TOP 5 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TREKS TO DO IN MOROCCO
Morocco and its mountains are full of breathtaking landscapes and especially offer the possibility of hiking all year round. Having crossed the country, Dunes and Desert has selected for you the 5 most beautiful treks to make in winter as in summer, all departing from Marrakech.
1- The M’Goun (4 days) with its crest of 10km which overlooks the Atlas!
The M’Goun (4068m) is the second summit of Morocco and ris a long summit crest. Despite its formidable reputation, this 4-day trek in the Atlas is perfect for mid-level hikers. The landscape is incredibly diverse, ranging from arid gorges to lush valleys. You will come across the semi-nomadic Berbers who establish their summer quarters in the sheepfolds of altitude to graze their flocks.
Best time: May to October.
Good news, we organize this trek from 19 to 22 September: https://facebook.com/events/1191752104285460/
2- The Amizmiz hinterland (1 day)
Get off the beaten path and discover the real Morocco with this one day trek in the countryside of Amizmiz (1h to 2h walk).
In the heart of the High-Atlas in a lost Berber village, you will enjoy the legendary Moroccan hospitality. The beauty of the site will leave you speechless.
In the hollow of a canyon carved in the rock, you will savor an authentic berber lunch specially prepared for you, by a dedicated team. For the best walkers, you can then reach a ridge offering you a stunning view of the whole plain of Haouz.
Best time: all year round.
3- The valley of Ait Oucheg, near Ourika (1 day) + plateau of Yagour (2 or 3 days)
Discover the little sister of the Ourika valley: the valley of Ait Oucheg. Walk through the stone villages in the valley and through the the areas of terrace cultivation. Their inhabitants whose immemorial lifestyles have not changed will welcome you with good humor.
Then follow a magnificent journey through time… The High Atlas has always been inhabited by different peoples who have followed each other over the millennia. This 2 day trek takes you directly to the places where the first peoples left their traces: magnificent rock carvings traced to the stone dating from the Bronze Age.
An environment that will surprise you with its purity: alpine landscapes, terraced cultivation, the very green Zat valley, the summit of Jbel Melstène (3600m) as well as the plateau of Yagour, punctuated by a night in bivouac at 2200m above sea level, under the stars.
Best time: all year round.
4- The Toubkal, the summit of Morocco at 4167m … for the achievement
This 3-day hike takes you through lush valleys and mountain villages, and offers stunning views and unforgettable memories!
You will spend two nights in a refuge before reaching the summit of Mount Toubkal in the High Atlas, and you can tell everyone that you have climbed to the highest peak in North Africa!
Best time: April to October. Plan crampons between November and March.
5- Ouzoud Waterfalls (1 day)
Discover the most beautiful waterfalls of Morocco near the traditional village of Ouzoud in Berber country. Stunning views of the natural basin of the 100m waterfall under your feet. You may even get a chance to see monkeys there!
A sensational trek to explore the surroundings and bathe in natural pools under the waterfalls of Ouzoud. Do not forget your swimsuits!