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Imlil is a small village in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It is 1,740 metres (5,710 ft) above sea level. A portrait of Imlil and the problems and prospects of Morocco's mountain populations appeared in 1984 in the book by James A. Miller called Imlil and published by Westview Press. It is close to the mountain Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Imlil makes a good base for attempting to summit Toubkal. Imlil is the centre of mountain tourism in Morocco due to its unique position. From here, 90% of visitors head up to Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco. Imlil is the end of the tarmac road, and is a natural place to hire mountain guides and mules for the onward trek. Imlil is connected to Asni and Ikkiss by tracks. Open-back trucks provide a bus service several times a week between these three villages.
Our 1 day plan:
Depart Marrakech to witness the highest peak in North Africa - Toubkal in Imlil – which peaks at 4167m. Nestled halfway down are villages filled with mud houses which surrounded by terraced fields.
Leave Imlil via Tahanaout and arrive at the home of a traditional Berber family for tea. Pass through the heart and see the small Berber town of Asni which has an administrative center and each Saturday the local mountain dwellers attend the market. Further out is Kasbah Tamadot – the Virgin empire luxury retreat.
Then pass through the small high altitude village Aremd with its lush pastures in the mountains and a smattering of cafes and shops selling local trinkets.
Then we arrive back to your hotel in Marrakech.