Tighza Valley – (8 days)

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

Tighza Valley
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:

Tighza valley

  • 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

Details

€ 450,- / 475,- USD per person (excl. flight)

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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

How to get there

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

Passport and visas

Travellers are responsible for their own valid travelling documents.

All people travelling to Morocco need to have a passport that is valid until at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

EU and British citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for stays up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.

Money

The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks and exchange bureaux in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech, however, please note Australian dollars are not always accepted.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not obliged by the Moroccan government. Check you local physician and bring along the travel route to check if vaccinations are required for you.

Packing

Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

SLEEPING BAGS
In the winter months (from November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes none) or sufficient blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag.

Clothing

Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during daytime, we recommend to wear different layers of clothes. And for the hiking trips; don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!

Morocco is an islamic country, and although Moroccans in the big cities can be very liberal, it is highly appreciated -especially in the rural areas -if you cover your shoulders and your knees. This is applicable for both men and women.

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

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.


Do you want to know more about the availability, flights or do you have other questions?

Contact us via info@travel-magical-morocco.com or +212 6 62 74 30 23 (also for WhatsApp)