Wonderful day trip to Toubkal National Park and the traditional Berber village of Imlil
Clearly visible from Marrakech when snow-capped for much of the year, the soaring peaks and hidden valleys of the High Atlas Mountains are just about 1.5 hour driving from the city.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9 o'clock in the morning. From here it is a 1.5 hour drive to Imlil (1740 meters). In Imlil you start a walk with the guide to Aremd village (1900 meters). On the way you will be able to see traditional Berber villages and see the highest peak in the North of Africa, Jbel Toubkal (4167 meters). In winter Toubkal will be covered with snow and it will be a beautiful sight to see in the distance.
After about 1 - 1.5 hours you will go to a local guesthouse to have a wonderful lunch. From here you will have a beautiful view of the Mizane Valley. After lunch it will be a 30 minute walk back to Imlil. Transfer back to Marrakech by the same route as you came to Imlil.
Length: 1 days
Price: from €40
This trek is available throughout the year. You can start on any date you wish.Book Now
For Atlas Trekking you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.
Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:
Tend to be short day walks and rambles at low altitudes. Grade 1 walks can be enjoyed by anyone who leads a reasonably active life and no special preparation is required.
Will usually involve some longer walks (4-6 hours/day) at low altitudes (below 3000m). Some previous hill walking experience would be beneficial but these walks should be within the capabilities of those who lead a normal active life. Grade 2 walking tours may contain some optional strenuous days, and in order to get the best out of the trip we would advise that you tone up your fitness before you join.
Are for the more serious hill walker and a higher level of physical fitness is required. Walking days are normally 6-8 hours and may involve up to 900m or more of ascent and descent. You should be prepared for several consecutive days walking, often at higher altitudes, so stamina is important.