Ait Bouguemez Valley Trekking

The valley of Ait Bouguemez (Happy Valley) is located in the middle of a limestone Massif; Stretching over 30 km long with many charming villages; clinging to the rock. People continue to live in the traditional Berber sedentary farmers in the north and semi-nomadic pastoralists in the south. Ait Bouguemez valley is rich in crops (especially apples). So, this is a lovely, easy and rich trip for you to discover the heart of the Atlas.


Day 01 : Marrakesh :
Reception at the Menara airport’s and Transfer to hotel or riad.

Day 02 : Marrakech – Azilal – Ait Ziri 1800 m : (250 km)
Departure early morning from Marrakech, the drive offers a beautiful view over the Atlas and Jbilat Mountains, to Azilal through Tmellalet, then continue to the famous valley of Ait Bouguemez. Dinner and overnight in our Guest House Dar Afra in the village of Ait Ziri.

Day 03 : Ait Ziri – Ifran 2010 m : 4h30 of walking.
Start our hike, great day that allows us to meet the villagers working in the fields. We will be walking between gardens, and then passing through the villages of Timmit, Ighef n’Igher, Ait Ouanougdal till Ifrane village 2010 m. Dinner and overnight in a lodge.

Day 04 : Ifran – Ibaklliwn – Ait Imi 2000 m : 5h30 of walking.
We leave the village of Ifrane, climb the mountain side to a pass located on the crest Adazen (2200 m.), we continue by a path, through a forest of juniper and oak trees to reach the village of Rbat (1935 m.), stop for Lunch. In the afternoon, we discover the village of Ibaklliwne and visit the dinosaur tracks. Dinner and overnight in a lodge, in ait Imi village.

Day 05 : Ait Imi – Ait Ziri 1800 m : 4 h of walking.
After breakfast, the path leads us to the village of Tabant, the administrative center of the valley, then we go up to the pyramid of TIMIT to visit Sidi Moussa an old fortified granery (2008 m), which offer a nice view overlooking the valley, then we descend the road leading to the villages of Timmite, Aguerd Nouzrou and reach the village of Ait Ziri. Dinner and overnight in guest house.

Day 06 : Ait Ziri – Arouss : 5 h of walking
We leave Ait Ziri; we continue our discovery of villages in Ait Bouguemez valley: Idkkalin, Taghida, Agouti… We cross the Tamzrite plateau to reach Ait Said village, Arous valley and wide grassy ledge of Azibs Arous, a beautiful structure built of stone. Stop for Lunch, and then go back to the Ait Said village. Dinner and overnight in lodge.

Day 07 : Arous – Azilal – Ouzoud cascades – Marrakesh : (280 km).
Hike for 1h30 from the Arouss gorges to the village Tighza, where we take our minibus to Ouzoud cascades via Azilal, stop for lunch, then continue to Marrakech. Overnight at the hotel or Riad.

Day 08 : Hotel – Airport:
Transfer to the airport, « End of our services. »

Trekking in Ait Bouguemez valley Prices:

Groupe Size23456
Price in €/person680


Price includes:
  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 02 nights in guesthouse, 3 nights in lodge, 02 nights in the Hotel or Riad.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide.
  • Muleteers and mules to carry your baggage and our
equipment(the mules for your children).
  • Cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

  • Price does not include:
    • Lunch and dinner in Marrakech.
    • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
    • Travel Insurance (Essential).
    • Tips for staffs and drivers.
    • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

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