Tassaout Valley Atlas trekking in Morocco

Daily Tour 8 day 7 nights
Moulay youssef Dam Visit Marrakesh, Visit Casablanca

Tassaout Valley Atlas trekking in Morocco : The High Atlas is sometimes called the « roof of Morocco » or the « roof of North Africa. » It forms a huge barrier, about 750 km, between the north and the south.

The Atlas Mountains as not only a significant grazing area but also an open space for various recreational activities, such as trekking and climbing. This particular area in the High Atlas mountains seems to offer a unique and less-explored trekking experience, providing an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility without encountering many tourists.

Tassaout Valley Atlas trekking in Morocco – Berber Villages

The mention of red earth adds an interesting aspect to the landscape, as the color of the soil can greatly contribute to the overall visual experience. The fact that this area is relatively unknown to many trekkers makes it even more appealing for those seeking a more secluded and authentic outdoor adventure.

Not far from Marrakesh, the central High Atlas preserves wild places between gorges, high plateaux, fields, magnificent landscapes, Berber villages… so a great adventure and a nice trip is waiting for you!!!

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 5 days trekking of 5 to 7 hours
  • Max altitude – 1800 meters during this Atlas Trek
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Marrakesh
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotels
  • 5 Nights Mobil camp

Marrakesh/Casablanca (Google Map)

Trekking to Tassaout valley starts at 8 o’clock but may be subject to change depending on the season..

 Quote of  Trek Atlas Mountain

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRICE/PERSON €780 €750 €720 €660 €610 €560 €520

  • Transfer from and to the departure trek, Pick-up and drop-off from the airport .
  • Professional and certified English, Spanish, Italian and German speaking Berber guide.
  • 6 nights in HB  at the camp as detailed in the itinerary, 2 nights in hotel 3* with breakfast.
  • Cook to prepare delicious Moroccan food during a the trek Mgoun (6 lunches, 6 dinners).
  • Muleteers and mules to carry your luggage.
  • All the camping equipment needed (tents, mattresses, dining and toilet tents etc.), except your own sleeping bag.

  • Accessories personal equipment.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for Local staff.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlight of  this Atlas Trekking in Morocco Atlas

Tassaout valley trekking typically refers to a trekking adventure in Tassaout valley area , located in the High Atlas central Mountains of Morocco. The highlight of this trek is discover Berber culture, Here's what you can generally expect from Tassaout trek:

  •  Hiking to Tassaout valley.
  • Scenic landscapes, especially red earth.
  • Geopark Mgoun offers breathtaking scenery with dramatic mountain landscapes, deep valleys, and traditional Berber villages.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to experience the local Berber culture, crossing several typical villages, maybe without seeing other tourists.
  • Many trekking routes pass through Berber villages where you can interact with the friendly locals and witness their traditional

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 :

Reception at the Menara airport’s and Transfer to hotel or riad.

  • Accommodation: Riad or Hotel.
  • Meal: No meal included

Take note: If you have plans to arrive at Casablanca Airport, please stay in touch with us.

Day 02 : Marrakech – lbarrage – Sorne: 3-hours 30-m of walk

After a brief transfer of 60 km from Marrakesh, we arrive in the village of Taghoulite, where we meet our mule drivers who will accompany the hikers. We then begin our walk through villages with small fields, reaching the small valley of Ait Mhlli for a picnic lunch. Afterward, we continue to the villages of Ait Malk, Aït Mhlli, and Aït Himmi. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the camp.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1500 meters.
  • The distance covered on the drive from Marrakesh, 100 km/1hour 30minutes/3 hours of walking.
  • The distance covered on the drive from Casablanca, 290 km/5h /1 hours of Walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +460 meters
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 03 : Sorne – Ighrem – Alili Gorge: 5-hour 30 minutes of walk

After ascent the Tawrast Pass, which offers a splendid view, we continue our way between the grazing mountains to reach the village of Ighrem. Following the crossing of the Tomlilte Pass, we will stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue the descent into the gorge of Alili. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1500 meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 400 meters
  • Elevation loss,  600 meters
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 04 : Alili Gorges – Tassaout River – Ait Hkem: 5-hours of walk

We leave our camp and start walking between fields and villages to reach the valley and river of Tasaoute. After the village of Taourirte, where we can have a break with a Berber family and enjoy some mint tea, we head up for 3 hours until we reach Ait Hkem village, where our camp will be located.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1800 meters.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 600 meters
  • Elevation loss,  300 meters
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 05 : Ait Hkem – Assaka – Tarasst: 5-hours of walk

Discover the beautiful landscapes adorned with natural colors. We begin with a descent through the villages of Ait Hkem, Aït Iran… Afterward, we proceed to the village of Assaka via Tizi N’oussaka, where we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we will stroll through the gorge before heading out to reach our day camp near the village of Tarasst. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1600 meters.
  • 5 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 100 meters
  • Elevation loss,  600 meters
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 06 : Tarasst – Moulay Youssef Dam : 5 hours 30 minutes of walk

We climb Tarast Mountain and enjoy a magnificent view of red earth and terraced fields. After crossing a typical village where we can have a cup of mint tea with a local Berber family, we head down to our lunch spot with a nice view over Ait Adel Dam. In the afternoon, we continue our hike down to reach Ait Oumghar. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

  • Overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1200 meters.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 400 meters
  • Elevation loss,  600 meters
  • Meal: B . L . D
Day 07 : Ait Oumghar – Marrakech: 3 hours of walk

After breakfast, we set off to wander on our last day trek in the High Atlas. We walk through the red earth, crossing some villages and tiny agricultural terraces. We conclude this trek with a 3-hour walk, arriving at our lunch break spot. In the afternoon, we embark on a transport and drive for 1 hour and 30 minutes to Marrakesh. overnight stay at the hotel or riad.

  • Overnight stay in hotel/Riad.
  • 3 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, 300 meters
  • The distance covered on the drive to Marrakesh, 100 km/1hour 30minutes.
  • Meal: B . L
Day 08 : Hotel – Airport:

Meeting you and transfer to the airport 3 hours before your fly time.

Private transfer to Casablanca airport. Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Casablanca  airport for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, Lunch and dinner are not included.

  • Meals: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek to the High Atlas Mountain around Marrakesh.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during this Atlas 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.
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 Trekking to High Atlas mountain, 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 camping.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and Tent/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 Atlas trek involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 1800 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, 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 Marrakesh. 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 £70 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this Atlas Trek, 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, 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 this trekking 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.

Weather & Temperature

During this Mountain Atlas trek, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 35°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 and November and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

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
  • 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: €30 per person:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Tassaout Valley Trekking in the Atlas Mountains as not only a significant grazing area but also an open space for various recreational activities, such as trekking and climbing. This particular area in the High Atlas mountains seems to offer a unique and less-explored trekking experience, providing an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty and tranquility without encountering many tourists.

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