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6 day Ait Bougmez valley trek

Trek Details

Ait Bougmez Valley trek is a varied 6-day hike through the beautiful scenery of one of the high Atlas’s best valleys. Ait Bougmez Valley offers a perfect itinerary to discover Moroccan Berber culture. The beautiful view of the central high Atlas Mountains and the separate Berber villages of the Valley is worth exploring. Ait Bougmez is a broad valley suitable for hiking experiences and crossing traditional Berber villages.

Total Duration: 8 days
March to October
Trek Grade: 
Max Elevation: 
2600 Meters
Camping or Guesthouse.

 Ait Bougmez valley trek allows you to:

  • Make an authentic trip to explore the Valley of Happiness
  • Experience the extraordinary hospitality of the native Berbers in the Valley
  • Discover the rural way of life in Central High Atlas trekking
  • Hike to visit the large dried Izoughar Lake ( full of water in winter)
  • Visit the Fortified granary of Sidi Mossa (shrine)
  • Discover the footprints of Dinosaurs in the Valley.

Itinerary of Ait Bougmez valley trek

1st Day: Arrival in Marrakech

Arrive in Marrakech and spend the night in the hotel.

2nd Day: Marrakech – Azilal – Ait Bougmez (1800m)

After an early breakfast, we set off to the beautiful  Bougmez valley, a five-hour journey. Drive to visit Ouzoud Waterfalls and have a picnic lunch there or in Azilal city. The tour continues to the village called Arouss. We meet our mule team at the Valley and spend the night in a local Guesthouse.

3rd Day: Arrous (1900m) – Ait Imi (1900m)

After breakfast, we start our hike in the morning and meet villagers working in the fields. We cross different cultures on the terrace and bypass several villages. Lunch under the substantial walnut trees, we continue to the Ait Imi Source site. Camping in tents. 5 hours of trekking.

4th Day: Ait Imi Spring – Adazen Pass (2200m) – Ifran Village (2000m)

Leaving the source after breakfast to explore the famous dinosaur footprints. We then proceed to the village of R’bat and trek upwards to the pass. Adazen Pass offers a spectacular view of the Valley. After lunch, we descend to the other side of the Valley and camp overnight in tents close to Ifran village. 5-hour walk.

5th Day: Ifran Village – Visit Izoughar Lake (2600m) back to Zaouit Almzi Village(2200m)

We leave Ifrane village very early morning for the Lake. We’ll cross cultures on the terrace bypassing other villages, then take a path that leads to the Lake. After lunch, we walk back down to Zaouit Almzi. 6 hours walking.

6th Day: Zaouit Almzi Village (1700m) – Timit (1800m)

Early breakfast, we trek through the Valley down to Timit Village. Dinner and overnight in the local Gite in the village. Five h trek.

7th Day: Ait Bougmez valley – Marrakech

We head back to Marrakech early in the morning after breakfast,  overnight in the hotel.

8th Day: Departure

Depart back home.

Summer and Winter Season Price:
  • 2 people – 500€
  • 3 people – 460€
  •  For 4 people or more – 420€
Price Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Accommodation for trekking duration
  • Mules to carry your luggage
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals during your trek
Price Does Not Include
  • Ticket flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional tips
Materials Needed For Ait Bougmez Valley Trek
  • Big bag for clothing
  • Backpack for each daily supplies
  • Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag
  • Warm and light clothes
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-cream
  • Head Torch
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Toilet tissues
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Water purifier
 Additional Details
  • This trek is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
  • Further discounts are available for group sizes over eight people.
  • You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

Ait Bougmez Valley trek allows you to explore the landscapes and heart of the central high Atlas mountains.

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