Happy Valley Trekking 7 days

Happy Valley Trekking - valley view


Walk through amazing landscapes in the High Atlas and take part in ancient traditions.

Ait Bougmez (Happy Valley) is perhaps the most beautiful valley in the High Atlas surrounded by an amphitheatre of stunning mountains of which the highest is M’Goun (4068 m), the country’s second highest peak.
During this trip we travel and walk through picturesque villages built of soil, immerse in intense green valleys and wild landscapes, visit the breathtaking Ouzoud Waterfalls and experience the vibrant souqs of Marrakech. We will have spectacular views of terraced fields and scattered flora and fauna and meet nomads tending their sheep at Izourar Lake. We will also have the chance to take part in ancient traditions, dance and drum with locals and mix with the welcoming friendly native Berber people.

Destination: Central High Atlas Mountains
Duration:  7 days
Start/finish: Marrakech
Type: Trekking (easy)
Altitude (max.): 2030 m
Best season: March- December
Group size: min. 2 – max. 20 persons


  • Trek through a remote High Atlas region located at the foot of a beautiful peak over 4000 m
  • Journey through the land of the Berbers and learn about their culture
  • Meet nomadic mountain shepherds
  • Ait Bougmez Valley, Ouzoud Waterfalls, dinosaur imprints

Is this trip for you?

The maximum altitude on this trekking holiday is 2030m, so acclimatisation should not be a problem.

It is  an easy trekking trip with few (max. 5) hours of walking per day. Suitable for families. 

Short Itinerary

  1. Arrive in Marrakech
  2. Marrakech/Ouzoud Waterfalls/Azilal/Agouti
  3. Agouti/Aguerd n’Ouzrou (dinosaure prints)/Ait Imi village
  4. Ait Imi/Rbat/Ait Ouchi
  5. Ait Ouchi/Aguerd n’Ouzrou
  6. Aguerd n’Ouzrou/Azilal/Marrakech
  7. Leave Marrakech
Happy Valley Trekking - itinerary map

What’s Included



  • Transport from and back to Marrakech
  • All meals and hot drinks during the trek
  • Mountain guide
  • Mules and drivers

Not included

  • International flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Visas and vaccinations, PCR tests
  • Tipping

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech

Arrive in Marrakech – the ‘Red city’ – any time. Meet your guide at the aeroport and transfer to your hotel or riad.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel or riad
Meals included: –

Happy Valley Trekking - trekking near a village

Day 2: Marrakech/Ouzoud Waterfalls/Azilal/Agouti

After crossing the lowlands of Haouz plain we visit the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in Morocco, the “Cascade d’Ouzoud” (110 m high). Then we carry on to Azilal and to Ait M’Hamed and through Aghbar Col (2200 m) to have the panoramic view of the second summit of Morocco (M’Goun 4068 m). Then we descend to Happy Valley, the Valley of Ait Bougmez and we spend the night in Agouti (1800 m).

Accommodation: mountain hut
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Happy Valley Trekking 7 days

Day 3: Agouti/Aguerd n’Ouzrou (dinosaure prints)/Ait Imi village

After breakfast we begin our trek through the valley along paths normally used by villagers and their mules. We walk through cultivated fields, orchards and meadows of wild flowers. After crossing many villages – including Aguerd n’Ouzrou village where there is some dinosaur imprints back to 180 millions of years – we get in the Ait Imi village, where we spend the night.

Accommodation: mountain hut
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Walking time: appr. 4 hrs
Altitude: 100m gain

Happy Valley Trekking - muleteer

Day 4: Ait Imi/Rbat/Ait Ouchi

We leave Ait Imi and direct to Rbat where we stop for a tea with a family. After climbing gradually Adezn we meet some nomads of Happy Valley, and then we descend in the other side of the valley called Ait Hakim. We spend the night near to Azourki Mountain (3700 m) and discover the lifestyle of local people.

Accommodation: mountain hut
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Walking time: appr. 5 hrs
Altitude: 300 m gain, 200 m loss

Happy Valley Trekking - mountain view

Day 5: Ait Ouchi/Aguerd n’Ouzrou

We go down the valley, following paths between the gardens and the river, crossing several lively, bustling villages. After lunch we continue as the valley becomes wide and villages are richer. Before we arrive to our destination, we climb a small hill where the shrine of Sidi Moussa is located and enjoy the amazing view from the top. We spend the night in a kasbah.

Accommodation: kasbah
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Walking time: appr. 5 hrs
Altitude: 200 m gain, 300 m loss

Happy Valley Trekking - locals

Day 6: Aguerd n’Ouzrou/Azilal/Marrakech

We return to Marrakech through the Ait Abbes Valley with its distinctive adobe buildings. We have a picnic for lunch and after we have enough time in Marrakech to sample some sights and sounds of the ‘Red city’ like the medina, the souqs, the Koutoubia Mosque or the Koranic School. We can finish the day in the well-known open-air central square, the Djemaa el-Fna famous for its food stalls, snake charmers, water-sellers and acrobats.

Accommodation: hotel or riad
Meals included: breakfast, lunch

Happy Valley Trekking - village view

Day 7: Leave Marrakech

End of trip and we say goodbye.

Accommodation: –
Meals included: breakfast

Notes for the Tour

Itinerary disclaimer

Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition.


What to bring

For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region. It can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can change quickly from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring).

In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
  • Trekking pants
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

For more info and detailed guideline please see our Cloths and equipments for trekking tours travel tip.

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