Photograph of the week: Village in the Atlas Mountains

 

The location for this photograph was found by chance after taking a narrow winding piste as a shortcut from the Dades to Todra gorges, south of the High Atlas range in Morocco. The recent snowfall had made the route further up impassable. At 2,500 metres Darren Lewey and his fellow travellers found the view of this village; the houses are built from mining the crumbling rock around them. It was one of the highlights of the tour.

Thank you to Darren and Images in the Sun Tours for permission to re-produce the image.

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  1. esme says:

    My favorite hotel of all time (I estimate I’ve stayed at 250+) is in the Atlas Mountains: Kasbah du Toubkal (http://www.kasbahdutoubkal.com/). Here’s why:

    - First-class service (it bills itself as a Berber Hospitality Center and the country’s premier mountain retreat). It is wonderfully harassment free (I am a blond-haired woman who traveled with a blond-haired woman to Morocco)

    - Stunning 360-degree view of the mountains: it is located on a hilltop and has a viewing deck perfect for relaxing and mingling

    - Multiple hiking trails of various levels of difficulties. Hire a guide onsite

    - Some of the best food I experienced in the country, served in a semi-communal dining room: you will meet interesting people from all over the world

    - Tastefully simple rooms that overlook no detail (refrigerators full of soda, food for snacking, quality bath products, robes like no robe you’ve seen before)

    - Organized star-gazing in the evening

    The only downside: it’s BYOB. And everyone does.

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