Situated in the heart of the Toubkal National Park, Imlil is the principal trailhead village for treks up the highest peaks in North Africa. The village offers good infrastructure for people wanting a pleasant mountain base for a few days, but is also an excellent place to start and/or finish longer, more linear, hikes. Its accessibility to Marrakech (under an hour and a half by road) makes it an excellent choice to get a good feel for how rural Moroccans live their lives, and much of the surrounding area is home to a landscape of snow-capped mountains (in season), verdant valleys and earth-brick villages where life has changed little in centuries.
Imlil and Atlas Mountains Day Trip Highlights:
Hike around the Berber villages both in the lush Imlil valley and into neighbouring valley systems, or take on the challenge of North Africa’s highest peak, Toubkal. There are limitless possibilities for trekking in this region to suit all experience and fitness levels, from a day’s gentle valley walk to the physically challenging (though non-technical) mountain ascent. Our experienced guides will lead you through an ever-changing scenery that never fails to inspire with its beauty.
This journey will take you to discover the real Berber Traditions of the Atlas Mountains,you also will amazed by the Moroccan hospitality once you get to the local Family.
After being picked up by our driver and guide at your accommodation, we will head off on the road to Takerkoust lake where we enjoy spectacular view along the valley, we leave the village behind up into the mountains, We go off road across traditional Berber villages of the high Atlas mountains, we enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountain in North Africa, Jbel Toubkal, set at 4170 m High from the Kik plateau, we drive down along a dry Saharan like mountains to the valley of Imlil, where we get close to the local Berbers life style and traditional architecture.
At Imlil, the main village of the High Atlas, where we start a 1 : 30 Minutes walk to the Toubkal Kasbah and the wonderful waterfalls of Armed ( mule ride is possible upon request ), before heading into a Berber family of the Atlas, we discover the local terraced fields and stone houses along the village, mid day meal we taste an amazing local food of the high Atlas, Our drivers will pick us up from the family and drive down to Marrakech via,Moulay Brahim Gorges& Tahannaout, the main city of the the High Atlas, known for olive oil.
Imlil Day Trip – What is included in the Day Trip?
Imlil Day Trip – Departure & Arrival