Imlil, at 1740 metres, is the gateway to the High Atlas region and is about 1½ hours drive from Marrakech. There are a few hostels and shops here, but it remains a small village. From Imlil it is about a 30-40 minute walk to the village of Aremd. If you are arriving with luggage, this will be carried by mule for you.
There is very little in the way of facilities in this village, but it is a thriving community where many of the inhabitants earn their livelihood from guiding or portering for trekkers. The village has been helped by tourism, as money has come from tourism initiatives (including being backed by Tribes), and been matched by the community, to provide water, electricity and other benefits in recent times.
Mount Toubkal in Morocco’s High Atlas is the highest mountain in Morocco at 4167 metres. The valleys below the mountain are fertile regions growing various different crops and walnut trees, and are home to many Berber communities. Travellers coming to this region are attracted by the excellent trekking opportunities, whether intent on a summit attempt of Toubkal itself, or simply enjoying more gentle hikes in the lower reaches and valleys.
Marrakech is the main international gateway. British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryan Air and Thomson have frequent direct flights from London to Marrakech. There are also direct flights to Casablanca and Fez, and a more extensive service with Royal Air Maroc to other airports within Morocco.
Language: Moroccan Arabic is the official language. It is significantly different from classical and modern Arabic.
Not required for British travellers. Other nationalities should obtain advice from the embassy
There are no compulsory vaccinations.
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