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Exploring The High Atlas Mountains of Morocco – and access by van

After meeting my family In marrakech (and the van breaking down – see Breaking down in Morocco) we spent the new year in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

We drove to the mountain village of Imlil which is a starting point for many hiking routes, including the route to Toubkal – the highest mountain in North Africa at 4167m.

This was a really good way to spend new years day. So here are 18 photos (one is a map) of new years day walking in the mountains with my family:

We all got in the van and drove to the mountains

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Through a valley to the village of Imlil – 60km south of Marrakech

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We parked up and walked took a 15 minute walk up the Riad

We all stayed in a Riad for the new year. There are no roads to this place (Dar Adrar) so we left the van in the village and walked the winding footpath up the valley

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Donkeys carry pretty much everything round here

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There are many Berber villages round here, built up the sides of the valley’s hills

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We walked up through the stone paved streets

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And took this route through this mountain pass

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We’re nowhere near the top

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This is maybe about half way up

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A normal walk for the locals…. and donkeys

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There’s a guy selling drinks in a hut

but he only had hot tea left

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To got to the peak of Tasserimoute

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This is looking north towards Marrakech

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Happy new year!

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Time to go back down… after some rock balancing

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And some self balancing

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Alright that’s enough

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We should get back before sun set

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If you’re in Morocco and want to do some hiking (from casual to serious) then Imlil is a good place to start and it’s easily accessed from Marrakech. Just head for there and you can get all the other information in the village.

Also see my other post on how to get from Spain to Morocco by van

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