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TREK FACTS

Tassa Ouirgane National Park - Day Trek

Trip Grade: Easy/ Moderate

Day 1:

1. Depart Ouirgane

2. Trek via salt mines

3. Lunch stop in Tassa village

4. Trek to foothills of Adrar Takherkhourte

5. Arrive Ouirgane late afternoon

 

Approx trek time - 6hrs

Tassa Ouirgane National Park - Day Trek

A chance to explore beautiful valleys and Berber villages in the Tassa Ouirgane National Park, trekking over easy terrain, through orchards and within sight of lofty mountain peaks. The walk takes all day, but trekking time should be less than 6 hours and cover an ascent of approximately 600m. Traditional salt mines are an unusual sight.

Trip Grade: Easy to Moderate

From Ouirgane the treks starts by passing througharable land with wild flowers, following the river valley then passes through a zone where small hills with open forest and through isolated Berber hamlets towards the traditional salt mines at Marigha, from where the salt is carried on donkeys to the neighbouring villages to be sold.

Next the trek continues to the Tassa Ouirgane Valley via orchards near the huge forest of Takherkhourte.  A picnic is normally taken at the village of Tassa, a fabulous panoramic vista of the entire Valley the horned Barbary sheep - and now on through the woods and sight of the Toubkal Massif National Park with its distant range of High Atlas peaks. 

Then we descend the slopes and ford a river to join a small path on the other side of the Valley, which leads us through stands of juniper and fir to the foothills of the Adrar Takherkhourte (2,309m).Finally the walk returns to Ouirgane through orchards and vineyards and the villages of Tourourd and El Khémis.

 

At the start of the day visitors have the choice of either trekking this route or the Circuit South of Ouirgane route or choose to do both on separate days.

 

Duration
1 day
Season
All Year
Location
High Atlas
Trip Grade
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Altitude under 2000m