Trek Around Djebel Waougoulzat

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My daughter Laurence and I did a 7-day trek around Djebel Waougoulzat
in the central part of the High Atlas in June 2004. These are photos of
this trek. We started and finished in Tabant in the valley of the Ait
Bouguemez, North of the Djebel Waougoulzat.

 

Map and itinerary

 

 

Village of Ait Imi, near Tabant, with Djebel Waougoulzat in the background

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Western part of the valley of the Ait Boughemez

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Lower portion of the Assif Arous valley

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Middle portion of the Assif Arous valley before the steep gorges
(Djebel Mgoun is in the background)

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Plateau above Djebel Arous (the site of our first night) and
Laurence looking for the trail on the map

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Laurence reaching the first pass (Tizi Asdremt-n-Ait Bou Oulli)

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View of Djebel Mgoun from Tizi Asdremt-n-Ait Bou Oulli

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Shepherd houses just below Tizi-n-Tanout

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Along Assif Amougr

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Reaching the junction of Assif Amougr and Assif Oulilimt into Assif Mgoun,
at Tighremt-n-Ait Ahmed

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Along Assif Mgoun

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The “gite” at El Mrabitine

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Valley of Assif Mgoun

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Hiking in Assif Mgoun below Imi Nirkt

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Gorges of Assif Amejgag, which flows into Assif Mgoun

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Camp along Assif Amejgag. In this spot, there was a scorpion under every rock!
We were glad to have a tent.

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The small village of Ighrem-n-Ait Isso

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Valley north of Ighrem-n-Ait Isso, looking toward Tiliwine and Adrar –n- Ouchane
in the background (the trail to Adrar –n- Ouchane, starts at the end of the valley,
the last shepherd settlement, on the right. It follows the stream’s bed to the end.
The trail is not well marked, if at all, at the beginning)

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Views from the Adrar –n- Ouchane plateau, down into a canyon leading
to lake Izourar

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The Aqqa –n- Tazaght canyon and our camp on a ledge of this canyon
(we could not follow along the canyon, and eventually returned to the top)

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Djebel Aroudane (view from South and from East)

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Making lunch along the trail (fast-food couscous in Morocco!)

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The depression of Lake Izourar (no water in summer!)

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Reaching the West end of the Ait Bouguemez valley

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Village of Zawyat Oulmzi

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Laurence with two girls in Zawyat Oulmzi

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Stone houses in Zawyat Oulmzi

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Soukh in Tabant

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Final rest at the comfortable “gite” of Tabant

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