tadaout n’Tbelah – Bab N Ali – Igli

Our expedition reaches its pinnacle as we emerge from the labyrinth, greeted by the awe-inspiring landscape that many consider to be the jewel of Sahro. This hidden gem, with its breathtaking views and the play of light and shadow paints the landscape in hues that evoke a surreal, almost otherworldly atmosphere.

In the heart of this natural masterpiece, the radiant Bab n’Ali stands as a testament to the grandeur of the Sahro region. Its towering presence commands attention, a silent guardian of the secrets embedded in the rocky folds of the landscape. The twin rock towers, weathered by countless seasons, whisper tales of a bygone era, adding a layer of historical intrigue to the already captivating scenery.

After lunch in this magnificent place we set off for another 2/3 hours, the allure of the Afourar Gorge persists, drawing us deeper into its spellbinding embrace. The canyon, carved by the patient hands of time, reveals layers of geological history etched into the very fabric of the earth. Each twist and turn in the trail opens up new perspectives, leaving us in awe of the natural forces that have sculpted this mesmerizing tapestry. We conclude our Saghro day trek by joining our camp set up At Igli.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1800 meters.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 300 meters
  • Elevation loss, 300 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Igli – Kouaouch summit 2600 m – Imi N Ouarg – Ouarzazate

After breakfast, we climbed the Tassigdelt cliffs, from where we appreciated the beauty of this landscape, its shapes, and colors. A good Nomad path led us to the summit of Kouaouch (2570 m), where we enjoyed a beautiful view of the M’goun mountain range in the High Atlas. After this wonderful break, we followed down the Arg valley, where some nomadic families have settled and created a tiny oasis. Our Jebel Saghro trek concluded near the village of Imi N Ouarg.

we bid farewell to our team and set out on our adventure, heading towards the enchanting Dades Valley. Our drive takes us along the same route as the previous day, retracing our steps until we reach the captivating town of Ouarzazate. Along the way, we pause for lunch. Beyond the Tichka Pass, our expedition continues as we make our way back to the vibrant city of Marrakech.

  • 6 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 800 meters
  • Elevation loss, 800 meters
  • Overnight stay in Riad or hotel.
  • 2h drive.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 10 : Hotel – Airport

Following our morning meal, our vacation officially concludes, leaving the entire day open for leisurely exploration through Ouarzazate city if your departure time is late. An enticing choice is to spend the rest of the day at your own pace, perhaps finding a cozy spot at one of the city restaurants. Meeting you and transfer to the airport 2 hours 30 minutes before your fly time.

  • Meals: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during Trek to Jebel Saghro Mountain from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8.

Food & Water

Drinking untreated water from the taps is discouraged. It is advisable to use purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water, or purchasing mineral water as alternatives.
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook and crew consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During Trekking in Morocco to Jebel Saghro mountain, the group will spend two nights in a riad or hotel in Ouarzazate on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Ouarzazate, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday.

While trekking, we have 5 nights in a camping.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms and single tent are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Ouarzazate are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our meals, as well as baggage animals (mules), and their handlers..


This valley of roses trek involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of  Jebel Saghro Summit 2712 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakech. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this roses  valley Trek from Ouarzazate, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a daypack (of around 30 – 40 litres). no rigid suitcase, for your belongings (top opening, more practical); your bags will be handled several times and carried by the mules. (Maximum 15kg/person), and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at the hotel in Ouarzazate, including any items you do not need on the trek, as well as your suitcase if you prefer to travel with it, and pick these up when you return.

Your main bag will be transferred between overnight stops, and you should have this ready for collection before breakfast each morning. The bag will normally be delivered to our next camp by 16 :30, but this may vary depending on the day.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Weather & Temperature

During this time of  the valley of roses, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 25°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 3°C, so remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is uncommon in this area of Morocco, being a mountainous region, it’s wise to be prepared for occasional showers.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates during  April, May, October, and November, and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.
This trek offers the option to combine with the Merzouga Desert sand dunes during April, May, October and November. The collection season for saffron flowers starts at the beginning of the second week of October.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals to wear after returning to the lodge.
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), a camelbak or platypus is useful (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Travel clothes (can be left in Ouarzazate in a foldaway bag)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Item to rent:
Sleeping bag: €25 per person
Single tent: €30 per person:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Jebel Saghro, also known as the Anti-Atlas Mountains, is a mountain range in southeastern Morocco, near the Sahara Desert. This range is characterized by its rugged and barren landscape, with jagged peaks, deep gorges, and vast plateaus. The Jebel Saghro region is popular among hikers and outdoor enthusiasts for its challenging terrain and stunning scenery. Treks through the area often include encounters with Berber villages, nomadic tribes, and ancient rock carvings. Despite its arid climate, the Jebel Saghro supports a variety of flora and fauna adapted to the harsh conditions. It's also home to unique geological formations and mineral deposits. Overall, Jebel Saghro offers adventurers a chance to explore a less-traveled corner of Morocco, immersing themselves in its natural beauty and cultural heritage.

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