North of the Hoggar mountain is the large granite mountain range of Tefedest.
The highest peak is In Ekoulmou, further North is Oudane mountain.
The Garet moutain , shaped like a dome, is well known for its legendary nomad steeple
nomad 's luggage hanging in a tree
Still today, nomads' tribes live in the mountain range of Tefedest ever since they find water, wood and pasture around.
The circuits give opportunity to meet Tuaregs' people, living in camps or small villages and
to discover the prehistoric way of life through rupestrian paintings and engravings.
The Tuaregs' guides teach us their way of life.
They talk about their ancestors but also about the nomads'people today.
They show us games in the sand, they recite poems, and we enjoy their danses and music.
ethnology and culture
Issalane (tamacheq): news from the family, about pasture and cattle when nomads people meet each other.
9 day circuit 4/4 in the mountain
range of Tefedest
Zériba : reed shed
6 days trekking with bagpacks camels and
3 days 4X4
Ihedan (tamacheq): donkeys.
Some are wild, others stay close to Tuareg's camps. They carry water, and packs when nomads move. They are hobbled with ropes, just enough to stay around, and just enough to find their food not so far the camp.
Start of the circuit at Mertoutek after transfer with 4X4 from Tamanrasset to Mertoutek. The donkeys will carry the food and our luggage. Participants will walk accompanied by Tuareg's guides. We reach the middle of the tassel of Tefedest.
That is the point where we settle a camp to go discovering prehistoric art in the Tefedest mountain range. Paintings and engravings of Chapoten, Tilalene and Tin Agrour. We return to Mertoutek through the shady wadi of Ahaouha.
I k e n a
Ikena(tamacheq) means "it is well done", about a arts ans crafts, a meal well prepared
Garet El Djenoun
Garet El Djenoun (tamacheq) the djinns'mountain
9 day trekking and 4X4 assistance
A trek through the "white"Tefedest mountain range, among dunes, oueds and rocks which shelter numerous prehistoric paintings and engravings.
A walk through camel paths to reach the knees of the Djinns' Mountain which Frison-Roche first climbed in 1935. Today this mountain is a playground for experienced climbers.