Ait Bouwouli at The Summit Of Jbel Mgoun

Central high atlas consists of a solid chalk mass morphologically dominated by smoother zones reaching an altitude of 2,500 m extends from Azilal to Ouarzazate. The smoother zones in the this area are result of erosion due to which mountains are splintered leaving contrasting landscape filled with gorges and box canyons.This part of Morocco is an excitingly a tourist heaven with wonderful peaks to trek of which one is Jebel Mgoun, or Amsoud. Mgoun- a Berber name which means windy peak is the third highest peak of Morocco.

The trek route starts from the town of Kelaa Mgouna, in Mgoun Valley at Bou Taghrar to Mgoun Valley and onward a three-day journey. The trek sees some spectacular gorges in the north. This area presents a wonderful view of green fields and orchards beyond Imeskar. Climbing Mgoun is one wonderful experience carrying the trekkers to discovery of Berber traditions and villages. Berbers are the dominating ethnic group inhabiting the central high atlas areas.

Then there lies the Happy valley called Ait Bouwouli at the summit of Mount Mgoun. The Valley of Ait Bouguemez is at the heart of central High Atlas at about 250km from the city of Marrakech. This trek is one exciting journey spanning over many villages where you are introduced to traditional Berber daily life and historical architecture of their mud houses. One fascinating attraction to these villages is the ingenuity of locals as they turn the rather semi-arid lands into fertile valleys (called locally ‘Agdal’ literally meaning garden in Berber) in the steppe zones of high atlas where annual precipitation is very low for normal agriculture.

Ait Bouwouli at The Summit Of Jbel Mgoun
The valley of Ait Bouguemez called « the happy valley » is 250km from the red city of
Marrakech. You are at the heart of the central High Atlas. This trek from village to village,
from one mountain pass to another, will show you all facets of Berber life and the architecture
of these fine mud houses.

Highlights

– The comfort of a trek, staying in gites and tents.
– The discovery of Berber traditions
– The villages and the warm welcome of the villagers
– Climbing the Mgoun

MORE ABOUT THE M’GOUN
 
The M’Goun mountain, also rendered as Ighil Mgoun / Ighil
M’Goun Or Mount M’Goun (in Berber  : ⵉⵖⵉⵍ ⵎⴳⵯⵏ ) 
At 4,071 metres (13,356 ft) is the fourth highest peak of the 
Atlas Mountains (After Toubkal, Timzguida and Ouenkrim).