A Day Exploring the Imlil Valley in the Shadow of Mount Toubkal
Views of Jebel Toubkal
Fertile Mizzane valley
Colourful Asni market
Explore Imlil village
Walk or drive to Aremd
Authentic Berber lunch
Chance to visit a real
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 Dar Assarou, a typical Berber-style village guesthouse, 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 to Marrakech.
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.
1400 Lunch at Dar Assarou in Imlil. Enjoy the views from the roof terrace.
1600 Depart Imlil back to Marrakech.
1800 Arrive Marrakech.
Timings are approx. and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.
This trip operates daily throughout the year.
To take walking shoes/boots/sandals, plus sun protection.
PRICES PER PERSON
Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech; private transport and professional driver; visit to the Berber town of Asni; mountain guide; lunch in Imlil.
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.