Imlil Day Hike 4

Eastern High Atlas Valleys

About Imlil Day Hike 4

Summary

A circular walk east of Imlil; up to Tizi n'Tamatert (pass), through Berber villages of Ikis and Amssakrou then up higher up to Tizi n'Aguerssioual and return to Imlil via Ait Souka.

Activity code: ITCTdsRAK04

Difficulty: GRADE ONE - walking mostly on paths at lower levels, sometimes rocky, seldom flat, for about 6 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 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 - TINERHOURHINE - IKISS - AMSSAKROU - TIZI N'AGUERSSIOUAL - TADDART - AIT SOUKA - IMLIL.

    With the mighty Jbel Toubkal - at 4167m the highest peak in the Maghreb - almost within touching distance, set off on your private, guided hike towards the east along the Tamatert Valley and then turning north after some 50 minutes up into and through the Tizi n’Tamatert (2272m) and down via the Berber village of Tinerhourhine into the Valley of the Oued Imenane.

    Follow this Valley north, with the Jbel Oukaimeden (3268m) to your right, along winding mule trails through almond, walnut and apple groves and terraced Berber hamlets, all seeming to cling precariously to the mountain slopes. The majority of the villages you shall see on this hike are built of pise, dug from the earth of the surrounding slopes. The piste takes you to the village of Ikiss and up to the village of Amssakrou where, after some 3 hours hiking, your guide will prepare you field picnic surrounded by the mountains of the Jbel Oukaimeden, Tizi n'Ou Arg (2258m) and the Tizi n'Tiratene (2268m).

    Once refreshed, turn towards the west along mule trails and alongside some naked escarpments up into and through the Tizi n'Aguerssioual (1767m) and through a couloir of grey and ochre rocks until reaching the main village of Aguerssioual in the Assif n'Ait Mizane Valley (2664m). From here set off south back up the valley towards the impressive peaks of Jbel Toubkal, Aguelzim and Aksoual until the village of Taddart then on to the last village in the Tamatert Valley - Ait Souka - where your guide will direct you back to the east for a welcoming return to Jacqueline's Douar for a shower and an excellent dinner before retiring for the night after a six hour slow ramble.

Prices

Imlil Day Hike no.4 - Eastern High Atlas Valley Hiking

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

Circular Day Hike to Tizi n Aguerssioual - available between 01/12/2015 and 31/10/2016

1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 to 12 people
£ 59£ 34£ 27£ 22£ 20£ 18

Circular Day Hike to Tizi n\'Aguerssioual

1 person1 person2 people3 people4 people5 people6 to 12 people
£ 59£ 59£ 34£ 27£ 22£ 20£ 18

Circular Day Hike to Tizi n\'Aguerssioual - available between 01/03/2015 and 31/03/2015

1 person
£ 59

All prices are per person

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