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Accommodation in Imlil & walking around

Dar Adrar : Cheap and Clean Guesthouse in Imlil
Tel : 00212 68 76 01 65

In Imlil, a picturesque Berber town set in the Western High Atlas mountains, about an hour drive south of Marrakech, enjoy the genuine Moroccan hospitality in the lovely family-run guesthouse Dar Adrar. The lodging features cosy guestrooms a roof terrace with panoramic views over the Imlil valley, and an on-site Hammam or Turkish bath. A complimentary breakfast is served every day from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and delicious home-cooked meals can be provided on request, at an extra charge.

Guests staying at the Dar Adrar can also enjoy trekking & hiking tours guided by the owner Mohamed Aztat himself, a qualified Atlas mountain guide, and conveniently rent or buy the necessary mountaineering equipment in the on-site shop by the frontdesk
Guesthouse Dar Adrar features cosy and neat accommodation in beautiful, colourful Berber-style guestrooms, 3 of them with private bathrooms, hosting up to 4 people and offering grand views over the valley, as well as three standard rooms with shared facilities

<<<< ....Sitting on top of the world and Imlil, Dar Adrar has simple rooms that don’t distract from the mountaintop views, an in-house hammam and an invaluable resource in owner and expert Atlas Mountain guide Mohamed Aztat ..>> From the Lonelyplanet guidedbook 2009

walks from Marrakech / Imlil

Day Trip out of Marrakech to the Atlas mountains
Departure by car from Marrakech around 9 in the morning for an exhilarating 2hour drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every saturday and the high valleys to the Berber town of Imlil (1740m), known as Morocco’s ‘Little Chamonix’, set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, a main trailhead with streams and paths branching out in all directions. Here we shall leave our vehicle to take a welcome glass of mint tea in the village and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 4km excursion. towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m), passing the hamlets of achayn, Targa, and Imoula, up and down the stark slopes, the jagged Western High Atlas peaks of the Toubkal Massif before us - Jbels Aguelzim (3547m), Aksouâl (3847m) and the Adrar Adj (3122m) watching us all the way.
We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another Half an Hour to get to our lunch wish will be served among a berber familly in the village of ait Souka prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and our return trip to Marrakech.

Dar Adrar

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  • Pros:trekking location
  • Cons:shops
  • In a nutshell:good experience
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