World’s Best Mountain Lodges – High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Du Toubkal – High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

In 1989, two British brothers were visiting a Berber mountain guide in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, when they set their sights on a ruined Kasbah perched on a hilltop against the soaring backdrop of the tallest mountain in North Africa. Together with their Moroccan host, they pursued a vision of establishing a Berber retreat on the edge of Toubkal National Park that would make these mountains—and the culture of their inhabitants—accessible to those who wished to explore them.

The lodge they created has evolved into one of the most authentic and treasured destinations in Morocco, a tribute to Berber culture and hospitality that welcomes hikers seeking a cozy mountain refuge, groups in need of an inspiring venue to gather, and travelers who wish to have an exceptional cultural experience in a stunning place. A short drive from Marrakech, the award-winning boutique hotel offers 14 comfortable rooms and three family rooms set among delightful terraces and gardens that offer magnificent views of the Atlas peaks.

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