This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Tinghir. To help you make friends with Tinghir before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tinghir is a town right upon the edge of the Todra Gorge in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It's a great town to set yourself up to explore the incredible hiking and spectacular that this region has to offer. If you are into it, the region also has some really good rock climbing trips for offer and you can ask at the hostel for information on how to get lined up with one of the sessions. Otherwise, there are hiking trails that you can navigate on your own fairly easily if you are on more of a budget.
If you are looking for a local experience and some insight into Berber culture the Museum Zaouia Tizgui is a nice place to spend some time and the guy who runs it is lovely. It is a little bit hidden but there is a white painted sign to show the way or you can ask the locals to point you in the right direction. Otherwise, this is a prime place to sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience of the beautiful mountainous scenery.
The hostels for Tinghir are located along the main road heading towards the gorge. There are an abundance of different other accommodations and restaurants combined that are scattered along the road but things can be fairly spread out. It can be quite a walk from the hostels to get to the beginning part of the gorge. Ask at your hostel if you can get a transfer to where you start your walk. Most restaurants and hostels will have water that you can purchase but the local vendors on the side of the road usually do it for cheaper.
You can get to Tinghir from Marrakech by taking a local bus or shuttle bus. The journey takes around seven and a half hours and departs a couple of times a day.
Written by local enthusiast for Tinghir hostelsGlobetrotter