Hiking and trekking In The Ait Bougmez Morocco – The Ait Bougmez Valley
Period : March to November
Time : 6 days : 4/5 day walking
Level : Easy hike
Hiking In The Ait Bougmez Morocco : The valley of Ait Bougmez a.k.a “Happy Valley” is located in the heart of the central high atlas, with a huge plateau at 2,000 meters of altitude, watered from every side with by the M ‘ Goun Massif (4068 m), Azourki (3682 m), and Rat (3800 m). It’s a valley that’s very cultivated with vegetables and apple trees. The happy valley offers a wide variety of fabulous landscapes and a Berber culture that’s well preserved by its inhabitants, while being open to the visitors with a warm welcome. We offer you an active stay, in this beautiful Atlas valley. Housed in a traditional and comfortable house, we’ll go to the discovery of this beautiful region and legendary hospitality of its people.
The valley of Arous – the cultivated green fields of the happy valley – the collective loft of Sidi moussa – Dinosaurs traces in Ibakllioune village – the architecture of the villages, meeting the locals.
The Program of Hiking In The Ait Bougmez Morocco
Day 1 : Marrakesh – Ouzoud waterfalls – Ait Bougmez Valley (Ait Bouguemez)
Departure is around 8am towards the valley of Ait Bougmez, passing by Ouzoud waterfalls; the most beautiful waterfalls in Morocco. We’ll continue to Azilal for lunch. Then towards the colof Oughbar (2200m), with a panoramic view of the M’goun mountains. We’ll descent the valley of Ait Abbas, before joining agouti, the first village of the happy valley. We’ll arrive at Timit, just in time to discover the village and meet with local Berbers. 5 hours’ drive. Night at the local’s.
Day 2: Timit – Sidi Moussa – Aguerd N’Ouzro – Tabant-Timit
We’ll go visit the cooperative storage and the marabout of Sidi Moussa (a revered saint, famous for curing spiritual diseases). The building serves at the same time as a cooperative storage. it’s a fortified building which was formerly used to store crops, jewelry and valuable documents). Amazing view of the valley of Ait Bougmez’s (the happy valley) three directions. We’ll then descent to the Tabant village, in the center of the valley (the weekly market is set on Sunday). We’ll have lunch under tall walnut trees near Ait Imi village. We’ll discover the village of Ageurd N’ouzrou, with its houses’ architecture, then get back to Timit. Night at a local’s. 5h walk.
Day 3: Timit – Tamatout – Ait Ziri – The valley of Arous – Timit.
We leave for the Tamalout village, then Idoukalen at the foot of coooperative storage of Sidi Chita. We cross fields of corn, wheat, apple trees, poplars, walnut trees, while quietly observing the daily work of the villagers in the fields and small grain mills. We’ll finally be having dinner and spending the night in the lodging. 4H walk.
Day 4: Timit – Elhad– Ibakquellioune – Ait Imi– Timit.
After breakfast, we head to El Had, a small town that is considered the economic heart of the valley. Through the fields, we’ll get to Ibaquallioune, with its old granary located at the center of the village, and its prehistoric remains make it a very important stop. We’ll head back to the charming village of Ait Imi using a different path. We’ll have Lunch in the shade, under walnut trees and then get back to the village. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. 4h30 walk.
Day 5: Timit – Ansous – Ahabak– Ikhf N’ighir– Timit.
This walk will allow us to discover the pastoral activity of the valley, and to admire sumptuous landscapes. We’ll walk along the valley to reach Iskatafene and the Ansous sheep pens. Then we’ll start ascending to the col that allows us to reach Ahabak. Lunch in the shade of a walnut near the sheep pens. Back to the cottage and evening rest.5 h walk.
Day 6: Timit – Azilal– Marrakech
We leave the happy valley by taking the road to Azilal then Marrakech. Lunch on the way. Free afternoon to visit the souks.
Price : of Hiking In The Ait Bougmez Morocco
Number of people
Price : / person in euros
|2 people :||420 € / person|
|3 people :||360 € / person|
|4 people and more :||320€ / person|
|THE Price : INCLUDES :||DOES NOT INCLUDE|
|– Road Transfers from / to Marrakesh – All food during the trek – 5 nights accommodation in Berber house – Mules to carry the baggage and food – Qualified Mountain Guide – Cook.||– Flight and Back
– Meals and accommodation in Marrakesh – Drinks and personal expenses – Travel Insurance – Tips
Hiking In Ait bougmez Valley Morocco : trekking the valley has Bouguemez
( Happy Valley )