The village of Ouaneskra is found in the Imnane Valley which is about 60km from Marrakech as the crow flies, but due to the lack fo roads you will have to use the coll of Tizi -n -Ticka which rises up to 2297m between the villages of Imlil and Ouaneskra.
At the top is a welcome tea stop. The views are breath taking of the two valleys and the numerous peaks of the High Atlas Mountains. Stop off at the top and enjoy a cool drink, or just soak up the view.
The roads in this valley stop 500m before the village of Ouaneskra so the only way in is by mule or 2 wheels at the end of the track. If you would like to take the mule track direct from the valley floor follow a local mountain guide.
The Berber Clans have controlled these High Atlas mountains for many cenuries after they were forced into the mountains by the inviding Arab powers in the 7th century. They still are.. so lots of respect for the locals!
Gite Soleil Ouaneskra The Gite Soleil is a relaxing place to stay in the villlage of Ouaneskra.
Here the telephone lines have not reached the Imnane Valley nor is the mobile telephone able to get a signal due to the pass cutting of the signal from the other valley, odd for Morocco.
But who needs fixed lines when you've got the "Berber Telephone" giving a complete cover of the valley and its surrounding passes.written : 2002 updated : 2020