Imlil is a quiet Berber village, off the main road from Marrakech to Taroudant, via the Tizi-n- Test pass.
It is located 1740 meters above sea level. It is close to the Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa, and makes a good base for attempting to summit Toubkal.
Imlil is the centre of mountain tourism in Morocco due to its unique position. From here 90% of visitors head up to Toubkal, the highest mountain in Morocco. Imlil is the end of the tarmac road, and a natural place to hire mountain guides and mules for the onward trek.
Imlil as a village is a relatively new creation; it was built to cater for the amount of tourists pouring through en route to Toubkal.
Before the advent of mountain tourism the Imlil area was well known for its walnuts, apples and cherry production. While these are still important to the local economy, these have been eclipsed by tourism, both mountain tourists and Moroccans seeking a cool relief from the heat of the Haouz.
Activities (booked though the Kasbah du Toubkal)
- · Walking treks
- · Mule treks
- · Camel treks