The Aït Bougmaze Valley is located in the heart of the High Atlas at an altitude of 2000m at the foot of the majestic M’goun mountain (4071m), the second highest mountain in Morocco.

Farmers and seminomadic shepherds have lived in this remote valley for centuries, far away from the modern and busy world.

The seasons determine the life of this Berber people.

The garden-like fields and the mild climate attract birds from all over the world: storks, herons, birds of prey and songbirds.

You will soon discover why this valley is also called “The Happy Valley”.

Day 1: Marrakech

Arrival at the Menara airport. Transfer to the hotel or riad.

Day 2: Marrakech – Aït Oughral (1968m) (190 km)

After breakfast, transfer by minibus or 4WD to Aît Ourhral in the Aït Bougmaze Valley (also named the Happy Valley), starting point of our hike where we will meet the muleteers. Aït Oughral, is situated southwest of Taghoulid and southeast of Ighil n’Tissila. Overnight stay in a local gîte.

Day 3: Aît Oughral – Rbat (1966m)

Steady climb up to cross the Djebel Adazene (2300m), followed by a descent to Rbat. Dinosaur footprints can be seen in the area. Overnight stay in a local gîte.

Day 4: Rbat – Aït Imi (1883m)

Walk through the valley of the Assif-n-Rbat to the peacefull village of Aït Imi. Overnight stay in a local gîte.

Day 5: Aït Imi – Agouti (1804m)

Beautiful day of walking through the Aït Bougmaze Valley. On the way to Agouti we will visit the Marabout Sidi Moussa. Overnight stay in local gîte.

Day 6: Agouti – Marrakech (180km)

Transfer by minibus or 4WD. On our way to Marrakech we will visit the Ouzoud Falls and the natural bridge of Imi n’Ifri. Overnight stay in a hotel or riad.

Day 7: Marrakech – return flight

Got to catch that airplane!