Ait Bougmez Valley
Adventurers looking for a destination that is truly off the beaten track will find Ait Bougmez Valley in Morocco to be the perfect choice. Located in the central High Atlas Mountains, around 200 kilometers east of Marrakech, Ait Bougmez Valley is unspoiled nature at its best. It has been compared to the majesty of the Himalayan Mountains, its lush orchards and green pastures surrounded by snow-capped mountains being quite different from the usual images of barren beauty readily associated with Morocco.
The small towns with their mud brick houses scattered throughout the valley enhance its unspoiled atmosphere. To truly appreciate all that Ait Bougmez Valley has to offer, trekking should be done at a somewhat leisurely pace. Each day reveals another treasure as you come across charming villages and picturesque towns where the inhabitants continue to live in the way that their ancestors have before them, untouched by the stresses of the modern world.
Ait Bougmez Valley is also referred to as the Valley of Happiness, and if you enjoy the simpler things in life you may want to add this lesser known treasure of Morocco to your list of places to explore. hiking tours in Ait Bougmez valley with its wonderful green fields of apples and walnuts. during your 5 day Ait Bougmez valley hike, you will meet berber people who still live such traditional life in the valley;
Day 1: Transfer from Marrakech to the start of Ait Bougmez valley:
meet your guide and driver at your accommodation in Marrakech then set off your adventure driving through plains of alhaouz then pass by mountainous towns like Azilal town, and overnight in Berber guest house at Ait Oushi village. 5 hours of drive includes some stops along the way fir photos and lunch.
Day 2: hiking journey to Sidi Moussa:
After you have great Berber breakfast, you start your walking journey along the valley and visiting the cereal storage of Sidi Moussa located on top of natural hill there. Then continue your trail in order to reach Ifrane village where you have an amazing night over at berber guesthouse. 4 hours of walk.
Day 3: full day hike uphill to Izoughar then back for night in Iguelouane village:
Right after you finish your breakfast, you get start the journey walking across several fields of apples and walk uphill to Izoughar pastures and picnic over there in such fabulous wild area, then come back to spend night in Iguelouane village at guest house. 6 hours of walk
Day 4: walking day to Ait Imi village:
after breakfast ,you set off walking uphill via Addazen mountain pass 2000m where you get to enjoy lots views over the green fields and also over M’goun mountains, and then you take the trail downhill to Ibaklliouen village 1860 and continue the walk to get your guest house at Ait Imi village.4 hours of walk
Day 5: Short walk then transfer back to Marrakech:
lovely day walking across fabulous apple fields, walnut fields. You actually get to meet local people working in their feilds. Then you stop at Tabant Tabant where you enjoy cap of tea before you get picked up and drive to Azilal town where you enjoy lunch and then drive back to Marrakech. 1 hour of walk and 4 hours of drive.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
– Professional mountain guide
– Accommodation during days of your hike ( guest house ! )
– Transport ( all transfers : from airport to your hotel, from hotel to starting point for hike. Transfer back to Marrakech )
– Food during days of the hike ( breakfasts, lunches, dinners)
– water during the hike
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
– Travel insurance – flights
– Tipping for local team ( guide, driver, Muleteers) which is part of Moroccan culture.
Two people : 390€ per person
Four people: 300 € per person
Five people: 290 € per person