"Gateway to Jebel Toubkal and the High Atlas" Top 5 Page for this destination Imlil by barryg23

Imlil Travel Guide: 47 reviews and 113 photos

Imlil is a small village at the foot of the Atlas mountains. It’s the last major town before the Atlas mountains and most people who plan to climb Toubkal or hike in the area pass through Imlil en route from Marrakech.

Despite it's size, Imlil has a large number of hotels and restaurants, most of which cater to hikers who stay here to acclimatise before Toubkal or before returning to Marrakech after the ascent.

If Toubkal is not your goal, there are also some excellent walks in the surrounding area. The hike to Sidi Charamouch (about 1/3 the way to Toubkal) is very popular, especially with Moroccan pilgrims, who visit the shrine. Imlil also forms part of the Toubkal Circuit, a six day hike around the mountains and you could easily do part of this circuit, perhaps from Imlil to Tacheddirt, on an overnight trip from Marrakech.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty of hotels, restaurants and cafes. Good place to prepare for the Toubkal ascent
  • Cons:No banks. Everything is more expensive here as it's last major town before Toubkal
  • In a nutshell:The starting point for Toubkal
  • Last visit to Imlil: Apr 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • marcbrazil's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2007 at 1:38 PM

    When we really travel we can find places like Imlil and have one of the most fantastic times of our life, eh?

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2007 at 9:08 PM

    A very exciting trip and a superb hike! I have always admired the Toubkal from some distance !

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 14, 2007 at 6:10 PM

    some very nice shots of Imlil and Asni and good info for getting our A into G one day to head up Toubkal - glad you made it and can show us!

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2007 at 5:08 AM

    From here, the Atlas Mtns are almost mythical. Thank you for giving me a tour there with your hike - though I now feel nearly exhausted! :-))

  • MM212's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2007 at 10:42 AM

    Great pictures. The landscape and mountains look very familiar!


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