Mgoun Massif

Travel to Mgoun Massif – Second Peak of the High Atlas

Reaching 4,068 metres, the Mgoun summit is second in height only to Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. The remote and beautiful Ait Bougmez Valley provides relatively easy access and gives hill walkers and ramblers a long but easy hike past spectacular gorges, isolated Berber villages and mountain streams.

Being the second summit of the Kingdom, the Mgoun Massif is located in the High Atlas at approximately 250 kilometres from Marrakech in the province of Azilal, east of Jebel Toubkal. The Mgoun Massif relief is formed by massive mountains bordered by high cliffs, and aired by broad valleys which are thoroughly cultivated.

The region around Mgoun Massif has many attractions including the Ait Bougmez Valley, Col Oghri mountain (3,200 metres), Tighremt Valley, Ait Boulli village, Oulillimt gorges, Imghrane village, Tessaout, and El Kelaa Mgouna.

For activities, travellers to the Mgoun Massif can enjoy wilderness camping and magnificent views; explore nearby oases and Kasbahs, trek and ski in the mountains. The ultimate challenge, however, is an ascent of the massif itself on a one week trekking circuit.

The best way to explore the region is on foot.

  • Witness an incredible and absolute silence in a magic landscape.
  • Discover the beauty of virgin valleys and the architecture of splendid villages.
  • Enjoy magnificent routes across one of the most inaccessible regions of Morocco.

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