Hike past small villages in the High Atlas

Hike the Berber Villages in Toubkal National Park


Just outside of Marrakech is a serene natural environment within Toubkal National Park, an excellent escape from the busy city. Enjoy zipping south over gorges and high passes of the region's upper mountain valleys while enjoying views of flat plains, verdant hills, and rocky peaks.

Your entry point into Toubkal National Park is the traditional Berber town of Imlil, which sits at 5,700 feet (1,740 m). Here is where you leave your vehicle behind and trek into nature. Enjoy a glass of mint tea in a staging house before starting your 2.5-mile (4-km) hike through several Berber villages.

As you walk through the mountainous landscape, you'll stop in the hamlets of Armed and Sidi Chamharouch, plus the Assif Ait Maizane Valley, for some sightseeing. The latter is set beside a picturesque waterfall and trickling stream. Then, take a break for a picnic amongst the trees and a full view of the mighty Mt. Toubkal. At over 13,600 feet (4,167 m), it’s the highest peak in the mountain range.

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