May Nomad Trek in Morocco

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Discover Morocco’s untamed terrain and antiquated wandering customs during this unmatched adventure of May nomad trek in Morocco. A rare chance to experience the ageless rhythm of transhumance—where herds of livestock traverse magnificent mountain ranges from Jbel Saghro to the high Atlas mountain pastures—occurs when trekking with nomads.

Embark on this 12-day journey from Marrakech, not merely a trip but a cultural exchange, communion with nature, and a soul-stirring experience of real green travel in Morocco. Guided by seasoned local experts, follow in the footsteps of nomadic tribes, witnessing breathtaking vistas, encountering warm hospitality, and gaining insights into a way of life deeply rooted in harmony with the land.

Every step on the journey opens a new chapter in the story of the nomads, from crossing rugged canyons and lush valleys to spending the night under the stars in isolated wilderness campsites. Make friends with other hikers and nomadic groups whose age-old customs shape the terrain amid the untamed splendor of the Moroccan wild.

Partake in age-old customs such as sharing mint tea with Berber families in traditional tented encampments, learning the art of weaving from skilled artisans, and perhaps even joining in the rhythmic beats of traditional music around a crackling campfire.

May nomad trek expedition is a spiritual communication that goes beyond a physical adventure. Discover deep contemplation and tranquility amidst the simplicity of a nomadic lifestyle and the seclusion of the mountains. Unplug from contemporary distractions, get in touch with what makes people human, and rediscover the joys of coexisting peacefully with the natural world.

Put on your boots, gather your spirit of adventure, and get ready for a voyage that will change your life forever. A pilgrimage through the heart of Morocco’s rich cultural tapestry, MAY NOMAD TREK IN MOROCCO is an enduring celebration of tradition’s enduring force and the human spirit’s resiliency at every turn.

Check also our expedition with nomads in September

May nomad trek in Morocco highlights: 

  • Hiking Routes That Will Test Your Strength: Take on tough hikes across a variety of terrain, such as rocky plateaus and lush meadows, to push your physical limits while taking in the unspoiled beauty of isolated areas.
  • Bonding with Nature: Restore a deep connection with the natural world by going camping beneath the stars, taking in the sounds of the wild, and taking in the magnificent dawns and sunsets amid untouched wilderness.
  • Memorable Cultural Exchanges: Create strong bonds with the area’s nomadic people by getting to know them well, teaching them traditional crafts like milking goats and setting up camp, and cultivating friendships that cut over linguistic and cultural divides.
  • Real Nomadic Lifestyle: Get a deep understanding of Moroccan nomads‘ culture, customs, and daily routines by immersing yourself in their centuries-old traditions and way of life.
  • Beautiful High Atlas Landscapes: Travel through the raw splendor of the High Atlas Mountains, taking in the breathtaking views of towering peaks, lush valleys, and historic towns nestled among the foothills.
  • Culture exchange: Engage in important cultural exchanges with nomadic families by sharing food, stories, and laughing over a campfire while admiring the wide-open sky of the Atlas Mountains.
  • Transhumance Trekking: Experience the ancient practice of nomad transhumance in Morocco as you accompany nomads and their livestock on seasonal migrations, gaining insight into their sustainable and symbiotic relationship with the land.  
  • Sustainable Tourism: To make sure that your travels have a good influence on the people and ecosystems you visit, support sustainable tourism activities that uplift local communities and maintain traditional ways of life.
  • Remarkable Festivities: Take part in happy festivities and cultural events alongside peripatetic families, savoring the rich tapestry of Moroccan music, dancing, and cuisine that characterizes their history.
  • Self-improvement and introspection: Experience a life-changing voyage of self-discovery in one of the most alluring places on earth. You’ll learn fresh viewpoints and insights as you travel outside of your comfort zone and embrace the spirit of adventure.


Join  us on an incredible journey through the heart of Morocco, where you can interact with nomadic tribes and experience the ancient customs and untamed scenery of the High Atlas Mountains. Our painstakingly designed schedule guarantees a genuine and remarkable experience:

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Nomad Trek Transhumance Itinerary:  

Day 1: Marrakech Arrival  

Upon arrival at Marrakech airport, you’ll be warmly greeted by our knowledgeable guide. Depending on your arrival time, there may be an opportunity for a guided tour of the vibrant Marrakech Medina before retiring for the night in a traditional Riad.  

Day 2: Travel from Marrakech to Tililitin – Meet the nomad family

Our May Nomad trek in Morocco starts with a scenic drive, traversing the majestic Tizi N Tichka pass, offering breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains and quaint villages. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in Ouarzazate before continuing to the enchanting Dades Valley, where you’ll meet your nomadic family and camp under the stars, setting the stage for your upcoming adventure.  

Day 3: Hike frm Tililitin to Imjgaren  

Awaken to the harmonious sounds of grazing goats as you prepare for a day of trekking alongside your nomadic companions. After breakfast and loading up the mules and camel, commence your hike through rugged terrain, immersing yourself in the nomadic way of life. Spend the night camping beneath the twinkling desert sky.

Day 4: Trek from Imjgaren to Tizi N Toudat – Camp at  Taghighacht  

Embark on challenging transhumance, trekking with nomads through the Timergal Plateau and traversing the rugged terrain for 4-5 hours. Follow the dry riverbed of Taghighacht before setting up camp amidst the Tawalt trees, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature. Choose to accompany either the goats or the mules, further enhancing your experience with the nomadic lifestyle.  

Day 5: Taghighacht to Bouisdrim  

After a hearty breakfast with your nomadic hosts, continue your trek through picturesque landscapes, crossing the Mjdeg River and assisting the goats along the way. Camp for the night in Bouisdrim after a fulfilling day of exploration.  

Day 6: Hiking from Bouisdrim to Tamgwmaght  

As the goats and mules take divergent paths today, choose your route for a unique adventure. Trek for 5-6 hours through challenging terrain, experiencing the rugged beauty of the High Atlas Mountains.  

Day 7: Tamgwmaght to Tigzi  

Forge deeper connections with your nomadic family as you hike through the stunning mountainous landscape, engaging in insightful conversations with the guidance of our expert tour leader. Set up camp amidst the verdant beauty of Tigzi, reveling in the tranquility of nature.  

Day 8:  Trekking from Tigzi to Lake Izoughar  

Embark on a scenic hike through varied landscapes, following the herd and loaded mules. Arrive at the picturesque Izoughar Lake, a serene oasis nestled amidst the mountains. Camp alongside your nomadic companions, savoring the peaceful atmosphere of the plateau.  

Day 9: Lake Izoughar – Ikis – Tizi N Tirghist  

After breakfast by the lake, trek towards Tizi N Tirghist, offering stunning views of the Ait Bouguemez Valley. Settle into camp just below the pass, reflecting on the adventures of the past days.  

Day 10: Tizi N Tirghist – Tamda – Arrive the nomad pastures

On your final day of the May Nomad Trek in Morocco, journey to the pastures of the Ait Atta tribe. Assist the nomadic family in setting up camp and enjoy a celebratory evening, commemorating the bonds forged during your journey.  

Day 11: Tamda – Marrakech  

Say goodbye to your nomadic hosts as you journey back to Marrakech, where the bustling energy of civilization awaits. Spend your final night in a Riad in Marrakech, reminiscing on the unforgettable experiences of your  Moroccan trekking adventure.  

Day 12: Departure  

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure, carrying cherished memories of your immersive trekking experience with Morocco’s nomadic tribes.   

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What’s included in this experience:

  • Transport 
  • Expect local guide
  • 2 nights at a riad in Marrakech
  • 9 nights camping
  • Camping equipment
  • Mules for luggage
  • Full board during the trek
  • Full guided experience door-to-door
  • Pickup/drop off at the airport

What’s excluded in this experience:

  • Fights
  • Meals in Marrakech
  • Travel assurance