A 6 hour guided moderate day trek from Dar Assarou to the summit of Adrar Tamalaroute, which looms over Imlil and its surrounding valleys.
A moderate day trek
Tizi n'Tamatert pass
Views of Imlil Valley
Imenane Valley scenery
Meet the Berbers
High Atlas views
This popular day trek is ideal for trekkers who will be attempting to climb Mount Toubkal. We grade it as a 'moderate' day trek due to its almost 1,000m of ascent and descent and approx. 6 hours of walking. It offers many great views of both the Imlil and Imenane Valleys from several points en route.
From Dar Assarou we first head up the Tamatert Valley to the Tizi n'Tamatert pass (2,280m) via the Berber villages of Ait Souka and Tamatert. At the pass there is a stone shelter with refreshments on sale (seasonal). From the pass we head into Moroccan pine forest and pick up a trail that leads to the summit of Adrar Tamalaroute. Reaching the summit of Adrar Tanalaroute (2,724m) there's time to marvel at the view of the Imenane Valley and the Berber villages of Imska, Amskere and Ikkiss before we begin our descent back to Imlil. We'll enjoy a picnic lunch break on our way down.
PRICES PER PERSON
English-speaking local mountain guide; picnic lunch en route.
Tips, beverages & meals not specified, optional activities and items of a personal nature.
Children 5 to 11 years old are FREE OF CHARGE (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.
0900 Depart Dar Assarou (1,761m); up the Tamatert Valley.
0945 Pass Ait Souka village then Tamatert village.
1100 Reach Tizi n'Tamatert pass (2,280m).
1115 Trail heads up through Moroccan pine forest.
1145 Follow trail up the slopes of Tamalaroute.
1230 Reach the summit of Adrar Tamalaroute (2,724m).
1300 Start descent back to Tizi n'Tamatert.
1400 Reach Tizi n'Tamatert, follow trail back to Imlil.
1430 Picnic lunch break en route.
1600 Arrive Dar Assarou.
Timings indicated should be used as a rough guide and may vary depending on season, weather, photo stops, individual fitness levels and pace of walking.
DEPARTS ON REQUEST
This guided trek operates daily throughout the year on a private departure basis.
Mountain weather can change quickly so be prepared. See our walking and trekking equipment list for advice and recommendations.