Southern view of Jbel Lakhdar
|Elevation||687 m (2,254 ft)|
|Parent range||Atlas Mountains|
|Easiest route||From Douar jbel Lakhdar|
The neighbouring tribes of Oulad Ahmed, Oulad Jerrar and Rahamna used to climb to the summit for a minor pilgrimage on the Day of Arafa. Known as "pilgrimage of the poor", this custom ended in 2005.
Pastures for cattle and sheep are used by neighboring rural communities and by shepherds from Rahamna. Limits for grazing are agreed by communities, but can be disputed in the years of drought. As its name suggested, Jbel Khedar is the last "green point" when rainfalls are scarce. Nearby villages are deserted by their inhabitants.
No touristic venture exists in the area, though there are mountain leisure opportunities and also historic centers to be seen in the area such as Dar Caïd Tounsi.
Climbing is rather easy, although there is no trail. It lasts one hour and a half. The summit line is horse-iron-shaped and one can follow it easily. Views on four sides are :
- Northerly : Plain of Rahamna to Soukhour Ar-rahmna
- Easterly : to the High Atlas and Djebilet (small mountains parallel to High Atlas)
- Southerly : to region of Youssoufia
- Westerly : Plain of Doukkala
- Orthography from Moroccan pronunciation of the jim letter; other Latin orthography : Djebel El Akhdar.
- Guide Bleu du Maroc, 7th ed., Hachette, 1950, p. 180.
- Jbel Lakhdar - GetaMap
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