This hiking trip will take you to the beautiful Tighza Valley and Telouet Kasbah 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 the abandoned Telout Kashah. We will stay in a local guesthouse (gite) and accompanied by a local guide we will hike through 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.
Tighza Valley and Telouet Kasbah Highlights:
8 Day Hike in Tighza Details
Welcome in Morocco! You will probably arrive at Marrakech Menara airport. We will pick you up and bring you to your hotel. The rest of the day you will have time to acclimatize and free time to discover the impressive ‘red city’ Marrakech. You could visit Djemaa El Fnaa, drink some delicious fresh fruit juice, enjoy the snake-charmers and wander around in the souks.
Today we will take a 4.5-hour drive (with lunch stop) to Télouet (by minibus or 4×4) where we will visit the Glaoui Kasbah of Télouet. This Kasbah is abandoned in the 1960s and this summer palace still resembles some of the grandeur of the famous Glaoui Family. The last ruler, also known as ‘the Lord of the Atlas’ was a very colorful person. You guide will tell you all about him and the Glaoui family.
After visiting this Kasbah we will walk for 5 km to our gite (simple hotel) in Tighza. The luggage will be taken by car.
The walk will be the first of many through the country of the Amazigh (Berber) people. The roads are mainly unpaved so make sure you have the proper outfit for this walk. After this walk, you will have to relax time. dinner will be served in the gite and you will enjoy the calmness and quietness of the mountains and enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Today we will walk have breakfast and walk to the Tizi Nóukhsane. We will be accompanied by the cook and his mule which carry the provisions to prepare us a delicious picnic lunch. We will return to gite where we will have dinner spend the night.
You will walk accompanied by a local -English speaking- guide and he will be able to tell you everything about the mountains, the local life in the mountains. About the culture and history of the Amazigh (Berber) people. and everything else you want to know about life, history, and culture in Morocco. You are able to enjoy the beautiful, grand High Atlas Mountains, the peacefulness, and the beautiful nature. During some periods in the year, you will be able to see the snowy mountain summits and enjoy the nice mountain climate.
This morning we will walk to the Tizi Nouglagal and we will return before lunch. The traditional lunch will be served at the gite.
In the afternoon we will visit the village Tighza and we will visit an Amazigh (Berber) family to drink tea. This is a good opportunity to meet people and experience the local life and customs of the people in the mountains. Some people don’t speak English, but French, Moroccan Arabic (Darija), and Tamazight (the Amazigh language). However, with the help of your guide, you can have some great conversations. After tea you will have some free time and dinner and stay will be at the gite.
Today we will walk to Lake Tamda. Mules, accompanied by muleteers, will carry our luggage for one night and a cook join us to prepare a picnic lunch and our dinner. We will camp along the shore of Tamda Lake, the tents are provided. Tamda Lake is a very idyllic place and it is an opportunity to experience the beautiful nature of the impressive mountains.
Today we will get up and have breakfast at the shore of the lake. The tents will be torn down and we will return to our gite in Tighza, where we will have free time, dinner and spend the night.
Time to leave the peacefulness of the High Atlas Mountains and return to the big city. We leave Tighza Valley and return to Marrakech (a 4-hour drive) where we will stay at a hotel. In Marrakech, we will have free time. The contrast between the quiet mountains and the bustling ‘red city’ of Marrakech is huge. Probably you will have some time left to wander through the small souks, have dinner at Djemaa el Fnaa and buy souvenirs. Don’t forget to bargain if you want to buy something!
Day 8: Marrakech Airport Transfer
The last day of your trip. We hope you enjoyed it and enjoyed the beauty and the life in the mountains. Today you will have free time in Marrakech and we will transport you to the airport. Additional nights in the hotel can be booked.
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