Getting There in ImlilEdit This
Trekking in morocco:
ITINERARY Day 1 -
imlil – tizi ntamatere (2279m) – wanskra – tachdirth : from imlil , we set out along a piste for a 1 hour and 45 minuteshike towards the east up to the tizi n’tamaterte (2279m)on through fields of barley and orchards of walnuts , appel and cherry treees untill we reach the village of tamaterte. Once through the village we shall take a path wich leads us up though pine and juniper woods we stop at the tizi to admire the imlil and imnane valleys , this latter with its many berber villages tucked precariously onto the slopes stretching around us . we carry on along the upper valley slopes for another hour or so to the villages of first wanskra and then amagdoul sset amidst terraced plotsof land carved from the hard slopes where we shall stop for our field picnic on the plateau used , in summer, as a favoured bivouac site . our afternoon will be spent hiking for some 2 hours up through the valley along the mule trails untill we reach the pretty- and the oldest-berber in the toubkal massif ( tachdirth 2291m),set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes, where we will overnight ingite d’etape . Day 2 -
tachdirth –iaabbassen – timichi : after an early breakfast we satart our 6 hours hike south-eastwards to the terraced village of timichi (1850m), at the western offshoot head of ourika valley . for 2and half hours we hike slowly up to the tizi n’tachdirth (3200m), which affords us a stunning panoramic view of jbel aksoual (3842m) and bouignouane (3882m) on one side and angour on the other , with the beginning of the luscious nature of beautiful , verdant valley streching out way below us . we shall traverse the pass and continue on down through the rocks north-eastwards for further 2 hours untill we reach the berber village of iaabbassen (2030m), where we will stop for our welcome field picnic next to spring just outside of the village. The afternoon’s 2 hours hike us up futher to the northeast down the valley to the old village of timichi , a charming terraced pisé conglomeration of homes set amongst ancient nut trees , where we will have our dinner and overnight in a berber family’s home.
Day 3 - Day 3: timichi –tiwerdiwe – tadrarte – agadir n’ait boulmane -setti fadma :after breakfast we set out for a 4 to 5 hours hike eastwards down along the valley full of cornfields and walnuts grovs, with many streams flowing down from the upper slopes , passing through the villages of anfli and tadrart to arrive at the end of beautiful ourika valley proper and the renowned berber village of setti fadma ,with its ancient nut trees and waterfalls. We shall stop for our picnic just outside of the village , before hiking for another half hour to get to the vechicle .
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July 20, 2008 change by darouassaggou