Hiking and trekking with mules in Atlas mountains in the region between Azilal and Kelaa M'Gouna


Akabar - Sahara Treks also offers hiking tours from 3 to 8 days in the Atlas mountains. As is the case with the desert walks, our principle is as good as possible off the beaten track and with the involvement of the villagers of the respective trekking areas. Our treks are guided by experienced guides and companions with donkeys or mules. Our hiking areas are described below.

Season: April to October,  M'goun: June until the end of September

As with our desert tours we are flexible in the design of your wish tour. Contact us!



The valleys south of Azilal are far away from mass tourism. Accommodation is possible in Gite d 'Etappes or tents in the gardens of the villagers; hotels and campsites are not available. It is like a visit to another time: houses and villages are reminiscent of the Middle Ages, many villagers ride on the mule to the traditional weekly markets, on the way one can meet driving merchants on the mule. Once you are just outside the villages, the loneliness and silence of the mountain world begins.
The trekking tours are accompanied by experienced guides with their mules, whereby a mule with water supplies, for the luggage and possibly for riding remains with the group.
Our partners accompany you on the following tours or plan with you your desired tour:



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Hidden treasures of the Atlas Mountains

  • 4-day tour in the Ait Bougoume Valley: Hike to the mountains, after ascent to the mountains and overnight at a lake near to nomadic families, hike through the river plains, through old Berber villages and visit the dinosaur footprints, visit of an authentic weekly and/or animal market (souk) as well as the agadir Sidi Moussa. Overnight in tents or Gite d'Etappes.
  • 5-day tour in the Zaouit Ahansal Valley: Tour from the Zaouit Ahansal valley over mountains, through old Berber villages and gardens, visit the Assam souk and further to the wide spread Ait Bougoumez valley, hike to Larrousse gorge. Overnight in tents or Gite d'Etappes.
  • 5-day tour to mountain range of M'Ngoun (4071m): From Ikiss Laarouse, the tour continues over the plateau of Tarkdyet to the summit of the M'Goun and continues through Amsker Boutghnaz and impressive gorges and Berber villages to Rose Valley- Kelaa M'gouna. Overnight in tents or Gite d'Etappes.
  • 7-day trip from the Ait Bougoume Valley to Kelaa M'Gouna in the Dadestal or vice versa: Hike along river valleys, through the Rose Valley; we see kasbahs, gorges, rivers and the mountains.

Market days:
Zaouit Ahansal: Monday
Assam Souk: Tuesday
Tabant: Saturday and Sunday