The High Atlas Mountains are dominated by some of North Africa's highest peaks and their breathtaking size towering above the Berber village of Imlil is one of Morocco's iconic images.
Imlil is located at the head of the valley leading up from the market town of Asni and is surrounded, except for the narrow valley itself, by the imposing majesty of the High Atlas, and the Toubkal Massif in particular. Imlil is the perfect starting point for all hiking in this area and the accommodation we offer here, such as the Douar Samra, are worthy recipients of praise on environmental and conservation grounds. We recommend staying here as a more luxurious start and/or finish to any hiking itinerary in the High Atlas, particularly the ascent of Mount Toubkal.
Imlil can also be used as a delightful place to stay for a few days to take in the Berber culture of the High Atlas, exploring the village, using the local hammam and taking one or more guide day hikes around the nearby valleys.
For more than two decades Rediscover the World has been offering an exciting and comprehensive programme of trekking in the High Atlas. All of our treks are designed to be either individual stand-alone bookings or as part of a larger tailor-made holiday. This freedom of start date, duration and route means they are very popular with those wishing to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Atlas Mountain region at their chosen pace.
Tours & Activities
Relatively challenging guided walks with lunch. Hidden valleys and Berber Villages to the east & west of Imlil and the Toubkal path to the south.
D Garrison, USA, May, 2017
C Haynes, UK, March 2016
J Treadgold, UK, Oct 2015
J Petri, UK, Oct 2015