Tighza Valley and Telouet Kasbah

This hiking trip will take you to the beautiful Tighza Valley in the High Atlas mountains. Discover the calm and peace in this stunning valley and enjoy life amongst the local, hospitable Amazigh people.

Tighza Valley – Walking and experiencing local life

Starting from Marrakech this trip will take you to the beautiful Tighza Valley. During our journey to the valley we will visit abandonned Telout Kashab. We will stay in a local guesthouse (gite) and accompanied by a local guide we will hike throught the stunning valley and discover local Amazigh life. We will have 1 night of camping along the shore of lake Lamda.

This is really back to basics! Enjoy the beautiful nature, simplicity and tranquility of rural Morocco, learn about the local Amazigh people and enjoy their warm hospitality.

Highlights:

  • 8 day trip that will take you ‘back to basic’ in the rural life of the Amazigh (Berber) in Morocco
  • 4.5 days walking (easy – moderate level)
  • Visit to the deserted Kasbah Telouet (an Arabic fort that was previously inhabited by the ‘lord of the Atlas’)
  • Drinking tea with a local family
  • One night of camping at the shore of enchanting Lake Lamda
  • Great views, stunning nature, calm and peace and loads of fresh air
  • Moroccan picnic lunches, prepared by our own cook

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred departure dates

Details

  • 8 days
  • Group will be accompanied by  a local guide
  • Mules will carry our luggage
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included (except in Marrakech)
  • Stays in a hotel in Marrakech, a gite (rural Moroccan home) in Tighza and 1 night of camping

    Marrakech

    Start and end point of the trip

    Tighza

    We will hike in this valley 

    Sunday – Marrakech

    Arrive at Marrakech, transfer from the airport and stay at a comfortable hotel. Free-time to discover Marrakech.

    Monday – Télouet and Tighza (1800 m)

    We will take a 4.5 hour drive to Télouet (by minibus or 4×4) were we will visit the Glaoui Kasbah of Télouet. After that we will walk 5 km to our gite in Tighza

    Tuesday – Tizi N’oukhsane (2300 m)

    Today we will walk to the Tizi Nóukhsane and have dinner and stay in our gite. Our own cook will prepare us a delicious picnic-lunch.

    Wednesday – Tizi Nóuglagal (2200 m)

    This morning we will walk to the Tizi Nouglagal. Lunch will be served at the gite.
    In the afternoon we will visit the village Tighza and we will visit a Amazigh (Berber) family to drink tea. Dinner and stay will be at the gite

    Thursday – Tamda Lake (2800 m)

    Today we will walk to lake Tamda. Mules will carry our luggage and a cook will prepare a picnic-lunch. We will camp along the shore of Tamda Lake

    Friday – Tighza

    Today we will return to our gite in Tighza, were we will have dinner and spend the night.

    Saturday – Marrakech

    We leave Tighza Valley and return to Marrakech (5 hour drive) where we will stay at a hotel. In Marrakech we will have freetime

    Sunday

    Free-time in Marrakech and transport to the airport. Additional nights in the hotel can be booked.

    What’s included:

    • Full Escort: Fully escorted by Hassan (your local mountain guide), muleteers and cook
    • All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included, except in Marrakech; only breakfast is included in Marrakech
    • Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from and to the Airport and the Tizgha Valley

    What is not included:

    • Lunch and dinner in Marrakech
    • International flights
    • Sleeping bags
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips
    • Drinks and items of a personal nature
    • Additional hotel nights before or after trek, these can be purchased

    € 700,- per person (excl. flight)

    Practical information

    How to get there

    Direct flights are available from cities in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. We can arrange the flight for you on request.

    Passports and visas

    Travelers are responsible for their own valid travel documents.

    All people traveling to Morocco need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

    EU and UK citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy or consulate in their country for current visa information.

    Money

    Morocco’s currency is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks, ATMs and exchange offices in all major cities such as Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. ATMs and banks are harder to find in rural areas. In Morocco, the most commonly used payment method is cash

    Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are not required by the Moroccan government. Consult your local doctor and take the itinerary with you to see if any vaccinations are required for you.

    Luggage

    Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you are traveling light. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are useful, although we recommend that your bag has carry straps. You also need a daypack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

    Sleeping bags

    In the winter months (November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes any) or enough blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are traveling during that time.

    Clothes

    Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during the day, we recommend wearing several layers of clothing. And for the hikes; Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes!

    Morocco is an Islamic country and while Moroccans can be very liberal in the big cities, it is highly appreciated – especially in the countryside – if you cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to both men and women.

    Summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something similar to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

    Tips

    Normal tips are approximately 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Keep in mind that tips are NOT mandatory, but are only given when you are satisfied.

    Travel insurance

    Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips. We require that you are insured at least for medical costs, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal belongings.