TOUBKAL NATIONAL PARK EXPLORER
Discover Imlil, Aremd & Mizzane valley.
Views of Jebel Toubkal (4167m)
Fertile Mizzane valley
Colourful Asni market
Discover bustling Imlil
Explore Aremd (1740m)
Authentic Berber lunch
We travel from the tranquility of Kasbah Africa up into the higher valleys of the High Atlas Mountains and Toubkal National Park. Here, in the shadow of Mount Toubkal, we experience a mixture of ancient Berber lifestyles and agriculture juxtaposed with a busy modern trekking centre. En route you will visit the busy market town of Asni which is a buzz of activity as local Berbers sell and buy produce and goods. Saturday is market day.
The final stretch of the journey to Imlil twists and turns up through the fertile Mizzane Valley. Once in Imlil, the bustling trekking centre for the High Atlas, you’ll meet-up with a local guide and discuss your itinerary for the day. We recommend a lovely walk (or mule ride) from Imlil to the village of Aremd (approx. 1 hour 30 minutes walking each way via two different routes). Alternatively, you can continue to Aremd by 4×4 (15 minute drive) and walk back to Imlil, or drive both ways.
Lunch is a leisurely local affair, taken in a typical Berber village house in Aremd. Enjoy a home-cooked three course meal of Moroccan salad, couscous with chicken or perhaps a tasty vegetable tagine, fresh seasonal fruits, and tea. After lunch you have time to discover more of the village and gaze at the views of Jebel Toubkal (which dominate the horizon), before heading back to Imlil and onwards to Kasbah Africa.
0900 Depart Kasbah Africa.
0925 Arrive Asni; visit the local market and main street.
1000 Continue to Imlil following the Mizzane Valley.
1030 Arrive in Imlil. Rendezvous with local guide; explore Imlil.
1130 Choose to walk, ride a mule or drive to Aremd village.
1300 Lunch in a typical Berber house in Aremd; free to explore.
1600 Depart back to Kasbah Africa.
1700 Arrive Kasbah Africa.
Timings are approx. and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons.
This trip operates daily throughout the year.
Take walking shoes/boots/sandals plus sun protection.
PRICES PER PERSON
Pick-up from/drop-off at Kasbah Africa; private 4x4 with professional driver; local mountain guide; picnic lunch.
Beverages and hire of mule if required (100 dh per hour); tips and items of a personal nature.
Price for children 5 to 11 years old is £7 (80 dh) per child (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.