From Imlil, we set out along a path for a 1 hour and 45 minute eastward hike towards the Tizi N’ Tamaterte (2279m) and on through fields of barley and orchards of walnut, apple and cherry trees until we reach the village of Tamaterte.
Once through the village we shall take a path, which leads us up though pine and juniper woods and we stop at the Tizi to admire the Imlil and Imnane Valleys. The latter has 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 Ouanskra and then Amagdoul set amidst terraced plots of land carved from the hard slopes where we will stop for our field picnic on the plateau which is used in summer as a favorite bivouac site.
Our afternoon will be spent hiking for some 2 hours up through the valley along the mule trails until we reach the pretty and the oldest Berber village in the Toubkal massif (Tachdirth 2291m). This is set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes, where we will overnight in the Gite d’ Etape .