Located about 90 minutes outside of Marrakech, Imlil is small mountain village in the High Atlas Mountains and a great way to seek a cooler environment for the day. Sitting at 1,700 m above sea level Imlil is the base most used by hikers and climbers who are setting out to summit Mt. Toubkal located in the same valley.
From Imlil, it is possible to hire a local guide and mules with muleteers to help guide you on day hikes around the valley. Imlil is picturesque, rural and traditional and a must-see destination for anyone who wants to experience real life in the mountains.
Located at the end of the Mzane Valley, it sits at about 1800 meters altitude. It has a population of around 5,000 people, but only a few stay over the winter months when life is very hard to manage and the snow makes the villages in the area virtually isolated and inaccessible.
The mountains around Imlil are dotted with terraced farms and irrigated green valleys. Along the drive up to Imlil, you will see why people come here in droves to hike in the valley. So accessible to travellers, it is a dream come for those who like to hike in the mountains while taking a few days out of their vacation in Morocco to experience this amazing landscape, so different from the desert to the south and the cities to the north.