Todgha Gorge

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Todgha Gorge is a ravine in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, close to the town of Tinerhir.

Todgha Gorge

Todgha Gorge

Both the Todgha and bordering Dades Rivers have constructedt cliff-sided ravines on their final 40 kilometres through the mountains. The last 600 metres (1,969 ft) of the Todgha gorge are the most stunning and impressive. Here the canyon narrows to a flat stony track, in areas as little as 10 metres (33 ft) wide, with pure and smooth rock walls up to 160 metres (525 ft) high on every side.

The tiny glacier stream is somewhat of a eccentric, the river which once jammed the gorge must have taken a lot of water. It is easy to hike in the gorge along a well-maintained paved road. The panorama is fabulous. Local individuals live in the place and can be seen with their small donkeys or herding camels and goats.

Meanwhile, the place is no longer as isolated as it once was. A well-maintained asphalt streets leads up the valley from Tinerhir to the gorge. A concrete road continues up the valley, past the hotels at the mouth of the gorge all the road to the villages of Aït Hani, Tamtatouchte, and Imilchil.

Because of its solid rock sides with numerous jagged surfaces, todgha Gorge is known among rock climbers. Above 150 courses rated French Grade 5+ to 8 have been secured in the canyon.

The todgha Gorge was highlighted on the premiere of the United States reality show Expedition Impossible. It was also shown up significantly in a 2012 advertisement for the Cadillac CTS.

Mohamed Dekkak

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