Hotel Kasbah du Toubkal in Imlil - Treks
The hotel can arrange excursions or multi-day treks to visit the surrounding area including the villages of the local Ait Mizane tribe. The villagers way of life has remained unchanged for centuries and they are friendly and open to visitors.
The area is accessible to all levels of fitness, with mule support for both your baggage and yourself.
The treks are all on an individual basis - you will not be trekking with another group of people (where the trek includes a stay at a riad/lodge, there may be others staying at that accommodation).
Short treks to nearby villages
The villages of Targa Imoula and Mzig are each an easy 45 minute - 1 hour round trip via Imlil village.
Half day treks
A four hour moderate walk to the mountain pass of Tizi 'n' Tamatert at 2200m via the village of Tamatert. From the pass you have a view of two valleys.
A four hour moderate walk following the Reraya river across the Ait Mizane valley, passing the village of Aremdt and reaching the Sanctuary of Sidi Chamharouch.
Full day treks
These full day treks are 6-7 hours long and require a good level of fitness.
Into the Imane valley over the Tizi 'n' Tamatert pass, to the villages of Tinhourine and Aguersiwal. The route follows river courses and passes terraces and walnut groves.
A trek to the village of Tizi Oussem via the mountain pass at Tizi 'n' Mzig, returning through the village of Malat.
A full day trek with your own mule is around £110 per person.
A full day trekking with camels from the villages of Amzmiz or Tahanout. Lunch and transportation for the 1 hour drive to/from the village is included.
Alternatively you may choose to stay overnight in a tent or Berber village and return to the Kasbah in the morning.
Example cost is £155 per person for the full day trek, with a supplement of £25 for the overnight stay.
Mountain hut or berber house
A mountain hut usually has a communal bunk-bedded room. Toilet facilities will be basic, and showers will generally be cold water.
A stay in a Berber house is a way to appreciate the life of the Berbers. You should note that the house itself is unlikely to have even basic toilet and washing facilities.
An example cost is £275 per person to include two full days treks (outbound and return) with your own mule and 1 night in a mountain hut or Berber house. Picnic, evening meal and breakfast are provided, cooked by your accompanying Berber team.
Remote Trekking Lodge 2 Day Trip
This trip, starting from Imlil, includes two days of trekking with the services of a qualified mountain guide and muleteer throughout the trip. You will overnight at the Toubkal lodge in a private room - Double/Twin Deluxe ensuite - Bath with shower, wash basin, bidet and w.c., with access to shared lounge and balcony.
An example price is £250 per person with 2 picnic lunches, an evening meal and breakfast at the Toubkal Lodge.
Remote trekking package 5 night trip
This 5 night trekking package starts with 2 nights at the Riad in Dar Imlil village. While there a guide will take you on a variety of routes. A 4 to 6 hour trek takes you to the Toubkal lodge where you will spend nights 3 and 4. During the middle day you can trek around the lodge or just relax. Trek back down to the Dar Imlil riad for the final night.
An example price is £860 per person including ensuite room (Deluxe at the riad, Standard at the Lodge), all meals and guides on the treks.
Ascension of Mount Toubkal
This is a 2 day trek with one night at the base camp (3106m). It is a 5 hour trek to the camp via Sidi Chamarouch, where you will be met by an advance party including the cook. The ascent (to 4167m) takes place the next morning, returning to camp for lunch.
You do need to be moderately fit for this, not least due to the lower oxygen levels at these heights.
Cost is approximately £225 per person, available between 1 April and 31 October.
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