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    Toubkal Trekking and Atlas Day Tours

    by MohamedMohamed Written Jun 8, 2013

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    The Atlas Mountains , which is the north africa's greastest mountain range, holds some of the fascinating and most magnificent regions of Morocco.. These huge mountains offer very impressive mountain biking trails, trekking trails and photography opportunities. These mountains are the highest in the region, with Mount Toubkal stretching to 4.165 meters above sea level. It is divided into three parts: the Middle Atlas (north of Beni Mellal), the Anti-Atlas (south of Marrakech to Tafilalet) and the High Atlas Mountains between Marrakech and Ouarzazate. The Atlas Mountains has walks to suit all abilities, but mules and horses are also available in the villages if riding suits you better than trekking. The Berber villages in the Atlas are small but thriving and are home to the original people of Morocco who are enduring, hospitable and very friendly people. The villages offer stylish Moroccan accommodation in the local traditional houses and there are official guides available.

    The Moroccan Sahara is mainly made up of a big rocky plain, which runs from the feet of the Atlantis on the North/East almost to the Atlantic coast, south of Agadir. In Morocco, the desert moves smoothly, the Draa Valley or Wadi Ziz strung a string of villages and lush palm groves, before losing in the dunes of the erg (Chebbi or labidia), which lie at the foot highland last relief before Algeria.Even within the desert you can enjoy different landscapes: the dry, thorny plain where jackals and camels live, the Sahara desert: reign of scorpions and snakes or the northern oasis full of bustle and life. The choice is yours.

    A trip to the Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should do at least once in his life. The beauty of the desert, its contrasts, its colors, its silence, many memories you will never forget. You walk on foot in the desert with camels carrying your luggage and supplies , and a professional guide as well as a cook who prepares delicious food for your everyday. It is a marvellous experience, just give it a try!

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    BERBER HOUSE

    by alyf1961 Written Jan 31, 2010

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    The Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains were very different from our own villages in England. The Berbers live simple lives with everybody helping with the day-to-day running of the houses.
    The animals [sheep and goats] live in the basement of the houses with the people living upstairs.
    The women do all the cooking although the men always do the tea ceremony.
    The children often look after the animals taking then up to the hills to graze.

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    BERBER HOUSE

    by alyf1961 Written Jan 31, 2010

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    The Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains were very different from our own villages in England. The Berbers live simple lives with everybody helping with the day-to-day running of the houses.
    The animals [sheep and goats] live in the basement of the houses with the people living upstairs.
    The women do all the cooking although the men always do the tea ceremony.
    The children often look after the animals taking then up to the hills to graze.

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    TOUBKAL ASCENT

    by aztat Updated Jun 9, 2008

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    Toubkal summit is one of the most recommended walk in the hight atlas, its very easy easy to get to the village of imlil which is Berber Village and the point of the start of most trekking programs.
    so to do Toubkal you need to travel from Marrakech to imlil by a share taxi then hire a guide and mules to carry your bags from Imlil . Try to call the Prsident of the mountain guides Asssociation (Tél : 00212(0) 68 76 01 65) to arrange everything for you.
    so once you start your trek, you will go pass the village of Around then the shrine of Sidi chamharouch to get finaly to the Neltner hut at the base camp after 5 hours walk.
    the next day, wake up early at 5h30 to start the 3 hours ascent to get to the highest summit in the north of africa from where the view is amazing. another 6hours walk donwhill to get back to imlil.

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    Imlil to Aroumd

    by barryg23 Updated Apr 26, 2007

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    On our first night in Imlil we hiked to Aroumd, the next town up the valley. This is the start of the route to Toubkal, so we thought it would be a good idea to try find our way here as a practice run for the following morning. It also gave us a chance to acclimatise to the air (Imlil is at an altitude of 1780).

    From Imlil, you walk up through the town, take a right after the Café des Amis, and then the next left up to the Auberge la Vallee. Follow the path to the right of the Auberge and climb on the fairly obvious path until you reach the Kasbah du Toubkal (where Martin Scorcese’s Kundun was filmed).

    Walk past the Auberge and keep on the path for about 50 metres until you reach a large rock, with a small hamlet just beyond. This is the beginning of the fairly steep zigzag paths which emerge on to the dirt track rode from Imlil to Aroumd. Aroumd in on the opposite side of this road and you can cross to it from beyond the Café Lac d’Ifni. The views of Aroumd and Imlil are excellent from this road plus you‘ll start to get great views of the Toubkal massif in the distance. You’ll also spot the odd car from Imlil though it doesn’t look like the safest road to me. The walk from Imlil should hake about 30 minutes.

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    Imlil to Toubkal

    by barryg23 Written Apr 9, 2007

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    Imlil is most people’s starting point for the ascent of Toubkal. We set off from Imlil at 9am and it took us 5.75 hours to make it to the Toubkal refuge. This was quite a difficult hike, especially as we were carrying all our own supplies. I think most people hire mules and porters so they don’t have to carry anything or navigate the way.

    From Imlil it took about 20 minutes to reach Aroumd, the next village up the valley. From there it was a long hike to the next hamlet, Sidi Charamouch, an important pilgrimage site for Muslims and a useful stopping point. The hike hadn’t been too bad so far but the stretch from Sidi to the Toubkal Refuge was a real struggle. We were beginning to really feel the weight on our backs and the altitude was also starting to kick in as we had reached 3000 metres. (Imlil is at 1780 metres, Sidi Charamouch as 2300 and the refuge at 3200). In the last hour of the hike we stopped numerous times and we thought we’d never make it there. The most confusing part of the hike is getting from Imlil to Aroumd. From Sidi Charamouch to the refuge it’s easy to find the way as it’s just one long continuous path.

    We stopped at the refuge for the night and began our ascent of Toubkal the following day. It took 5 hours to get to the summit of Toubkal, then 2 hours back to the refuge and 3.5 back to Imlil. All this in the same day! We were exhausted by the time we got to Imlil after a day of 11 hours hiking but it had been worth it. (If anyone is interested. there will be a much bigger description of this hike on my Toubkal page)

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  • mountain guide and trekking organizer in morocco

    by mohatrek Written Feb 14, 2007

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    This is some informations about me and about how I work with friends coming from many places.

    I'm fully certified Atlas mountain guide based in Imlil in the High Atlas and the nearby city of Marrakesh. I have over 20 years experience in this field and I have worked with thousand of visitors from all over the world, speaking many different languages.

    I offer a wide range of services for those planning a trip to the High Atlas, from basic one day guided walks to full package treks, including transport to the region, accomodation, food, guides, mules, tentes, kitchen, entertainment and much more.


    I'm able to suggest itineraries to meet the requirements of visitors based on the number of days available, number of group members (from sole travellers to large group), difficultly of trek, level of food and accomodation required, etc.
    It would be very useful to gain an indication of the type of trip you have in mind, so we can get a clear picture of your requirements. Please be as spesific as you can, and we will use this informations to work up a suitable package. We are of course able to answer any specific questions you may have in connection with your proposed trip. If you can set out your plans by e-mail and attach any further questions, we will then make contact to work out the details.

    I hope this is helpful. I look forward to receiving further details of you proposed trip and I hope to welcome you to the magnificent High Atlas mountain.

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    Imlil valley & mule Ride

    by aztat Written Sep 10, 2006

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    Imlil is Great place to go and Do some walks :
    Day trek from Dar Adrar

    IMLIL - TIZI M'ZIK - TIZI OUSSEM - TAMSOULT WATERFALL - TIZI M'ZIK - IMLIL.
    With the mighty Jbel Toubkal - at 4167m the highest peak in the Maghreb – and her sisters Aguelzim (3547m) and Aksouâl (3847m) almost within touching distance, we set off on our private, guided hike towards the west up through almond, walnut and apple groves to a panoramic vista of the beautiful valley of Imlil and of the Berber hamlets of Tanghourt, Fimlil and of M’Zik, with its red ochre minaret in front of us, all seeming to cling precariously to the mountain slopes. The majority of the villages we shall see on our hike are built of pisé, dug from the earth of the surrounding slopes.

    Our piste takes us through a couloir of red and bluish rocks until we reach the Tizi M’Zik (2664m) where we shall stop to admire the Jbel Oukaïmeden range, the high plateau of Tazaghârt and of the beginning of the renowned Valley of the Assif Aït n’Ouissedene with its numerous palmeraies. It has taken us some 2 ½ hours to reach this point and we now start our descent for a further 1½ hours through woods of juniper and pine of the valley created by the Jbel Tasghimout (2664m) and the Adrar Adj (3729m) to the Tamsoult Cascade (2204m), also known as the Irhoulidene Cascade, where we stop for our field picnic lunch (bring your swimsuit with you during the late spring to early autumn).
    When you feel up to it, we’ll stroll back via the same route, but by different paths via the Tizi M’Zik and on to our welcoming return to Dar AdrarDouar for a shower and our excellent dinner before retiring for the night.

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    TOUBKAL ASCENT

    by aztat Written Sep 10, 2006

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    Toubkal summit is one of the most recommended walk in the hight atlas, its very easy easy to get to the village of imlil which is Berber Village and the point of the start of most trekking programs.
    so to do Toubkal you need to travel from Marrakech to imlil by a share taxi then hire a guide and mules to carry your bags from Imlil . Try to call the Prsident of the mountain guides Asssociation (Tél : 00212(0) 68 76 01 65) to arrange everything for you.
    so once you start your trek, you will go pass the village of Around then the shrine of Sidi chamharouch to get finaly to the Neltner hut at the base camp after 5 hours walk.
    the next day, wake up early at 5h30 to start the 3 hours ascent to get to the highest summit in the north of africa from where the view is amazing. another 6hours walk donwhill to get back to imlil.

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    Mountain villages

    by travelmad478 Written Jan 11, 2004

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    The mountain region we walked through was hardly deserted--there were plenty of villages around, plus orchards and vineyards and livestock grazing on the hillsides. We passed through this village and stopped for some tea on a rooftop terrace.

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    Atlas Mountains

    by travelmad478 Written Jan 11, 2004

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    The Atlas Mountains are a famous range that run about 400 miles from Algeria through Morocco to the Atlantic coast. From Imlil, you can hike to peaks over 4,000 meters.

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