High Atlas of Morocco: From Arous to Amniter (April 2013)
Section 1: Arous to Abachkou
On the first morning, Oumar Oulaidi′s father kindly drove me to the start of the trek from his gite (Gite Adesen) in Tabant. I started the trek at the end of a dust road near the villages of Arous and Tighza (shown in the photo below). During the first day, Mohamed took another path to Abachkou along Oued Lakhdar, which was easier for the mule.
The valley of Assif Arous, a small side valley of the Ait Bou-Guemez valley.
A view of the Ait Bou-Guemez valley on a hazy morning, with Jebel Azourki (3677m) in the background.
View of Jebel Tadaghast.
Jebel Tifdaniwine (3449m) in the front and Jebel Tarkeddid in the back on the left.
Sheep below Jebel Tifdaniwine.
Small azib (shepherd house) nearby.
View of Jebel Rat (3781m) on the right and Jebel Tignousti (3819m) on the left.
Looking toward the west. The dust road visible in the valley on the right leads to Denmate.
Colorful cliff above the village of Taghia.
Village of Taghia seen from above and from below (next photo).
Caves in the cliff facing Taghia across Oued Lakhdar.
Beautiful patio inside the gite Le Noyer (The Walnut Tree) in Abachkou.