Dades and Roses Valley Trek – 8 days

Daily Tour 8 day 7 nights
kelaat m'gouna Visit Marrakesh

Dades and Roses Valley Trek and M’goun Valley, sometimes referred to as the “Valley of the Roses,” is particularly famous for the annual Rose Festival, which takes place in the village of El Kelaa M’gouna. During the festival, locals celebrate the harvest of roses, which are a significant agricultural product in the region.
The M’goun Valley is located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, traditional Berber villages, and the M’goun Massif, which is the second-highest mountain range in Morocco. The M’goun River flows through the valley, adding to its picturesque landscape.

Joining us for Dades and Roses Valley Trek

Dades valley and Roses valley are a popular destination for trekking and hiking enthusiasts, offering a range of trails that lead through lush greenery, terraced fields, and rugged mountain terrain. The valley is also known for its traditional Berber culture, and trekkers often have the opportunity to visit local villages and experience the hospitality of the Berber people.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 4 days trekking of 5 to 6 hours
  • Max altitude – 1800 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Marrakesh or Ouarzazate
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotel/Riad
  • 5 Nights Hostel/Lodge

Marrakesh/Ouarzazate Airport (Google Map)

Trekking  to valley of roses starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season..

Tour Quote Through the Valley of Roses in Morocco

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
PRICE/PERSON €680 €660 €640 €620 €590 €550 €510

  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 5 nights in camping during the trek, 2 night in the Hotel or Riad.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide.
  • Muleteers and mules or transport to carry your luggage and our equipment.
  • Campsite This is the high-level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipment (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

  • Lunch and dinner in Marrakech.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of Dades and Roses Valley Trek

The landscapes that unfold before your eyes are nothing short of spectacular, with rugged mountain peaks casting their shadows over green valleys and meandering rivers bordered by several villages. As you navigate the winding trails, you'll enjoy panoramic views that seem almost otherworldly, inviting you to pause and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty that stretches as far as the eye can see.

  • Cultural Experiences: The area is inhabited by Berber communities, and visiting the valley provides a chance to experience Berber culture.
  • Local Handicrafts: The region is known for its handicrafts, including traditional Berber carpets and textiles. You might find local artisans creating and selling their wares, providing an opportunity to purchase unique souvenirs.

Roses valley Festivals

The valley is famous for its annual Rose Festival, usually held in May. During this time, the valley comes alive with vibrant colors and festivities, celebrating the rose harvest. The festival often includes parades, music, dancing, and the crowning of the “Rose Queen.”

  • Roses Fields: In Morocco’s Valley of Roses, farmers cultivate Damask roses in numerous fields. They use these roses to produce various rose-based products such as rose water and rose oil. The air fills with the scent of roses during the blooming season.
  • Roses Distilleries: You may have the opportunity to visit local rose distilleries where traditional methods are used to extract essential oils and rose water from the petals. It’s a unique experience to witness the production process and learn about the local industry.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Marrakesh

Upon your arrival at Marrakesh airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your riad or hotel for an overnight stay. If you arrive early enough, you can visit some of Marrakesh’s beautiful monuments, the famous Jamaa Lafna square, and take a stroll in the bustling markets of the Medina.

  • Overnight stay in a Riad.
  • Meals: No meal included
  • Take note: If you have plans to arrive at Ouarzazate Airport, please keep us in touch if you are looking for this option.
Day 02 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Dades valley 1500m

After the morning assembly, embark on a drive to the southern reaches of a mythical realm, crossing the majestic Crystal Peaks via the mystical Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260m), the highest road that connect Marrakesh to Ouarzazate cities. Our odyssey leads you through the otherworldly town of Ouarzazate and across a vast lunar plateau, after reaching the Valley of Luminescent Roses. Continuing our expedition, we will encounter captivating fortified houses of Kasbah along the way to the charming Dades valley, where a delightful stroll awaits. Nestled in the heart of this magical land, the day’s adventure concludes in the village of Ait Youl. Here, we’ll spend the night in a quaint village house, providing an immersive cultural experience and serving as the perfect launchpad for an enchanting Dades and Roses valleys trek the following day, as well as a meeting point with our team of muleteers and cooks.

  • Overnight stay in a lodge at an altitude of 1500 meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive 325km/5h 30minutes , 1/2hours of walking.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Aït Youl – Igherm Akdim

After breakfast, we began our trek through Dades and Roses valleys, leaving Dades Valley and traversing the expansive and sun-drenched plateau that leads us to the enchanting Mgoun Valley. Along the way, the barren yet captivating landscape unfolds before us, offering a stark contrast to the vibrant cultures and rich histories that lie hidden within the folds of the rugged terrain.

Our midday sojourn brings us to the Tamgalouna village, where a delightful picnic lunch awaits us amidst the serene fields. We continue our expedition, following the meandering path alongside the M’goun river, each step bringing us closer to the ancient village of Ighrem Aqdem where our trek day concludes.

  • Overnight stay in Lodge at an altitude of 1700meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes/6hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 600 meters
  • Elevation loss, 200 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Igherm Aqdem 1700 m – Alemdoun 1800 m

After breakfast, we head for a new day trek to discover the expansive landscapes surrounding the large village, where the mesmerizing kasbahs stand as silent witnesses to the rich cultural tapestry of the M’goun Valley. Exiting the valley, our path leads us towards the small Timtda village, guiding us along a scenic track that weaves through the rugged ground, offering glimpses of the nomads’ caves. Our trek unfolds with a transition through a captivating desert expanse, with each step revealing the raw beauty of the arid landscape. Our expedition takes us to the enchanting Alemdoun Village, nestled at the foothill of the highest peak of Jebel M’goun 4074m.

  • Overnight stay in lodge at an altitude of 1700meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes/6hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 400 meters
  • Elevation loss, 250 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Alemdoun 1800 m – Ksar Boutaghrar 1500 m

After breakfast, we start walking through fields of wheat, barley, and corn bordered by rose plants along an irrigation channel. We then enter the Agouti gorges, where oleander flowers trace a wonderful floral street. Continuing on a scenic riverside walk, we soak in the natural beauty on our way to the alluring villages of Agouti and Lhout. The latter is adorned with a magnificent kasbah, an architectural gem that adds to the cultural richness of the region. Traversing the gorges requires sturdy hiking sandals. It’s worth noting that we immerse ourselves in this lovely valley, passing through villages where we can meet villagers working in their fields. Our walk will end as we join the most important village of Boutaghrar.

  • Overnight stay in lodge at an altitude of 1500meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation loss, 200 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Boutaghrar 1500 m – Hdida – Taberkachte 1400 m

After Breakfast we set off for our last day trek through roses valley following the enchanting Mgoun Valley, where the vibrant tapestry of rural life unfolds before our eyes. Witnessing villagers diligently tending to their fields, we become immersed in the authentic rhythms of their daily activities. Our path leads us through picturesque villages adorned with captivating architecture of Kasba, each telling a unique story of the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Our midday reprieve awaits in the quaint Hdida village, where a delightful lunch is served, providing sustenance for the adventures that lie ahead. Following our break lunch we continue our exploration with a leisurely stroll along the meandering irrigation canals, allowing us to soak in the serenity of the surroundings. The path leads us through lush gardens, creating a harmonious connection between nature and the local way of life, culminating in the charming village of Tabarkachte where our roses valley trek concludes.

  • Overnight stay at the lodge at an altitude of 1400meters.
  • 6 hours of walking.
  • Elevation loss, 100 meters
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Tabarkachte – Ouarzazate – Marrakech: 320 km.

After a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to our team and set out on our adventure, heading towards Kelaat Mgouna, known as the administrative village of Roses Valley. Our drive takes us along the same route as the previous day, retracing our steps until we reach the captivating town of Ouarzazate. Along the way, we pause for lunch. Beyond the Tichka Pass, our expedition continues as we make our way back to the vibrant city of Marrakech.

  • Overnight stay in Riad or Hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive 295km/5h
  • 5h 30minutes drive.
  • Meals: B . L
Day 08 : Hotel – Airport

Following our morning meal, our vacation officially concludes, leaving the entire day open for leisurely exploration through the vibrant and bustling city of Marrakech. You are encouraged to wander through the winding streets, immerse yourself in the lively markets, and indulge in the kaleidoscope of colors that adorn the cityscape. An enticing choice is to spend the rest of the day at your own pace, perhaps finding a cozy spot at one of the charming restaurants that offer a picturesque view of the Djemaa el-Fna square, where you can unwind and observe the dynamic tapestry of life unfolding around you. Meeting you and transfer to the airport 3 hours before your fly time.

  • Meal: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during this Romantic valley of roses trek from breakfast on Day 2 to Lunch on Day 7.

Food & Water

Drinking untreated water from the taps is discouraged. It is advisable to use purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water, or purchasing mineral water as alternatives.
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook and crew consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During this roses valley trek, the group will spend two nights in a riad or hotel in Marrakesh on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Marrakesh, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday.

While trekking, we have 5 nights in a lodge.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms and single tent are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Marrakesh are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our meals, as well as baggage animals (mules), and their handlers..


This valley of roses trek involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 1800 metres. We recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakech. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this roses  valley Trek from Marrakesh, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a daypack (of around 30 – 40 litres). no rigid suitcase, for your belongings (top opening, more practical); your bags will be handled several times and carried by the mules. (Maximum 15kg/person), and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at the hotel in Marrakesh or Ouarzazate city, including any items you do not need on the trek, as well as your suitcase if you prefer to travel with it, and pick these up when you return.

Your main bag will be transferred between overnight stops, and you should have this ready for collection before breakfast each morning. The bag will normally be delivered to our next camp by 16 :30, but this may vary depending on the day.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during your stay in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco
Weather & Temperature

During this time of  the valley of roses, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 36°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 3°C, so remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is uncommon in this area of Morocco, being a mountainous region, it's wise to be prepared for occasional showers.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates during March, April, May, October, and November, and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.
This trek offers the option to combine with the Merzouga Desert sand dunes during March, April, May, and November.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals to wear after returning to the lodge.
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), a camelbak or platypus is useful (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Travel clothes (can be left in Marrakesh or Ouarzazate in a foldaway bag)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Item to rent:
Sleeping bag: €25 per person
Single tent: €25 per person:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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The M'goun Valley is located in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, traditional Berber villages, and the M'goun Massif, which is the second-highest mountain range in Morocco. The M'goun River flows through the valley, adding to its picturesque landscape. The M'goun Valley is a popular destination for trekking and hiking enthusiasts, offering a range of trails that lead through lush greenery, terraced fields, and rugged mountain terrain. The valley is also known for its traditional Berber culture, and trekkers often have the opportunity to visit local villages and experience the hospitality of the Berber people. The M'goun Massif, sometimes referred to as the "Valley of the Roses," is particularly famous for the annual Rose Festival, which takes place in the village of El Kelaa M'gouna. During the festival, locals celebrate the harvest of roses, which are a significant agricultural product in the region.

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