Tizi n’Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, linking the south-east of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazat through the High Atlas mountains. It lies above the great Marrakesh plains, and is a gateway to the Sahara Desert with almost 200 km of a beautiful, though somewhat dangerous road which reaches 1300 m above sea level.
This road was built under the French Protectorate at the beginning of the 20th century but is constantly in a state of repair and advancement.
The Tizi-n-Tichka passage made a strong link between Marrakech and the South. It remains one of the few ways for people and goods to go over the Atlas Mountain range.
When you descend through the High Atlas to “the other side” it feels you’ve arrived in another planet.