Day trip out of marrakech - Excursion & tours to the atlas mountains : Imlil valley - Ourika valley - Asni and Amzmiz

day trip out of marrakech - Excursion & tours to the atlas mountains

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   Option 1 : Walking Tours

    DAY 1: MARRAKECH - IMLIL – AROUMD - ACHAYN – MARRAKECH:

 

Departure by car from Marrakech around 9 in the morning for  2hour drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every saturday  then to Imlil (1740m),  set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, 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 and meet your local guide  prior to setting out for some 4km excursion. towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m), passing the hamlets of ait souka, Targa, and Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us - Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m) watching us all the way.
   We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aďt Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking 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 wish will be served  among a berber familly in the village of achayn prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil  and our return trip to Marrakech.

 

  Day 2  Marrakech --IMLIL - AROUMD - SIDI CHAMHAROUCH - IMLIL--Marrakech.


  
We set off today towards the southwest skirting the Berber town of Imlil (1740m), known as Morocco ’s ‘Little Chamonix’, set, as we are, in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains of the Toubkal National Park. With streams and paths branching out in all directions, we traverse the Tamatert Valley until we reach the hamlet of Achelm to strike out for some 4km towards the south towards the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m), passing the hamlets of Taourirt, Targa, and Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Jbel Toubkal Massif - at 4167m the highest peak in North Africa - before us, with her awe-inspiring sister peaks the Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m) watching us all the way.
  
  We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aďt Mizane Valley , built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another 8km.to the equally-quaint village of Sidi Chamharouch, a Berber village set beside a waterfall and small stream, again with its pisé homes seemingly built somewhat chaotically one into another. This village is a place of pilgrimage for devout Moslems and it is where there is a marabout shrine – forbidden to non-Moslems - said to be a relic of a pre-Islamic religious and naturalist cult.
  We take a break for a picnic, within full view of Jbel Toubkal, prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley at a gentle pace back to the delightful Douar  ACHAYN .

 

  Option 2 : Day 4x4 excursions from Marrakech

The Ourika Valley

You 'll reach the Ourika Valley passing through lots of tiny berber villages up
to Setti Fatma, at the bottom of the valley. A beautiful place for its tradition
and its nature, with amazing waterfalls and breathtaking view.




The Atlas Mountains : Imlil area

The journey will combine the discover of 2 valleys, Ourika and Asni, starting
from the Ourika valley you'll visit the berber souq, meeting point of several
tribes. Soon after lunch, a visit to the Asni valley on the opposite slope of
the Toubkal mountain (4167 mt), passing through the Moulay Ibrahim (sacred town)
canyons.




The Kik Plateau

A little bit of adventure and fun for this 4x4 journey! The tour brings you to
the Asni valley and its berber villages and amzing landscapes, then the
sanctuary of Moulay Ibrahim, where you'll take a pist to The Kik plateau, along
the High Atlas. The trip ends at the Lalla Takerkoust artificial lake with a
lunch stop.

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Mohamed Aztat

Mountain & desert tour Guide

Imlil - Atlas Mountains - Morocco

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