Family Trekking Tour in Morocco – Family Treks in the Atlas Mountains, Ait Bougmez Valley

Family Trek in Morocco: Embark on a delightful journey through the pastures and Berber villages of Ait Bougmez, famously known as “the happy valley.” This enchanting trek allows you to immerse yourself in the daily lives of the valley’s inhabitants, nestled in the heart of the High Central Atlas. Designed especially for families with children and those seeking a taste of nomadic living away from the bustling city, this family trek in Morocco promises an unforgettable experience.

With its picturesque landscapes and warm Berber hospitality, the Ait Bougmez Valley is an ideal destination for introducing your children to the wonders of cultural diversity. Far from the noise of urban life, this hiking trip offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, discover new traditions, and create cherished memories with your loved ones.

Family Trekking Tour in Morocco

The program for Family Trek in Morocco

Day 1 : Marrakesh – Tighza – Start hiking

Transfer from Marrakech to the valley of Ait Bougmez. Lunch will be in Azilal, the gateway to the High Atlas, before reaching the village of Tighza, where we’ll be meeting our team of muleteers. We’ll start our hike by ascending to the plateau of Tafenfant at 2300 meters of altitude. Night in tents. 5-hour drive, 3-hour walk.

Day 2 : Tafenfant – Col of Omskik (2800m) – Azib N’Ikkis

We leave the plateau of Tafenfant to reach the small col of Omskik (2800m) by ascending through a juniper forest. Then, we’ll descend to the sheep pens of Arous where we’ll find the nomads with their herds (goats, sheep, etc.). Lunch will be served at noon before visiting the Arous gorge in the afternoon. Night in tents. 5-hour walk.

Day 3 : Azib N’Ikkis – Ait Bougmez Valley – Source of Ait Imi

We’ll descend the Arous valley and then the Ait Bougmez valley, passing by the valley’s traditional crop fields with their irrigation system. We’ll pass through villages named Agouti and Ait Ziri. We’ll have lunch under the large walnut trees near Tabant and continue our walk to the source of Ait Imi in the afternoon. Night in tents. 5-hour walk.

Day 4 : Source of Ait Imi – the sheep pens of R’bat – Ait Hkem

We leave the source of Ait Imi and head towards the famous dinosaur vestiges. The neighboring village of R’bat will be our next destination, before ascending to the Adazen mountain and enjoying a great view of the valley. We’ll then descend on the other side of the valley. Night under the tents near the village of Zaouit N’Oualmzi. 5-hour walk.

Day 5 : Ait Hkem – Ifern – Timit

We continue our trek through the crop fields of the valley with their traditional irrigation system. It will be a great day where we’ll have the chance to meet the highlanders working in the fields and pass by the villages of Ait Ouanougdal, Ifrane, Iskatafene, to finally ascend the pyramid of Timit to visit the marabout of Sidi Moussa (2008m), which offers an astonishing bird’s-eye view of the valley. Night at a local’s in Timit. 4 hours and 30 minutes walk.

Day 6 : Timit – Azilal – Back to Marrakech

A small 2-hour walk, descending the happy valley of Ait Bougmez. We’ll pass by crop fields (corn, wheat, apples, poplars, walnut trees), quietly observing the daily work of the villagers in the fields and small grain mills. We’ll then meet our driver in Agouti and transfer back to Marrakesh.

Family Treks in Ait Bougmez Valley

The Price :

Number of people

Price : / person in euros

2 people : 530 € / person
3 people : 480 € / person
4 people and more : 340 € / person



– Road Transfers from / to Marrakesh

– 01 Accommodation in a berber villages (Gites)

– Tents and mattresses during the trek

– All food during the trek

– Mules to carry the baggage and food

– Cook

– Qualified Mountain Guide
– Hotel and meals in Marrakesh

– Drinks and personal expanses

– Tips

A Family Trek in Morocco promises a unique blend of adventure and cultural exploration for all ages. From the mesmerizing landscapes of the Atlas Mountains to the enchanting charm of Berber villages, this trek offers an immersive experience that caters to families seeking both outdoor excitement and a glimpse into Morocco’s rich heritage. The journey typically winds through scenic trails, allowing families to bond amidst breathtaking vistas and diverse terrain. Along the way, encounters with local communities provide a cultural tapestry, introducing children and adults alike to the warm hospitality and traditions of the Berber people. With moderate hiking routes suitable for various skill levels, a Family Trek in Morocco creates lasting memories, fostering a sense of connection with nature and a deep appreciation for the vibrant tapestry of Moroccan culture.

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