A great day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains.
What to Expect
Depart by car from Marrakech at around 9 in the morning for a 2-hour drive south to the Moulay Brahim Gorges, and go to Imlil (1740m), at the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains. It is a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. You will leave the vehicle and receive a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and 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, up and down the stark slopes. The jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif - Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m) will be watching you all the way. 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, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn, and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. Continue walking for another half hour and have some lunch before returning to Marrakech.
- Transport from and to Marrakech
- A local guide
What's Not Included
- Soft drinks
- Mineral water