Snowcapped Jebel M’Goun (4068m) is Morocco’s only summit above 4000m outside the Toubkal massif, and a popular target for trekkers, giving an easy but long ascent from the Tarkeddid plateau, directly south of Agouti. Most guides follow the piste southwest out of Tabant, tracing the Oued Arous via the village of Aït Sayd to the shepherd’s pastures around Azib Ikkis (2hr 30min). The path then climbs up over the Tizi n’Tarkeddit (a further 3hr 30min or so), before descending to the refuge at Tarkeddit (t 02165 1073576; 130dh), reached after another 1hr 30min. An early start the next day leads southeast to the pyramid peak of M’Goun West (3978m) before curving northeast around the ridge to Jebel M’Goun itself (8–10hr return from the refuge).

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