The secrets of Anti Atlas Mountains - Siroua Massif
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The secrets of Anti Atlas Mountains on Foot
Jebel Sirwa, or Siroua, Adrar Sirwa or even Adrar n’Siroua, a link between the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas, is a high and very vast dismantled volcano from which emerge singularly dykes and bases of black lava. Siroua is in fact an ancient volcano of late Miocene-Early Pliocene age. Then, the valleys farmed with Saffran, and also walnuts and almonds
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Marrakech – Tizi n’Test – Taliouine – Tamalkout
Departure in the morning for the southern slope of the Atlas. Transfer to the village of Tamalakout (4 hours drive). Traditional welcome with our Berber host in Tamlakout (1650 m). Small walk around the village at the end of the afternoon.
Tamalkout – Ait Tigga
In the morning meeting with our Berber mule drivers. After loading the mules, we go up the desert plateaus, towards the summit of Sirwa. Camp in front of the village of Aït Tigga (1950 m). 5 hours of walking.
Ait Tigga – Aït Ighmour – Tisfeldat
We go up the valley of Aït Tigga crossing the villages of Idoughagh and Aït Ighmour (2200 m) and their terraced crops, used for the production of Saffron. The path winds up and crosses the Tachancht pass at 2,500 m. Lunch near a spring at 2400 m. Crossing a group of Aazibs (sheepfolds) at the foot of Tisfeldalt and Camping .. 6h30 walk.
Tisfeldat – Sirwa Summit – Irhiri
Very early, we leave to approach Sirwa (3304 m) by the southern slope. Slight climbing to reach the summit. Lunch at the foot of the summit and descent via the Tikniwine (the twins) to arrive at the Irhiri sheepfolds (2300 m). 6h30 walk.
Irhiri – Tamazikht
Departure due east along Tazoult. Crossing of Assif Irhiri to pass at the foot of Msitalla. Crest path (very easy) to reach our last Camp, not far from the Village of Tamazikht at 1730 m. 6h30 walk
Day 6: Tamazight – Marrakech
Transfer for a return to Marrakech, arrival at the beginning of the afternoon. Free afternoon to visit the city
- English speaking guide.
- Full board during the trek.
- Tents, 2 pax per tent.
- Comfortable mattress per person.
- Mules to carry your luggage.
- Services of a Berber cook.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips for the local team
- The drinks.
Maps & Informations
- Portage: For walkers a small backpack for the day’s belongings. Mules or Camels are available for carrying luggage.
- Supervision: By a French speaking Moroccan mountain guide assisted by a cook and muleteers.
- Meals: typical Moroccan dishes (tagine, couscous, …). Fresh products and complementary preserves, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads at noon, hot and cooked meal in the evening.
- Climate: dry and hot in spring, cold at night in winter. Thunderstorm possible
- Supervision: Berber guide speaking French and English, cook, mule drivers.
Accommodation: Camping and Local Houses
- The list:
- A sleeping bag (warm for winter)
- A small backpack for the day.
- A pair of light walking shoes that hold the ankle well.
- A spare pair of shoes and a pair of sandals.
- Loose pants for walking
- A sweater or fleece (from October to March) and a lighter one to wear underneath.
- A mountain jacket & waterproof jacket & pant
- A change of clothes.
- A flashlight + spare battery.
- A gourd.
- Sunglasses …
- To do this trek, you should be in good physical conditions, but efforts will be rewarded.
- Good walking shoes are mandatory, Sleeping bag.
- To confirm this Trek you need a deposit of 15% before you start and 85% at the start time.
- Payment: Cash