Cirque de Jaafar is located between Midelt and the village of Imilchil. An extremely tough place to reach, it is raw and well-preserved. It is known worldwide for being one of the best exploration experiences, but also one of the most dangerous in the Atlas.
Exploring the Cirque de Jaafar in the foothills of Jbel Ayachi, offers both excitement and total relaxation.
A natural showroom
The road from Midelt follows a long and rocky trail that crosses a broad plain, and from which one can see the intersection of the High Atlas and the Middle Atlas on the horizon. The view changes and the cliffs become steeper after four hours of driving. The journey begins when you arrive at a sheepfold.
To get the most out of the experience, it is best to go for a hike in the woods.
Cirque de Jaafar is full of spectacular views, which are suitable to get beautiful pictures, witness eagles flying over the hills, and follow mule routes that lead to valleys filled with kasbahs. Nature enthusiasts will find a clean and preserved natural landscape, along with reliefs of steep-sloping cliffs, as well as beautiful cedar and oak forests.
The views of the Eastern High Atlas are breathtaking, and the challenging route gives a unique sense of adventure.
Pure adrenaline, to be consumed with caution
Vertiginous cliffs, unusual pathways, sudden height changes, slopes ranging from 20 to 45 degrees, and more. What a call to an adventure for adventurers!
The gorges and the surroundings can be explored by mountain bike (VTT), motorcycle, or on foot, following different and wild circuits. There are several hiking trips accessible, including one to Jbel Ayachi.
Cirque de Jaafar is one of the hardest attractions to access in the Kingdom, and all required measures should be considered while exploring it: