Departure from Marrakech early in the morning for a pleasing two hour drive over the Tizi n'Techt way up into the foothills of the High Atlas; arriving at the trailhead in the Berber village of Imlil (1740m). With streams and paths branching out all around it is time to set out with your guide for just under two hours hiking towards the east up to the Tizi n'Tamatert (2272m); then 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 your guide will take a path which leads up though pine and juniper woods; stopping at the Tizi [pass] to admire the Imlil and Imenane Valleys below. The latter has many Berber villages tucked precariously onto the slopes stretching around you and Jbel Oukaimeden (3268m) on the near horizon. From here, carry on along the upper valley slopes for another hour or so to the villages of Ouaneskra and Amghedoul (2130m) set amidst terraced plots of land carved from the hard slopes. Here your guide will prepare your picnic on the plateau used, in summer, as a favoured camping site. The afternoon will be spent hiking for around three hours up through the valley along mule trails until you reach the pretty Berber village of Tacheddirt (2291m), set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes. This is also the oldest village in the Toubkal Massif where you'll overnight in a Gite d'Etape (Berber House with hot shower). Whilst dinner is being prepared, there's ample opportunity to visit the village and meet the welcoming Berber villagers.
- Trekking Time: 5 hours
- Overnight at Berber Gite in Tacheddirt (2291m).
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner.