Our day excursion to Imlil in the Western High Atlas Mountains gives you a glimpse into the Berber way of life.
The minimum number of trekkers is two. If we do not receive any other booking 3 weeks prior to the start of your tour, we will have to cancel it, unless you want to make it a private tour (contact us for more details).
Imlil is best known as a base for trekkers and mountaineers. As a village it is situated in a stunning location, fairy-tale like especially in winter. For Toubkal, this is the stopping off point for 90% of walkers or trekkers looking to climb the highest mountain in North Africa. Here you can find accommodation, guides, mules, equipment, information and most importantly; a fantastic view of Toubkal.
The Day Excursion from Marrakech to Imlil departs by car from Marrakech around 9am. The drive takes about 1h30 and goes south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, past the Asni weekly market every Saturday then to Imlil. Imlil is (1740m) set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trail-head with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here we shall leave our vehicle to take a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 4km excursion. We will go travel south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m), passing the hamlets of ait souka, Targa, and Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us – Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m) watching us all the way.
We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another Half an Hour to get to our lunch wish will be served among a berber familly in the village of achayn prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and our return trip to Marrakech.
- Transport from Marrakech and back
- Qualified Mountain Guide