Todgha Gorge is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir. It was part of my desert tour package, and during the final part of the tour and on the way back to Marrakech, we stopped by Todgha Gorge for some pictures. To tell you the truth, my photos here didn’t do much justice to the real majestic of this canyon.
I didn’t take much photos – I can’t remember why. But I remember the feelings I had back then. Awe. Complete utter awe. I felt so tiny on the long stretch road between the large boulders, as if they could collapse on us at any given time. I felt like being part of a magical middle east story of Ali Baba and his adventures. I could see locals made this place their home; washing their clothes in a cold stream, under the heat of the sun. There were stalls along the road selling clothes, turbans, and shawls. A boy came up to us and offered his handcrafted woven camel made of lalang grass. We stayed there for a while, admiring the calm scenery before our tour guide drove us back to Marrakech.