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Rose Valley & Berber Villages

The route takes you through several villages in the Rose Valley. You will be guided through a variety of Kasbahs, meeting locals along the way.

The people of the Berber villagers are known as the Amazigh and have an incredibly old culture. They have lived in the mountains since before Islam and the Arabs arrived. The villagers are extremely friendly and will be more than happy to spend time with tourists, teaching them how to make soup and bread. The villagers live in house built from mud and stone and live in large family groups.

Every year the villagers celebrate the Festival of the Rose- making it the best time of year to come to the valley. Taking place in Kelaat M’Gouna the festival celebrates the rose in all its various local forms. The festival features music, food and entertainment and brings life and enjoyment to the little village. The festival is held on a different date each year so get in touch with Treks Morocco for further information.

Overview

Duration : 7 days
Period : From April to October
Level : Easy to medium
Highest point : Tichka Pass 2,260m
Accommodation : Gîte and camping

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech
Meet you at the airport and drop you off at your hotel/riad. Depending on your arrival time, we could arrange a city tour for you.
We will spend the first night in Marrakech.

Day 2: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley
Today we drive through Tizi n’ Tichka (2,260 meters), the highest road pass in Morocco, to Ouarzazate, the Moroccan Hollywood. We drive through spectacular landscapes and different terrains along the way. Then we continue our journey to Rose Valley. We meet the muleteers upon arriving at the village of Ait Ihia (1,400m). We start our hike after loading our luggage. We trek through this beautiful village and a vast plateau towards M’goun.
Dinner and overnight in the camp at Timkkit (1,500 meters)

Day 3: Timkkit (1,500m) – Akka n’asskar – Timassinine (1,800m)
We spend the first 2 hours on flat terrain, then climb to the pass of Tiflis at 1,823 meters, then descend slightly to Aasskar Akka to have lunch on the waterfront in the shade of oleander. In the afternoon, we cross a desert landscape pass dotted with few small gardens.
Dinner and overnight in the camp at Timassinine.

Day 4: Timassinine (1,800m) –Agouti Gorges – Lhout (1,700m)
Today’s hike first takes us through Djbel Anchouch before descending onto the small Ait Hamd Valley. We pass by amazing villages of Imzil and Rbat, have lunch at the entrance to the Agouti Gorges, then walk along the river to reach the beautiful villages of Agouti and Lhout with its kasbah (pair of hiking sandals is required to cross the Gorges).
Dinner and overnight in the camp near the Lhout village.

Day 5: Lhout (1,700m) –Boutaghrar(1,500m)
We continue our hiking, through the gardens and villages of Ait Hamd Valley, to reach the M’goun River (a pair of hiking sandals is required). We follow the valley and arrive at the large village of Boutaghrar to have lunch. Optional activities in the afternoon. We can go up a hillside to enjoy nice views of the village and M’goun Valley.
Dinner and overnight in a lodge.

Day 6: Boutaghrar (1,500m) – Hdida – Taberkachte (1,400m)
We follow the M’goun Valley where we meet some villagers working in their fields, passing by the beautiful villages with 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 Rose Valley for Ait Benhaddou via Ouarzazate, then we continue along the beautiful Ounila Valley with its Berber villages. Stop for lunch in Telouat Village and visit the famous Kasbah of Glawi, then we reach Marrakesh by Tizi n’ Tichka.
Overnight in hotel or raid.

Day 8: Airport:
Your guide will arrange transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule. Fly back to your destination with sweet memories of Morocco!

Price includes:

  • English-speaking Berber expert mountain guides
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage
  • Berber Cook
  • All meals on the hike
  • Accommodation in a Berber village (gite)
  • Round-trip Transportation between the trek and your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Camping Materials (Tents & Mattress) for summer treks

Price does not includes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

The price depends on many factors, including the number of guests, the time of the year (low vs. high peak tour season), type of accommodation you want (basic, comfort, luxury), any additional activities you want to add, etc. For this reason, please get in touch with us. Being an expert in small group travel, we will try our best to incorporate your inputs into the itinerary.

AVAILABILITY & DATES

This trek runs from April till the end of October.

This trek is available to be booked separately or can be combined with any of the other cross-country tours, active tours or day trips we offer. We can also customize the itinerary to meet your specific requirement. Please get in touch with us for details.

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