PRICE PER PERSON
6 pax and more
Leave your hotel or Riad around 9:00 am direction Imlil, Take advantage of the stops on the road to take pictures, Visit Berber villages Discover the gorges of Moulay Brahim Enjoy a traditional meal, take tea Go hiking in a beautiful valley nestled in the mountains of the High Atlas and return to Marrakech at the end of the day
Discover the High Atlas Mountains and enjoy an amazing trip to the foot of Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa with 4167m. Your final destination, the Imlil valley, guarantees a choice of diversified trekking tours, each more beautiful than the other.
From Marrakech, you reach Imlil through the Moulay Brahim gorges and through the Asni valley in the heart of the Moroccan high Atlas. There, you already reach the 1000 meters of altitude. It is the promise of a little freshness and impressive views of Mount Toukbal.
The road also crosses fantastic authentic Berber villages nestled in the high atlas. The opportunity to visit the souk, provided that your trekking tour Imlil, coincides with a market day (Tuesday in Tahannaout, Saturday in Asni). Continuing, a succession of exceptional panoramas will lead you to your destination.
In Imlil, your guide will accompany you to a traditional restaurant to taste the typical Berber dishes. Then, you will go for a hike on foot or by mule: breathtaking landscapes and small Berber terraced villages are to be discovered during your Imlil trekking excursion.
It is the longest and the highest of the three folds that form the Atlas massif. It culminates at 4167 m at the jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. In the High Atlas, the Marrakchis enjoy winter sports and come to seek the coolness when the plain is consumed by the heat of the summer sun.
Villages of earth totally preserved cling to the sides of the mountain of the high atlas along the road which, in rainy weather, becomes impassable from the passage of the wadi N'Fis. A rough and bewitching landscape. We join the road of the Berber village Asni a few kilometers before Ouirgane.
Charming hamlet, it is located on the edge of the National Park of Toubkal whose summit rises to 4165 meters, and is the ideal starting point for hiking in the High Atlas. The French Alpine Club has a refuge there.
Hiking tours, from two to ten or fifteen days, allow to appreciate, on foot, on mule or on skis, in winter, the magnificent mountainous landscapes punctuated with villages. The Tagherghout reserve, northwest of the Toukbal National Park, is the domain of birds - golden eagles, falcons, vultures - mouflons and wild boars.
We had an excellent tour of Asni and Imlil and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and fresh mountain air. Omar was an excellent guide and driver. He told us a lot about the area and Morocco in general. We could stop along the way whenever we wanted and had a delicious lunch in Asni.
The mountains are very dry. The valleys are pretty and the snow-capped peaks expand my notion of the Moroccan environment. The views from the highways over the orchards seem incongruous due to the minimal rainfall. This trip certainly helps to appreciate the climate and geography in general. Nevertheless, for me the highlight was an hour at the weekly market in Asni. This is not a market for tourists, but a market of food and goods for the Berbers who arrive in the larger town from many smaller towns. Some come on donkeys with wheat to grind for personal use. Vegetables, herbs, meat, fish, shoes, clothes, tools, household goods, usually a Walmart set up and taken down one day a week. Don't be intrusive. Be polite. Ask if you want to take pictures. Expect to be approached by jewellery sellers who swear they only want to show you the market.