Imlil is a small village in the High Atlas Mountains and is close to Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa and only about 1.5 hours drive away from Marrakesh.
You can visit the Asni Berber market, walk up to the kasbah and explore the surrounding trails.
Imlil is a pleasant destination to cool off from Marrakesh’s heat and dusty, bustling streets.
October, when the whole valley smells of apples and clear skies and sunshine dominate, trekking is a particularly enjoyable way to spend a day. There are numerous places to stop for lunch or buy walnuts and apples for your day trek.
The snow and cold from December to February make this destination less attractive, but the rest of the year it is a treat and a retreat.
The film “Seven years in Tibet” was part filmed in this village.