Departure from Ouirgane at 9am for a pleasant drive east to the small town of Asni, from here to turn south up the pleasant, winding and contrasting Mizane Valley into the foothills of the Western High Atlas ranges and the trailhead in the Berber village of Imlil (1740m). With paths branching out all around your guide will lead you out along a piste for a 1 hour, 45 minutes hike towards the east up to the Tizi n’Tamatert (2272m), on alongside fields of barley and orchards of walnut, apple and cherry trees until you reach the hamlet of Tamatert (1850m). Once through this tiny settlement take a path leading up though pine and juniper woods. Your guide will suggest a stop at the Tizi to admire the Imlil and Imenane Valleys, this latter with its many Berber hamlets ('Douars') tucked precariously on to the slopes stretching around you, with Jbel Oukaimeden (3268m) - in the area known locally as "Ouka" - and almost as high as the Rockies, on the near horizon.
Form here carry on along the upper valley slopes for another hour or so to the villages of first Ouaneskra and then Amghedoul (2130m), set amidst terraced plots of land carved from the hard slopes, where your guide will prepare your field picnic on the plateau used, in summer, as a favoured bivouac site. The afternoon will be spent hiking for some 3 hours up through the valley along mule trails until you reach the pretty – and the oldest - Berber village in the Toubkal Massif - Tacheddirt (2291m), set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes, where your guide will arrange your overnight stay in a Gite d'etape.
Whilst dinner is being prepared, there's ample opportunity to visit the village and the always-welcoming hardy Berber villagers.