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Coordinates: 23°12′40.6″N 5°43′41.6″E / 23.211278°N 5.728222°E / 23.211278; 5.728222

View from Assekrem

Assekrem is a high plateau[1][2] in the Hoggar Mountains of southern Algeria, rising from the larger Atakor plateau[3] Assekrem is within Ahaggar National Park.[3] The maximum altitude of the plateau is 2,726 metres (8,944 ft).[2]

The hermitage of Charles de Foucauld, which continues to be inhabited by a few monks, is at the top of the Assekrem plateau.[3]


  1. ^ Michael Palin. "Day 72: Assekrem to Hassi-Messaoud". Sahara with Michael Palin. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Francesca Long. "The Assekrem - Algeria". Easy Voyage. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Ham, Anthony; Sattin, Anthony; Luckham, Nana (2007). Algeria. Lonely Planet. p. 188. Retrieved September 11, 2016.