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The assif Melloul and the gorges From 550€

Location: Middle Atlas

Feasible from April to October - Customized dates possibility

Groups: 4 people min / max 15

Walking level 1: 4 to 5H / day

Support: Certified Guide,

Accommodation: On the Ecolodge / Marrakech Hotel *** circuit (riad option)

Conditions: Accessible to all - very low elevations.


Day 1 - Marrakech

Airport reception and installation at your hotel. Meals of your own choice. Night in hotel ***

Accommodation: Hotel ***

Day 2: The Anergui Valley

Departure to the Anergui valley crossing the central High Atlas. Picnic at Lake Bin-Elouidane before resuming our journey through wild landscapes, between holm oaks and junipers towards the Tagleft highlands, then the Anergui circus. Another 30mn of track to reach our Berber house, located at the entrance of the Assif Melloul gorges.

(Transport: 320 km / 6H of road) (Accommodation: ecolodge)

Day 3: Traditional villages & fortified granaries

This first hike will allow you to discover the superb citadel villages of pink clay in the valley. Here, the fortified ighrems or granaries are among the most beautiful in the Atlas.

In Ait Khouya we will meet the potter and the blacksmith, central figures in the life of the village. Picnic or lunch with the locals. Back to our ecolodge. Dinner and overnight.

(4H walk) (Accommodation: ecolodge)

Day 4: Anergui circus

This morning we take the mule track which leaves from the house towards the Tizi-n’Dari pass (1800m). And before our eyes the grand circus of Anergui. We will pass on the other side of the mountain to reach the tiny village of Batli surrounded by the high peaks of the Atlas.

Superb view of the alluvial plain and its green mosaic of fields and orchards that overlook the villages in ocher-red colors hanging on the slopes of the mountain. Lunch with the locals. Return to your ecolodge. Dinner and overnight.

(5H walk) (Elevation gain: ascent + 200m / descent –200m) (Accommodation: ecolodge)

Day 6: Assif Melloul & the gorges

Today an aquatic day in the gorges of Assef Melloul and Aqqua Tafraoute awaits us. Walk in this increasingly narrow and deep canyon, often feet in the water, to reach the confluence of the Tafraout wadi. Picnic and swim before returning to our guest house. Dinner and overnight.

(5H walk) (Ecolodge accommodation)

Day 7: The souk of El Khemis

Thursday is souk day. It is the meeting point for all the inhabitants of the valley and the nomads who descend from the highlands of the Kousser to sell their animals or to barter. Morning in the souk to meet the locals, then walk in the surrounding mountains and picnic. Back to our ecolodge. Dinner and overnight

(4 hour hike) (Accommodation: gite)

Day 8: Return to Marrakech

It is time to leave the Berbers, to return to Marrakech where we will arrive at the end of the day. Drop off at your hotel. Dinner of your own choice. Night in hotel ***

(Transport: 320 km / 6H of road) (Accommodation: hotel ***)