Morocco Valley of Roses Trek

Valley of Roses and Kasbahs

In the feet of the central High Atlas Mountains, on the south side, you will discover one of the beautiful regions in morocco, roses and dades valley, with its magnificent fields of roses, fortified villages, spectacular landscapes and where the hospitality Berbers is still present

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Travel level: Sport.
Number of people: from 4 people.
Period: October to April.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Marrakech:
Arrival at the Menara airport. Reception and transfer to the Hotel or Riad.

Day 2 Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Valley of roses « Ait Ihia »:
Transfer by road via Tizi n’ Tichka (2260 meters) to Ouarzazate, the Moroccan Hollywood, driving through spectacular landscapes and different colors of the High Atlas Mountains. Then continuation to valley of roses, we arrive at the village of Ait Ihia (1400 m), meeting point with the muleteers and starting point of our hike, after loading our luggage, we go through this great village and a vast plateau towards M’goun. Dinner and Overnight in the Camp at Timkkit (1500 meters). 2h to 2h30mn of walking.
Elevation p+: 100 m.

Day 3 Timkkit1500 m – Akka n’asskar – Timassinine 1800 m:
After half an hour walk on the flat, we climb to the pass of « Tifidy » at 1823 m, then we descend slightly to Akka-n-Aasskar, lunch on the waterfront in the shade of oleander. Afternoon, we cross a desert landscape passing by few small gardens. Dinner and Overnight in the Camp at Timassinine (1800 meters). 5h 45m to 6h of walking.
Elevation p+: 523 m | Elevation p- : 200 m.

Day 4 Timassinine 1800 m – Gorges Agouti – Lhout 1700 m:
We cross the Djebel Anchouch, then we descend on the small valley of Ait Hamd passing by amazing villages of Imzil and Rbat, lunch at the entrance to the Agouti gorges, then we walk along the river to reach the beautiful villages of agouti and Lhout with its kasbah ( to cross the gorges you need a hiking sandals). Dinner and Overnight in the Camp near the Lhout village (1700 meters).
5h 45m to 6h of walking. Elevation p+: 200 m | Elevation p-: 300 m.

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Day 5 Lhout 1700 m – Boutaghrar 1500 m:
We continue our hiking, through the gardens and villages of Ait Hamd valley, to reach the M’goun’s river ( a hiking sandals is badly needed also for this step), we follow the valley until the large village of Boutarar, have lunch, afternoon is optional, we can go up a hillside to enjoy nice views of the village and mgoun valley. Dinner and Overnight in a lodge. 4h of walking. Elevation p+: 150 m | Elevation p -: 150 m.

Day 6 Boutarar 1500 m – Hdida – Taberkachte 1400 m:
We follow the Mgoun valley where we meet some villagers working in their fields, passing also by the beautiful villages of interesting architecture, lunch in Hdida village, then walk along irrigation canals and between the gardens to the village of Tabarkachte. Dinner and Overnight in Gite. 5h30mn to 6h of walking.
Elevation p+: 50m | Elevation p- : 100m.

Day 7 Tabarkachte – Ouarzazate – Talwat – Marrakech: 320 km.
We leave valley of roses to Ait Ben Haddou via Ouarzazate, then we continue along the beautiful valley of ounila with its Berber villages, stop for lunch in Telouat village, Visit the famous Kasbah of Glawi, then we reach Marrakesh by Tizi n’ Tichka. Overnight at the Hotel or Riad.

Day 8 Tranfer to the Marrakech airport.

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