Roses Valley Trek through the central High Atlas Mountains - 8Days/7Nights

The valley of roses trek, Morocco is a fantastic holiday which not only visits splendid roses gardens of the region but also journeys along and through the waters of L'Oued M'Goun and deep gorges.... 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.

This trip is for 8 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the Central High Atlas Mountains as long as you want.

Pre-Trek Briefing:
Experience the local lifestyle of the crossed villages, Magnificent Fields of Roses, Fortified Villages, Spectacular landscapes...
Day 1: Marrakech
After arriving in Marrakech, you will be received by our staff and check in at the hotel/riad, before spending the night there.
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 roses valley, we arrive at the village of Ait Ihia (1400m), 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).
Day 3: Timkkit 1500m – Akka n’asskar – Timassinine 1800m:
After half an hour walk on the flat, we climb to the pass of « Tifidy » at 1823m, then we descend slightly to do Aasskar Akka, 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.s
Day 4: Timassinine 1800m – Gorges Agouti – Lhout 1700m:
We cross the Djbel « 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.
Day 5: Lhout 1700 m – 1500 m Boutaghrar:
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 Boutaghrar, 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.
Day 6: Boutaghrar 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.Day 7: Tabarkachte – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Talouat – Marrakech:
We leave roses valley to Ait benhaddou 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: Airport.
According to your flight times you will be transferred to the airport by your guide, who will also assist you with the paper work formalities before you board your flight out. Fly back to your destination with sweet memories of Morocco!

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • Accommodation in Toubkal Refuge
  • Mules to carry your luggage during days of the trek
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Cooking man who prepares all the meals during the trek
  • All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance
 

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status. Closed Closed: This date is unavailable. Please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure.

Trip Facts

Duration: 8 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Central High Atlas

Best Season : April to November

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 2,609 m/ 8559,711 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 18

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