Jebel Saghro trekking in Morocco – Jebel saghro trek

Daily Tour 8 day 7 nights
Jebel saghro Visit Marrakesh

Jebel Saghro trekking in Morocco is a captivating adventure in the enchanting landscapes of Djebel Saghro, a mesmerizing destination in southern Morocco. This exhilarating hiking experience awaits you from September to May, providing the perfect window to explore the wonders of the Saghro Massif. Nestled to the south of the majestic High Atlas range, Djebel Saghro stands as the ultimate mountain barrier before the breathtaking Draa Valley and expansive desert vistas, which include captivating oases and sprawling sand dunes.

Jebel Saghro trekking in Morocco – Jebel saghro trek

The Saghro Massif, with its volcanic origin, may not reach towering heights (2590 m), but its splendor lies in its remarkable and otherworldly features. Imagine traversing lunar-like plateaus adorned with sharp peaks and winding canyons, creating a surreal and unforgettable hiking experience.
Moreover, Djebel Saghro is not just a geological wonder; it is also a living testament to the ancient practice of transhumance. As you venture through this rugged terrain, you’ll encounter the Ait Atta tribe, whose traditional Bedouin tents dot the landscape. The air is filled with the sounds of bleating goats, and the nomadic lifestyle of the Ait Atta tribe adds a cultural richness to the Saghro trekking.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 3 days and half trekking of 5 to 6 hours
  • Max altitude – 2590 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Marrakesh or Ouarzazate
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Hotel/Riad
  • 3 Nights Mobil and wild camp
  • 1 night in a local house (Lodge)

Marrakesh/Ouarzazate Airport (Google Map)

Trekking to Saghro mountain starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

Quote of Hiking saghro Mountain

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  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek from Breakfast on day 2 to Lunch on day 6.
  • 3 nights in camping during the trek, one night in a local house, 3 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.

  • Lunch and dinner in Marrakech.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of Jebel saghro trek

Djebel Saghro 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 : Marrakesh

Upon your arrival at Marrakesh/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 Marrakesh’s beautiful monuments, the famous Jamaa Lafna square, and take a stroll in the bustling markets of the Medina.

  • Overnight stay in a Riad.
  • Meals: No meal is included
  • Take note: If you have plans to arrive at Ouarzazate Airport, please keep us in touch if you are looking for this option.
Day 02 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades Valley – Tagdilte

After the morning assembly, embark on a drive to the southern reaches of a mythical realm, crossing the majestic Crystal Peaks via the mystical Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m), the highest road that connect Marrakesh to Ouarzazate cities. Your odyssey leads you through the otherworldly town of Ouarzazate and across a vast lunar plateau, after reaching the Valley of Luminescent Roses. Continuing your expedition, you’ll encounter captivating fortified houses of Kasbah along the way to the charming Dades valley, where a delightful stroll awaits. Nestled in the heart of this magical land, the day’s adventure concludes in the village of Tagdilte. Here, we’ll spend the night in a quaint village house, providing an immersive cultural experience and serving as the perfect launchpad for an enchanting trek to Jebel saghro the following day, as well as a meeting point with our team of muleteers and cooks.

  • Overnight stay at the lodge.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes of walking.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 360 km/6h
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Tagdilte – Almou n’ouareg

Embarking on our hiking in Saghro, we start by traversing a vast and dry plateau, making our way towards the serene oasis adorned with vibrant oleanders. Our trek in saghro massif intensifies as we ascend a challenging slope to reach the majestic Ifard pass, standing proudly at an elevation of 2450 meters. At this vantage point, we are treated to a breathtaking panoramic view that unfolds the splendor of the Dades valley and the towering peaks of the Mgoun mountains. The descent brings us to the picturesque Almou n’ouareg, nestled at an altitude of 2300 meters, where we establish our first camp. A day filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and approximately 6 hours of invigorating trekking awaits us.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 2200 meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 700 meters
  • Elevation loss, 100 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Almou n’ouareg – Kouaouch (2600m) – Igli – Tadout N Teblah (1600m).

After breakfast we ascend from the scenic Tizi n’Ouarg to reach the base of Kouaouch, a striking volcanic plug that stands as the highest point for miles around. For the adventurous souls among us, there’s the enticing option of scrambling up to its summit at (2600 m), promising breathtaking panoramic views in every direction.
Our descent from Kouaouch (2600m) summit leads us to the picturesque azibs at Agersidal, a tranquil summer pasture. Along the way, we traverse beneath the towering vertical rock face of Tassigdelt Tamajgalt, a geological marvel that adds a touch of drama to our expedition. As we continue our descent, we eventually reach the oasis of Igli at 2162 meters, a small haven surrounded by captivating natural rock formations that give the impression of being within a majestic natural amphitheater. we continue walking through this special landscape for 1hour and 30 to join an amazing place of Tadout N tablah Here, under the vast sky, we set up camp for the night at (1600m), reflecting on the day’s trek.

  • 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 05 : Tadout N Teblah (1600m) – Bab n’Ali (1600m)

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 the camp 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 heading back to our camp.

  • 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 06 : Bab n’Ali – Nkoub – Ouarzazate- Ait Benhaddou– Marrakesh

After breakfast, we leave this magnificent mountain and embark in our transport, driving toward the Draa Valley palm groves to reach Agdez and Ouarzazate. Our lunch break will be at a restaurant in the Ait Benhaddou village, which we will visit in the beginning of the afternoon. Afterward, we’ll drive along the picturesque Ounilla Valley, passing through Telouet villages and crossing several charming settlements. As we traverse the stunning landscape, we’ll eventually reach the Tichka Pass and continue our journey to Marrakech.

  • Overnight stay at the Hotel/Riad
  • The distance covered on the drive, 367 km/6h
  • Meals: B . L
Day 07 : Visit Marrakesh

Visit Marrakesh, a vibrant city in Morocco known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and bustling markets. Located in the western part of Morocco near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, it was founded in 1062 by Abu Bakr ibn Umar.

Meet your city tour guide for a half-day tour at 09:30 and start visiting some of the highlights of Marrakesh’s old city, such as Bahia Palace, Medersa Ben Youssef, souk (market) with handmade artisan crafts, Pasha Museum. The visit concludes by exploring the main square of Jamaa Lafna.

In the afternoon, you can experience the traditional Moroccan bathhouses known as hammams for relaxation and cultural immersion at your own expense.

  • Overnight stay at the Hotel/Riad
  • Meals: B
Day 08 : Hotel – Airport

Meeting you and transfer to the airport 3 hours before your fly time.

  • Meal: 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 this Amazing Jebel Saghro trekking from breakfast on Day 2 to Lunch on Day 6.

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 this Jebel saghro trek, the group will spend Three nights in a riad or hotel in Marrakesh on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Marrakesh, 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 3 nights in a mobil and wild camp and one night in Lodge.

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 Marrakesh 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 Mountain saghro trek involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 2590 metres. 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 Trekking to Jebel Saghro from Marrakesh, 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 Marrakesh or Ouarzazate city, 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.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during your stay in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco
Weather & Temperature

During this Jebel saghro trekking, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 36°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 February, March, April, 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 March, April, May, and November.

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 Marrakesh or 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: €25 per person:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Jebel Saghro trek typically refers to a trekking adventure in Saghro mountain, located in south side of the High Atlas. The highlight of this trek is reaching the summit of kouaouch 2500m.

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