Trekking in siroua mountain from Ouarzazate

Daily Tour 8 day
Siroua Visit Ouarzazate

Nestled amidst the rugged majesty of the High Atlas Mountains and the Anti-Atlas, lies the dormant volcanic expanse of Jebel Siroua where we will enjoy a nice Jebel siroua trek, offering an unparalleled trekking in Morocco specially Trekking in siroua mountain from Ouarzazate. This region presents a captivating fusion of natural wonders, with vast saffron fields, meadows bursting with vibrant flowers, quaint stone villages, and breathtaking vistas. Adding to this enchanting tapestry during Trekking in Siroua mountain from Ouarzazate is the presence of the distinctive Ait Ouaouzguit Berber tribe, infusing the area with cultural richness.

Embark on an unforgettable trek to Jebel Siroua mountains from Ouarzazate, immersing yourself in the wilderness and breathing the crisp air of serene valleys. Surrounded by colorful foothills, rugged peaks, and verdant valleys, you’ll witness the Berber inhabitants preserving their ancestral traditions.
Please note: Optionally, you can explore Jebel siroua trek from Marrakech by following this link. Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

What is the The collection season for saffron flowers in Morocco?

The collection season for saffron flowers in Morocco typically occurs during the autumn months, specifically in October and November. This is when the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus) blooms and the delicate red stigmas, which are the valuable part of the saffron spice, are harvested. Saffron cultivation requires precise timing and careful handling to ensure the highest quality of the spice.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 5 days trekking of 5 to 6 hours
  • Max altitude – Mount Siroua 3305 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 siroua mountain from Ouarzazate starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

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  • 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 nights in the Hotel or Riad.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English, Italian, Spanish or French 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 in Ouarzazate.
  • All kinds of drinks like, water, 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 siroua mountain from Ouarzazate highlights

Trek to Jebel siroua, is a mountain range in the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco. Jebel Siroua trek offers a unique and challenging experience, allowing you to explore stunning landscapes of siroua mountain, Berber villages, and rich cultural heritage. Here's what you can expect when  Jebel Siroua trek:

  • Djebel Siroua mountain is known for sheepfolds villages for semi-nomadic Berber communities who migrate with their herds to find suitable grazing grounds coming from Other villages around. Meeting and interacting with these families can provide insights into their traditional lifestyle, cultural practices, and the challenges they face.
  • Saffron cultivation in Jebel Siroua is an important economic activity for the local communities. The terraced fields of saffron contribute to the picturesque scenery, especially during the saffron blooming season. The spice is highly valued, and the region's saffron is known for its quality.
  • Unique Landscapes: The trek in Djebel Siroua offers a diverse range of landscapes, from grazing grounds plateaus. 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 Siroua 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: D
  • 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 – Fint Oasis – Taznaght – Skoumt 1600 m

We start our day after breakfast by a short visit of Fint Oasis, located 10km from Ouarzazate and head west. Your odyssey will take you through the otherworldly town of Taznaght for another coffee break, across a vast lunar plateau, arid mountains, and along a 6 km track. We eventually reach the meeting point with our team, where we begin a walk on flat ground through the valley and Tisslet gorges. We’ll arrive at our first camp at 1400 m after a 3-hour walk. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the camp.

  • Overnight stay at the camp at an altitude of 1400 meters.
  • 3 hours of walking, 2 Hs drive.
  • Elevation loss, 200 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Tisslit 1400 m – Tizgui 2200 m

We start our day with the enchanting exploration of the Tisslite gorges, immersing ourselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of nature’s intricate creations. As we venture further, the Tizgui Valley unfolds before us, adorned with a tapestry of quaint villages and meticulously sculpted terraced fields, painting a picturesque scene that captures the essence of traditional Berber life.

Our siroua trek leads us to the heart of the Tizgui Valley, where we are greeted by the magnificent attic of Tizgui—a true testament to the architectural and cultural richness of the region. The intricate details of this superb attic provide a glimpse into the history and heritage that thrives within these mountainous landscapes.

With a sense of wonder, we continue our walk, ascending to the lofty altitude of 2200m, where our camp awaits at 2200m.

  • Overnight stay at the camp at an altitude of 2200 meters.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 800 meters
  • Elevation loss, 150 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Tizgui 2200 m – Tisswitine 2600m

We bid farewell to our picturesque campsite nestled in the heart of Tizgui and embark on an enchanting trek towards the Tisswitine pastures. As we traverse the lunar-like landscape, our path meanders through the timeless beauty of the terrain, passing by numerous sheepfolds that serve as temporary havens for the nomadic communities during the balmy summer seasons.
The sun casts its golden hues upon us as we reach our destination: a serene campsite nestled at the foot of the majestic Jebel Siroua, near the Tisswitine sheepfolds standing tall at an elevation of 2600 meters. Upon our arrival at this idyllic spot around 1 o’clock, there is the optional opportunity in the afternoon to immerse yourself in another two hours of walking, enhancing your connection with the mesmerizing landscape.

  • Overnight stay at the camp at an altitude of 2600 meters.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 600 meters
  • Elevation loss, 150 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Tisswitine 2600m – Sirwa 3305 m – Iriri 2000 m

Breakfast will be taken early in the morning, accompanied by the crisp mountain air, invigorating our senses for the adventure that lies ahead.The trail to the summit unfolds gradually, revealing the beauty of Jebel Siroua at every turn. The ascent is not steep, allowing us to walk at a leisurely pace, immersing ourselves in the natural wonders that surround us.
As we ascend, the landscape undergoes a magical transformation. The panoramic views of the High Atlas mountains unfold, presenting a breathtaking spectacle that captures our imagination. Valleys stretch out beneath us, their contours defined by time and nature. The summit becomes our vantage point, offering an awe-inspiring panorama that extends as far as the eye can see. This moment of repose allows us to appreciate not only the physical Siroua trek but also the spiritual connection forged with the mountains.
After our summit conquest and shared moments of reflection, we begin our descent, retracing our steps toward the camp nestled in the quietude of the large shepherds’ houses and sheep folds (Azib) of Irri at 2000m.

  • Overnight stay at the camp at an altitude of 2000meters.
  • 8/9 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 700 meters
  • Elevation loss, 1300 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Iriri 2000 m – Aziwan 2400m

We eagerly depart from our camp, anticipating a day filled with awe-inspiring experiences amidst nature’s grandeur, our footsteps lead us over the majestic pass of Azwou 2450 m. The panoramic views from this vantage point unfold before us, revealing a tapestry of breathtaking landscapes that captivate the senses.
Our path meanders through expansive grazing lands and lush green pastures, creating a picturesque backdrop for our trek. The gentle rustling of the wind and the rhythmic cadence of our footsteps accompany us as we immerse ourselves in the serenity of the surroundings.
In the latter part of the afternoon, our exploration takes us to the enchanting large shepherds’ houses and sheep folds of Aziwan, where nature has sculpted spectacular volcanic rocks, each telling a silent tale of geological wonders. The interplay of light and shadow accentuates the unique formations, providing a mesmerizing spectacle that invites contemplation and admiration. Optionally, in the afternoon, it’s possible to head for a couple of hours walking into this mesmerizing and particular landscape.

  • Overnight stay at the camp at an altitude of 2400 meters.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 400 meters
  • Elevation loss, 150 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Aziwan – Amassin village – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate

After enjoying our final breakfast while camping, we set off to enjoy an easy half day trek. The footpath takes us down to the village of Amassin, where our Jebel Siroua trek concludes with a visit to a historic granary. After a short break with mint tea, we head to our lunch spot outside the village. Following lunch, we have a direct transfer back to Ouarzazate.

Our road continues with a scenic drive to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, an architectural marvel that has earned its place on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list. This ancient village, with its labyrinthine alleys and imposing Kasbahs, stands as a testament to centuries of history and culture. Ait Ben Haddou has also etched its name in cinematic history, serving as the backdrop for iconic Hollywood films such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia, adding a cinematic allure to its already captivating charm.
After the visit of Ksar Ait Benhaddou we continue to our destination of Ouarzazate.

  • Overnight stay and dinner in hotel.
  • 3 hours of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 08 : 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

Please note: Optionally, you can explore the same itinerary of Jebel Siroua trek from Marrakech by following this link. Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

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 Jebel Siroua trek 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 siroua 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 itinerary of Jebel siroua trek involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of mount Siroua 3305 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 trek to Jebel siroua, 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.

Washing Cloths

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

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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The Siroua Mountain is located in the Anti-Atlas mountain range in Morocco. It is one of the prominent peaks in the region, standing at an elevation of approximately 3,304 meters (10,839 feet) above sea level. The mountain is known for its rugged beauty, with barren landscapes, deep gorges, and unique flora and fauna. It's also popular among trekkers and climbers, offering challenging routes and stunning vistas of the surrounding countryside. The Siroua region is inhabited by Berber communities who have adapted to the harsh environment over generations.

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