Morocco Walking holiday

Morocco walking holiday

Morocco Walking Holiday

Join us for our Morocco Walking Holiday through the stunning landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains. This 11-day adventure to Mount Mgoun offers an immersive experience of the country’s diverse natural beauty and rich Berber culture. From the cascading Ouzoud waterfalls to the serene Ait Bouguemez Valley, each day presents a new vista and challenge. Traverse high mountain passes, explore remote valleys and camp under the star-studded Moroccan sky. With your luggage carried by mules and guided by a certified mountain expert, this journey promises both comfort and an authentic taste of Moroccan hospitality. Whether you’re an experienced trekker or seeking a unique adventure, this Morocco walking holiday to Mgoun will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

itinerary overview:

  • LEVEL: High
  • DURATION: 11 days-10 Nights
  • BEST PERIOD: From May till October.
  • LUGGAGE: Carried by mules during the trek.
  • TRANSPORT: Touristic transport “mini-bus” or 4wd car
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents (1 for 2 persons) during the trekking, lodge “Gîte
  • GUIDING: A mountain guide certified.

Details itinerary- Morocco walking holiday

Day 1: Marrakech Arrival – Pick up – night in a Riad

Welcome to Marrakech Menara Airport by our guide, and drive to your Riad/hotel

Optional activities before your Morocco walking holiday: Marrakech guided tour, cycling tour in the city, Hammam experience

Overnight at a Riad in the Medina of Marrakech.

Day 2: Ouzoud waterfalls –  Ait Bouguemez Valley

Departure at 8H from Marrakech city, which gives access to the beautiful nature along the way. Stop to explore Ouzoud waterfalls and hike for 2 hours enjoying these amazing falls. 

Afternoon we will enjoy the beautiful scenery that characterizes the central High Atlas to the Happy Valley. Welcome to Berber life with a mint tea and a free walk through the valley and fields of Ait Bougmez. Night lodging at the inhabitant. 6-hour drive.

Day 3: Marrakech – Azilal – Agouti – Ikkis n’Arous

Departure at 8h in the morning from Marrakech to Azilal (170km)  from which we continue on a mountain road to Agouti. There, in the valley of Ait Bouguemez (or ‘Happy Valley’), we meet our team of muleteers. After loading the mules, we start our hike to Ikkis N Arous (2300m), our campsite. Approximately 3 hours walk.

Day 4: Ikkis N’Arous -Tizi n’Tarkedite – Tarkedite plateau

We will walk up to the pass of Tizi n’Tarkedite 3450m. Here we can see the summit of Mount M’goun (4068m) for the first time. With a long descent, we continue to our camp on the large plateau of Tarkedite (2900m). Approximately 6 hours walk.

Day 5: Ascent of Mount M’goun (4068m) – Oulilimt

We wake up early in the morning to enjoy dawn while our muleteer and the others take a shorter path to the bivouac. After climbing the summit of Mount M’goun with the limestone landscape covered in shells and fossils, we can enjoy the panoramic views, especially on the south side of the Massif. A spectacular descent will bring us to the river that will take us to our campsite, close to the spring of Oulilimt (2600m). Approximately 7 hours walk.

Day 6: Trekking from Oulilimt to Aflafal

To relax today, we will take a shorter trek. In this way, we can enjoy the magnificent scenery of the gorges of Oulilimt. Then, the river will lead us to our camp at the riverside, near the spring of Aflafal (2100m). Approximately 4h30 walk.

Day 7: Aflafal – Valley Ouzighimt – Imin IRKT

This day consists of the descent into the Ouzighimt valley, a beautiful valley with a population of women who are always in full swing at work in the fields, collecting wood for fire … our walk will be all along the river, which binds several villages. Lunch will be at the edge of Taghraft. Then we will continue our journey to the town Imi N’IRKT. 5h30 Walk. 500m descent. Night in tents.

Day 8: Imi IRKT – Tiranimine

In today’s step, we cross several rivers. We will be in the water which is often pleasantly cold and refreshing in the summer. Take a break for hot tea and lunch near the source of Ifasfas. The camp will be at the village Tighanimine. 5 hours walking. 500m descent. Night Bivouac tents.

Day 9: Tighanimine – Boutaghrar 

This day begins with a walk through fields of crops: fruit trees ( fig, walnut, and apple ) before reaching Boutarghrar valley. Our lunch will be provided near the village of Tamgalouna. 5h30 walk. 400m descent. Overnight in a tent.

Day 10: Transfer to Marrakech

Our Morocco walking holiday technically ends today. After breakfast at your lodge, we will drive through Rose Valley to Ait Ben Haddou, where we will stop to explore the Ksar Ait Ben Haddou. Then, we will cross the Atlas Mountains to return to Marrakech.

Overnight in a Riad.

Day 11: Departure

What’s included in the Morocco walking holiday:

  • Transfer from Marrakech and back
  • English speaking guide
  • Full board during the trek
  • Mules and porters for luggage
  • Cook 
  • Camping equipment ( tents, mattresses..)
  • 1st night in Marrakech at a Riad 3 stars ( one room for two people)
  • 2nd night in a guest house in Ait Bouguemez Valley ( Dinner + breakfast included)
  • 9th night in Boutghrar at a guest house ( Dinner and breakfast included)
  • 10th night in a Riad in Marrakech

What is excluded on the Morocco walking holiday:

  • Dinners in Marrakech
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel assurance
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses during the hike

What to bring for this adventure in the High Atlas Mountains:

  • Small backpack for daily use
  • Good hiking shoes or boots
  • waterproof bag
  • Sleeping bag warm enough
  • Warted proof jacket
  • Base layers
  • T-shirts for hiking during the day
  • Head torch
  • Short and waterproof trousers
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat 
  • Water filtration system: Filter, purifying tablets, or UV pen
  • Bandana or Buff: 1 (for sun protection or dust)
  • Fleece or down jacket: 1 (for cold evenings)
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher
  • Camera: Optional, for capturing memories
  • Towel: Quick-dry or microfiber
  • Cash: For emergencies or purchasing items along the way
  • Cell phone: For emergencies, but be aware of limited reception in remote areas
  • Portable charger/power bank: For charging electronics
  • Entertainment: Books, cards, etc
  • Notebook and pen/pencil: For journaling or sketching

Morocco trekking holidayWhy this experience can change your life?

11 days Morocco trekking holiday can be a life-changing experience for travelers, as it immerses them in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains while emphasizing the importance of sustainability. This journey offers a profound connection with nature, as participants traverse breathtaking landscapes and explore remote Berber villages, gaining insights into traditional ways of life that are in harmony with the environment. By staying in eco-friendly accommodations and practicing responsible travel, adventurers will not only minimize their environmental footprint but also foster a deeper appreciation for sustainable living. This transformative experience encourages travelers to adopt greener practices in their daily lives, creating lasting positive impacts on both their personal well-being and the planet