TOUBKAL
NATIONAL PARK

A Day in the Shadow of Jebel Toubkal

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Views of Jebel Toubkal
    (4167m).

  • Fertile Mizzane valley.

  • Colourful Asni market.

  • Active Imlil.

  • Choice of routes to
    Aremd (1740m).

  • Authentic Berber lunch.

  • Chance to visit a real
    Berber village.

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We travel from the walls of the ‘Red City’ up into the high valleys of the High Atlas Mountains and Toubkal National Park. Here in the shadow of Mt Toubkal, we experience the mixture of ancient Berber lifestyles and agriculture juxtaposed with a busy modern trekking centre.


En route to the Atlas you will pass through the busy little town of Asni which is a buzz of activity as local Berbers sell and buy produce and goods. The final stretch of the journey to Imlil twists and turns up through the fertile Mizzane Valley towards Imlil which is the busy trekking centre for the High Atlas. Once in Imlil you’ll meet-up with our local guide and discuss your itinerary for the day.


We recommend a lovely walk (or mule ride) from Imlil to the village of Aremd (approx. 1 hour 30 minutes walking each way via two different routes). Alternatively, you can continue to Aremd by 4×4 (15 minute drive) and walk back to Imlil, or drive both ways. Lunch is a leisurely local affair, taken in a typical Berber village house, enjoying a home-cooked three course meal of Moroccan salad, couscous with lamb or perhaps a tasty vegetable tagine, fresh seasonal fruits, and tea. After lunch you have time to discover more of the village and gaze at the views of Jebel Toubkal which dominate the horizon before heading back down to Imlil and onwards back to Marrakech.

ITINERARY

0900   Depart Marrakech on the Tizi n’ Test road with a brief stop in Asni.

1045   Arrive in Imlil. Rendezvous with local guide. Walk, ride or drive to Aremd.

1300   Lunch in typical Berber house in Aremd.

1430   Depart Imlil back to Marrakech.

1800   Arrive Marrakech.

Timings are approx. and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.

DEPARTS DAILY

This trip operates daily throughout the year.

DON'T FORGET

To take walking shoes/boots/sandals, plus sun protection.

PRICES PER PERSON
PRICE INCLUDES

Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech; private transport and professional driver; visit to the Berber town of Asni; mountain guide; lunch in Aremd.

PRICE EXCLUDES

Beverages and hire of mule if required, tips and items of a personal nature.

Price for children 0 to 11 years old is £24 (300 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.

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