Imlil Travel Guide

  • Trekking in Toubkal Area
    Trekking in Toubkal Area
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    our awful room ---in our opinion
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    a much better room ---for a little extra
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Imlil Things to Do

  • Toubkal Trekking and Atlas Day Tours

    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...

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  • BERBER HOUSE

    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...

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  • BERBER HOUSE

    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...

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  • TOUBKAL ASCENT

    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...

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  • Imlil to Aroumd

    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...

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  • Imlil to Toubkal

    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...

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  • mountain guide and trekking organizer in...

    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....

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  • Imlil valley & mule Ride

    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...

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  • TOUBKAL ASCENT

    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...

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Imlil Restaurants

  • DELICIOUS

    We stopped for lunch here on our day trip through the Atlas Mountains.The food was lovely and there was plenty of it.To start we had a delicious fresh salad followed by tomato and onion omelette. We than had a tajine of couscous with chicken and vegetables. To follow there were sweet juicy oranges and mint tea.The room was decorated beautifully and...

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  • Hotel Cafe Soleil

    When we came back to Imlil from Toubkal, after deducting money for a hotel and transport to Marrakech on the following day, we just had about enough for a small meal. It was now Thursday night and we hadn’t had a proper hot meal since Tuesday lunchtime in Asni. We decided to go to Hotel Café Soleil for food as, firstly, we had to drop the crampons...

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  • Self Catering in Auberge la Vallee

    On our first night in Imlil we had a picnic in our room. We had only 1150 Dirhams between us for 4 days and 3 nights until we returned to Marrakech (as there are no banks in Imlil) and we figured it was better to eat cheaply initially and make sure we didn't run out of money somewhere in the mountains. Imlil has plenty of shops so it's easy for...

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Imlil Nightlife

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    by JamalMorelli Written Oct 9, 2006

    I have never felt so close to the stars...and at times I couldn't believe there were so many - having had stars robbed from the light polluted skies of America...

    Dress Code: Wear loose clothes to dance in if you feel as inspired as I did...

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Imlil Transportation

  • Imlil Transportation

    From Marrakesch to Imlil we we took first a taxi from J. el fna to the Grand Taxi station (15DH), than a Grand Taxi (30 years old Mercedes Benz) to Asni (20 DH each person) and from Asni to Imlil (15 DH each). We needet all together 2 hours, it was a worthful adventure.29th April 2011

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  • Imlil to Marrakech

    The taxi strike was over by Friday April 6th, the day we planned to return to Marrakech. We had managed to do the journey up between us for 40 Dh each but I didn’t think we’d be as lucky on the way down. We walked to the car park at the bottom of the village where the Grand Taxis were located and spoke to some of the drivers there. They wanted 300...

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  • Getting to Imlil Part 1 - Marrakech to...

    Getting to Imlil was quite an adventure. We left Marrakech early in the morning and went to Bab er Robb, one of the gateways south of the medina. Only to find grand-taxis no longer go from Bar er Robb but from a station almost 1 km away on Route No 501. (Turn right out of Bab Robb, walk through one crossroads on to route 501 and shortly after and...

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Imlil Shopping

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    by barryg23 Written Apr 9, 2007

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    There are plenty of small shops in Toubkal where you can stock up on supplies for a short hike or even a few days hike. If you are planning to hike to Toubkal it’s worth noting the prices are much better here than in Aroumd, Sidi Charamouch or at the Toubkal refuge. Though if you are carrying your own gear up it will obviously add to the weight.

    There’s a hard to spot bakery in the centre of the village where you can buy freshly baked bread for a steal at 1D 20. Most of the shops sell water, soft drinks, etc. One bigger shop in the centre (on the left side as you walk up the village) sells a good range of provisions such as coffee sachets, tea, packets of harira, and pasta.

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Imlil Warnings and Dangers

  • Resisting the hard sell in Imlil

    As soon as you arrive in Imlil you’ll be approached by locals offering you everything from a room to the night to mules and porters for a trek to Toubkal. In addition, they may tell you things such as that crampons are essential or that you can’t hike to Toubkal independently. I would advise anyone planning to hike here to do some background...

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  • Maps of the Toubkal Region

    It’s difficult to find good maps of the Toubkal region anywhere, and the best ones available are in Imlil. For a price though. We were quoted 150 Dirhams for a copy of the 1:100,000 map in our hotel. This was the same cost as room and breakfast for the night. So instead we took a digital picture of the map when the owner wasn’t around. In fact, we...

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  • No banks or cashpoints in Imlil or Asni

    We were planning to spend 3 days in the Atlas mountains and we assumed we’d find a bank in Asni or Imlil. Hence we only brought what Dirhams we had with us to Imlil and we got a bit of a shock when we discovered there was nowhere to take money from and that we had about 700 Dirhams between the two of us for 3 days. Luckily we had 30 pounds in...

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Imlil Tourist Traps

  • by mohatrek Updated Feb 14, 2007

    TREKKING AND HINKING IN IMLIL

    Trekking in Morocco some of the best in all of Africa. toudaoui have a wide selection of Morocco trekking holidays with departures every week of the year, and with grades ranging from easy to tough. All of the tours travel to remote, off the beaten track areas, and to traditional Berber villages populated by friendly local people living a life that’s changed little over hundreds of years. If you want to trek in Morocco during the summer, head for the High Atlas to climb either Toubkal (4163m) North Africa’s highest peak, or Jebel Mgoun (4068m) North Africa’s second, or both. In the winter head further south to walk in the Anti-Atlas or Jebel Sahro ranges,or berbere villages . Every week of the year toudaoui schedule an easy grade, centre-based trekking trip from the quiet rural village of imlil. This is a popular option for those new to trekking or looking for a gentle one week holiday which combines the best of rural Morocco and the vibrant city of Marrakech.

    Unique Suggestions: i am braim toudaoui mountain guide and trekking organizer in morocoo bsed in imlil.

    orgnizing all kind of trips starting from marrakech.
    *dy trip to imlil/ouirgan and ourika valleys, with speaking english and french .
    *from 2 to wekk trekking in the high atlas and berbere villages .
    *trips to the desert

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    berbere villages of imlil trekking in imlil nice views in imlil riding mules in high atlas lunch under walnut trees
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Imlil Off The Beaten Path

  • Imlil - Walk Away!

    If you love the mountains, panoramic views and unspoilt village communities get away from Imlil by hiring a guide to take you into the neighbouring valleys. The road improvments are making Imlil easily accessible now, so to experience the true Berber culture you need to walk into the unspoilt areas. Rather than take a chance on who might approach...

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  • Buy a goat and go to the shrine of...

    They sell chickens, goats, sheep - through the butcher in town. You can buy one and have it brought to the shrine of Shamharush, killed and prepared for you. The goat can set you back about 70 bucks or around 750 DH, depending on his size. If that seems expensive remember you are getting the whole animal, not a plate. Once at the shrine, The custom...

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Imlil Sports & Outdoors

  • Renting Crampons in Imlil

    Imlil is a good place to rent crampons, ice-axes and other equipment for hiking. We hired crampons for two days at Hotel Café Soleil in Imlil. It cost 125 Dh per pair of crampons for two days (negotiated down from 150). The guy was very helpful and as we hadn’t used them before he showed us how to tie them. Despite getting a reduction from his...

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  • trekking and walking from Imlil

    Morocco is a great destination with wonderful trails, wild mountains, fascinating people and a dozen summits over 4000 metres high - they're not called the High Atlas for nothing! Lower elevation treks are available too. English speaking guide(s) cook your meals, and mules carry all the essentials so you can enjoy travelling light and spend your...

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  • Hiking Toubkal mountain

    A hike up the highest mountain in Morocco is well worth the trip. At 4,120 some odd meters, Toubkal is modest hike for those accustomed to the Alps, but its still take some effort.I arranged for a guide and trek at the Auberge Lepiney (see tip) and was quite satisfied. I would recommend that you go with a friend, since its more fun and cheaper....

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Imlil Favorites

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  • Gîte Atlas Mazik

    Un des meilleurs endroits que j'ai visité dans ma vieA 1840 m d'altitude, dans un site gorgé de soleil et de grand air, loin des routes, du bruit, de la pollution, et de la télé, vous pouvez choisir de ne rien faire, juste savourer le paysage et le temps qui coule ! Gite Atlas Mazik une petite maison d'hôtes comfortable Situé dans la vallée...

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  • Gite Atlas a great place to stay

    The Gite Atlas is 10 minute walk from the centre of Imlil, high on the hill that overlook the valley.Rooms are big and there's a beautiful terrace and indoor lounge for winter nights.The roof terrace is massive and sometime, in high season can be used as over-spill for sleeping under the stars.Prices are reasonable and mountain views are...

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  • Atlas trekking/climbing hub, Hectic...

    The mountain scene and freedom after the intensity and noise of Marrakesh.The berber main street and the simple gites make this place a good base for trekking and climbing in the high atlas.A word of advice: most trekkers coming to Imlil intending to climb Mount Toubkal, arrive from Marrakesh, almost at sea level, then spend one (sometime not even...

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