“HOW MANY MOUNTAIN REFUGES in the Alps offer rose water to sprinkle on your hands and face after a hard day’s hike? If that and other traditional Berber touches sound tempting, then look no further than the Kasbah du Toubkal’s four-bedroom High Atlas Mountains trekking lodge.”
The Azzaden Trekking Lodge, operated by Kasbah du Toubkal, is perched on a hillside in the village of Aït Aïssa (1820 metres) and is reached by trekking from the village of Imlil in the neighbouring Ait Mizane Valley, or from Ouirgane lower down the valley. You can see the lodge at the top right of the main picture.
The Azzaden valley is truly spectacular and very traditional. The lodge is comfortable, with an open fire, four en-suite bedrooms and excellent local cuisine. The lodge allows you to stay right in the heart of the spectacular Atlas Mountain without having to compromise on accommodation. Its architectural style is such that it complements the environment of the surrounding villages which welcomes its presence in their valley.Read reviews and articles
“ We were a bit anxious to do the hike from Kasbah de Toubkal to the lodge. 1635 meters up and down during a two day hike is a lot more than we’ve done before.
“We’re happy we took the challenge, as the hike was very good, the service was impeccable and the lodge was as good as the Kasbah in our opinion.
“The lodge rooms are similar to the Kasbah rooms, but with the added bonus of heated bathroom floors. Very, very comfortable.
“The dinner was better in our opinion compared to the Kasbah proper, as odd as it might seem. Do remember to bring your own wine as both the Kasbah and the lodge are strictly BYOB. And since you're not paying restaurant mark-up you might as well bring the best bottle you can afford. Nothing better after a good hike than a bottle of good Amarone.”
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“ This was our favourite place to stay on our three day trek in the Atlas. We walked from Ouirigane through the beautiful Azzaden Valley on our way to Imlil. We climbed from the valley bottom to the lodge at the top of the village and were greeted by our host, Mohamed who gave us leather slippers, dates and milk and washed our hands with orange blossom. Our rooms were warm and cozy with beautiful views over the valley. We had a delicious dinner in the lovely lounge where the log stove kept us warm. The view from the balcony was amazing and after dark the stars came out in their millions. Breakfast was a vey generous spread which set us up nicely for the walk over the mountain into Imlil. This place has left great memories that will stay with us.”
There are a range of treks and circular routes you can make using the Azzaden Trekking Lodge either as a stopover or as a base for day hikes. We can even arrange for you to use mountain bikes or horses so that you can access this wonderfully peaceful and beautiful location. We look forward to welcoming you.
We offer a range of trekking options but by far the most popular treks - our Trekking in Style products - are those that include trekking between our Kasbah du Toubkal in the neighbouring Ait Mizane (Imlil) Valley and the Lodge.
Trekking in Style is a concept in trekking that allows visitors to stay in luxury accommodation without all of the hardships traditionally associated with trips to this spectacular region. Our Trekking in Style packages provide each couple with their own personal mountain guide who will be on hand for the duration of your stay to help with planning treks. You can walk as little or as much as you like!
Guests will stay in luxury accommodation at Kasbah du Toubkal - in the trailhead village of Imlil - and also the Lodge. All the trekking is fully supported with a mule and muleteer to carry your luggage whenever needed.
There are three packages in the Trekking in Style range:
For more information on the packages and information on how to book, click on the links above that take you to our sister site. To read reviews from guests who have been on a Trekking in Style package, visit this page.
|Azzaden Trekking Lodge
(Trekking to and from the lodge required*)
|Price per room||Extra person||No. of rooms|
|Bath with shower, wash basin, bidet and WC. Access to shared lounge and balcony. Accommodation on a half-board basis with set evening meal.||200 euro
per person per night
|Exclusive rental||Exclusive rental of the Lodge (all 4 rooms) based on up to 8 people sharing.||700 euro
per person per night
|Trekking prices and information||
To read more about the Azzaden Trekking Lodge, please download the Condé Nast Traveller article about the lodge by Anthony Sattin (PDF):