Hiking In the land of almond and Argan forest Cross from Tafraout to Tagdicht pass 08 days / 07 nights with 05 days walk
This tour takes place between September and Mai, but the best time to admire the beautiful landscape of almond flowers on a background of pink granite mineral remains the months of January, February and March (it’s spring in Anti-Atlas). On the trails of the Anti Atlas and the Jebel Bani Tafraoute you will discover villages suspended above the almond fields (bloom from mid-January to mid-March, depending on the climate of the year), with the beauty of Jebel Lekst (2359m altitude ascent optional) and the other summits of the chaine, and pink granite foothills of the valleys of Amelen, Aït Iften, Igourramen to deep gorges.
Carrying your luggage, food and all the necessary logistics for this hike is provided by a local truck vehicle, mules become no-existing because of dryness and rural exodus, but drinking water points are abundant in this area and we transport our needs of water with us on our carrying car.
Day 1: Arrival in Agadir or Marrakech
Arrival to Agadir or Marrakech airport, transfer and accommodation in your boked hotel. Possibility of an immediate transfer to your first camp place if you arrive in morning to Agadir airport.
In case of Marrakech arrival, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech or Agadir – Tafraoute (1200 m) – Aguerd n-Oudad painted Rocks valley( 1200m)
03h00 driving by car, 4WD or minibus.
Duration: 03h00 from Agadir or 06h30 from Marrakech.
Walking hours : 02h to 03 hours in afternoon from Tafraoute to camp.
Day 3: – Aguerd-n-Oudad painted Rocks valley - Anergui (1800 m)
In direction to the nomad camps, crossing many gardens and villages of Aday and Tazekka (Gazelle), after nomad camp the village of Azrou Ouadou. Lunch and then departure to anergui village in the bootem of the rocky mountains crossing Anamer (source bleue). Then we will fellow a walking path up to our village. Camp. Dinner and overnight.
Walking hours : 06h00.
Day 4: Anergui (1800 m) –Aït Iften (1300 m)
Near the southern side of Lkest mountains, a nice and easy walk up to Anergui pass (Tizi-n-Ouadou) 300m, then we go down to the next valley of Aït Iften (500 m). Lunch in picnique near a water reservoir after the pass. Camp. Dinner and overnight.
Walking hours : 04h30.
(Afternoon possibility to walk in the surrounding of our camp to discover the villages or mountain’s gardens)
Day 5: Aït Iften (1300 m) – Ighil-n-Iblaghen (1300 m)
Nice an spectacular day walking with first crossing the beautifull lands of Aït Iften valley until Imzilen village. We cross the river and walk up to a rocky pass. We follow a countryside path to the Aguerd-n-Ouzrou pass (1600 m). Lunch and continuation down hills to cross Aguerd-n-Ouzrou village. A nice walking in the green fields and narrow mountain path down to the river. Many rocky path passages. We reach Ighil-n-Iblaghen village and then we camp near the village or the river in Igourramen valley. (Possibility to swim in a the river).
Walking hours : 05h00.
Day 6: Ighil-n-Iblaghen (1300 m)- Inezgaren (1400 m) – Tizi-n- Tagdicht (1600 m)
After the village, we go up in a spectacular mountain and rocky path of 130 m hight, that make connecting the Inezgaren village and others with the Igourramen valley. 30 minutes of a nice and easy walking inside the rocks. We reach inezgaren village and it’s spectacular houses on the rocks. We continue up in an easy walking to the Tagdicht pass. Lunch in the pass with nice view on all the surrounding.
Our car, 4WD or minibus will be ther for the return transfer to Agadir city by a nice landscapes of this mineral rocky mountains.
Walking hours : 03h00.
Duration: 03h00 from Agadir or 06h30 from Marrakech.
Dinner and accommodation at your hotel.
Day 7: Agadir or Marrakech city tour +.
After breakfast city tour with your guide. You will discover the main important things in the city : monuments, Harbor, gardens, old markets, spices shop, argan shops….
Afternoon : possibility of massage and Turkish Hammam for relaxing time.
Dinner in a Moroccan restaurant with Berber dances and show outside the city and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Agadir or Marrakech // Departure Home.
Breakfast and airport transfer 02 hours before the flight hour. Assistance of Morocco Horizon d'Aventures’ agent or Guide.
End of services
N.B : Conditions for families :
- Child under- 06 years : free of charge (maximum 01 child only for 01 family & per group).
- Child from 06 to 12 years 25% discount (maximum 01 child only for 01 family & per group).
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- Transfers between airport and hotel (Arrival and departure).
- Road transfers with Mercedes Taxi (06 seats) or minibuses (6, 8, 10, 14, 14, 16 and 18 seats), equipped by A/C, from AGADIR or MARRAKECH or CASABLANCA… to trekking departure point and return.
- 03 nights on Half board in 4* hotel in AGADIR or MARRAKECH or CASABLANCA… (in Riad on Bed & Breakfast only on request & with supplement).
- 04 nights in Camp / Bivouac under tents during the trekking on full board.
- Individual tents (double) and mattresses provided for trekking.
- Kitchen tent and necessary equipment for cooking.
- Restaurant tent and equipement matresses, light….
- All meals during the Trekking days from the lunch of the 2nd day till the lunch of the 7th day.
- Drinks during all meals in trekking and during the walking days.
- Local Car/transportation for carrying services of the luggage: tentes, kitchen and restaurant tentes, food…
- English speaking Guide.
- Insurances from Maroc Horizon d’Aventures (Travel agency agreement from the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism).
- Transport Insurances from (Touristic transportation agreement from the Moroccan Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Transportations).
- All Taxes.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Ticket flights.
- Lunches in cities for 1st and 8th days.
- Other drinks during meals and in afternoon in trekking and stays (It's possible to ask your guide where to buy your drinks in the cities : supermarkets and shops for alcohol drinks, beer, wine…
- Repatriation Insurances.
- Traditional tips.
THE LEVEL OF THE EXCURSION
It is about a trek program without notable technical difficulty. It is necessary to be in good physical condition and to be able to go 5 to 7, each day, with a studied rhythm from your guide. We have many stops all the walking paths, with 01H30 to 02H00 in midday for rest and lunch pause.
There is always a light back bag (Camel bag) where to take minimum of daily needs (gourd or bottle of water, food of race or food energy, camera…). All the luggage and food are transported by the pickup car. When a medical problem (distortion for example), it is always possible to call upon an extra car or our agency car. However, it should be known that the ground is not flat, that it is necessary sometimes to go up to climb a collar, that you will find certain stages a little long… In short, you will have physical feelings, it is certain, and it is necessary to have the desire and the spirit of hiking and walking in mountain.
The itinerary indicated will be able to undergo modifications imposed by the mean level of the group, or by the climatic conditions.
EQUIPMENT TO PROVIDE
Sleeping bag, a large bag with zippers for clothing (not too many clothes, just needed to change during the trip and in the city), warm clothes for cool nights, a small backpack without frame for affairs’s day, walking shoes or sneakers, sandals for camp or/and walking in water, windbreaker, raincoat, polar, personal medication, water gourd bottle (1 liter or 2 liters), sunscreen, a pair of sunglasses, hat or Chech, camera, a torch (frontal), spare batteries, toiletry and other personal belongings.
DONATIONS TO THE TEAM
You can expect in your carry the things you no longer use or those that you will use for the last time during this trip use : old clothes, drugs, torch, shoes, children clothing, toys, pens, books ...
At the end of the journey/trip, these gifts make very happy members of your team and also their families. Feel free to think.
 No possibilities for the kids if they cannot walk for the indicated hours in the program. But they can follow with the car that carrying the luggage with cook and driver and can discover the road landscapes, parent find them in arrival for lunch time or until to camp in afternoon.
 You have to bring a bottle gourd (s) or empty bottle (s) where to put your daily water for drinking and putting in your cael bag. You have to know your consumption of water during the day. Shops are very few on our daily itineraries and can not find water when we left the camp until lunch time or in afternoon in next camp.
 Mixture of local bio dried food : dates, almonds , cacaouette , figs, cakes , raisins dried grape, oranges ...
 Blue or white or black turban..., the nomadic Berbers and mountain cover the head and face to cover the cold, wind, sand, snow or rain. (Our guide can provide it to you with 7 € / chech, thank you to order in advance from our agency).v