Imlil Day Hike 1

High Atlas Country Hiking

About Imlil Day Hike 1

Summary

A short circular walk to the east of Imlil; up to Tizi n'Tamatert (pass) and then return to Imlil via Berber hamlets of Tacheddirt, Ouaneskra and Tighourine.

Activity code: ITCTdsRAK01

Difficulty: GRADE ONE - walking mostly on paths at lower levels, sometimes rocky, seldom flat, for about 3-4 hours each day. Good shoes would do but boots are recommended. Suitable for anyone who leads a reasonably active life. NB. Hiking always involves some effort.

Duration: 1/2 Day

This hike is designed to start by walking directly from your accommodation in Imlil, e.g. Douar Samra. All hikes include a guide, picnic lunch and full back up if required. All hikes are tailor-made so can be arranged for any number of people on any start date.

What's included:

  • experienced, licensed, English-speaking mountain guide throughout,
  • Picnic lunch (fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, tinned tuna fish*, bread, fruit).
    • * If vegetarian or vegan, please pre-advise.

We recommend you bring:

  • walking boots or stout shoes suitable for walking,
  • rambler pole (optional),
  • hat,
  • sunscreen,
  • nibbles,
  • hygienic wipes (or gel),
  • filled water bottle(s).

NB: all our prices are for land arrangements only (starting and finishing in Imlil), please contact us to arrange accommodation in Imlil or Marrakech (hotels and riads) as well as flights from your preferred airport.

Contact us now to book this recommended day hike for any date.

Itinerary

  • IMLIL - TIZI n'TAMATERT - AMGHEDOUL - TACHEDDIRT - TIGHOURINE - IMLIL.

    Setting out along a piste for a hike towards the east up to the Tizi n'Tamatert (2272m) and on through fields of wheat and orchards of walnut, apple and cherry trees until you reach the village of Tamatert (1810m). Once through the village take a path which then leads up through pine and juniper woods; stop at the Tizi to admire the Imlil and Imenane Valleys, the latter with its many terraced Berber villages tucked precariously on to the slopes stretching around you. All along with Adrar n'Oukaimeden (3268m), almost as high as the Rockies, on the southern horizon, with the high peaks of the Tizi n'Eddi (2928m) and the Jbel Angour (3616m) also looming down.

    Continue the hike along the Tamatert Valley slopes until you reach the location for your field picnic at Amghedoul, surrounded now on all sides by the Toubkal Massif range. Once refreshed, set off back to the Douar Samra, first towards the oldest Berber village in this once-remote area, Tacheddirt, then via Ouaneskra and the other side of the Valley, passing through the villages of Tamegguist and Tinghourine with the stark Jbel Bou Iguenouane (3882m), Tizi n'Likemt (3615m), Aksoual (3842m) and the Azrou n'Tamadot (3664m) until a welcoming return to Jacqueline's Douar, a shower and a delicious Berber dinner before retiring for the night.

Prices

Imlil Day Hike no.1 - High Atlas Country Hiking

Day Hike with English-speaking guide and lunch included, starting from your accommodation in Imlil (e.g. Douar Samra, Kasbah du Toubkal, etc.)

Short Day Hike - Eastern Circuit - available between 01/12/2015 and 31/10/2016

1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 to 12 people
£ 57£ 33£ 26£ 22£ 19£ 18

All prices are per person

Reviews

"The two walks were very good - our guide managed to find interesting routes staying out of the worst of the snow. Even so, it was quite difficult as in places the snow was a foot deep and we weren't really equipped for it. The sun shone though and it was amazing scenery all round. We had lunch in his house on the first day and met his family which was fun. The second day we walked up to the shrine and lunched in the sun and snow. We had a traditional hamam on our last evening which was a whole new experience and very welcome."

C Haynes, March 2016

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