Tizi n'Tichka is a mountain pass in Atlas mountains of Morocco.
Tizi n'Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, linking the south-east of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas mountains.
It lies between the great Marrakech Plains and the gateway of the Sahara Desert. From November - March, snow can often fall on the pass, but it can be warm all year round in the strong sun. It reaches an elevation of 2,260 m above the sea level and is the highest major mountain pass of North Africa. The road was constructed by the French military in 1936 and is now part of National Route 9 .
The last wild Barbary lion sighted in the Western Atlas was shot near Tizi n'Tichka pass in 1942.