A pleasant start at 9am with your Moroccan Mountain Guide walking towards the east through fields of corn and flowers to follow alongside the river’s course up and down small hills dotted with red juniper, passing by isolated Berber hamlets until you reach the salt mines at Marigha. Here the Berber people have been mining salt by their traditional method, unchanged for centuries. You may see them riding from village to village, selling their salt from the back of their donkeys. You should also, depending on the time of day, get to see the Berber women sitting on their haunches for a chat after gathering wood.
From here your guide will lead you into the immense Tassa Ouirgane Valley via a piste which leads through more fields and orchards of apple, peach, cherry and apricot and near the vast forest of Takherkhourte until you reach the picnic spot at the village of Tassa. Once refreshed continue on to appreciate a tremendous panoramic vista of the entire valley and of the Forestry Station - which protects the area’s horned mountain sheep - and now on through the woods and sight of the Toubkal Massif National Park with its distant range of High Atlas peaks, down the slopes to ford the river and take the small path on the other side of the valley through stands of juniper and tall fir trees to the foothills of the Adrar Takherkhourte (2309m). From here your guide will take you towards the northwest through orchards of peach, plum and pomegranate and vineyards to go through the villages of Tourourd and El Khemis until finishing up at your starting point in Ouirgane at around half past five in the evening.