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Tighza Heart of the Atlas

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Tighza Heart of the Atlas

Tighza offers a magnitude of beauty: the green fertile valley, narrow gorges with multi-coloured rocks, springs, turquoise lakes, pastures, Kasbahs (Fortress Glaoui), villages and cultivated terraces. Immerse yourself in the Berber world, an unforgettable week!


Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech
Day 2: After leaving the city, you follow a spectacular route through the high Atlas Mountains. You pass through the Tizi n'Tichka, at over 2000m, before descending into the gorge on the south side. You continue towards the broad valley leading to Telouet (1780m) and visit the Kasbah Telouet, citadel of Glaoui and his tribe until the late 50s. You then take a short uphill walk to the lodge of Tighza where you will spend five nights.
Day 3: Today, a ride that makes a loop round Tizi Ourghsan (2358m), and returns via the river Wawrikt. You climb through the high summer pastures to the pass and witness the wonderful view of the gorge Wawrikt. After lunch near the waterfalls (pleasant to bath in in some seasons) you head back to the village following the river. (5-6 hour trek)
Day 4: An easy days walk to discover the villages of the valley Ounilla. View the traditional way of life still present in this valley; field work, livestock, work at home, architecture, use of the countryside, customs and the contrast it offers from the modern world. (4-5 hour trek)
Day 5: Trek to and explore the beautiful Lake Tamda (2667m), the highest in the country. The azure lake sits amidst a beautiful landscape of mountains between the impressive peaks of Anghomar and Tamda. (7-8 hour trek)
Day 6: Cross the Adrar Aglagal, a reddish mountain at 2400m, which offers beautiful views of the valley Ounilla, its villages and terraced fields. (4 hour trek)
Day 7: You leave the village of Tighza joining the old road to Telouet and take transport to Marrakech where there is time to enjoy the charms of the city. (1 hour trek)
Day 8: Depart from hotel

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What's included:

  • Full Escort: Fully escorted by local mountain guide, muleteers and cook
  • All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Transport: Minibus or 4x4 transfers

What is not included:

  • Meals in Marrakech
  • International flights
  • Sleeping bags
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature
  • Additional hotel nights after trek, although these can be purchased from 25 EUR p.p. twin/35 EUR single.

Contact Mohamed

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+212 668 153 731
+212 662 138 038

Please note: Mohamed is trekking most days so may not be able to respond immediately, but will try to contact you as soon as he can.

Tighza Heart of the Atlas

Duration: 8 days

Price by group size:
2-3 people $600 each
4 people $520 each
5-14 people $440 each

(Prices are based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent)

Difficulty Level 2

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Lake Tamda, the highest in the country
The stunning Ounila river

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