Track from Tinghir to Nkob by the Tizi n’Tazazert
This route offers the best panoramic views of Jebel Saghro. It takes a minimum of 5
hours from Tinghir to Nkob.
Km 0 – Starting in the center of Tinghir
by Avenue Bir Anzarane, and a dirt road to the south.
Km 10 – Ouaklim. We cross the village.
Km 11 – We lease on left a track going to Taghia n’Illamchane and on right another
climbing to the mines.
Km 20 – We drive on a plain with crop fields and some houses.
Km 22 – We leave a deviation to the left and one to the right towards Tassetfift.
Km 25 – Begins a steep winding climb.
Km 32 – Pass of Tikit, 1805 m. A mound on the left offers a nice view of the region,
from the Todra palm-grove to the top of Amalou n’Mansour. A small cave provides shelter to the shepherds. The descent
Km 34 – Near a house, we leave a track on right.
Km 36 – Division of the track; we go on right.
Km 37 – We leave a track on right.
Km 38 – Another track arrive from the left.
Km 41 – We cross another track.
Km 43 – We leave a track on right.
Km 45 – We leave a track on left.
Km 47 – We reach a larger track; we turn right. On left, it goes to
Ighrem Amazdar, the ancient high court of Aït Atta.
Km 48 – Tin Iourkane, a village with its school.
Km 50 – We pass near a dam.
Km 51 – Igourdane, village with a marabout in the cementery.
Km 53 – We see some villages on right.
Km 54 – We leave a track on left.
Km 56 – Iknioun, important village with a small market on Twesday,
some permanent shops, a dispensary, Gendarmerie, a tire repairman and a café that offers the opportunity to spend the night in a
rudimentary way. A track start towards Moudou and the Jebel Bougaffer. From there, it continues until the N-12 between
Alnif and Tazzarine, but it is in a very bad state and it is at your risk as you'll do it in 4WD. We take the paved road towards
Km 61 – We take a track to the left, following the sign of Nkob.
Km 65 – In a sharp left turn, we leave two tracks on the right to the mine of Tiouit.
Km 70 – Pass of Tazazert, 2283 m. Starts a steep winding descent,
with superb views: first the Tagourt plateau, after the Mount Tazlout resembling a pyramid, after the gorges of Acca n'Akhbache and
finally the two rocky peaks of Bab n'Ali. These are mineral landscapes with lots of conglomerate.
Km 85 – At the end of the
descent, we lease on left a track going towards Tazzarine.
Km 86 – We pass at the foot of the rocky peaks of Bab n’Ali. There's
the hostel Tazlout.
Km 94 – We see on right the small village named Tessaout and on left a palm-grove.
Km 95 – A track on left goes to Tighremt Urda, a small village surrounded by palm trees.
After we pass close to a mine and we start a climb to avoid the canyon of Ousdir.
Km 98 – We lease some tracks on right and one on left.
Km 101 – Starts a track on left.
Km 108 – A dirty road arrive from the left. Then we cross the ravine and we lease
a track on right.
Km 110 – We arrive to Nkob.
Km 111 – N-12 road from Rissani to the Draâ valley. We can go back to
Tinghir by Tazzarine and Alnif, 172 km, all paved.