TOUBKAL MULE TREK
A 3 hour guided mule trek from Dar Assarou through the Imlil Valley to the Berber village of Aremd with great views of Mount Toubkal.
Mule treks can be arranged from Dar Assarou with mules hired from nearby villages.
Our typical mule trek route takes around 3 hours. It follows a circuit from Dar Assarou through the Imlil Valley and up to Aremd village, then back along a dirt road overlooking Imlil, cherry and apple orchards. We'll take tea in a Berber house in Aremd and pass a waterfall which supplies local irrigation canals.
Mules are sturdy, sure-footed and equipped with local saddles. A Berber mule handler
leads the mules. A local mountain guide also accompanies the trek. Infants and toddlers should ride with a parent. Older children should ride their own mule. Longer or shorter treks can be arranged on request. During the trek we follow centuries-old mule trails that link the Berber communities to their orchards, farmland and trading routes.
PRICES PER PERSON PER MULE
Pick-up from/drop-off at Dar Assarou; one mule per adult (or child) mule rider; English and French speaking local guide.
Beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature.
Price for each child riding their own mule is the same as adult price. Infants and toddlers riding with a parent are free of charge.
0900 or 1500 Meet your mule outside Dar Assarou. Briefing then start the trek.
1030 or 1630 Arrive at Aremd village; tea in a local house.
1100 or 1700 Ride mules back to Dar Assarou.
1200 or 1800 Arrive Dar Assarou.
Timings are approximate and may vary due to interests of the group, weather or seasons. Riding mules is at your own risk and you should decide on the spot if you are happy to undertake the activity.
DEPARTS ON REQUEST
Private mule treks operate on request, every day.
Helmets are not available locally so do bring your own from home as we strongly recommend that one is worn. We also recommend that long trousers are worn.
Ride sturdy mules
Explore Imlil Valley
Discover Aremd village
Views of Mt Toubkal
Tea in a Berber home