Trekking Ait Bougmez Valley and M’goun canyon- Morocco walking holidays

Trekking Ait Bougmez Valley and M’goun canyon: A diverse trek through the wildest and most remote valleys of the Central High Atlas. Our adventure begins in the lush Valley of Aït Bougmez, also known as the “Happy Valley,” where we traverse small villages with traditional pisé houses. We then head towards the Ait Imi pass (2905m) to reach the high-altitude plateaus where nomads graze their herds of goats and camels. The trek continues with a descent into the M’goun Valley, passing through numerous authentic villages along the river, before we descend into the fabulous M’goun Gorges and finally arrive in the splendid Valley of Roses. Breathtaking landscapes, continuous interactions with the local population, make this week-long trek a total escape.

Trekking Ait Bougmez Valley and M’goun canyon

Trekking Itinerary – Trekking Ait Bougmez Valley and M’goun canyon

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Azilal – Ait Bougmez Valley

We will depart by car towards Azilal with a transfer. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Ouzoud Waterfalls, which cascade over three tiers with a total height of approximately 110 meters on the Ouzoud River, at an altitude of 1060 meters in the Middle Atlas of Morocco. Then, we will take a mountainous road leading to the Ait Bougmez Valley. Upon our arrival at the gîte, we will have the chance to discover the daily life of the Berbers of the Atlas. The car journey will last approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes. We will spend the night in a traditional gîte.

Day 2 : Timit (1750m) – Bouberden Pass (3100m) – IGli N’Tanwout (2700m)

We will start early in the morning for our first ascent. We will pass through a juniper forest and follow a mule trail up to the Bouberden Pass (3100m). From the pass, we will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the M’goun range, Wawgoulzat, Azourki, Tizal, and the Happy Valley. We will have lunch at the pass, then descend to the IGli N’Tanwout plateau (2700m). This place offers a pastoral and grandiose setting where we will set up our base camp. The day’s trek will last approximately 7 hours.

Day 3 : IGli N’Tawoute – Oulilimt Valley – Aflafal Spring

We will leave our beautiful bivouac and descend to Ifri N’Oukhlifa, where the rock needles stand tall with a striking contrast of colors. Following a path winding through the mountains amid tufts of grass, we will reach the Tizi N’Ifri pass (2700m), a passage that will lead us to the Oulilimt Valley. This area serves as pastures where nomads bring their herds from May to late September, before the first snows push them southwards towards Jbel Saghro. Afterward, we will reach our camp near the famous Aflafal Spring, a natural circus of extraordinary beauty where our bivouac will be set up. The afternoon will be dedicated to relaxation. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 4 : Aflafal Spring – Tighremt N’Ait Hamed – Ouzighimt Valley – Imin Irkt

This day will be focused on descending the Ouzighimt Valley, a wonderful valley where the population, especially women, is always active, tending to the fields and gathering firewood. Our hike will follow the course of the river, connecting several villages. Lunch will be enjoyed by the riverbanks in Taghraft. We will then continue our journey to the village of Imi N’Irkt. The hike’s duration will be approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, with an elevation drop of 500m. We will spend the night in tents.

Day 5 : Imi N’Irkt – M’goun Gorges – Tiranimine – Aguerzgua.

This stage will involve crossing several water passages. At certain points where the gorges narrow, we will be wading through the water, often cold and refreshing in the summer. We will take a break for a warm tea and lunch near the Ifasfas Spring. Later, we will traverse the village of Tighanimine. The hike’s duration will be approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes, with an elevation drop of 500m. We will stay in a traditional gîte.

M’goun canyon trekking

Day 6 : Transfer from Aguerzegua to Ouarzazate – Marrakech

We will embark on a short local transportation journey of about 10 km to reach the paved road, where our vehicle awaits us for the transfer to Marrakech. Along the way, we will make a stop in the town of Kelaa M’Gouna, world-renowned for its roses, hosting a grand festival dedicated to roses every first week of May. By late afternoon, we will arrive in Marrakech, marking the end of our services. The car journey will last approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes.

The Price of 6 day Trekking Ait Bougmez Valley and M’goun canyon

Number of people

Price : / person in euros

2 people : 550 € / person
3 people : 500 € / person
4 people and more : 450 € / person



– Road Transfers from / to Marrakesh
– 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

M’goun canyon

Trekking Ait Bougmez Valley and M’goun canyon, explore the berber villages in the Moroccan High Atlas.

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