Trip at a Glance
Adventure, Hiking Trekking
$170 USD per trip
4 to 6 hrs
60 to 140 kilometers
Departure Day(s) and Time(s)
Transport - English speaking guide - food during the day - water for the drive - pick up from your hotel or riad
Travel insurance, tips, beer or wine, soft drinks, extras
- Explore the western High Atlas mountains.
- See the hamlets of Ait Souka, Targa, and Imoula.
- See the Assif Aït Mizane Valley.
- Drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges.
- Lunch served among a Berber family in the village of Achayn.
Departure by car from Marrakech around 9 in the morning for 2 hour drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges. If possible, we will stop at the Asni weekly market, on every Saturday, then on to Imlil (1740m), set in the upper-level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, via a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here we shall leave our vehicle to take a welcome glass of mint tea in the village where you will meet your local guide prior to setting out for a 4 kilometer excursion towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m), passing the hamlets of ait souka, Targa, and Imoula. We will trek up and down the stark slopes, enjoying the view of the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us – Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m).
We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. Built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, it overlooks ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another half an hour to get to our lunch which will be served among a Berber familly in the village of Achayn prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley to Imlil and our return trip to Marrakech.
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