Marrakech – Imlil
You will be picked from your hotel or hostel for our driver to leave at 8.00 am sharp, so we can all head for Imlil. After the booking process you will be told of your collection pick up requirements. However, you should be set to be ready by 7.00 am.
Imlil is a Berber village, located in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. It lies 1740 metres (5,700 feet) above sea level and is situated about 65 km (40 miles) south from Marrakech. It is here, on day one that your trek shall begin.
Muleteer crews will meet us here and they will take care of your baggage, food and any other necessary belongings you have brought along. The experienced mountain guide and tour official will take you on a trek initially starting with a number of small Berber villages. We shall pass the mountain shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. By now we will be well over 8,000 feet above sea level and within distance of our mountain hut.
We will stop for a picnic lunch, prepared beforehand by our cook and take a short break before moving up through the mountain. At 10,500 feet above level there is a refuge where you can enjoy a tasty mint tea, a nice hot shower to wash away the dust and rest in preparation for the next day ahead.