Trekking in Ait Bougmez valley Morocco – 5 day Ait Bougmez valley trek
Trekking in the Aït Bougmez valley, at the heart of the Central High Atlas, is a captivating experience. Embark on a 5-day Aït Bougmez valley trek, meandering through the charming Berber villages of the “happy valley” and passing terraced fields that add to the picturesque landscape. As you traverse the rugged terrain, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the welcoming mountain inhabitants, immersing yourself in their culture and traditions. The genuine hospitality and friendliness of the villagers will make your journey even more enriching and memorable.
The programm of 5 Day Ait Bougmez valley trek
Day 1 : Marrakech – Demnate – Iminifri – Ait Boulli – Bougmez
From Marrakech on our way to Demnat, we’ll make a stop at Iminifri, where we’ll take a little stroll and visit this astonishing natural site (the natural bridge). We’ll make another stop next to the village of IOUARIDENE, to see some dinosaur footprints. We’ll then take a mountainous road on our way to the red valley of Ait Boulli before reaching the happy valley of Ait Bougmez. In the afternoon, we’ll start our trek in this beautiful valley with a little ascent of the Arous valley, where we’ll discover the everyday life of the Atlas’ Berbers. 5-hour drive. Around 1 hour walk. Night in a gîte (mountain hut).
Day 2 : Arouss – The happy valley of Ait Bougmez – Night in a lodging, owned by an inhabitant of the Rbat village
During this day, we’ll discover the valley of Ait Bougmez, with its beautiful villages and their traditional architecture, fields lined with apple trees and walnut trees, and the warm welcome of the locals. 4-hour walk. Night in the inhabitant’s lodging.
Day 3 : Ait Imi – The mountain of Adazen – The valley of Ait Hkem – Zaouiat Oualmzi
We’ll continue our hike by exploring the dinosaur footprints in the heart of Ibaklioun village. We’ll then ascend the Adazen Ridge through the Juniper Forest, from where we can contemplate a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains (Azouri, Igoudamen). During the descent, we’ll take a wide path to the Ifren village, where we’ll be staying for the night, in the hut of a local of Zaouiat Oualmzi. 4-hour and 30-minute walk.
Day 4 : Zaouiat Oualmzi – Descent of the Ait Bougmez valley – Timit
During this last day of hiking in the Ait Bougmez valley, we’ll discover its natural and architectural heritage, as well as its cultural wealth. We’ll be crossing many villages, which will give us numerous opportunities to meet with the villagers, see them working in their fields, and watch the women doing laundry by the river. The houses, built of rammed earth, blend with the beautiful landscapes of the Atlas. We’ll then climb the old Marabout and cooperative storage of Sidi Moussa, and take a moment to contemplate the astonishing view of the valley. 5-hour walk. Night at a local’s place in Timit.
Day 5 : Ait Bougmez valley – Azilal – Ouzoud waterfalls – Marrakech
After breakfast, we’ll take another road to Azilal. We’ll visit Ouzoud Waterfalls; 110m high, three-level waterfalls on Wadi Ouzoud, at 1060m altitude in the middle of the Moroccan Atlas. Arrival in Marrakech. End of our services.
The Price of 5 Day Ait Bougmez valley trek
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