Jebel Saghro / Sagharo Trek
Live an unforgettable adventure in the Mount Saghro
How to get there, what to do, where to stay, and what to experience in the Mount of Saghro
Jebel Saghro or Djebel Sahrho is a mountain range in the southern Morocco, lies between the High Atlas and the Anti-Atlas. Jbel Saghro, which links the great valleys of Drâa and Dades, is characterized by its stunning volcanic rock formations, deep long gorges, basalt peaks, abandoned kasbahs, and palm oases. Culminating at 2712m, it offers a hard wilderness challenge for trekkers who prefer the less crowded mountain. In the winter, Saghro Mountain becomes a safe refuge for herders who flee from the extreme cold of the High Atlas.
The best time to plan your Saghro tour is during the spring and the end of autumn. However, it also can be visited during winter, while in the summer it is not recommended.
To get there, there are different ways to do so, but the best and accurate one is to start from Marrakesh passing through the following places, Ouarzazate (the getaway of Sahara), Boumalne Dades – Tagudilt ( plateau views), Almou N’Ouarg – Igli ( the summit of Saghro Mountains), Bab N’Ali – Assif N’Irrazzoun (the river valley), and the last point is Ahndour ( Berber village), then drive back to Marrakesh. Along the way, camping will be the perfect means for your accommodation.
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ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT (what to bring)
- Good trekking boots and wool & cotton socks
- Comfy shoes or sandals to wear and relax inside accommodation
- Down jacket & long sleeved shirt
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers & rain-pants
- TLong underwear
- Down sleeping bag
- Medical first aid kit (flu remedies, wet wipes, stomach remedies)
- Personal medical insurance including repatriation
- Sun hat
- Sunblock for lips
- Lightweight daypack
- Water bottle or camelback (bring a filtering water bottle)
- Towel and toiletries
- Flash light
- Camera with extra battery
Accommodation during the trek
Gite, camp, tent, or guesthouse
Easy. However, Saghro Trek is recommended only for fit and healthy people, who are young to early middle aged.
Catering during the trek (Foods)
Foods are commonly prepared by Berbers in the camp, tent, or guesthouse. They are fresh and healthy. The most popular Berber foods are: Soup ( traditional Harirra), couscous, classic Morooccan Tajine, nuts, fruit, olives, rice or pasta, bread, cookies, fruit, juice, butter, coffee, milk, lentils, beans, fish, Berber tea ( Mint tea).
Saghro Tour Information
- Jebel Saghro Tour requires 7 days at least (Start and finish point is Mrrakesh)
- The minimum of 2 people is required for Saghro adventure.
- Climbing Jebel Saghro (or Mount Sahro) is easy and possible even for the first time climbers (or the beginners).
- Although they are highly known for their warm hospitality, Berbers are so conservative. Thus, dress in modest way, and courteously interact with them.
- Saghro Trip is not recommended for young kids who are less than 14 years old.
- Note: during the religious festivals, Eid Al Adha and Ramadan, almost all the restaurants, accommodations and shops will be closed and this may negatively affect your tour experience. Hence, take into consideration that the time period of Ramadan, in 2019, is from 15th of May until the 14th of June, and the Eid Al Adha is from 21st until the 25th of Augus.
- Round trip transport from your accommodation in Marrakech by minibus or 4×4.
- professional and accredited guide ( local guide who authentically knows the area)
- mule driver to carry your luggage
- Foods (every meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
- All the accommodation equipment (tents & mattresses)
- Detailed tour information pack
- Airport and flight transfers
- Travel insurance
- Personal materials such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc
- Soft drinks & Alcohol
- sightseeing entrance fees