Tamsahelte, Jbel Saghro

From the main road a bumpy road leads through the river bed which is mostly dry and along the vegetable gardens to the village. In the shadow of the houses men are chatting about everyday life. The village counts about one hundred inhabitants.There is a mosque, a primary school and a shop and on a hill the Riad du Sud, the only hotel in the village. People live from agriculture.Despite the dry climate different wells produce sufficient water for the residents and for irrigation of the gardens. You can easily walk around and some residents are glad to invite you at their home to enjoy the traditional tea. In earlier times, the village and the area was guarded. Witness are the watchtowers on the hills.

Jbel Saghro

Spectacular to cross is Jbel Saghro. This can only be done by 4X4. Tracks are starting at N’Kob direction Boumalne du Dades. It is a rough area and extends over a distance of 100 kilometres. It is characterized by steep cliffs, plateaus and black slopes. The highest pass is the Tizi n’Tazazert at 2200 m. From the pass you have a nice view over the needle-like volcanic rock formations. Beyond the pass you cross the Vallée des Oiseaux, where around 150 bird species occur.

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