Valley of Roses

During this trek you will travel through the Valley of Roses. Along the way, you will pass through several villages and see a wealth of kasbahs. You will get to meet local people and see how they live their daily lives in the mountains.

The Berber people, also known as the Amazigh are a very old culture, that have lived in the mountains since before the arrival of Islam and the Arabs. They are very welcoming and will be happy to spend some time with you and show you how they make breads, soups and other types of indigenous local food. The Amazigh build their own houses, from mud and stone and often live in extended family groups.

The best time to visit is during the Festival of the Rose. The festival takes place in Kelaat M’gouna and celebrates the rose in various local forms and with music. If you would like to go to the festival, then please get in touch with Brahim and Mohamed as the date that the festival is held on changes every year.

Should you want to alter your trek, do not hesitate to contact Mohamed and Brahim for more details and a discussion of your options.

Itinerary

Day One: Marrakech

You will be met by your team at the airport, who can take you on a tour of the city if you like. They can also show you where your hotel is located for check-in.

Day Two: Marrakech - Tizi'n Tichka – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades - El klâa Me Gouna - Aït Youls - Tamgalouna

On your second day, you will be taken by 4x4 or minibus to meet your guides and mule drivers at Aït Youls. Along the way, you will visit and go past various villages and beautiful scenery, including the Dades Valley and Quarzazarte. After lunch, there is a hike from Aït Youls that takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes and will finish at Tamgalouna at about 1620m.

Day Three: Tamgalouna – M’Goun valley - Igherm Adquim – Agerzerka – Agurzga

You will spend the day journeying along a beautiful valley basin, the M’Goun, before eventually reaching a bivouac at Agurzga. Along the way, you’ll find yourself amongst the locals in several villages and towns, which should take about 3 hours and a half in total.

Day Four: Agurzga – Amejgag - Alemdoum

5 hours of walking will bring you and your guides to Alemdoum, where you can spend the night. To get there, you will descend into the Amejgag Valley and trek until you find it.

Day Five: Alemdoum - Throats of Qati El – Agouti – Bou Thara

Day 5 will finish with a bivouac camp at Bou Thara. To get there you will need to pass through the village of the Agouti and the magnificent Throats of Qati El.

Day Six: Bou Thara – Timstiguit - Aït Saïd – Taberkhats

Carrying on along the M’Goun Valley, you will pass the villages of Timstiguit, Aït Saïd and Taberkhats, which are the homes of various tribes.

Day Seven: Taberkhats – Talmout - Marrakech

An early start will see you back on the valley trail. After lunch at Talmout, you will all travel into Marrakech to return to your hotels, showers and dinner.

Day Eight: Marrakech

On your final day you can do what you like in Marrakech. If you would like to visit any more of Morocco, please contact Brahim and Mohamed for more details.

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