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Djebel Toubkal trekking

Basis for trekking tours to the Djebel Toubkal is Imlil, a small village off the Tizi-n-Test mountain road R 203 from Marrakech to Taroudannt. From Marrakech take first the road to Asni, 45 km, from there starts a good asphalt road to Imlil, 15 km. In Marrakech near Bab Roub there are collective taxis directly to Imlil, price 30 DH per person. The taxi don’t start before all seats are taken. There is also a bus to Asni, and from there a collective taxi to Imlil, 15 DH per person.

In Imlil guides are waiting on the street, but it is best to proceed to the center of the village, there is a little place with parking. There you find the office of the official guides:

Bureau des Guides d’Imlil, B.P. 22, Asni 42150, Telephone/Fax 0524 – 48 56 26

There is good information available, you can buy maps of the area 1:50.000 and you get an official, licensed guide there. There are fixed prices for the different services. All costs like guide, accommodation and mule are included. Sleeping bags are not provided.

Trekking tours to the Djebel Toubkal are possible from Mai to October, from 2 days to 2 weeks. In winter you can also do tours, but mostly in the valleys and to beautiful mountain villages you cannot reach by car.

This tour is also available as package from Marrakech, see Tour 7.

You can also do day tours with or without guide. The costs for a guide are 250 DH/day in summer, 300 DH/day in winter, meal for the guide in addition. A mule is only necessary if you have too much luggage, for a day trip it is usually not necessary. You can either bring your food or have lunch in a cabin. For longer tours, not organized like above, there are a cook and mules necessary.

Recommended and licensed mountain guides are the brothers Lahcen and Mohamed Bouredda. Lahcen guides mountain tours by foot, on bicycle or in winter with skiing. The brothers have also a little bed&breakfast with camping just after Imlil at the dirt road to Arumd, Auberge Lepiney.