- Air conditioner
- Credit cards
- Non smoking
What to expect:
Kelaat M’Gouna is a town located in one of the most beautiful valleys in the south of Morocco, the Valley of Roses. It is largely inhabited by an Amazigh population. Its name means «the citadel of Mgouna», it owes its name to the Ighil Mgoun (4071 m) because located on the southern slope of the Mgoun massif.
Kelaat Mgouna is the main rose water production center in Morocco. The city is also famous for its Rose Festival (moussem) which is held there in May of each year, and which comes to celebrate the picking of roses of the valleys of Dades and Mgoun.
Today’s trek will start from your accommodation in Kalaat Magouna where your local guideand his team of muleteers wait for us in the door. Then walk through the valley of roses, between ochre-pink mountains, casbah villages and hidden gardens along the Wadi Mgoun that exudes the delicate scent of rose… You don’t know where to look so much beauty is everywhere. On the road to Boulmanes Dades visit the village of Azlag perpetuates the making of dagger (Lkoumiya), art inherited from the Jews present until the 1960s. From here you walk a 4h29min (23 klm) hike at a medium pace with several appreciation breaks and admiration of panoramic views.
We will serve you with a picnic lunch up of a panoramic view before reahching the town of Ait Majber. After lunch the trail will take us through lush agricultural fields lining the river bed, with the emerald green juxtaposed against the earthen village homes.
Finally reach Boumalne Dades that is located on the edge of a desert plateau, at the outlet of the high valley of Dades at an altitude of more than 1500 meters, Boumalne finds its origin in an old transhumance passage, controlled by the Aït Atta of the djebel Saghro and also used by the neighboring tribes of the Mgouna. From here we say goodbye to our local guide and is team of muleteers, and meet our drivers to drop us off to our accommodation in Boumalne Dades.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Bilingual driver/guide
- Air-conditioned mini-bus/4WD
- Experienced Local guide
- Tips and personal expanses