Todra Gorges: A Destination for Mountain Climbers

Todra Gorges, situated on the eastern side of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, is world-renowned for being one of the most spectacular rocky canyons. Assoul and Ighri are beautiful places to visit along the way to the valleys. Additionally, you can catch a glimpse of the palm grove from the road, located 25 kilometers north of Tinghir.

Todra Gorges

Its water is crystal clear, fresh, and clean. The gorge’s cliffs every year attract many climbers who come to enjoy their passion. The Todra Gorge is a place that enjoys an excellent reputation among climbers, especially Europeans (primarily Spanish and French). However, today it has become a vast school. Many tourists also come to cool off and enjoy the area’s beautiful landscapes.

In some places, the gorges are only 33 meters wide but have cliffs over 100 meters high on each side of the river. The river has dried up, leaving only the imagination to imagine the powerful forces of nature that once carved this region.

Tourists love to visit the gorges, even though they are in a remote part of Morocco and not very accessible. The valleys now have hiking trails and a dirt road that visitors can use. However, they must share it with mules and other animals on trips.

The Todra Gorge is also visited during the summer by Moroccans, who spend the whole day chatting and cooling off at the river’s edge.

During the journey to the gorges, you can enjoy a magnificent landscape full of palm groves and fertile fields. You will also see multiple Kasbahs and towns, some in ruins.

Where is the Todra Gorge?

The Todra Gorge is a narrow canyon located in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is situated near the town of Tinghir, which is approximately 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from the gorge. The Todra Gorge is known for its stunning rock formations, which rise up to 160 meters (525 feet) in height, and its crystal-clear river that flows through the canyon. The area is a popular destination for rock climbers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts, and it attracts visitors from all over the world who come to experience its unique beauty and dramatic landscape.

Accommodations and restaurants

Many visitors spend at least one night en route through the desert in these fascinating gorges. The environment is splendid, and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets and sunrises. There are several options to sleep in the Todra Gorges. Still, one of the most recommended accommodations is Auberge Le Festival Todra Gorge.

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