M'goun Valley trekking

A area of timeless beauty and tradition, the Mgoun Valley is nestled inside the rough embrace of the Atlas Mountains. This six-day M’goun Valley trekking in Morocco provides a deep dive into breathtaking scenery and unique Berber culture. After leaving Marrakech, the trip takes you through stunning landscapes that highlight the untamed splendor of the Atlas Mountains. You will be greeted with traditional hospitality as you enter the homes of Berber families, set amid peaceful valleys and lush fields. The main objective of this excursion is to explore the Mgoun Valley. 

Every step reveals fresh marvels, from the terraces of Ait Bouguemez to the heights of the Ait Imi Pass. Discover the stubborn nature and timeless customs of the Berber people as you travel along ancient paths. Experience the rhythms of Mgoun mountain life throughout the walk, from tending farms to telling stories under the stars. Every town provides a window into a lifestyle influenced by the abundance of nature and ties to the community. Memories of steep hills and twisting paths will stay when you return to Marrakech, along with a deeper awareness of how closely humans are connected to the natural world. For those who dare to walk into Morocco’s natural landscapes, this journey into the country’s heart creates an enduring impression.

  • Explore the fascinating Mgoun Valley and go into the center High Atlas, stopping to see local people.
  • Discover the friendliness and culture of Berbers.
  • Learn about Ouarzazate and its rich cultural heritage.
  • Participate in Eco-friendly adventure in Morocco with our M’goun Valley trekking
  • Enjoy the finest of Moroccan customs and scenery with one of our carefully chosen trip packages.
  • Duration of the trip:  6 days/ 5 nights
  • Accommodations: guest houses/ camping
  • Transport: tourism transport 4wd cars/ mini bus/ mules for luggage
  • Departure: Trip from Marrakech
  • Arrival: Marrakech
  • Type of the trip: Eco-friendly/ hike/ nature/ culture

Mgoun Valley trekking itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Ait Bouguemez valley

Departure from Marrakech at 8 AM, heading deep into the Atlas Mountains. You’ll be captivated by the wildness of the central High Atlas as the scenery takes shape, where rocky peaks give way to lush valleys. Every curve along the way to the Happy Valley, the home of Ait Bougmez, unveils a new aspect of Morocco’s breathtaking natural beauty. When you arrive, enjoy a cool mint tea while Enjoying the peace of the valley, and bask in the warmth of Berber hospitality. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Ait Bougmez’s lush fields, where old Berber settlements are dotted throughout the area like gems in a crown. As the day ends and the night draws in, spend a genuine overnight stay beneath the stars with local families.

  • Duration: 5-6 hours drive
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Included meals: Dinner

Day2: Explore the Ait Bouguemez

Take a break before the hiking on the second day of your adventure to fully appreciate the serene beauty of the Ait Bouguemez Valley. You can take your time exploring the valley, strolling through verdant fields, interacting with the local people, and taking in the traditional Berber architecture tucked away among the towering peaks on this leisurely day. Savor the flavors of genuine Berber cuisine or take a moment to relax under the ancient walnut trees to fully embrace the tranquility of this beautiful location. This day of leisure amid the beauty of nature serves as a revitalizing break, guaranteeing that your trip through the Atlas Mountains is not only an exciting adventure but also a profoundly fulfilling encounter with natural wonder and cultural immersion.

  • Duration: 4 hours walk
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Included meals: full board

Day 3: Ait Bougmez to Ait Imi Pass (2900m) – Valley Zerkan – Tighremt N Ait Hamed (2300m)

Wake up to the clean mountain air and start hiking from the Ait Imi source to the 2910-meter-high Ait Imi Pass. With every step you take, the trail opens up before you, providing stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. As you descend into the Ouzighimt valley, you’ll be welcomed by the Amazigh Berber settlements’ steady pace of life. You may discover the timeless beauty of rural Morocco by walking along historic paths that are bordered by terraced fields and mud-brick dwellings. After a day of exploring, camp under the stars while surrounded by Tighremt N Ait Hamed’s untamed beauty.

  • Duration: 5-6 hours hike
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Included meals: Full board

Day 4: Tighremt Ait Ahmed to Valley Ouzighimt – Imin IREKT

Take a trip through the charming Ouzighimt valley, where a way of life that hasn’t changed in generations is supported by the river’s rich banks. Glamorous women stroll across the fields with grace, their laughter resonating throughout the valley. You’ll travel through a variety of settings, from verdant orchards to craggy outcrops, as you follow the river’s path. A peaceful moment can be had when eating lunch by the serene waters of Taghraft, all surrounded by the untamed grandeur of the Atlas Mountains. If you keep going, you’ll eventually reach the charming town of Imi N’IRKT, where Berber customs are still present in every building and street. Find solace in the embrace of nature as dusk draws closer, with a campfire heating

  • Duration: 5-6 hours hike
  • Accommodation: Guest house
  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 5: Trekking from Imi N IREKT to Tighanimine

This day’s adventure takes you even farther into the heart of the Atlas Mountains, with several river crossings providing a welcome break from the noon heat. Enjoying a traditional tea ceremony filled with the warmth of Berber hospitality, you can take a break by the pure water of the Ifasfas spring. The settlement of Tighanimine is visible as the trail winds over rocky terrain; its clay rooftops serve as a welcoming signal in the middle of the wilderness. As the evening sky turns pink with the fading light of the sun, settle into your camp and take in the everlasting beauty of the Moroccan countryside.

  • Duration: 5-6 hours 
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 6: Trekking from Tiranimine to Boutaghrar

Start your last day of hiking through the Atlas Mountains’ rolling hills and fertile valleys, where every step brings you closer to the beauty of Morocco’s natural surroundings. Scents of figs and apples waft through orchards heavy with fruit trees, a seductive reminder of the bounty of the land. Before continuing on to the picturesque Boutarghrar Valley, stop for lunch amid the terraced fields close to Tamgalouna to catch your breath and consider the journey so far. Enjoy warmth of the guest house as the day comes to an end, surrounded by the enduring beauty of the Atlas Mountains. (Descent of 400 meters over 5.5 hours)

  • Duration: 5-6 hours hike
  • Accommodation: guest house
  • Included meals: full board

Day 7: Boutghrar – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Our last day of M’goun Valley trekking will head back With a stop in the busy city of Ouarzazate, to the untamed splendor of the Atlas Mountains and begin your journey back to Marrakech. Traveling through Kelaa Mgouna, which is well-known for its yearly Rose Festival, will allow you to experience the vivid hues and intricate customs that characterize Moroccan culture. The memories of your trip through the Atlas Mountains will stick with you as you wind through the breathtaking scenery of the Tizi N Tichka Pass, much like perfume. This is evidence of the timeless appeal of Morocco’s unspoiled beauty. Reach Marrakech by early evening, your spirits lifted by the allure of the mountains and your hearts full of memories.

  • Duration: 7 hours drive
  • Accommodation: not included
  • Included meals: breakfast
  • TRANSFERS (Marrakech – Agouti, AitBouguemez – Botghrar- Marrakech)
  • 3 nights stay in a lodge/guest house 3 night camping
  • Full board provided throughout the hike, including mountain guide, cook, mules, and camping equipment (foam mattresses, tents, kitchen supplies, etc.)
  • English/Spanish, French speaking guide
  • Mules ( for luggage)
  • Tips 
  • Accommodation in Marrakech ( upon request)
  • Travel assurance
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