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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Photos of Imlil, Aroumd and Ait Souka villages in High Atlas mountains (Morocco)

Last week I stayed in Aroumd village where had several days exploring the area before my climb of Mount Toubkal (4,167m). The day before my arrival to Aroumd there had been large snowfall in the mountains and all the way down to village level so I decided to leave it a few days to allow time for snow to consolidate before heading to the summit of Toubkal.

As I wondered around Aroumd, Imlil and Ait Souka villages I took some photos as the scenery looked wonderful with this fresh snow. I also visited the superb Hotel Kasbah du Toubkal, this would be a wonderful place to stay with stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, for more information about this property please take a look at their website.

I will write a trip report on this blog about my climb of Mount Toubkal shortly needless to say it was well worth waiting for!

Photo: Imlil village (1,740m) with Tizi n'Tamatert behind

Photo: view of Toubkal massif from Aroumd village

Photo: Imlil village and surrounding mountains

Photo: muleteer and his mule near Imlil

Photo: Hotel Kasbah du Toubkal

Photo: inside Kasbah du Toubkal

Photo: sherpherd and his flock near Ait Souka village

Photo: view from near Tizi n'Tamatert

Photo: Aroumd (or Aremd) village (1,945m)

Photo: trail to shrine of Sidi Chamharouch

Photo: mules on the trail

Photo: Muslim shrine of Sidi Chamharouch (2,300m)

Roland Hunter

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