Guided hike -as a private group or in our organized itinerary- through 3 Valleys; Bougimez Valley, Arous Valley, and Tassaout valley.
Starting from Marrakech this trip will take you to the most amazing valleys in the High Atlas Mountains. Accompanied by a local guide, a couple of muleteers and their mules (for the luggage), and our own cook, we will hike through the stunning nature and you will discover three different valleys. Our stay will be at simple local gites and 1 night of camping.
Experience the amazing peacefulness and tranquility of rural Morocco and enjoy the warm hospitality of the local Amazigh people.
Hiking in Morocco 8 Days Details
Welcome to Morocco! If you arrive at Marrakech Menara Airport we will arrange the transfer from the airport to the hotel. If you’re already in Morocco we will provide you with the details of our meeting point. The first night you will stay at a comfortable hotel. The rest of the day you will have free time to discover Marrakech. Visit the famous and impressive Djmaa El Fnaa square; where you will meet the musicians, snake-charmers, and ladies painting henna. Or cool down in the beautiful Jardin Majorelle.
From the hotel, we will drive by minibus to Agouti. To visit the first of the 3 valleys. As soon as we leave Marrakech you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and the impressive landscapes. Because we have the comfort of our own private minibus we can stop wherever we want, to enjoy the view and take pictures, or buy souvenirs from the local people offering gems, tapestry, small statues, and other items. We will stop to have a traditional lunch. In the afternoon will arrive at our gite (a rural Moroccan home). The gite is simple and has basic sanitary like a toilet and shower. After unpacking we will drink tea with a local Amazigh family. We will have dinner in the gite; enjoy a delicious homemade Moroccan meal.
Today after breakfast we will collect the mules that will carry our luggage. It is wise to take a backpack as luggage and not a suitcase because this is more difficult to load onto the mules when we hike through the 3 valleys. As soon as everything is ready we will walk for 3 hours from Agouti to Arous Valley (2100 m). The second of the 3 valleys. And we will enjoy the beautiful surrounding. During the walk, Hassan will tell you about the surroundings and all you want to know about Morocco. We will have a Moroccan picnic lunch. When arriving at the next gite it is time to unpack and relax. We will have our traditional homemade Moroccan dinner in the gite.
After a good night’s sleep in the quiet mountains, we will head today to Tarkeddit Plateau. This plateau is located at 2600 m at the foot of the Mount MGoun (also known as M’Goun or in Tifinagh (the language of the Amazigh): ⵉⵖⵉⵍ ⵎⴳⵯⵏ. On our way, we will enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by our cook. The trip will take about 4 hours of walking. This night we will spend the night at a campsite. So bring your sleeping bag. We take care of the rest of the equipment (tent, cooking gear). In the afternoon our helpers will pitch the tents and you’ll have free time at the camping site in the afternoon. Our cook will prepare dinner and maybe a campfire to ensure an enjoyable evening with the group.
Day 5 – Amezri (2250 m)
Today will be a long walk; after breaking down the camping site and packing our luggage we will walk for 6 hours. We will head to Amezri, located in Tassaout Valley, the third of the 3 valleys. In the morning we will walk for 4 hours. Our lunch is served in the village of Tasgaywalt. In the afternoon we will proceed our walk to our gite. In the gite, it’s time to take a shower and relax. Dinner will be served in the gite.
Day 6 – Aït Ali Nito (1833 m)
Our last day in the 3 valleys of the High Atlas mountains has arrived. Today we will walk for 5,5 hours to the village of Aït Ali Nito. In the morning we will walk through a number of villages in the Tassaout valley. We will have a delicious picnic lunch, prepared by our cook. After lunch and some rest, we will continue walking in the afternoon. In the afternoon we will cross the river multiple times (so walking shoes (boots) necessary!). After our hiking day, we’ll arrive at the gite. Here we enjoy our homemade dinner and have a relaxed evening.
Day 7 – Marrakech
In the last few days, we’ve enjoyed the rest and the tranquility of the High Altas mountains. Today we will return to busy and dazzling Marrakech. We will start today with our last walk (about 1,5 hours) until a track. Upon arrival, we will wave goodbye to the muleteers and their mules and we will transfer to our minibus that will return us to Marrakech. During our drive, we will pass the village Ay Alla and the village de Denmat. We will stop to visit the gorges of Iminfri and enjoy lunch in Tamlalt. After lunch will continue our ride and in about 1,5 hours we will arrive at our hotel in Marrakech. After arrival, you will have free time to roam around the beautiful city of Marrakech.
Day 8 – Marrakech
On your last day, you will have free time in Marrakech, to buy your last souvenirs and take pictures. We will arrange the transfer to the airport. If you want to experience more of Marrakech we can book additional nights in the hotel upon request.
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