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A Trek Through Pays Dogon, Mali

By Halal Trip | 15, May, 2015
A Trek Through Pays Dogon, Mali
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pays Dogon is known for its isolated villages located on cliffs rising to a height of almost 500m. The trek in Pays Dogon takes trekkers across the small villages of the region and also through the culture of the people. Highlight of the Trek The main highlight of the trek is the Bandiagara Escarpment which is about 500m high and stretches over 150Km of cliffs. The trek through the Pays Dogon can be arranged in cities of Mopti, Sevare, or Bandiagara and the trips can last from one day to several weeks. Routes and Villages Not far from Bandiagara is the village of Songo known for its culture and people. After crossing the plateau and the canyon from the Songo village visitors will come across the lush green onion fields. The hike continues into the different villages of the Dogon Country. All around the villages, tourists can see small mud huts covered with conical tops made from thatch. Attractions of the Trek At the high points of the cliffs are the Tellem Houses in shape of caves. Camping facilities and hotels are available in the main villages. Food is also available across the Dogon Country area ad is mainly made from millet. The locals have excellent carving skills and throughout the trek, you can see carved doors and windows. Guides Local guides are available who can take you around the Dogon villages and give you an insight into the lifestyle of the local people.