The beautiful village of Imlil is in the heart of the Atlas Mountains at the base of the highest peak in North Africa in Mount Toubkal National Park. The terrain that surrounds this peaceful village is a rich contrast from that of the country’s lowlands. Here, pink houses are spaced unevenly through the village with numerous trees – mostly walnut – interspersed around them.
Beginning altitude: 1,740 m / 5708,661 ft
Maximum altitude: 2200 m/ 7217,848 ft
Overall trek difficulty: Medium
Period : All year round
Your journey will take you past waterfalls and the hamlets of Ait Mizan, Targa and Imoula. You will stop off in Tamatert and have the opportunity to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. Your guide will point out things of interest and talk to you about the Berber culture and heritage along the way. You will have the opportunity to have mint tea with a Berber family as you come down through the village of Ait Souka and you will then enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal in a Berber family guest house.
Day 1: Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imlil Valley 1740m– Aroumd Village 2000m – Possible to hike up to some peak
Departing from Marrakech with Trekking Morocco Mountains Driver and Guide, we take the tarred road towards Imlil. Small villages follow each other in a vast landscape planted with olive trees, separated by a natural border made of prickly pear cactuses.
we will enjoy breathtaking views including the snowy summits of the High Atlas Mountains. We’ll stop in the small mountain village of Aremd. Here people come every Saturday to the Asni Berber Market to sell their goods and buy their needs.
We continue to Imlil valley (64 km from Marrakech) in the Toubkal Massif ) , the highest in North Africa (Toubkal 4167m). , which is known for its walnuts, apples and cherries. From Imlil village we go on a short trek by foot or mule wetween some berber villages...
We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and surrounded by almond and walnut trees
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