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ITINERAIRES ALGERIENS


> Je recherche des renseignements sur un certain nombre d'tinéraires. Description état des pistes points GPS.
J'ai déja effectué un certain nombre de voyages tant en Agérie qu'en Lybie, Je ne recherche pas les franchissements de dunes ou autres grosses difficultés. Je cherche simplement à passer et à voyager sans casser le matériel. Voici les itinéraires recherchés:
> _ Ghat Djanet par Tin Alkoun
> _ Zaouatallaz (Fort Gardel) Serouenout Ideles Irafok Assekrem Tammanresset
> (j'ai déja fait ce parcours mais il y a plus de 15 ans et je pense que l'etat de la piste a changé)
> _ tammanrasset In Amguel In Ecker Amguid Bordj Omar Driss.
> Réponse en Français ou en Anglais
> Merci à tous ceux qui voudront bien me renseigner (Chris S) et m'aider PIERRE DAIGUEMORTE


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Hello Pierre,
For new Djanet - Tam description
http://www.sahara-overland.com/updates/algroutes.htm

We also did Ideles (start 15km west), Tefedest Est, Amguid Erg west to HbG - it was easy.

see you

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Hello CHRISS
I had download the description of Djanet Tam on your site, That is the same shape as the description of Tagounite_Taouz you gave me in april 1999.
I am afraid by the difficulties discribed between Hirhafok and the junction with the Tam_Assekrem piste. I don't want to brek my DANGEL......
In 1985 the piste was not so dangerous.
May be I will go from Hirhakok to In Amguel?

Have you WPT In Amguel Amguid HbG ?
Thanks A bientôt PIERRE

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Hello Pierre, yes Hirhafok to Assekrem junction will mangle your Dangel.

>May be I will go from Hirhakok to In Amguel?
I think this piste is in normal condition

>Have you WPT In Amguel Amguid HbG ?
No, only Ideles to Amguid and on to HbG up the east side of the Tefedest. A very nice piste:

0 (710) N23° 49.0’ E05° 56.2’
Ideles fuel station. Get back on the Djanet-Tam piste by-passing the town on the east side alongside telegraph poles.

2 (698)
Sign for Tahifet (straight on, Route 4). Turn west, cross the oued through the gardens and drive out of the southern reaches of Ideles onto the sandy and corrugated piste to Hirhafok.

16 (694) N23° 43.2’ E05° 50.7’
Start of the piste to Mertoutek (no obvious sign). Turn right and follow tracks along a oued northwards, turn northeast ahead of Ouksem peak. At KM40 the road passes over a patch of basalt rubble and a few kilometres later goes over a pass and descends into a wooded valley.

65 (645)
The piste crosses another pass and descends into an enclosed sandy valley (nice camping spot).

81 (689) N24° 09.8’ E05° 38.1’
With the peak ‘1698’ to the east, you see an old green sign for the ‘Hoggar National Park - Tefedest’ to your left, keep right on the small twin-rut track which leads up the Oued Dehine. At KM102 you’ll see a cone-shaped hill to the west near some trees (firewood) in the Oued Dehine.

150 (560) N24° 37.0’ E05° 40.0’
Pass between the Aheggar ridge (‘2297’) and the main Tefedest massif. The distinctive profile of Garet el Djenoun begins to become clear 50km to the north.

200 (510)
Garet el Djenoun. From here to the next waypoint is a fast flat run along the Oued Igharghar flood plain, passing the low Erg Telachchimt to the east and with prominent peaks to the west including Edjeleh (‘1359’) halfway between Garet and Amguid. By this point you may have joined the more frequently used ‘Tefedest west’ piste from In Ecker. Further north, as the valley narrows the terrain becomes a little more rough, but just head any which way for the next waypoint.

350 (360) N26° 20.8’ E05° 13.9’
Crossroads of the Amguid–In Salah and In Ecker–HbG pistes with a low walled diamond-shaped enclosure nearby and the Erg Amguid before you. Clear tracks lead up the west bank of the erg (corrugations) to the narrow defile at Tebe-n-Teghlamt (KM 405). From here the clearly defined truck piste leads northeast, marked by oil drums, but make sure you keep on the correct orientation as other tracks lead west to In Salah.

400 (310) N27° 06.5’ E05° 44.2’
Wreck. About 20km later the piste turns directly east and leads through a wide pass and then resumes it’s northeasterly orientation just as you cross 6°E.

475 (235) N27° 34.4’ E06° 16.9’
Stony crossing wakes you up, visible as a small kink on the IGN and TPC maps. About 20km later is another oued crossing in the middle of nowhere, just as you leave the NG-31 map or point ‘402’ on the NG-32 map. The track now turns north, then, a few kilometres later you cross a major track, but keep going NNE.

608 (102) N28° 07.0’ E06°24.4’
The piste climbs up onto the escarpment and continues over a stony track to Quatre Chemins checkpoint (KM649) where the piste ends. Reinflate and head north to Hassi.

710 (0) N28° 41.4’ E06° 30.2’
Hassi bel Guebbour.
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Thank you CHRIS. This afternoon I go to the Atlanyic sea for 5 days
A+ PIERRE
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