Day Trip to Imlil

"The mountains are calling and I must go"

John Muir

The spectacular High Atlas Mountain region of Morocco is a hiking/trekking paradise. With one day we drive you to the village of Imlil in the High Atlas Mountains. The drive alone is superb, following the river up into the High Atlas passing small rural villages perched on the sides of the hills, in spring the almond and cherry  trees are full of blossom and the small terraced fields full of produce. Later in the year the apples are harvested and even in the winter you can smell the apples in the air.

From Imlil centre we walk up to the village of Aremd, from here you can see across the flood plains is the route to Jbel Toubkal at 4167mtrs. One of my routes goes through Aremd, through walnut groves and the villages of Tagadirt and Targa Imoula and along the Tamatert Valley back to Imlil.

These trips can be extended if you wish to spend some time trekking in the region.

We also offer a day trip to Imlil with a mule trek up to Aremd, along the walnut groves trails, through Berber villages and lunch in Tamatert or Aremd which is nestled in walnut and cherry woodlands. This is an ideal option for a family day out. Please ask me about this option.

Another route takes us up the opposite valley to Mzik, a village perched on the hillside, here you can have a wonderful lunch in Mohameds house, his wife will cook a 3 course lunch for you while we enjoy the walk, views from the Berber house down the valley are astonishing and well worth the effort. As time goes on I will have more options for short and medium treks in this area.

For a few months of the year this region is in the snow belt, but even in December it is a very beautiful time to visit. The low winter sun casts incredible shadows across the landscape and you can get the most amazing photos.

I have several community projects in this region of the High Atlas Mountains; schools, projects for water reservoirs, helping local village associations and donating clothing etc. If you are coming to Marrakech and have any items you could bring, or can collect stuff to bring, we can then take them with us on our trip to Imlil, just let me know when you are booking and we will be delighted to bring things with us to the village associations.

Price is per person based on 2 people.

Price per person: €90.00 which includes your guide in Imlil for the walk, lunch and water in the car; soft drinks and tips are not included. Price reduces with more people.

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