Introducing Todra Gorge & Tinerhir
Being stuck between a rock and a hard place is a fantastic experience to have in the Todra Gorge, where the massive fault dividing the High Atlas from the Jebel Sarhro is at some points just wide enough for a crystal-clear river and some trekkers to squeeze through. The road from Tinerhir passes green palmeraies and yellowish Berber villages, until 15km along, high walls of pink and grey rock close in around the road. The approach is thrilling and somehow urgent, as though the doors of heaven were about to close before you.
Arrivals at the Todra are best timed in the morning, when the sun briefly alights on the bottom of the gorge, providing your shining golden moment of welcome. In the afternoon it gets very dark and, in winter, bitterly cold. If you pass through the gorge and keep heading up the road, you’ll reach the end of the tarmac at the stunning Berber village of Tamtattouchte.
Last updated: Mar 14, 2010
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