Depart after breakfast from Ouirgane for a pleasant drive east to the small town of Asni, from here to turn south up the pleasant, winding and contrasting Mizane Valley into the foothills of the High Atlas and the trailhead in the Berber village of Imlil (1740m). With paths branching out all around your guide will lead you along a piste for a two hour hike towards the east up to the Tizi n’Tamatert (2272m) then, alongside fields of barley and orchards of walnut, apple and cherry trees, until you reach the hamlet of Tamatert (1850m). Once through this tiny settlement take a path leading up though pine and juniper woods to a small mountain pass, or Tizi. Your guide will suggest a stop here to admire the Imlil and Imenane Valleys, this latter with its many Berber hamlets ('Douars') tucked precariously on to the slopes and Jbel Oukaimeden (3268m) - known locally as "Ouka" - almost as high as the Rockies on the near horizon.
Form here carry on along the upper valley slopes for another hour or so to the villages of Ouaneskra and then Amghedoul (2130m), set amidst terraced plots of land carved from the hard slopes, where your guide will prepare your field picnic on the plateau used, in summer, as a favoured bivouac site. The afternoon will be spent hiking for some three hours up through the valley along mule trails until you reach the pretty Berber village of Tacheddirt (2291m) - the oldest village in the region - set amongst terraced plots clawed from the surrounding craggy slopes. Your guide will arrange your overnight stay in a Gite d'etape.
Whilst dinner is being prepared, there's ample opportunity to visit the village and the always-welcoming hardy Berber villagers.