The journey from Marrakech to the village of Imlil, where the Kasbah is situated, is a drive of approximately 75 minutes. Kasbah Du Toubkal can organize private transfers between Marrakech and Imlil for an additional cost. Upon arrival, guests should go to Kasbah Du Toubkal’s village reception, where staff will arrange for the 15-minute mule ride or walk to the lodge.
The Kasbah is located on a hilltop accessible only on foot or by mule, and the property itself, built in the style of a typical Berber dwelling, has a number of stone steps. Guests should be prepared for walking and climbing.
In accordance with Muslim tradition and to avoid unwanted attention or offense, modest clothing is strongly encouraged. Similarly, out of respect for Muslim traditions The Kasbah is not licensed for alcohol. Guests staying at The Kasbah are welcome to bring their own.
For many years the Kasbah has offered a wide range of accommodation options, making the experience accessible to budget travelers as well as those seeking a high-end experience. The resulting sense of community is part of what makes the Kasbah experience so special. Those who prefer a more typical 4- or 5-star hotel experience should think carefully before visiting.
With the lodge at nearly 6,000 feet and the trekking routes reaching up to the summit of Jbel Toubkal at 13,671 feet, climate and temperature extremes are to be expected. Temperatures can range from 46 to 95°F in summertime; and from 23 to 71°F in the winter.
Because temperatures can fluctuate quite dramatically in the High Atlas, it is best to pack warm layers so you can adjust your clothing according to the changing weather. If you are going on an overnight trek, you’ll want to pack as lightly as possible, although mules are available to carry luggage. If you plan on climbing Jbel Toubkal, please come well prepared with the proper clothing and gear. Guides are instructed not to take hikers who are ill-equipped. Contact the lodge directly for more information and a packing list.
Children of all ages are welcome at Kasbah Du Toubkal and children under age two stay free of charge. Children ages two through 15 are welcome to share certain rooms with adults at an additional cost.
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