A Most Tricky Scenic Road to Tizi n’Ait Imi
Tizi n’Ait Imi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.914m (9,560ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Béni Mellal-Khénifra and Drâa-Tafilalet regions of Morocco. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
Tucked away in the Western High Atlas, the greatest mountain range of North Africa, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It was built in 2015-2016. 4x4 vehicle recommended. The road is open all year round. However, it can be impracticable in winter because of snow covering the road.
Stay away if you're scared of heights. The summit is also known as The Pass of the Sheep with Black Eyes. The pass is 61.4 km (38.15 miles) long, running north-south from Tabant, (a small town in Azilal Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra) to Ighil N'Oumgoun (in the Ouarzazate Province of the Souss-Massa-Drâa administrative region). After rains the road can be very tricky because of mud.
Pic: Jorge Ruiz Dueso www.jrdueso.es